Foreword

The past decade has seen a new upsurge in the mass participation in Qigong exercises in the Orient.The great vitality of Qigong, with its waves spreading towards many parts of the world, has been pounding at various disciplines of science.

While medical Qigong is an important salubrious and curative means of traditional Chinese medicine, outgoing-qi therapy is a wonder of it. Owing to the miraculous curative effect, the therapy has been widely accepted. The physiological effect produced by outgoing-qi (waiqi) on the human body has aroused attention of scientists both at home and abroad.

Having summarized the experiences in guiding-qi massage (Tuina) and outgoing- qi treatment of diseases for many years, I published my paper Curative Guiding-emitting-qi Technique in Shandong Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1983, which has been appreciated by medical workers and Qigong fans. To meet the needs for teaching and research, 1 compiled successively books of Guiding—emitting—qi Technique, Qigong Massage and some others, which have been taken as the teaching materials of the subjects of curative Qigong and Qigong-massage in traditional Chinese medicine colleges of Shandong, Anhui, Jinan, etc. The present book is written right on this basis. Adhering to the philosophy of Qigong, Zhouyi (the Book of Changes) and traditional Chinese medicine, it combines outgoing-qi therapy, massage and acupuncture in one on the basis of the results of experiments and researches and the experiences in clinical application and teaching.

Divided into eight chapters, the book expounds extensively the general knowledge and the theoretical basis of outgoing-qi therapy, the points, the training of qi,the guidance of qi,the emission of qi, the diagnosis of illnesses by outgoing qi, the principle of treatment,the specific methods of treatment and the techniques for correcting the deviations occurring during Qigong practice. Introduced are also twenty methods of training and guiding qi, twenty-nine hand gestures for emitting qi and the skills of differential diagnosis and treatment of forty—five main and common diseases. To provide scientific proof, some of the results of laboratory experiments of the effect of outgoing-qi are included.

The eminent physician Zhang Jiebin (about 1563-1640) of the Ming Dynasty stated, " Without the understanding of the Change (Yi), one is not worthy of the narfie of an imperial physician" ,and "The philosophy of the Change implicates that of medicine while the practice of medicine benefits from that of the Change". Adhering to this principle, the book, as a monograph of outgoing-qi therapy, applies the three aspects-the philosophy of the Changes (Yi), the philosophy of medicine and the philosophy of qi is training qi, guiding qi, differential diagnosis and treatment and so forth. It may serve as a text book or a reference for medical professionals, Qigong fans and students of medical schools and universities.

I am most grateful to Mr Zhang Jingtao, special consultant of Shandong Provincial Government and director-general of Shandong Provincial Qigong Association, to Mr Shao

Guanyong, professor and head of the Department of Medical Palaeography of Shandong College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and to Dai Jianguo, head of the Massage Department of Wuhu Secondary School of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Anhui Province, for their enthusiastic support and assistance in the compilation of this book. Thanks are also given to Bi Ke who helped in the demonstration of the Qigong exercises.

Bi Yongslieiig

Heal Yourself With Qi Gong

Heal Yourself With Qi Gong

Qigong also spelled Ch'i Kung is a potent system of healing and energy medicine from China. It's the art and science of utilizing breathing methods, gentle movement, and meditation to clean, fortify, and circulate the life energy qi.

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