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    Qigong visualization is a training in imagination and volition. In qigong, imagination is not merely a flight of fancy or fantasy, but rather a way of sharpening awareness and correcting health problems by using the creative power of the mind. We learn to substitute positive images for negative ones. Instead of imagining that the body is diseased, rebellious, obstructed, or polluted, we imagine that it is the abode of archetypal forces: colored light, solar qi, and healing breaths. Healing visualizations might eventually result in the state of entering tranquillity, but they are primarily therapeutic and goal-oriented and based on a principle shared by qigong and psychoneuroimmunology: if the mind can cause disease, the mind can also cure it.

    pg 150
    Kenneth Cohen
    The Way of Qigong

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