Traditional Chinese Medicine care

The five mimic-animal exercise

The five mimic-animal exercise is a traditional Chinese approach to guide people to preserve their health. It is a variety of Qigong therapy applied for the health care and body-building by means of imitating the activities of five animals like tiger, deer, bear, ape and bird(crane). It is also called Hua Tuo five mimic-animal exercise which can heal the diseases and preserve the health since it was created by Hua Tuo on the basis of the his predecessors’ achievements. The five mimic-animal exercise is a biomimetic therapy which requires the inside peacefulness and outside movement, the stillness from the motion, the simultaneous motion and stillness, the alternation between the hardness and softness as well as the physical and mental exercise of the body.

Qi Gong

Qi Gong is a traditional Chinese way to maintain health care, health preservation and disease eliminating. Through the adjustment of breath, physical activity and consciousness (to adjust the respiration, the body and the heart), it is a physical and mental exercise aiming at physical fitness, prevention and treatment of disease, life prolonging and potential development. It is mainly about regulate the harmonious relationship between natural Qi and congenital Qi. There are many kinds of Qi Gong, with dynamic and static as prominence.

Ba Duan Jin (the Eight-Section Brocade Qi Gong)

Ba Duan Jin (the Eight-Section Brocade Qi Gong) is a complete and independent set of fitness exercise, which derives from the Northern Song Dynasty with more than eight-hundred years history. Chinese ancient people metaphorically call it “brocade”, which means colorful, gorgeous, and graceful movement. The new Ba Duan Jin Qi Gong has changed both in its name and content, which is divided into eight sections and each section has its own set of movement. And thus it is called Ba Duan Jin (the Eight-Section Brocade Qi Gong).

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is the national level non-material cultural heritage in China. With traditional Chinese philosophy, such as Confucianism and Taoism, dialectical concept of Yin and Yang, etc., as core concepts, it is a combination with the functions of cultivating the mind, preserving health and strengthen body, combat technique and martial arts. Combined with theories of the changes of Yin and Yang and the five elements according to the Book of Changes, Chinese meridians and collaterals, the ancient Qi Gong and breathing technique, it is a kind of traditional Han nationality boxing, with dual-internal-external-way-practicing, soft, slow, flexible, dual-tough-gentle-intermingled as features.

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