American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine ACM 5313 1.00
Qigong is an ancient Chinese energetic art whose aim is to cultivate health by restoring the healthy movement of qi. This course provides students an experiential awareness of energy pathways and flow in the body through an introduction of the Taiyi Swimming Dragon family style of qigong. Students participate in simple movements to clear channels and activate energy centers, and learn a variety of qigong methods to assist traditional ways of diagnosis and treatment. In addition to the movement/meditation component of this class the cultural and historic context of qigong in relation to traditional notions of health, ritual and everyday work are covered.