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Entries tagged with “Qigong”

4 Steps to Focus the Busy Mind Through Qigong

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Finding Qi and Chicanery in China

A Harvard historian lets qi under her skin.

For Chronic Illness, Try Qigong

Medical styles like Dragon and Tiger can offer gentle yet effective relief.

I Found Healing in Qigong

A theologian recounts her personal experience, and how it expanded her faith.

Is It More Than "A Beautiful Form of Hypnosis"?

Garret Yount, Ph.D., was trained as a molecular neuroscientist. His wife, Yifang Qian, M.D., Ph.D., who is from Beijing, was trained in both Western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine. In 1990, when Yount’s father was diagnosed with Stage IV (terminal) leukemia, the three traveled to China where Yount’s father engaged in a combination of conventional chemotherapy and Chinese therapies including herbs and qigong. Nowadays (in 2001), Yount’s father is coexisting peacefully with his cancer, Qian is a board-certified psychiatrist, and Yount has taken up qigong. A collaborator with Anne Harrington and funded by the Fetzer Foundation, he dreams of discovering that the mind is able to alter genetic expression. He already has provocative evidence suggesting that qi is more than a “beautiful form of hypnosis.” — Ed.

Qi vs. Cancer

Across two millennia, Chinese sages and physicians have described the function of qi (“chee”), or vital energy, that courses through the body and the spirit, and have pointed to blockages in the body's hidden qi channels as the source of physical ailments and disease. Qi skeptics counter that the energy channels described in ancient Chinese texts and drawings do not correspond to any real structures in the body, and that the concept of qi is both elusive and impossible to verify scientifically. Lost in these abstract debates are the questions that real people facing health crises might ask.

The Art of Letting Go

Whether it’s your inbox, your phone or your own mind, right now you are probably juggling more in your day than you are comfortable with. Messages of learning to relax, practicing …

The Power of We: 3 Ways Qigong Can Heal

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The Ultimate Qigong Exercise: Lifting the Sky

Qigong is meditation in motion. The slow, intentional and mindful flowing movements provide stress relief, induce calm and relaxation, and give you the tool for being in the presen…

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