The book explains that Traditional Chinese Medicine (of which T'ai Chi & Qigong are a part)works best when the practitioner "understands" and "believes" in the therapy. Therefore, the in depth analytical explanation of this ancient health science, coupled with the experiential exercises peppered throughout the book, create a powerful program. I noticed that the T'ai Chi Forms Grand Champion, Sifu Hong Yijiao, rated this book excellant for this very reason. For a deep understanding of the many facets of T'ai Chi & Qigong's Eastern mind/body philosophy and Western medicine's growing understanding of it, this book is an excellant resource. Teachers as well as expert students will find many ways of looking at T'ai Chi & Qigong that are fresh, modern, and meaningful to everyone in today's stressed out modern world. Especially the chapters on using T'ai Chi & Qigong for specific therapies, corporate wellness, and social health problems, including education and prison rehab. A great resource for anyone interested in T'ai Chi & Qigong, but especially for those newly curious about it, it makes a top rate primer. Also, it is a great desk reference for anyone in the health or education field. Every doctor and nurse should have a copy of it.