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A Chinese system of breathing control, physical exercise and meditation.
Origin: From Chinese
Qigong, chi kung, or chi gung is a practice of aligning breath, movement, and awareness for exercise, healing, and meditation. With roots in Chinese medicine, martial arts, and philosophy, qigong is traditionally viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance qi or what has been translated as "intrinsic life energy". Typically a qigong practice involves rhythmic breathing coordinated with slow stylized repetition of fluid movement, a calm mindful state, and visualization of guiding qi through the body. Qigong is now practiced throughout China and worldwide, and is considered by some to be exercise, and by others to be a type of alternative medicine or meditative practice. From a philosophical perspective qigong is believed to help develop human potential, allow access to higher realms of awareness, and awaken one's "true nature". The overall evidence for the health effects of qigong has been largely inconclusive. Many of the underlying clinical trials have not been performed in accordance with the rules of modern scientific convention, and therefore it is not yet possible to come to any firm conclusions as to the health effects of qigong.
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