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qigong

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noun, often capitalized qi·gong \ˈchē-ˈgu̇ŋ\

Definition of qigong

  1. :  an ancient Chinese healing art involving meditation, controlled breathing, and movement exercises



Origin and Etymology of qigong

Ch (Beijing) qìgōng, from chi + gōng achievement, skill


First Known Use: 1974


Medical Dictionary

qigong

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noun , often capitalized qi·gong \ˈchē-ˈgu̇ŋ\

Medical Definition of qigong

  1. :  an ancient Chinese healing art involving meditation, controlled breathing, and movement exercises designed to improve physical and mental well-being and prevent disease—called also chi kung, ch'i kung




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