Acupuncture can trace its roots back to another powerful form of Chinese Medicine called Medical Qigong (pronounced "chee-gong"). Medical Qigong is the Father of the more modern acupuncture and is a primary form of medicine in China. It is sometimes referred to as acupuncture without needles and is being hailed around the world as a miracle medicine.
Medical Qigong can be divided into two methods of application: internal Qigong, or self-treatment, and external Qigong, or qi emission.
Internal Qigong or Self Treatment: Internal Qigong is a major part of Qigong therapy. This form of Qigong is practiced by oneself to achieve a specific purpose. A form of psychophysiological self-regulation, internal Qigong regulates the qi of the body for the purposes of harmonizing our internal energy systems for health enhancement and disease prevention. Typically, these are simple breathing and movement exercises or seated meditations.
External Qigong or Qi Emission: External Qigong refers to the process by which Qigong practitioners direct or emit their qi to others to purge and release toxic emotions from within the body's tissues, eliminate energetic stagnations, as well as tonify and regulate the internal organs, immune system, and energetic fields. The practitioner may touch areas on the other person's body or simply pass their hands over the body.
Medical Qigong therapy and prescriptions combine the use of breath work with individual physical movements and mental intention. The goal of Qigong is to correct imbalances enabling the body to strengthen and regulate the internal organs, the nervous system, immune system, relieve pain, regulate hormones, strengthen and purge deep-seated emotions and stress. Medical Qigong therapy offers clients a safe and effective way to help rid themselves of many years of disruptions in their body caused by injuries, surgery, chemical and environmental influences, emotional changes and aging.
During a Medical Qigong treatment, your energetic field will be scanned, looking for anomalies and obstructions in the qi flow. Then I will use internal and external qi transmissions to correct the flow of qi that is running, in, around and through your body.
An acupuncturist’s needles can go a long way to facilitate healing from the outside in, but a well-informed patient can be equally effective by practicing Qigong from the inside out.