Qigong: Harmonising the breath, the body and the mind

Allen Dorcas, Paul Yung

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Qigong is a form of exercise developed in China over millennia to prevent illness and foster physical and mental health. Despite many claims of the therapeutic effects of Qigong, the fundamental concepts and principles underlying this holistic therapy remain unfamiliar to Western populations. This article helps practitioners to understand the art of Qigong based on three main principles, harmonising the breath, the body and the mind.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)198-202
Number of pages5
JournalComplementary Therapies in Nursing and Midwifery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003


  • Breathing
  • Complementary therapy
  • Harmony
  • Qigong

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing
  • General Health Professions
  • Complementary and alternative medicine


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