Objectives : To discuss the therapeutic properties of Daoyin, and suggest ways to apply the Spleen Daoyin Method clinically.
Methods : The therapeutic properties of Daoyin were examined in medical texts, after which the movements and effects of the Spleen Daoyin Method were analyzed. Based on relevant contents in the Donguibogam, symptoms and diseases for application of the Spleen Daoyin Method were studied to suggest further clinical application possibilities.
Results & Conclusions : Daoyin manages the body by treating diseases, while keeping the Shen intact to manage the mind. In the case of the Five Zhang Daoyin Method, its therapeutic nature is clear as the target is focused on the Five Zhang. The Spleen Daoyin Method is mostly comprised of two movements that enable overall restoration and improvement of the Spleen function. Therefore, it could be applied in cases of Spleen-Stomach diseases where there is functional damage.