Socio-Cultural Analysis on Baduanjin Qigong: Form and Techniques of the Chinese Traditional Exercise System

Journal of Health and Medical Sciences

ISSN 2622-7258

Published: 02 December 2018

Socio-Cultural Analysis on Baduanjin Qigong: Form and Techniques of the Chinese Traditional Exercise System

M. Kubilay Akman

Uşak University, Turkey

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10.31014/aior.1994.01.01.7

Abstract

Qigong is a traditional Chinese exercise system which has many forms and techniques used, applied for health benefits from ancient times to contemporary societies. Globalization and widespread of cultural elements internationally have contributed positively for Qigong practice’s being known more in the West. There are many researches that have been conducted on medical, health aspects of practicing Qigong. In this article the subject is Baduanjin Qigong (Eight Section Brocade) and its socio-cultural dimensions which is going to be discussed from several views. A comprehensive model of Baduanjin will be given and this can be functional to practitioners of Asian martial arts, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and also academics in social sciences, humanities and cultural studies.

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