What is Medical QiGong? Widely understood in China but little known in the West, medical Qigong is a modality of Chinese Medicine. Medical Qigong is one of the four main branches of Chinese medicine including Acupuncture, Herbal medicine and Tui Na massage. Qigong is a combination of two words: Qi (pronounced Chee), and means life or vital energy, air or breath, that flows through all things in the universe. Gong (pronounced gung) means skill of cultivating self-discipline and achievement, as practice. Together, Qigong means the skill of cultivating vital energy, and/or the ability to work with the electromagnetic energy of the body. Disruptions in the electromagnetic energy of the body occur throughout our lifetime as a result of poor diet, sedentary lifestyle, injuries, surgery, suppression of emotions, Stress and aging. The practitioner of Medical Qigong, must have cultivated unusual abilities of subtle perception
External Qigong or Qi Emission (MQG):
When patients are ill and their own level of Qi is very low or stagnant, receiving Qi from a qigong practitioner can prove to be a powerful stimulant toward recovery. Generally, however, people who receive external qigong from a qigong practitioner, simultaneously do their own internal practice.
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 his hands over the body.
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 psycho-physiological 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. Exercises may be given after treatments.
Qi can pass through air and clothing, the practitioner often works about a foot away from the client's body, and sometimes lightly touches the client to guide and manipulate the movement of Qi. The client may feel varying sensations as the Qi moves, such as warmth, tingling, coolness, vibration, and sometimes twitching as the stagnant energy releases and with eyes closed may see visualizations as well. Generally, clients find the treatments extremely relaxing and rejuvenating. Sometimes clients may become aware of uncomfortable emotions that have been suppressed and have an emotional release either during or after the treatment. As one of the primary goals of Medical Qigong therapy is to release toxic emotions from within the body's tissues, having an emotional release is extremely beneficial to one's psychological and physiological well being.
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