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The Way of Qigong : The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing - Kenneth S. Cohen

The Way of Qigong

The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing

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Published: 9th March 1999
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Qigong is an integrated mind-body healing method that has been practiced with remarkable results in China for thousands of years. The Chinese have long treasured qigong for its effectiveness both in healing and in preventing disease, and more recently they have used it in conjunction with modern medicine to cure cancer, immune system disorders, and other life-threatening conditions. Now in this fascinating, comprehensive volume, renowned qigong master and China scholar Kenneth S. Cohen explains how you too can integrate qigong into your life--and harness the healing power that will help your mind and body achieve the harmony of true health.

"A long-awaited masterpiece . . . This breakthrough book is destined to become the classic reference on body energy and healing." --Joan Borysenko, Ph.D. Author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind "A TREASURE . . . Those eager to explore the methods of self-healing will learn how in The Way of Qigong. By peering through this modern window into ancient practices, the readers will discover how to gather the breath, move with grace and power, and cultivate the mind." --Harriet Beinfeld Coauthor of Between Heaven and Earth

"THIS DEFINITIVE VOLUME . . . IS THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE RECENTLY ISSUED BOOK ON THE CHINESE HEALING ART, QIGONG." --Booklist

Acknowledgments
Foreword
The Pronunciation of Chinese Words
What Is Qigong?p. 3
Roots and Branches: The History of Qigongp. 12
The Three Treasures: A Chinese Model of Body Energyp. 30
Qigong Science: Correlates of Healing Energyp. 42
Does It Really Work? The Experimental Evidencep. 57
The Time and Place of Practicep. 79
The Posture of Powerp. 86
Fang Song Gong: The Art of Relaxationp. 97
Healthy Breathingp. 111
Standing Like a Treep. 133
Qigong Meditationp. 148
Active Qigongp. 184
An-Mo Gong: Self-Healing Massagep. 219
The Energy of the Emotionsp. 223
External Qi Healing: Chinese Therapeutic Touchp. 242
The Complete Qigong Workoutp. 265
Benefits and Dangers of Qigongp. 270
The Dao of Dietp. 281
Have a Cup of Tea!p. 308
The Art of Clouds and Rainp. 317
Closing the Circle: Signs of Mastery, Signs of Stupidityp. 333
Dates of Chinese Dynastiesp. 341
A Technical Note on the Concept "Dan Tian"p. 342
Double-Blind or Double Standard?p. 345
Benefits of Internal Qigong: Experimental Evidencep. 352
Glossary of Common Qigong Termsp. 354
Notesp. 362
Qigong Resourcesp. 397
Indexp. 412
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ISBN: 9780345421098
ISBN-10: 0345421094
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 427
Published: 9th March 1999
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.4  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Type: New edition