Chi kung is one of the original components of traditional Chinese medicine. Beginning with a history of traditional Chinese medicine, the book includes a variety of everyday exercise routines as well as sequences which focus on sexual health, women, the ageing process and the workplace.
Chi kung, meaning "energy cultivation", is one of the original components of traditional Chinese medicine and is at the heart of t'ai chi. It is an art which combines aerobic conditioning with meditation and relaxation, making it an ideal practice for peoples of every age and all levels of fitness. A few minutes' practice each day should help you reclaim your vitality. Beginning with a basic history of traditional Chinese medicine, the book includes a variety of everyday exercise routines as well as sequences which focus on sexual health, women, the ageing process, and the workplace. Also included are exercise routines designed to help the body combat a number of common ailments including colds and flu, backache, headache, stomach ache, and general tension.
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Eleanor McKenzie divides her time between England and Spain. She is the author of a number of books, including Thai Massage, Healing Reiki, Chi Kung and Thai Bodywork.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Chi kung and the tradition of Chinese medicine: what is chi kung?; a short history of traditional Chinese medicine; the roots of chi kung; choosing a chi kung class. Part 2 Systems of the human body: musculo-skeletal structure; nervous system; eastern and western body systems; exercise - the healing smile; chi kung and stress; chi kung anatomy and natural body cycles. Part 3 An everyday chi kung routine: the benefits of regular practice; essential warm-ups; the chi kung posture; chi kung and breathing; eight everyday exercises; relaxation and visualization. Part 4 Chi kung and sexual health: the role of sexual energy in improving your health; exercises for cultivating sexual energy. Part 5 Chi kung for women: chi kung - natural help for women -menopause and hormone regulation, osteoporosis, continence, rejuvenation and healthy skin; when women should avoid chi kung practice. Part 6 Chi kung and the aging process: using chi kung to combat the common problems of aging; exercises for arthritis, dizziness and blood pressure. Part 7 Chi kung in the workplace: the causes of physical stress in the workplace; using chi kung at work - some quick exercises. Part 8 Chi kung for common ailments: using chi kung for minor ailments; beating an energy slump; colds and flu - prevention and cure; backache, headaches and tension; stomach ache, menstrual pain and constipation; chi kung and chronic illness - some suggestions for use.
Chi Kung by Eleanor McKenzie
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