Modalities Related to Qigong and Longevity Practices
Qigong is a term that describes a wide variety of exercises that integrate body, breath, and intention. Click here to read more about Qigong.
Taijiquan (T'ai Chi Chuan)
Taijiquan (Taiji, or also spelled T'ai Chi Chuan) is one of the three main internal martial arts (Taiji, Bagua and Xingyi). The founders of Taiji created one of China's premier martial arts by combining powerful methods of combat with concepts and practices from inner alchemy. The result was an art that is practical for self-defense as well as for the prevention of disease. Click here to read more about Taijiquan.
Herbal Medicines have been used to both prevent and treat disease and are an integral part of Asian traditional medicines, including the medicines of China, India, Tibet, Japan, Korea, and other areas influenced by them. Click here to read more about Herbal Medicines.
Acupuncture and Moxibustion
Acupuncture and moxibustion are related therapies that treat disease by working on the channel system of the body. In particular, moxibustion, a type of heat therapy that utilizes burning mugwort, is revered for its ability to promote longevity and prevent disease. Click here to read more about acupuncture and moxibustion.
General Health and Longevity Practices
The term for general health maintenance practices to enhance longevity and wellbeing is Yang Sheng 養生, literally "nourishing life." These include a wide range of activities such as learning to live in harmony with the natural environment or the seasons, proper eating, proper sleeping, and beneficial mindset. Click here to read more about general Yang Sheng practices.