Qigong as a medical science based on the complex system - at the clinical scene of cancer treatments

Author: Obitsu R//Unuma H
Obitsu-Sankei Hospital, Japan
Conference/Journal: 7th Int Sym on Qigong
Date published: 1998
Other: Pages: 19 , Word Count: 207

Qigong is playing an essential role in holistic approaches to cancer treatment that Obitsu-Sankei hospital has been taking for sixteen years. We would like to report how we are applying Qigong to daily practice and to prospect the future of Qigong in medical science.

1. Nei-qigong; about 10 kinds of Qigong classes, including Fangsong gong, Waidangong, Tai Chi and so forth, open for patients in the hall which has been specially built for Qigong practice. The patients can freely choose these classes depending on their preference and physical strength.

2. Wai-Qigong; there is a person in charge, a graduate from Beijing University of Chinese Traditional Medicine, who exercises Wai-Qigong on demand by patients. In addition, as a doctor who understands Qigong, he gives it to each patient for a short time when he goes to around the hospital wards.

3. Zu-chang-dai-gong; it is practiced in the hall twice a week. Qigong works most effectively when these three are harmoniously mixed together.

Life inherently is a complex system that should be dealt with by more than a single approach. Medical science founded on such a complex system should consists of immunology, psychology and Eastern traditional medicine. We believe that the importance of Qigong in medical science would increasingly expand in the future.