Monthly Archives: May 2010

Some Modern Scientific Theories of Qi

1. Introduction Recent scientific discoveries, such as, the theories of strings and subtle energy, can be used to model Qi. Some physical and biological manifestations accompanying Qi in the body, such as, infra-red radiation will be presented in later parts. … Continue reading

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The Concept of Qi. Part 1

Marty Eisen, Ph.D. and Kevin Chen, Ph.D. 1.  Qi Before any scientific investigation of Qi, the concept of Qi and its properties in Chinese philosophy must be known, in order to judge how closely any modern scientific interpretation fits. Qi … Continue reading

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What is Qigong?

Is strenuous exercise necessary for health?  No. Good physical condition is required for competing athletes and does not insure good health. A trained athlete can have cancer and die from a heart attack. Arnold Schwarzenegger needs to have a heart … Continue reading

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Are You Really Studying Tai Chi and is it Effective for Stress? Part 1

1.  What is Classical Tai Chi? Only the Yang style will be discussed.  However, similar types of training were used in other classical styles (Chen, Wu and Sun), since these were also internal forms of Kung Fu for health and … Continue reading

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Are You Really Studying Tai Chi and is it Effective for Stress? Part 2

4. Tai Chi for Stress-related Symptoms Control of Hypertension In Wang et al.’s recent review (4) of Tai Chi, four studies (two with randomized control) were discussed in terms of its effects on hypertension, and all of them reported that … Continue reading

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