Taiji practice in Switzerland: a short report

Nedeljkovic, Marko; Hättenschwiler, Nicole; Ausfeld-Hafter, Brigitte (2012). Taiji practice in Switzerland: a short report. Zhongxiyi-jiehe-xuebao / Journal of Chinese integrative medicine, 10(5), pp. 477-480. Assoc. of the Integration of Traditional and Western Medicine 10.3736/jcim20120501

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Over the past two decades the demand for traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in the general population has continuously increased in Switzerland and is frequently implemented in medical teaching. Together with Qigong, Taiji is commonly regarded as a mind-body practice integrating TCM principles of health and longevity. This form of slow intentional body movements is rooted in ancient Chinese martial arts and aims to strengthen and relax the physical body and mind, enhance the natural flow of qi, and improve health, personal development, and self-defense. In the West, as the preventive and therapeutic benefits of Taiji practice are gaining empirical support, the popularity of this form of low impact mind-body practice is increasing. The present article aims to provide a brief overview of the development and current status of Taiji practice in Switzerland with an outlook on future perspectives.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Medical Education > Institute of Complementary Medicine (ICOM)

UniBE Contributor:

Nedeljkovic, Marko and Ausfeld, Brigitte

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1672-1977

Publisher:

Assoc. of the Integration of Traditional and Western Medicine

Language:

English

Submitter:

Dirk Verdicchio

Date Deposited:

07 Nov 2014 17:00

Last Modified:

12 Sep 2017 02:07

Publisher DOI:

10.3736/jcim20120501

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.59659

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/59659

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