As a traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner myself, I highly recommend this book for those who want to understand the relation between Traditional Chinese Medicine and the arts of qigong and taijiquan... In conclusion, this is a book which is well worth reading for anyone seriously interested in qigong and/or taijiquan. -- Ken Morgan, Medical Qigong Education Centre After reading the first few chapters, I stood in the middle of my living-room for five minutes with Acton's words to guide me and suddenly, as I began to actually FEEL the subtle currents of energy move within me, I began, at long last, to understand what Qi Gong is really all about. -- GreenSpirit The Traditional arts of Taijiquan and Qi Gong are sophisticated expressions of Chinese martial arts, health and spiritual culture. This book explains the essential theories of these disciplines. The book is useful to anyone already on this path or who is interested in self development,health and well being or the fascinating philosophy and ideas that underpin these traditional Chinese disciplines. -- Yoga Mind Body Spirit, September 2009 If you've heard about the health-giving benefits of the ancient Chinese martial arts Tajiquan and Qi Gong, but did'nt know where to start, Michael Acton has provided a perfect guide for the Western reader. -- Australlian Natural Health This book, written for a Western audience, explains the essential theories and strategies for Taijiquan and Qi Gong in an accessible way. Michael W Acton, guides the reader through core concepts with an insight borne out of many years of practice, study and teaching. -- ICBN Institute for Complementary and Natural MedicineVom Verlag:
The traditional martial art of Taiji Quan and the practice of Qi Gong are both sophisticated expressions of Chinese health culture and are still practiced by many people in China today to achieve what is commonly called 'Eternal Spring', or the attainment of both mental and physical health and longevity."Taiji Quan and Qi Gong: The Art of Self Cultivation and Eternal Spring" is both a resource and an inspirational discourse written for a Western audience. It explains the essential theories and methods of Taiji Quan and Qi Gong in an insightful and accessible way. It expounds their value in our daily lives and positions them as the most comprehensive strategy for health, happiness and rejuvenation currently available. In addition, it presents Taiji Quan and Qi Gong as a most effective means of combating the stresses, strains and illnesses that are now so much a part of our modern lifestyle. Michael W. Acton guides the reader through core concepts with an insight and wisdom born out of many years of practice and teaching. He tells us what we need to know and for what reason, building a comprehensive picture that offers both knowledge and inspiration.This book will be of use to anyone who is already on this path or who is interested in self-development, health and well-being or the fascinating philosophy and ideas that underpin these traditional Chinese disciplines.
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