TCM Exercise – Qigong and Acupuncture

Author

PROF.  DR. GE LINBAO
Director
Shanghai Qigong Institute
Affiliated with Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
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Language

English

Title

TCM Exercise – Qigong and Acupuncture

Proceeding

7th INTRACOM – 2nd ICBWI 2009

Date

24th July 2009

Place Held

PWTC, Kuala Lumpur

Abstract

In the ancient literature since the sixth century B.C, there was the record of “treatment of disease with stone needle”. The earliest needle was made of stone. In using acupuncture and moxibustion to treat disease, people discovered some therapeutic rules. Purposeful study of these rules led to theoretical cognition like the conception of meridians. “Huang Di Nei Jing” (Huangdi’s canon on Medicine) compiled in the Han dynasty contains rich knowledge of acupuncture and moxibustion, including meridians acupoints, needling methods, indications and cautions as well as therapeutic principles, tenets, diagnosis and syndrome differentiation. After the founding of People Republic of China and owing to the policy made by the government for developing traditional Chinese medicine, the academic studies of acupuncture and moxibustion have developed fast such as the development of various needling methods like acupuncture anesthesia and more reliable and effective devices for performing acupuncture and moxibustion.

Keywords

Qigong, Acupunture, moxibustion

Session

Symposium 3A-4

Topic

T&CM Approaches Towards Healthier Lifestyle