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Qigong (Chi Kung) is a relatively new term used since the early 1900s to describe the Qi (Chi) energy techniques used within the Chinese Healing Arts. Qi or Chi is a term meaning ‘life force energy’ this energy flows through the network of meridians in the body, the vital energy that permeates all life things. Gong or Kung translates as work, mastery or skill, literally, a way of working with the energy of life. The art of Qigong consists primarily of meditation, relaxation, physical movement, mind-body integration and breathing exercises. There are thousands of different styles and systems, either practiced standing, moving, walking, sitting or lying.