Tai chi and qi gong (sometimes spelt ‘chi kung’) come from Chinese medical traditions. They include parts of mind-body therapies, energy-based therapies and physical therapies.
Both tai chi and qi gong focus on building strength, balance and flexibility through slow, fluid movements. They also use mental imagery and deep breathing.
Together, the physical and mental exercises can help to improve general health and create a feeling of well-being.
You can get more information about tai chi or qi gong from complementary therapy organisations.