The qigong books here are more specifically concerned with the clinic setting: prescribing
specific qigong exercises for specific ailments or directly treating with emitted
qi. A more detailed knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine is useful in this context.
Medical Qigong Exercise Prescriptions - A Self-Healing Guide for Patients and Practitioners
by Suzanne Friedman, L.Ac., DMQ (China)
Xlibris Corporation, 2006
This is a thin book, only, 70 pages, but an excellent introduction to prescribing
exercises based on diagnosis. It is written by a doctor of medical qigong therapy.
She is a graduate of Jerry Alan Johnson’s medical qigong training and her work is
a useful introduction to his body of work which may be a little overwhelming for
This book does not cover emitted qi treatments.
Qigong For Treating Common Ailments - The Essential Guide to Self-Healing by Xu Xiangcai
YMAA Publication Center, Boston, 2000
This book covers both prescribed exercises and emitted qi treatment. It is a traditional
Chinese Medicine work, part of 21 volumes. It is a collaborative work of professors
and associate professors of Traditional Chinese Medicine overseen by Xu Xiangcai.
Chinese Medical Qigong Therapy: A Comprehensive Clinical Guide by Jerry Alan Johnson
International Institute of Medical Qigong, 2000
This is the original publication which was 1086 pages in hard back. It covers all
aspects of medical qigong exercise prescriptions and emitted qi treatment in the
clinic. This is a very comprehensive work which goes into Traditional Chinese Medicine
in great detail. This would be quite hard going for anyone who is not already familiar
with TCM and qigong. It is an academic and is the course book for several medical
qigong training courses.
You may be able to pick this edition up but it has now been republished as a five
volume work of which the fifth volume is a new addition on the treatment of cancer.
I have the original edition - so I haven’t yet read this latest addition.
These aren’t readily available in UK - so go to my USA store if you’re interested
- to the medical qigong section.