Qi Gong is a component of Traditional
Chinese Medicine and literally means "energy work".
Movement, breathing techniques and meditation are used to develop
and improve the circulation of Qi ("lifeforce")
around the body. It is thought these practises help the body and
mind to function at optimal levels, increase vitality and encourage
self-healing. Qi Gong is becoming increasingly popular in
the West and is practised by over 60 million people in China.