THE SPINE IS THE ROOT OF ALL MOTION -
QIGONG EXERCISES CAN HELP ELIMINATE BACK PAIN
"People who suffer from severe, chronic back pain know how it can utterly disrupt and damage one's life... Moreover, chronic pain was not previously all that well understood... If no underlying cause could be found for the pain, then the patient was told that very few treatments are available, or worse, the pain must be in your head"... - www.spine-health.com
"About 80 percent of the population suffers from a bout of low back pain at some point in their life... For obvious reasons, athletes are at greater risk of sustaining a lumbar (lower) spine injury due to physical activity." - University of Maryland Medicine www.umm.edu
Young or old, sedentary or athletic; it is likely that you will experience some sort of back pain injury in your lifetime. Since the spine is the root of all motion, a healthy back is vital to well-being.
Although Western Medicine has made great progress in treating spinal illnesses and lower back pain, it has only limited success in actually healing it.
Chinese Medicine, over the last four thousand years, has developed many of its own methods to treat spine problems, including Qigong exercises, acupuncture, massage, and herbal treatments. By doing Qigong exercises, you can effectively treat many cases of spinal illnesses and rebuild the strength of your torso, which is the root of complete healing.
This book introduces Qigong exercises that can restore the health of the spine. Some of the exercises are designed to heal a condition, others to help rebuild the strength of the joints, still others to help keep the back healthy and prevent further problems from developing.
"One of America's most sought-after Instructors of Qigong" - Omega Institute
"Yang, Jwing-Ming is indeed a master when describing the extensive Chinese concept of Qi." - Perry A. Chapdelaine, Sr. Author and Executive Director of The Arthritis Fund
"Dr. Yang merits the highest praise for his efforts to meld Eastern and Western medical understanding in the hopes of achieving greater synergy between the two." - Thomas G. Gutheil, M.D. Professor of Psychiatry Harvard Medical School
Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming is a world-renowned author and teacher of Gong Fu (Kung Fu), Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) and Chin Na and a leading authority on Qigong (Chi Kung). Involved in Chinese Kung Fu since 1961, he has over 50 schools in 18 countries. Dr. Yang has published over thirty books and over fifty videotapes and DVDs on the martial arts and Qigong. Voted by Inside Kung-Fu Magazine (1999) as one of the people who has "made the greatest impact on martial arts in the past 100 years." Awarded by Black Belt Magazine "Kung Fu Artist of the Year 2003". Dr. Yang lives in Newton Massachusetts.
262 pages, 255 illustrations
Complements the videotape Back Pain Relief - sold separately.
"This book is a revised edition of an earlier title: Back Pain"