The difficulty of defining accurately the sources of one' s ideas, points of view, and information is well known. The translation of this book, a book involving many ancient and modern ideas of Qigong practice, the philosophy of Zhuuyi(ihe Book of Changes) and medical sciences, has been influenced by the thoughts and efforts of so many colleagues and friends that to most of them I can offer only this general acknowledgement of my indebtedness.

To Dr Zhao Shili, professor and director of Shandong Provincial Anti-epidemic Station, who has been an unfailing source of constructive advice throughout the years when the translation of this book and many of my other translations and compilations concerning Qigong, massage, preventive medicine and health education and promotion were taking shape, I express my gratitude especially. For much immediate help and suggestions in my mastery of the theory of traditional Chinese medicine and in the preparation of the translation of the text of this book, I thank Dr Yu Changzheng, professor and director of Traditional Chinese Medicine Research Institute of Shandong Province.

I am deeply grateful to Mr Sun Xigang, a senior translator and medical information specialist as well as the director of Shandong Provincial Medical Information Institute, for his kind help in the translation of the bo&k. Finally, I would like to

Dr Ifc ¿sis Yiuaih^ng- ¿n epidemiological and computer .. : >.': „.r.-J- *» fr.-.-x.-^l -\r.u-epidemic Station, for his .v. s.'fkxu-.» -«i- w.'j^ii Le always provides timely

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Chapter One An Introduction to Outgoing-qi

Section One The Definition and Characteristics of

Outgoing-qi Therapy u)

Section Two The Origin and Development of

Section Three The Relationship between Outgoing-qi Therapy and Massage (Tuina) and

Acupuncture UU

Section Four Indications of Outgoing-qi Therapy and Points For Attention (17)

Chapter Two The Theoretical Basis of Outgoing-qi

Therapy - (2ij

Section One The Theory of Traditional Chinese

Medicine and Outgoing-qi Therapy (21)

The Concept of Wholism (21)

Essence, Vital Energy and Spirit (Jing, Qi and Shen) (41)

The Channels and Collaterals (51)

Section Two Application of the Book of Changes to

Medicine and Outgoing-qi Therapy (63)

The Eight Diagrams (74)

The Yuo Image and the Human Body (74)

Fbs I ^.Hnulury-Diagrams (83)

! -ai.. '»«..i ' lue Mv>oii Embraces the Heavenly Steins) (93)

v.iiüii One Dantian (Elixir Field) and Sanguan

Section Two The Points of the Fourteen Channels and the Extrachannel Points Commonly Used in

Points at the Head and Face (110)

Points at the Chest and Abdomen (115)

Points at the Back and Waist (126)

Points at the Upper Limbs (131)

Point at the Lower Limbs (134)

Other Points (136)

Chapter Four The Training of Qi (153)

Section One The Essentials of the Training of Qi (153)

Section Two Essential Factors in Training Qi (157)

Section Three The Time and Direction for Training

Qi and The Points for Attention (170)

The Time for Training Qi (170)

The Direction for Training Qi (170)

Points for Attention in Training Qi (173)

Section Four Static Qigong for Training Qi (176)

The Three Regulations (176)

Methods of Practice of Static Qigong (177)

Section Five Dynamic Exercise for Training Qi - (i80)

The Twelve-Form Sinew-Transforming Exercise (Yijin Jing) — (180)

Double-Nine Yang Exercise (206)

Massaging the Abdomen to Strengthen the Active Substance in the Body (223)

The Exercise of Heaven-Earth Rotation (Qiun K.un

Chapter Five The Guidance of Qi (230)

Linear Guidance of Qi (230)

Guidance of Qi in Fixed Form (235)

Guiding Qi in Circle and Spiralty (237)

Cold and Heat Guidance of Qi (240)

Guiding Qi of the Five Elements (241)

Chapter Six Emission of Qi (246)

Section One Hand Gestures in Emission of Qi ••• (246)

Five-Thunder-Fingers (Wuleizhi Shi) (246)

Buddha's-Warrior-Attendant-Fingers (Jingangzhi Shi) (247)

One-Finger-Meditation (Yizhichan Shi) (248)

Flat-Palm (Pingzhang Shi) (249)

Sword-Fingers (Jianjue Shi) (249)

Middle-Finger-Propping (Zhongzhi Duli Shi) (251)

Spreading-Claw (Tanzhua Shi) (251)

Dragon-brak (Longxian Shi) (252)

Section Two The Hand Manipulations in Emission ofQi (255)

Distant Emission of Qi (255)

Massage Manipulations in Emission of Qi (259)

Auxiliary Hand Manipulations (263)

Section Three The Forms of Qi on Emission (266)

Linear Form (266)

Chapter Seven An Outline of Treatment (269)

Section One Function and Principles of Outgoing—qi

Therapy (269)

Section Two The Sensation and Effect of Qi - (276)

Annex: The Phenomenon of Syncope Induced by Qi (280)

Section Three The Discharge of Turbid Qi (281)

Section Four Outgoing-qi Diagnosis (284)

Section Five The Number of Times Required for

Treatment (295)

Section Six The Tonification, Purgation, Regulation and Guidance and the Closing Form of

Treatment (299)

Chapter Eight Treatment of Diseases (303)

Section One Internal Syndromes (303)

Common Cold (303)

Gastralgia (315)

Vomiting (322)

Diarrhoea (329)

Constipation (333)

Dysentery (337)

Disorders of the Biliary Tract (341)

Abdominal Pain (345)

Palpitation (349)

Dysuriu (353)

Enuresis (355)

Seminal Emission (301)

Premature Ejaculation (368)

Vertigo (371)

Hypertension (374)

Hypochondriac Pain (377)

Headache (381)

Diabetes (385)

Hemiplegia (389)

Facial Paralysis (Bells Palsy) (391)

Arthralgia Syndrome (393)

Flaccidity Syndrome (397)

Lumbago (400)

Section Two Surgical and Gynecological

Syndromes (403 j

Mammary Abscess (Cyst) (403)

Angiitis (406)

Dysmenorrhea (408)

Chronic Pelvic Inflammation (411)

Hysteroptosis (413)

Section Three Traumatological Diseases (415)

Stiffneck (415)

Cervical Spondylopathy (417)

Omalgia (420)

Prolapse of Lumbar Intervertebral Disc (422)

Sprain of the Elbow Joint (425)

Sprain of the Knee Joint (426)

Sprain of the Ankle Joint (427)

Section Four Disorders of the Eye, Ear and Nose and Pediatric Diseases (429)

Tinnitus and Deafness (432)

Sinusitis (435)

Infantile Convulsion (436)

Section Five Qigong Deviations (437)

ANNEX: Selected Treatises on Experimental Studies of the Effect of Outgoing-Qi (Waiqi) (451)

The Influence of Qigong Outgoing-Qi on the Cardiac

Functions of Toad (451)

Effect of Qigong Outgoing-Qi on the Tensity of the

Oddi' s Sphincter of Rabbit (456)

M v uectrographic Observations on the Dynamic Phenomenon Induced by Qigong

Outgoing-Qi (459)

Myoelectrographic Observation of the Influence of Outgoing-Qi on the Oddi's Sphincter of Rabbit via Needles (463)

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