Chinese hypnosis can cause qigong induced mental disordersBMJ 2000; 320 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7237.803/a (Published 18 March 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:803
- Sing Lee, associate professor of psychiatry ([email protected])a
EDITOR—Qigong (“exercise of vital energy”) is a Chinese healing system based on trance. It consists of meditational or movement exercise, or both, induced by use of a highly culture syntonic set of suggestions based on the concept of qi (vital energy). It has been estimated that about 5% of China's 1.3 billion people practise qigong, so this may be the most common form of “hypnosis” practised globally. Vickers and Zollman have …
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