Western society is only now appreciating the long established health virtues of Tai Chi, Qigong and Dao Yin. Researchers worldwide are bringing a scientific understanding to Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chinese Health Systems.
Qigong is now regarded within the Chinese health and medical science fields as “a shining pearl in Traditional Chinese Medicine”. It has helped millions of people with severe and lingering health problems to improve their health. Over 40 countries have adopted Dao Yin Qigong with over 4 million people currently practicing this art.
In ancient times Qigong was called Dao Yin Tu Na. Dao Yin is defined as directing the flow of Qi and Tu Na – breathing. Literally it means breathing exercise. A literal translation of the Chinese character for Qi is air or breath. It is the energy that circulates within the body. A famous Chinese text, The Classic of Difficulties states: ‘Qi is the root of human being’. It is the creative and formative energy associated with life and all processes that characterize living entities.