Qigong (pronounced chee-gung) is an ancient Chinese practice consisting of physical movements, meditation, creative visualization, and breathing exercises to help revitalize the body and heal the spirit. Similar to tai chi, qigong cultivates vital life-force energy in the body for better health, heightened energy, and longevity. Its powerful benefits have been known in China for thousands of years.
This unique book presents over 100 easy, five-minute qigong exercises designed to target specific health issues, from strengthening an aching back and reducing stress to improving sexual function and boosting energy. You can use this book to quickly find the best qigong exercises to target your particular physical and mental health needs. Heal Yourself with Qigong allows you to customize routines, making it ideal for both experienced practitioners and those new to qigong.
Suzanne B. Friedman, L.Ac., DMQ (China), is an acupuncturist, herbalist, and doctor of medical qigong therapy. Friedman is the first non-Chinese person to be inducted into her teacher's lineage as a Daoist qigong master. She is chair of the Medical... Read more
"Suzanne Friedman’s teaching style and her books reveal a generous and firm willingness to make her enthusiasm for qigong accessible to others." —Dr. Antoine Delaly, acupuncturist, medical hypnotist, and qigong practitioner in Lausanne, Switzerland
"Friedman’s in-depth studies and prolonged practice of Taoist meditation has enabled her to understand aspects of qigong practice that are not usually uncovered by Western academics and practitioners. Given such a perspective, her book is the first of its kind—lucid, original, and practical." —Grandmaster B.F. YeYoung, Taoist Inner Alchemist and former University Professor of Chinese Philosophy and Arts in China
"Lao Zi, ancestor of Taoism, once said ‘the only reason that we suffer hurt is that we have bodies; if we had no bodies, how could we suffer?’ How to achieve ‘no body’? Begin with the qi practice now! This book will show you how." —Dr. Xu Hongtao, doctor in the qigong department at Xiyuan Hospital in Beijing, China
"The techniques in this book could change your life for the better. Get going and you’ll see for yourself." —Joseph M. Helms, MD, president of Helms Medical Institute
"Finally, a book that demystifies qigong and makes it accessible to a large audience. If you have ever had second thoughts about trying qigong, this book will point you in the right direction. I have waited a long time for a book like this to give to my students and patients." —Fia Hobbs, MMQ, LMT, BodyCareConsultants in Stockholm, Sweden
"Suzanne Friedman’s book is a unique and important work that will enable readers to harness qigong to significantly improve their health. Clearly and beautifully written by one of the most respected authorities on the subject, Heal Yourself with Qigong unlocks the many secrets of this powerful healing system from the East." —Dermot O’Connor, author of The Healing Code