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yeniseri wrote:The is a link pertaining to Classical Chinese Medicine. One aspect of it.
One of the better views on Daoist qigong practice. Do the "gong"
http://www.classicalchinesemedicine.org ... st-qigong/
IMAS wrote:The problem is that Yi Jin Jing and Ba Duan Jin are different exercises, as one is focus on static stretching and the other is on dynamic stretching. The black box approach in research does not yield proper results because there is no control variable to bring out the uniqueness of these exercises. It is like researches in Taijiquan as there is no different to walking at 6 km per hour in terms of the heart rate, etc.
"The materials presented in this section seek to foster awareness about the multi-dimensional depth of Chinese medicine, as well as the political mechanisms that seek to homogenize, standardize, and effectively limit these time-honored resources in the TCM model. The intention of these articles is to inspire a reevaluation of the direction and the fundamental convictions that we set for ourselves, both as providers and recipients of Oriental medicine. Otherwise, the natural beauty and profundity of Chinese medicine and other ancient medical traditions may quietly fade away, and we may become thoroughly entrapped in the spiritless mechanisms of state agencies, insurance companies, and most of all, our modern mind that has been conditioned to fancy a linear and uniform approach to all aspects of knowledge."
yeniseri wrote: The statement that there is no difference between doing taijiquan and walking 6km per hour doesn't tell the whole story! The stance height does determine heart rate but state of healh is also a variable.
. Translation, healthy subjects MAY see a benefit but that will not necessarily help those who have hypercholerterolemia and simialr conditions, who will need intervention consisting of combination therapy of dietary chenage(s), medication and increased physical exercise!In the current paper, studies tested that Baduanjin exercise for healthy adults were also observed to decrease plasma TC, TG, LDL-C levels, and increase plasma HDL-C levels comparing with the blank control.
yeniseri wrote:Another link to a system called waitangong, popular in Taiwan and Malaysia
http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pd ... 11-546.pdf
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