or Qi Gong
[ chee-goong, -gong ]
/ ˈtʃiˈgʊŋ, -ˈgɒŋ /
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noun (sometimes lowercase)
a Chinese system of breathing exercises, body postures and movements, and mental concentration, intended to maintain good health and control the flow of vital energy.
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Origin of Qigong
First recorded in 1965–70; qi + Chinese gōng “work, skill, practice”
Words nearby Qigong
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British Dictionary definitions for Qigong
/ (ˈtʃiːˈɡɒŋ) /
a system of breathing and exercise designed to benefit both physical and mental health
Word Origin for qigong
C20: from Chinese qi energy + gong exercise
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Medical definitions for Qigong
[ chē gông, gŏng ]
A Chinese system of prescribed physical exercises or movements performed in a meditative state.
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