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The long history of Qigong has led to a wide variety of forms, some more meditational, others more physical. Zhineng Qigong focuses on both mind and body but sees the mind as paramount.

More than 5000 years ago, the ancient Chinese Masters came to the understanding that everything is composed of the same energetic substance, which they called Qi. They observed that there is a oneness and wholeness in all existence and that everything is energetically interconnected as one. The ancient Chinese believed that all transformations happened due to the influence of Qi. All things (birth, death, etc.) happening between heaven and earth are caused by and formed out of Qi. Qi is vibrating in constant energetic motion within all things.

Based on a lifetime of Qigong practice and study, in 1979 Dr. Ming Pang founded the Beijing Qigong Research Society. In subsequent years, he gained increasing recognition and influence. He led efforts to establish a solid scientific basis for Qigong and, more generally, for traditional Chinese medicine.