This form of Qi Gong was developed by Shaolin priests and brought to the West from Beijing in the mid-1980s. It is an ancient
Chinese discipline with links to Martial Arts and Chinese medicine. The book includes 16 basic exercises, and they can be
practised anywhere, at any time, to prolong life, to heal, and to cultivate personal power by transmitting and absorbing Qi
simultaneously. The theory of meridians and how energy courses throughout the body is covered here, and this work examines
how they relate to Chinese medicine; in particular acupuncture. Also included are instructions for healing specific ailments,
for preventing disease, and for increasing energy.