- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: Tao Publishing; Tenth Printing edition (January 1, 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0942196066
- ISBN-13: 978-0942196061
- ASIN: B000NDHQ74
- Package Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #309,492 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Complete System of Self-Healing Internal Exercises Hardcover – January 1, 1994
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This book was written only to introduce the Internal Exercise of Taoism as a gesture of goodwill. Since certain exercises, special techniques, and teachings which are introduced may be new to certain societies, since human beings are complicated and delicate in constitution, and since every individual is different, please consult your physician before you try any of the contents of this book, for your own protection. The author and the publisher specifically disclaim liability for any loss or risk incurred by the use application of any of the contents of this book.
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Top Customer Reviews
The best reason for using the book is over-controlling doctors who would balk at herbs or other alternative treatments have no problem with breathing and massage, which is what is taught in this book. It works for me.
The explanations are clear and the pictures are simple. It is one of my "bibles".
Thank you Universe for providing it.I will buy it as gift to friends.
Other reviewers have listed all the different exercises that are in the book - there are a lot - so I'll skip that.
Stephen Chang was one of the first in print in English, and this book has stood the test of time. I've been studying and practicing qigong since 1987, this is one of the best beginner books I've seen.
Dr Chang is clearly familiar with both Asian and Western medicine, science and culture. Although his book is very clearly written, practical and accessible, the depth of knowledge concealed in its deceptively simple language is profound. The exercises themselves are for the most part quite easy to perform (some of them do require much effort and perseverance to master, but are not physically taxing). What is quite reinforcing about them is that they produce an almost immediate sensation of energy flow in the body. They feel GOOD to perform. They struck me as being almost like a cross between yoga and tai chi, but they are certainly neither (as Dr Chang points out) and they are much less complex.
Dr Chang's other books are excellent as well!