Chinese therapeutic exercises (TaiChi
Another component of Traditional Chinese Medicine used in
the treatment of diseases is Chinese therapeutic exercises.
It comes in two forms: tai-chi and chi-gong.
Tai Chi is a slow-motion, moving, meditative exercise for
relaxation, health and self-defense. Originated from China, it has
become very popular in America and throughout the rest of the world
for its health benefits
Qigong (pronounced chee goong) is a Chinese system of physical
training, philosophy, and preventive and therapeutic health care.
The purpose of both exercises is to enable a person to regulate
and direct the flow of qi within his or her own body. A student
in exercise training is taught to focus his or her qi in a place
two inches below the navel, called the dan tian, or vital center.
From this center, the qi is said to emanate to distant regions of
the body. Upon practice, students can sense the presence of qi at
the vital center in the form of localized warmth and can then direct
the life energy to specific parts of the body. For cancer patients,
practitioners prescribe exercises that specifically address the
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