Pathways of Qi

Exercises & Meditations to Guide You Through Your Body's Life Energy Channels

Author: Matthew Sweigart

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738750069

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

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Nurture the flow of Qi energy in your body for a life of vibrancy, balance, and wellness. In Pathways of Qi, Chinese Medicine expert Matthew Sweigart shows how to use touch therapy, meditations, and gentle Qigong exercises to clear away blockages and open up to energetic nourishment. Based on ancient wisdom traditions, these hands-on assessment and treatment techniques have been cultivated to heal the body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Explore the channels of energy in the body—known in Chinese Medicine as the meridians—and for each one, discover the limb position, yin/yang properties, corresponding elements, functions, affirmations, and more. With illustrations to help you master the physical postures and gestures, Pathways of Qi will guide you through gentle practices for a life of improved awareness, connection, and health. Praise: “Pathways of Qi exemplifies the essence and beauty of the Ohashiatsu modality in every way. I highly recommend this book.”—Ohashi, author of Do-It-Yourself Shiatsu and Reading the Body “Matthew Sweigart’s new book provides a fresh look on a subject too often taught using only boring charts and lists. In Pathways of Qi, Matthew takes the reader along on his own personal journey. Although it reads a lot like a novel the text includes an in-depth presentation of the subject. Matthew explains both the scope and the details he has discovered and become familiar with inside the body’s electromagnetic field. A very worthwhile read for students, professionals, and even potential clients of Asian Bodywork Therapy (ABT) and acupuncture.”—Cindy Banker, Founding President of the American Shiatsu Association and Director of the A.O.B.T.A.’s Council of Schools and Programs “Pathways of Qi is an empowering manual on Meridian Therapy providing practical ways to heal yourself and others. If you’re interested in healing, this book is vital for tapping the source of your life force.”—Michael Reed Gach, author of Acupressure’s Potent Points “A gifted Shiatsu and Qi Gong teacher, Matthew Sweigart harmoniously combines his passion for the healing arts with his lifetime experience with the theories of ancient Chinese philosophy. Written in an easy to understand refreshing way, Pathways of Qi is a valuable compendium for practitioners and instructors of different traditions.”—Nilsa Eberhart Diaz, owner of Zen Shiatsu Caribbean Institute, San Juan, Puerto Rico “Matthew Sweigart’s clear illustrations and instructions are enhanced by his wisdom stories that bring these teachings to life. The stories and teachings open your eyes to the Qi that is the source of Life, energy and healing. Pathways of Qi is a reference tool, a collection of wisdom, and a gift to humanity. Thank you for taking the time to record your wisdom for current and future generations. A masterpiece!”—Bonnie Jean Miller, MDI, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern Universit

Encyclopedic Reference of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Author: Chen Anmin,Ma Yingfu,Gao Yuan,Gao Zhemin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 366205177X

Category: Medical

Page: 660

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A comprehensive introduction to the concept of Traditional Chinese Medicine, its basic principles, therapy and medication. More than 5000 well structured entries are arranged in alphabetical order and cover a wide spectrum, from symptoms and diseases to acupuncture points, to herbal and other drugs used in Chinese medicine. Also included are color images of the most important herbs and medicinal plants. This is an indispensable guide not only for medical practitioners interested in TCM but also for pharmacists and interested laypersons.

The Key to Qi

Pathways to Profound Health, Energy and Anti-Aging with Tai Chi Gong

Author: Gad Levy-Golan

Publisher: Gadi Levy Care of Minnie Ka

ISBN: 9780980558081

Category: Exercise

Page: 304

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The Key to Qi (Chi) is a comprehensive, motivational book that teaches the underlying principles of Qi, our life Force energy, and guides the reader towards a deep understanding of how to harness Qi, and to activate and direct it effectively to create profound good health, energy and graceful anti-aging. The experiential exercises and guided meditations are easy to follow, enriched with illustrations, and offer a splendid journey exploring untravelled pathways through the Inner Landscape, to a happier and longer life. The author has successfully interwoven the most recent outcomes of modern scientific research of Tai Chi and Qi Gong with a program committed to energise and empower people and organizations to increase their performance and inner capabilities.

Stages and Pathways of Drug Involvement

Examining the Gateway Hypothesis

Author: Denise B. Kandel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521789691

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

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This book, first published in 2002, represents a systematic discussion of the Gateway Hypothesis, a developmental hypothesis formulated to model how adolescents initiate and progress in the use of various drugs. In the United States, this progression proceeds from the use of tobacco or alcohol to the use of marijuana and other illicit drugs. This volume presents a critical overview of what is currently known about the Gateway Hypothesis. The authors of the chapters explore the hypothesis from various perspectives ranging from developmental social psychology to prevention and intervention science, animal models, neurobiology and analytical methodology. This volume is original and unique in its purview, covering a broad view of the Gateway Hypothesis. The juxtaposition of epidemiological, intervention, animal and neurobiological studies represents a new stage in the evolution of drug research, in which epidemiology and biology inform one another in the understanding of drug abuse.

Acupuncture Imaging

Perceiving the Energy Pathways of the Body

Author: Mark D. Seem

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892811878

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 128

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This guide for bodyworkers and their patients clearly explains the energetic systems of the body, and serves as an excellent teaching tool, enabling patients to better understand their own treatment.

Cultivating Qi

The Root of Energy, Vitality, and Spirit

Author: David W. Clippinger

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 0857012541

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 176

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How can Qi offer you the means, tools and will to live a life of balance? Explaining what Qi is, where it comes from, how we use it, and how we can cultivate it in order to achieve wholeness and balance, this much-needed book combines knowledge and practice to explore all aspects of Qi, including its modern, everyday implications. The book not only covers the history of Qi, but also demystifies the vital philosophies and practices surrounding it. Filled with valuable information on how to recognise and cultivate Qi in order to increase your energetic capacity and return to a more efficient physical, emotional, and psychological state, it also illustrates Qi's central importance in meditation, Taiji, Qigong, and other Internal Arts practices that focus upon its vitality. The author also offers instruction on a number of methods for opening the energy gates of the body to cultivate Qi.

Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine - E-Book

Author: Marc S. Micozzi

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437727050

Category: Medical

Page: 624

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Focusing on emerging therapies and those best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence, Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine describes some of the most prevalent and the fastest-growing CAM therapies in use today. Prominent author Dr. Marc Micozzi provides a complete overview of CAM, creating a solid foundation and context for therapies in current practice. Coverage of systems and therapies includes mind, body, and spirit; traditional Western healing; and traditional ethnomedical systems from around the world. Discussions include homeopathy, massage and manual therapies, chiropractic, a revised chapter on osteopathy, herbal medicine, aromatherapy, naturopathic medicine, and nutrition and hydration. With its wide range of topics, this is the ideal CAM reference for both students and practitioners! An evidence-based approach focuses on treatments best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence. Coverage of CAM therapies and systems includes those most commonly encountered or growing in popularity, so you carefully evaluate each treatment. Global coverage includes discussions of traditional healing arts from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Longevity in the market makes this a classic, trusted text. Expert contributors include well-known writers such as Kevin Ergil, Patch Adams, Joseph Pizzorno, Victor Sierpina, and Marc Micozzi himself. Suggested readings and references in each chapter list the best resources for further research and study. New, expanded organization covers the foundations of CAM, traditional Western healing, and traditional ethnomedical systems from Asia, Africa, and the Americas, putting CAM in perspective and making it easier to understand CAM origins and contexts. NEW content includes legal and operational issues in integrative medicine, creative and expressive arts therapies, ecological pharmacology, hydration, mind-body thought and practice in America, osteopathy, reflexology, South American healing, traditional medicines of India, and Unani medicine. Revised and updated chapters include aromatherapy, classical acupuncture, energy medicine, biophysical devices (electricity, light, and magnetism), massage and touch therapies, traditional osteopathy, reflexology, vitalism, and yoga. New research studies explain how and why CAM therapies work, and also demonstrate that they do work, in areas such as acupuncture, energy healing, and mind-body therapies. Expanded content on basic sciences includes biophysics, ecology, ethnomedicine, neurobiology, and pschoneuroimmunology, providing the scientific background needed to learn and practice CAM and integrative medicine. Expanded coverage of nutrition and hydration includes practical information on Vitamin D and healthy hydration with fluid and electrolytes.

Complementary and Integrative Medicine in Cancer Care and Prevention

Foundations and Evidence-Based Interventions

Author: Marc S. Micozzi, MD. PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826103086

Category: Medical

Page: 504

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Provide whole care to your cancer patients with: Up-to-date information on the uses of diet, nutrition, and herbs Elucidations of the use of mind-body therapies such as Guided Imagery, Expressive Therapies, and spirituality Legal and medical guidance for incorporating Naturopathy, Acupuncture, Homeopathy, and Ayurvedic Medicine in cancer care According to the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (2004), up to 80% of cancer patients undergoing treatment by oncologists and radiation therapists also supplement their treatments with complementary and integrative medicines (CIM). Dr. Marc S. Micozzi has designed this text to provide a comprehensive resource for students and practitioners on the evidence for and applications of complementary, alternative, and integrative medical therapies. This is the first integrative oncology text for health professionals, and as such, it is essential reading for the incorporation of evidence-based practice into the care of patients with cancer and toward the prevention of cancer in the general population.

Brain Injury Medicine

Principles and Practice

Author: Douglas I Katz, MD,Ross D Zafonte, DO,Nathan D Zasler, MD, FAAPM&R, FAADEP, DAAPM

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 9781934559505

Category: Medical

Page: 176

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A Doody's Core Title 2012 Brain Injury Medicine: Principles and Practice is a comprehensive guide to all aspects of the management issues involved in caring for the person with brain injury - from early diagnosis and evaluation through the post-acute period and rehabilitation. It is the definitive core text needed by all practitioners in this area, including physiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, nurses, and other health care professionals. Written by over 100 acknowledged leaders in the field, and containing hundreds of tables, graphs, and photographic images, the text deals with issues of neuroimaging and neurodiagnostic testing, prognosis and outcome, acute care, rehabilitative care, treatment of specific populations, neurologic problems following injury, neuromusculoskeletal problems, and general management issues. Key features include: Emphasis on a disease state management approach to patient assessment and treatment Promotion of a holistic, biopsychosocial model of patient assessment and care Review of current expert consensus on practice guidelines Exploration of epidemiologic and basic pathophysiologic aspects of brain injury Examination of clinical issues throughout the continuum of rehabilitative care Cutting edge, practical information based on the authors' extensive clinical experience that will positively impact patients and families following brain injury

E-Book Energy Medicine East and West

a natural history of qi

Author: David F. Mayor,Marc S. Micozzi

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702049239

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 420

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Energy Medicine East and West: A Natural History of Qi provides a unique, comprehensive overview of Qi or bioenergy for students and practitioners of energy medicines, Chinese and Oriental Medicine, and all disciplines of Complementary and Integrative Medicine. Mayor and Micozzi start with a comparative historical account of the ancient concepts of Qi and vital energy before covering theories of Qi, a discussion of the organized therapeutic modalities based upon Qi and its applications to specific health and medical conditions. Contributions are included from international experts in the field. The book moves from anatomical and bioenergetic complementarity of Western vital energy and Eastern Qi, through convergence of perspectives and models to demonstrations of how the traditional therapies are being melded together in a new, original and creative synthesis. David Mayor and Marc Micozzi are experienced medical practitioners, authors and editors. David Mayor has been actively involved in bioenergy research, practice and publishing for over 30 years, and is author/editor of Electroacupuncture: A practical manual and resource (2007), as well as other acupuncture texts and studies. Marc Micozzi is Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC. As author/editor of Fundamentals of Complementary & Alternative Medicine, 4E (2011), and 25 other books, he has been writing, editing and teaching on bioenergy, Qi and related topics for 20 years. Endorsements "This wonderful book has assembled some 25 authors expressing well a view of qi which entirely does justice to its nature. Meticulously referenced, it is a milestone to set beside Maciocias Foundations of Chinese Medicine and Deadmans Manual of Acupuncture. Here at last are the beginnings of a true science of qi...There is truly nothing like it in contemporary literature. Alone, it lays the foundation for the beginnings of a modern science of qi."Richard Bertschinger, Acupuncturist and translator, Somerset, UK. "This book offers a timely and thorough examination of the experience and nature of qi, including a series of fascinating philosophical discussions with a direct application to our patients. Required reading for acupuncture practitioners seeking to justify and clarify their clinical reasoning."Val Hopwood PhD FCSP, Physiotherapist, acupuncturist, researcher and educator; Course director, MSc Acupuncture, Coventry University, UK. "Over the last decade most books on Asian medicine paid tribute to the aura of evidence-based medicine – experience counted little, RCTs were convincing. This book, at last, returns to an old tradition of debate, opening up quite a few new horizons. Reading it, my striving for knowledge was married with enjoyment and happiness. This book made me happy!" Thomas Ots MD PhD, Medical acupuncturist specialising in psychiatry, Graz, Austria; Editor-in-Chief, Deutsche Zeitschrift für Akupunktur. "To simply review the chapter headings is to know the truly remarkable expanse of this book...a wonderful bridge between the mysteries of the East and the sciences of the West...well documented, well written, and enlarging both. Enlightening...nicely depicts outstanding advances in energy psychotherapeutics, thus ultimately helping to move forward the human condition."Maurie D Pressman MD, Emeritus Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA; Emeritus Chairman of Psychiatry, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia PA; past President, International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine, Lafayette, CO, USA.

Complementary Therapies in Rehabilitation

Evidence for Efficacy in Therapy, Prevention, and Wellness

Author: Carol M. Davis

Publisher: SLACK Incorporated

ISBN: 9781556428661

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 409

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For over a decade, Dr. Carol Davis opened the minds of health care professionals worldwide to the idea of complementary therapies in rehabilitation. The pages of this renowned text covered evidence for efficacy in therapy, prevention, and wellness unlike any other text; it is the first of its kind published in the United States. As science continues to evolve and change, so does the expertise of Dr. Davis and the experienced therapists who join together in writing the various chapters in the Third Edition of Complementary Therapies in Rehabilitation. This evidence-based text includes an insightful review profiling the latest peer reviewed research of holistic approaches commonly used in rehabilitation. Students and practitioners are now able to evaluate the efficacy of these approaches from the evidence that is reported. New to the Third Edition: - The latest summary of findings in energy medicine and bio-energetics applied to rehabilitation therapies - Updates on randomized control trials - Reviews of evidence of efficiency - Energy techniques as a way of returning healing to health care Professionals will also be excited to have at their hands a new chapter describing the latest discoveries in the science that helps explain how these therapies may “work.” It appears that the future of health care will be based on this unfolding science of energy, medicine and vibration. Professor Davis reads the most updated reports of the latest quantum science and then translates this information into meaningful ideas that relate to what therapists observe every day with patients in their case. Complementary Therapies in Rehabilitation, Third Edition, is the perfect text for all rehabilitation professionals looking to deepen their understanding of various holistic modalities that are making a difference in rehabilitation, especially with patients who have “hit the wall” with the standard treatments that based on mechanistic science. This text provides the latest knowledge and description of rehabilitation professionals' experience with these therapies, and reports the latest peer reviewed evidence for efficiency in therapy, prevention, and wellness.

Meridian Massage

Opening Pathways to Vitality

Author: Cindy Black

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996971812

Category:

Page: 287

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The meridian pathways of the human body were mapped out by gifted healers in China thousands of years ago. Working with the invisible energy (Qi) that flows through these pathways, they were able to heal illness. Perhaps more importantly, they were able to support vitality in ways that prevent illness and encourage wellness. Vitality is an expression of energy. Meridian Massage is a hands-on modern application of this ancient wisdom to balance mind, body, and spirit for health and happiness. Knowing how to work directly with energy opens a powerful dimension for massage therapists and bodyworkers to access through their work. An organized and practical integration of modern energy work and ancient Chinese medicine, Meridian Massage can complement any form of hands-on healing.

The Psyche in Chinese Medicine E-Book

Treatment of Emotional and Mental Disharmonies with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs

Author: Giovanni Maciocia

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702047775

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 688

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THE PSYCHE IN CHINESE MEDICINE comprehensively discusses the treatment of mental-emotional disorders with both acupuncture and herbal medicine. Suitable for practitioners and students of Chinese medicine it discusses first the aetiology, pathology and diagnosis of mental disorders. It explores the nature of the Mind (Shen), Ethereal Soul (Hun), Corporeal Soul (Po), Intellect (Yi) and Will-Power (Zhi) and then presents the diagnosis and treatment of the most common psychological disorders with both acupuncture and Chinese herbs in detail. Specific chapters focus on the treatment of common conditions including depression, anxiety, insomnia, panic attacks, bipolar disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Each condition is illustrated with case histories from the author’s 35 years-long practice. Comprehensive discussion of the nature of the Shen, Hun, Po, Yi and Zhi in Chinese medicine The first detailed description of the nature and functions of the Hun (Ethereal Soul) and how that relates to conditions such as depression, bipolar disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder An entire chapter dedicated to the functions of acupuncture points in the treatment of mental-emotional disorders Case studies that offer realistic insights and understanding to the range of diagnostic and treatment choices the practitioner can make Attractive 2-colour page layout gives easy access and navigation around the text

Obstetrics and Gynecology in Chinese Medicine E-Book

Author: Giovanni Maciocia

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702049212

Category: Medical

Page: 1092

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New edition of the most comprehensive Chinese Medicine Obstetrics and Gynecology textbook in the English language World-renowned author and teacher Giovanni Maciocia gives a clear, detailed explanation of the physiology, pathology and aetiology of women's disorders in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and adapts these to Western conditions and patients. Seventy gynecological conditions are discussed in detail with consideration given to differentiation between conditions, the advised treatment using acupuncture and herbs, prevention and prognosis. Guidelines on lifestyle and use of the eight Extraordinary Vessels are provided, with case studies allowing easy application of theory to practice throughout. New for this edition: New attractive two-colour layout with book marks to ease navigation Endometriosis and its treatment now included and fully covered in a new chapter Infertility chapter includes recent research highlighting factors in infertility All prescriptions now removed from the text and attractively presented in three appendices: Patient Remedies, Prescriptions and Three Treasure Remedies "Obstetrics and Gynecology in Chinese Medicine is a paradigmatic work. It is tempered with reverence and innovation, meticulous archival attention and detailed modern clinical insight. When future generations look back at this work...they will find not only knowledge and wisdom but also reasons for inspiration and awe." From the Foreword to the first edition by Ted J. Kaptchuk, Associate Director, Centre for Alternative Medicine Research, Beth Israel Hospital; Instructor in Medicine, Harvard medical School, Boston, USA. • Physiology and pathology of women’s disorders in Chinese medicine • Aetiology and diagnosis of women’s disorders • Differentiation and treatment – including acupuncture, herbs and patent remedies – of 64 gynecological conditions • Prevention and prognosis for each disease • Approximately 100 case histories from the author’s own practice • A detailed discussion of the use of the eight extraordinary vessels in gynecology

A Doctor's Guide to Alternative Medicine

What Works, What Doesn't, and Why

Author: Mel Borins

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493015389

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

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This book outlines the benefits and dangers of alternative medicine, drawing on scientific research to show which treatments work, which don’t, and how to use them. It offers a balanced, unbiased perspective backed by science.

Between Heaven and Earth

A Guide to Chinese Medicine

Author: Harriet Beinfield,Efrem Korngold

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0804151733

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 448

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Two of the foremost American educators and healers in the Chinese medical profession demystify Chinese medicine's centuries-odl approach to health. Combining Eastern traditions with Western sensibilities in a unique blend that is relevant today, BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH opens the door to a vast storehouse of knowledge that bridges the gap between mind and body, theory and practice, professional and self-care, East and West.

Eight Extraordinary Channels - Qi Jing Ba Mai

A Handbook for Clinical Practice and Nei Dan Inner Meditation

Author: David Twicken

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 0857011375

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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The Eight Extraordinary channels are amongst the most interesting and clinically important aspects of Chinese medicine and Qigong. This book introduces the theory behind the channels, explains their clinical applications, and explores their psycho-emotional and spiritual qualities. The author also describes how to cultivate the channels through Nei Dan Inner Meditation. As a practitioner of Chinese medicine or acupuncture, the key to creating effective individual treatment plans is having a wide understanding of channel theory, and a comprehensive knowledge of the pathways and the points on the channels. David Twicken provides treatment strategies, methods and case studies, offering a variety of approaches so as to give the reader a solid foundation from which to confidently create customized treatment plans for each patient. Offering a historical perspective as well as modern insights, this book will be essential reading for novice as well as experienced practitioners.

Principles and Practice of Manual Therapeutics E-Book

Author: Patrick Coughlin

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702035890

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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Part of the Medical Guides to Complementary and Alternative Medicine Series, this comprehensive resource offers brief, yet thorough coverage of alternative and complementary hands-on therapies, including Chiropractic, Healing Touch/Therapeutic Touch, Reiki, and massage. Focusing on manipulative techniques and their therapeutic applications to common and un-common disorders, it addresses both Eastern and Western approaches to the discipline. Ideal for comparing and contrasting the various forms of manual therapeutics, it describes the basic philosophy and theories of the different methods, as well as the techniques themselves. It also provides an overview of the principal manual therapies practiced worldwide, the theories and rationale behind them, and practice algorithms.

7 Minutes of Magic

The Ultimate Energy Workout

Author: Lee Holden

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781583332764

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 197

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A quick fitness routine, designed to help practitioners to jump-start a day and relax better at night, draws on three Eastern fitness disciplines as well as Western exercise techniques to outline a seven-minute workout for weekdays, in a guide that is complemented by longer weekend exercise recommendations.

The Theory and Practice of Taiji Qigong

Author: Chris Jarmey

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781556435546

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 191

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Practiced regularly, Taiji Qigong has been show to increase energy, improve health, and help prevent illness through simple movements and focused breathing. This in depth instruction manual brings the practice to the average reader. Written for every level of skill and interest and constructed for easy customizing for particular goals, the book is broken into three parts that cover the theory and practice of Qi and Qigong; the general principles of Qigong practice; and the 18 movements of Taiji Qigong in detail.