Dao Yin Qigong: Origin, Potential Mechanisms, and Clinical Applications
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January 27, 2020 - Dao Yin Qigong is a form of exercise combining physical movements, mental focus, and breathing originated in ancient China. In a review appeared in Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine, researchers from 2 Chinese universities and Harvard Medical School introduce the history in the development and the scope of Dao Yin, the relationship between Dao Yin with Taoist culture and Qigong, and the potential mechanisms of how Dao Yin promotes health and alleviate illnesses. Empirical research studies using Dao Yin for treatment of lumbar spondylosis, peripheral musculoskeletal diseases, cervical spondylosis, heart diseases, central nervous system disorders, immunological dysfunction, and psychological disorders are detailed.