Baduanjin -- an ancient Chinese exercise

Author: T C Koh
Conference/Journal: Am J Chin Med
Date published: 1982 Apr 23
Other: Volume ID: 10 , Issue ID: 1-4 , Pages: 14-21 , Special Notes: doi: 10.1142/S0192415X8200004X. , Word Count: 66

Baduanjin (Eight-Treasured Exercises) is one of the many health-promoting ancient Chinese exercises that can easily be learnt without a teacher. Its therapeutic value is unproven, however, it is claimed to be valuable for indigestion, constipation, asthma, osteoarthritis, obesity and neurasthenia. Although the exercise may be practiced by following the pictures and instructions, success really depends on concentration, relaxation and daily practice.

PMID: 7183203 DOI: 10.1142/S0192415X8200004X