I don't have much experience in this area, but I've recently been directed toward several articles involving Qi Gong's benefits for treating medical problems. I'm less inclined to buy into the metaphysical new-age crap and more apt to believe that the health benefits are likened more to the stress alleviation provided by any other form of active meditation; especially in regards to certain neurological dysfunctions that can be exacerbated by increased stress levels. Are there any recommended books or DVD's that could provide a basis for understanding Qi Gong breathing techniques for medicinal purposes, or is that a useless venture? Can it only be learned through study under a teacher? I feel if you can learn yoga by yourself, you shouldn't have a problem learning this, but like I said I don't have any experience. If anyone has any resources that are worth getting I'd be happy to look into them.