Ba Duan Jin, is an exercise originated during the Song Dynasty of China. Long-term persistent practice of Ba Duan Jin can adjust one’s nervous system and the endocrine system to a state of balance and stability.
The alternating movement of body stressing and relaxing can affect the body’s metabolism and enhance the body’s immunity. The practice of Ba Duan Jin also has two-way regulating function for blood pressure, heart beating rate, blood glucose, thyroid function, and so on.
The following photos shown a nurse in a Chinese hospital is teaching the patients to do Ba Duan Jin exercise. These patients had chemotherapy treatment for cancer. The doctor from this hospital said: except patients with bone metastasis of cancer cells are not suitable for practicing this exercise, other patients with most of other cancers are benefit from this exercise for health improvement.