The Way of Qigong

The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing

Author: Ken Cohen

Publisher: Wellspring/Ballantine

ISBN: 1984800426

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 448

View: 5307

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.

The Way of Qigong

The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing

Author: Ken Cohen

Publisher: Wellspring/Ballantine

ISBN: 0345421094

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 448

View: 4593

Discusses the mind-body healing method that has been practiced in China for thousands of years

The Way of Qigong

The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing

Author: Ken Cohen

Publisher: Wellspring

ISBN: 0345421094

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 448

View: 7814

Discusses the mind-body healing method that has been practiced in China for thousands of years

Honoring the Medicine

The Essential Guide to Native American Healing

Author: Ken Cohen

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 1984800418

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 8662

For thousands of years, Native medicine was the only medicine on the North American continent. It is America’s original holistic medicine, a powerful means of healing the body, balancing the emotions, and renewing the spirit. Medicine men and women prescribe prayers, dances, songs, herbal mixtures, counseling, and many other remedies that help not only the individual but the family and the community as well. The goal of healing is both wellness and wisdom. Written by a master of alternative healing practices, Honoring the Medicine gathers together an unparalleled abundance of information about every aspect of Native American medicine and a healing philosophy that connects each of us with the whole web of life—people, plants, animals, the earth. Inside you will discover • The power of the Four Winds—the psychological and spiritual qualities that contribute to harmony and health • Native American Values—including wisdom from the Wolf and the inportance of commitment and cooperation • The Vision Quest—searching for the Great Spirit’s guidance and life’s true purpose • Moontime rituals—traditional practices that may be observed by women during menstruation • Massage techniques, energy therapies, and the need for touch • The benefits of ancient purification ceremonies, such as the Sweat Lodge • Tips on finding and gathering healing plants—the wonders of herbs • The purpose of smudging, fasting, and chanting—and how science confirms their effectiveness Complete with true stories of miraculous healing, this unique book will benefit everyone who is committed to improving his or her quality of life. “If you have the courage to look within and without,” Kenneth Cohen tells us, “you may find that you also have an indigenous soul.”

Empty Force

The Power of Chi for Self-Defense and Energy Healing

Author: Paul Dong,Thomas Raffill

Publisher: Blue Snake Books

ISBN: 9781583941348

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

View: 3752

Ling Kong Jing, the "Empty Force," is the highest martial arts skill in China. This extraordinary technique harnesses the power of chi, the body's vital energy, enabling masters of the art to defend themselves against opponents without making physical contact. The book takes readers step by step from theory to the actual practice used to generate Empty Force, and shows how to use its remarkable power for healing as well as self-defense.

The Way of Energy

A Gaia Original

Author: Kam Chuen Lam

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671736450

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

View: 2895

A recognized master of Tai Chi gives step-by-step instructions on the ancient art of Chi Kung--Chinese medicine in a physical form. Readers discover how practicing Chi Kung can prevent and treat a wide range of ailments, strengthen the immune system, improve concentration and memory, regenerate the nervous system and more. 10 full-color photographs; 90 two-color illustrations.

Qigong Illustrated

Author: N.A

Publisher: Human Kinetics 1

ISBN: 0736099549

Category: Qi gong

Page: N.A

View: 8282

Strengthen your body. Strengthen your mind. Each year, millions of people worldwide discover qigong and the incredible healing power of qi. Now, with Qigong Illustrated, you can too. Qigong Illustrated is a step-by-step guide complete with detailed instructions and full-color photo sequences of the most effective movements, exercises, and traditional routines, including Daoist Five, Eight Silk Brocade, and Turning and Winding the Belt Vessel. Centered on the three essential components of qigong (body, mind, and breath), Qigong Illustrated's straightforward, highly visual approach is the quickest and most effective way to experience the physical and mental benefits of each routine, such as improving your posture, strengthening your body, and reducing tension. You will also learn to put together an effective qigong flow and combine routines to address your health and fitness needs. Whether you are completely new to qigong or have practiced for years, Qigong Illustrated will accompany you step by step on the path to better health and self-awareness. This is the exercise guide that you will turn to time and time again.

Opening the Energy Gates of Your Body

Chi Gung for Lifelong Health

Author: Bruce Kumar Frantzis

Publisher: Blue Snake Books

ISBN: 9781583941461

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 299

View: 5134

"Bruce Frantzis demystifies the fundamental principles of chi gung and provides a comprehensive exercise program with detailed illustrations to increase life energy, improve health, boost sports performance, and combat stress and aging."--Provided by Publisher.

Qigong for Health & Vitality

Author: Michael Tse

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312141288

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 144

View: 6318

Details the philosphy and practice of Qigong, a form of traditional Chinese medicine which combines breathing, posture, and movement, and demonstrates its treatment for such ailments as hypertension, insomnia, arthritis, and headaches

Chi

Discovering Your Life Energy

Author: Waysun Liao

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834823600

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 144

View: 8838

Chi is the invisible energy of life that flows in and around us throughout the universe. Used skillfully, it can have a remarkable effect on health and vitality—to the degree that you’d be tempted to call it magical, if it weren’t so completely natural. Here is a perfect introduction to chi that explains in a direct and simple way what it is and why it is essential to a healthy and vital life. It provides an easy-to-understand explanation of chi, and then helps readers recognize, develop, and strengthen their own chi through specific breathing techniques and basic exercises, all demonstrated by the author. There are many books on chi development through t’ai chi and qigong practice, but this one goes deeper to enable you to understand the fundamental principles as you cultivate it. This book is a reference for alternative health professionals such as acupuncturists and shiatsu therapists and their patients, as well as for anyone who practices t’ai chi, qigong, aikido, and other chi-based martial arts. To learn more about the author, please visit his website at www.taichitaocenter.com.

Qi Healing

Energy Medicine Techniques to Heal Yourself and Others

Author: Ken Cohen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781564558183

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 27

View: 9484

On Qi Healing, you will learn to release stagnant qi (or "life force") in others, detoxify their internal energy systems, and restore a healthy balance of qi flow throughout all the tissues of the body. Taught by Ken Cohen, one of the most respected Qigong authorities in the world, this complete instructional course on videocassette demonstrates every step for administering healing qi energy to others safely and effectively.

Chi Kung for Health and Vitality (Revised Edition)

A Practical Approach to the Art of Energy

Author: Kiew Kit, Wong

Publisher: Cosmos Internet (Publishing Division)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 226

View: 7477

This clear, easy-to-follow guide, by the internationally acknowledged Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit, shows how we can all benefit from chi kung’s energy-cultivating techniques. The book encourages you to plan your own fitness programme around the unique exercise sequence, which will: * Enhance mind and body fitness. * Develop vitality for a healthy sex life. * Decrease stress. * Prevent and combat illness. This is a fun and fulfilling form of exercise that is equally enjoyable for beginners and practitioners alike.

Chinese Medical Qigong

Author: Tianjun Liu,Xiao Mei Qiang

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 0857011499

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 408

View: 2674

Based on the latest edition of the approved textbook on Medical Qigong used in Chinese universities, this authoritative paperback edition has been completely revised and edited to meet the needs of western practitioners. The editors emphasize the practice of Qigong, and this section of the book has been revised and expanded; a wide range of Qigong forms are presented, taking full account of the history, correct practice, and development of Qigong. The section on the clinical applications of Qigong in the treatment of a wide range of conditions, with the recommended Qigong forms for treatment, and relevant references to the ancient texts has been substantially revised, and focuses on conditions more common in the West. The book also presents the newest research on Medical Qigong, including groundbreaking new discoveries about the physiological and psychological mechanisms. Omitted from this paperback edition are the extensive excerpts from the ancient texts, and the detailed history, more appropriate for academic study. This is an unparalleled resource for practitioners of Qigong and Chinese medicine, as well as medical students and other healthcare professionals seeking a better understanding of the theory, practice and beneficial health applications of Medical Qigong.

Complete Book of Chinese Medicine

A Holistic Approach to Physical, Emotional and Mental Health

Author: Kiew Kit, Wong

Publisher: Cosmos Internet (Publishing Division)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 382

View: 8582

The Complete Book of Chinese Medicine is the result of years of research and study by a world renowned Shaolin Grandmaster, Sifu Wong Kiew Kit, who has an excellent track record in curing many so-called “incurable diseases” like cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, sexual inadequacy, kidney failure, rheumatism and asthma using chi kung therapy. The aim of this exciting book is to introduce the wonderful and unique concept behind Chinese medicine. Sifu Wong’s command of both the Chinese and English languages has made this book possible as meanings are often lost or misinterpreted during translation. Thus this book will be indispensable to everyone with an interest in Chinese medicine and to those who find that Western medicine does not have all the answers after all. The book includes: * The history, development and the main features of Chinese medicine. * Strategies and tactics when diagnosing and treating patients. * How modern societies, including Western medical doctors and research scientists, can benefit from a deeper and holistic understanding of Chinese medicine. * Case studies.

The Art of Chi Kung: Making the Most of Your Vital Energy

(Revised Edition)

Author: Kiew Kit, Wong

Publisher: Cosmos Internet (Publishing Division)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 188

View: 7068

Widely recognized as an effective means of stress management and healing, chi kung is also an extraordinary technique for developing a general fitness of the mind and body. In The Art of Chi Kung, fourth generation Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit explores the principles and philosophy of chi kung, explaining its beneficial effects, and then guides you through a series of chi kung exercises which you can learn from and practice at home. It includes: * Chi Kung for health and longevity. * Stress management. * Vitality for sex and youthfulness. * Training of the mind for focus and creativity. This is the most comprehensive study of chi kung available, and will prove invaluable whether you are a beginner or already have some understanding of this ancient art.

Chi Gong

The Ancient Chinese Way to Health

Author: Aristide H. Esser,Paul Dong

Publisher: Blue Snake Books

ISBN: 9781583942581

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 212

View: 4329

Chi Gong: The Ancient Chinese Way to Health bridges the divide between Chinese and Western science, systems of health care, and spiritual practice. With proven, step-by-step exercises, chi gong instructor Paul Dong and psychiatrist Aristide Esser show how to perform basic and advanced chi gong exercises; increase vitality by maintaining the balance of bodily energies; prevent and cure ulcers, hypertension, heart disease, and other ailments; and achieve a relaxed and therapeutic meditative state, promoting health and longevity. The authors encourage practitioners to augment and strengthen their martial and spiritual disciplines, but also to develop external energy for the benefit of others. More than an instruction manual, Chi Gong functions as a complete survey of this healing art. Dong and Esser discuss chi gong’s history, famous practitioners, applications for health and the martial arts, and the role of chi in exceptional human functioning and mind-body interactions. Combining information from Western scientific investigations as well as personal insights from Paul Dong’s practice, the authors provide a thorough explanation of the concept of chi and its role in traditional Chinese medicine, discuss the groundbreaking use of chi gong in cancer treatments, and take the reader on a visit to one of China’s many chi gong clinics.

The Master Key

Qigong Secrets for Vitality, Love, and Wisdom

Author: Robert Peng,Rafael Nasser

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1622032527

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 328

View: 2547

It's 1972 in the industrial city of Xiangtan, China. A frail child with a heart condition sneaks into a hotel boiler room and befriends the elderly yet vibrant attendant, who eventually reveals his true identity as a revered Qigong master. He heals the boy and, for the next 13 years, secretly teaches him the keys to unlocking the spiritual and healing dimensions of the Life Force. It sounds like a modern-day fable, but the story is true. And with The Master Key, that grateful student, Robert Peng, invites all of us to enter the next chapter of this empowering path. Here, Master Peng brings together the unique insights of his teacher with the moving account of his own journey to inspire and guide us into: The foundational methods for gathering, refining, and using the Life Force A five-minute exercise to directly experience the reality of Qi energy Awakening the body's three Dantian centers The Four Golden Wheels practices for strengthening your Qi reservoirs The discovery of your True Self through Qigong's tools of self-inquiry Empowering your relationships and sexual intimacy Entering the sea of compassion and happiness, and much more How do we open the doorways to authentic love, power, and wisdom? The answer lies in our inner Life Force—and The Master Key teaches us how to unlock it.

Dragon and Tiger Medical Qigong

Health and Energy in Seven Simple Movements

Author: Bruce Frantzis

Publisher: Blue Snake Books

ISBN: 1556439210

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 245

View: 3585

Details and ancient Chinese practice that uses simple movements to accomplish the same chi balancing as acupuncture, with the aim of strengthening immunity, recovering from stress and illness and improving mental relaxation, in a book with 150 step-by-step illustrations of the movements. By the author of Tao of Letting Go. Original.

A Complete Guide to Chi-Gung

Author: Daniel Reid

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834823748

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

View: 486

Chi-gung, which literally means "energy work," is a system of cultivating health, vitality, and longevity that is based on the fundamental principles of Taoism and the laws of nature. Practiced by the Chinese for thousands of years, chi-gung works with the energy found in all living things to help rid the body of the imbalances that sap our strength and give rise to disease. The simple, meditative movements, breathing exercises, and massage techniques that are the basis of chi-gung can be practiced by anyone, regardless of age or physical fitness.

Qigong Empowerment

A Guide to Medical, Taoist, Buddhist, and Wushu Energy Cultivation

Author: Shou-Yu Liang,Wen-Ching Wu

Publisher: Way of the Dragon

ISBN: 9781889659022

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 348

View: 1751

Qigong Empowerment is the most unique and complete volume ever written in the English language on qigong (Chi Kung). This volume can be used for attaining better health, for healing, for gaining extraordinary power, and for spiritual development. This volume consists of five books which covers: - Traditional Chinese Medical theories and qi cultivation methods. - Taoist methods to foster Essence, Qi, and Spirit. - Buddhist Esoteric Abilities of the Body, Speech, and Mind. - Emitting, Absorbing, and Healing Qigong. - Wushu (martial arts) Iron Shirt training. Qigong (Chi Kung) has been an integral part of Chinese culture since ancient China. High level qigong masters have always been respected and held in high esteem in Chinese society. Qi is a Chinese term used to refer to all types of energy. It is the intrinsic substance or the vital force behind all things in the universe. It is the medium between and within all material substances. We are all immersed in it. The term gong refers to the power to produce an effect, an attainment of, or an accomplishment that is achieved with steady practice. Loosely, qigong can be translated as the attainment of qi. Healers and the medical society use qigong for healing and preventing illness. Martial artists use qigong for developing incredible strength and abilities. Others use qigong to attain a greater consciousness.