WHAT IS QI GONG?
Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention.
The word Qigong (Chi Kung) is made up of two Chinese words. Qi is pronounced chee and is usually translated to mean the life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe. The second word, Gong, pronounced gung, means accomplishment, or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. Together, Qigong (Chi Kung) means cultivating energy, it is a system practiced for health maintenance, healing and increasing vitality.
Medical Qigong Therapy, an energy based healing system, is one of the four main branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and is a complete system of energy medicine that recognizes the root causes of symptoms or disease and treats the patient as a whole.
It is founded on the Chinese Medical principle that all disease and disharmony is based on the underlying energy pattern of the physical body, often referred to as the ‘energy body’. This energy body and the physical body are not separate but are parts of one united whole, and what affects one affects the other. When we improve the vitality and harmony - the health of the energy body, this has a pronounced and positive effect on the physical body, resulting in improved, vitality, harmony, health and well being.
Unlike acupuncture, A Medical Qigong Therapy treatment does not include the insertion of needles. Instead, the energy emitted from the fingers and palms of the practitioner is used to adjust the flow of Qi; weakened energies are strengthened, excessive energies are gently purged and then your complete system is balanced to create a wonderful sense of overall harmony. The action of this emitted energy is not limited to the surface acupuncture points and may be as deep as required - to reach meridians, muscles, tendons and internal organs directly.
This strengthens your energy field and chakra system, allowing the body to naturally find health and balance with more speed and strength. The healing works though the aura and down to the cellular level of the physical body, creating balance on all levels of being—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.
Medical Qigong Therapy aids in relieving stress, emotional trauma, physical pain, and illness, and promotes a sense of soothing balance, revitalization, and harmony. It’s like pressing a re-set button, allowing your energy to find a clearer and more spacious vibration; promoting well being from the inside out.
You don’t have to be sick or injured to be able to receive the benefits of a Medical Qigong Therapy treatment. Maintaining good health through wellness treatments is an essential part of ancient traditional Chinese healing philosophy, and is still considered a wise approach today. Waiting to treat those who were already sick was likened to “waiting for thirst before digging a well” or “waiting to go into battle before casting weapons”.
Regular treatments can keep your body/mind tuned up, strengthen your immune system, manage stress, encourage and support personal growth, and help you to maintain your important health and well being.