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Qi Gong

also Qi·gong (chē′gông′, -gŏng′)
A Chinese system of prescribed physical exercises or movements performed in a meditative state.

[Mandarin qìgōng : , air, spirit, energy of life; see chi in Indo-European roots + gōng, skill (from Middle Chinese kəwŋ).]
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(ˈtʃiːˈɡɒŋ) or

chi kung

(Alternative Belief Systems) a system of breathing and exercise designed to benefit both physical and mental health
[C20: from Chinese qi energy + gong exercise]
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Get in touch with Smart therapies if you want to see what we could do for you, with either Bowen Therapy, Reflexology or Daoyin Tao massage.
Tao Gu [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (circa 950) (Tao 2007), an official-scholar in the Song Dynasty, records an anecdote in his historic note Records of the Unworldly and the Strange (Qingyi lu), the Daoist Li Daoyin [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] who lived on the Hua Mountain kept a black gibbon whom he called Bitong [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII].
Chinese healing exercises; the tradition of Daoyin.