Holistic simply means whole or complete. A Medical Qigong Practitioner seeks to understand the underlying cause of dis-ease or dis-harmony by reading the physical and energetic body as well as listening deeply to the patient's life experience. All these layers, together, paint a much clearer picture for the Medical Qigong Practitioner to help identify root causes, which help guide the patient on their healing journey.
How does MEDICAL Qigong Work?
For almost 5,000 years in written medical texts, and 8,000 in oral traditions, Qigong practitioners have been studying our resonate frequencies as well the energetic and circulatory patterns of humans. We also know that proper circulation of vital fluids is required for optimum health. Consider the difference in health between a flowing river and a stagnant pool of water; which one is more likely to remain healthy, long term? What type of movement training is best for you?
Discernment - Every part of our being vibrates at varying frequencies. Bones vibrate differently than the dense, fluid filled liver or the hollow, air filled lungs. Additionally, our mental and emotional states generate vibrations which may be manipulated through physical tension, relaxation or hyper-extension. Traditional Qigong training allows you to learn your subtle frequencies and work with them to optimize your well being. This is not magic, it is science in its purest form. Just like tuning a guitar, you can learn to tune your body for optimal health. A qualified Medical Qigong Practitioner has trained for many years to develop the ability to discern energetic frequencies and imbalances.
Beginning at the quantum level, we are all a collection of subtle frequencies. From a rock, to sound or light waves, everything on this physical level of existence vibrates at it's resonate frequency. If that frequency becomes unbalances or blocked, disharmony and dis-ease may be allowed to set in. Watch the video below to see what happens to a crystal glass when a disruptive sound frequency is introduced.
Patients fill out detailed personal history forms which are discussed during the first consultation with the Medical Qigong Practitioner. From this conversation, the Practitioner can begin to gain perspective on the optimum healing path.
The Medical Qigong Practitioner then performs and energetic nurturing and evaluation of the patient. This provides important energetic information which, when shared with the patient, will offer deeper perspectives, further informing the healing path.
Once all information has been evaluated, the Medical Qigong Practitioner will offer insights into the observed energetic patterning and invite the patient to explore their inner most selves in between appointments. This often involves personal observation and Qigong practice.
Follow up appointments involve a review of the patient's progress with homework and any perspectives gained. Energetic table work further informs the Practitioner and allows for deeper insights into next steps with treatments and homework,
MEDICAL QIGONG - CLINICAL WORK
Through a combination of intimate, therapeutic conversation and energetic table work, Medical Qigong Practitioners work to restore health by discerning, analyzing and correcting energetic imbalances in the body. Medical Qigong seeks to harmonize the internal organs, strengthen and balance the central and autonomic nervous systems. Boosting immune system response, providing pain relief, hormone regulation and releasing deep-seated mental and emotional stress patterning are important parts of this beautiful, personal healing journey.
A PRACTITIONER'S TRAINING PATH
A Medical Qigong Practitioner must first train for many years through instructor guided, deep self awareness and cultivation to understand and heal their own subtle energies and imbalances before exploring the complexities of another being's subtle energies and imbalances. As this transformation takes place, the Practitioner becomes very adept at isolating and recognizing subtle energies and imbalances within others on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. Once disharmonies are identified within the patient, the Practitioner uses their knowledge and experience of complex treatment protocols to facilitate change within the patient. As always, if the patient is not ready to release the disharmony, nothing will change. It is important to note that Medical Qigong is a partnership between patient and practitioner.
Practitioner and Patient - A Team Effort
When patients are ill and their own Qi (Life Force) is weak or stagnant, receiving Qi from a Medical Qigong Practitioner can provide a profound impetus for healing. Usually, people who receive External Qigong treatments are also guided to do their own Internal Qigong practice, on one or more of three layers, in accordance with prescriptions provided by their practitioner. By working together, the patient becomes an empowered, active participant on their healing path.
Performed by a highly trained practitioner, Medical Qigong works to balance your physical and subtle energetic systems. This is achieved through clinical table work and prescription exercises designed to aid the purgation, tonification and regulation of the physical and subtle energetic bodies. The Practitioner and the patient work together in this healing process.
THREE GUIDING PRINCIPLES
PURGATION / TONIFICATION / REGULATION
PURGATION - The Medical Qigong Practitioner will use purgation to remove unwanted subtle energies and circulatory blockages from an affected area / organ. This is achieved through the Medical Qigong Practitioner's ability to work with and emit Qi to clear subtle energy fields, during clinical table work. The patient may also be trained in prescriptive purgative Qigong or therapeutic techniques, such as Tuina, which will assist further releasing of blockages on physical, mental and emotional levels.
TONIFICATION - Once the affected area has been purged the Medical Qigong Practitioner will use a Qi emission which effectively boosts the subtle resonate energy of the affected area / organ. This will enhance its ability to function properly and help reestablish its strength. Practitioners may also train patients in personal cultivation prescriptive Qigong techniques to help with tonification (Qi Cultivation) between clinical sessions.
REGULATION - The Medical Qigong Practitioner will guide the subtle energies, of an affected area / organ, back into their resonate harmonic state and in regulation with the other physical and energetic systems within the patient. This allows for the resumption of optimal functioning within the physical and energetic bodies. Practitioners may also train patients prescriptive Qigong and therapeutic techniques to help maintain a state of regulation between clinical sessions. Additionally, in the case of chronic or persistent patterns, the patient is encouraged to develop a higher level of mindfulness to determine how their physical and energetic bodies move out of harmony. This is a critical step in the healing process.
MEDICAL QIGONG INFLUENCE - PHYSICAL
The Medical Qigong Practitioner has advanced knowledge of anatomy, physiology and energetics which help guide their ability to recognize and influence energetic and physiological blockages related to scar tissue, myofascial adhesions, current or previous bone breaks and other injuries. In clinic, the Practitioner is able to reestablish energetic flow through an injured area which may accelerate the healing process. Through prescriptive Qigong techniques, the Practitioner is able to train the patient in stabilizing and strengthening weakened areas, and releasing physiological blockages thus increasing fluid and energetic circulation, both of which are crucial to the healing process.
MEDICAL QIGONG INFLUENCE - MENTAL
Medical Qigong recognizes the relationship between mental and physical well being. Consider that, universally, worry and chronic anxiety can elevate blood pressure and damage your digestion. Additionally, being unable to speak your truth often causes physiological and energetic blockages in the neck and jaw line leading to ear aches, chronic sore throats and grinding of teeth. The Medical Qigong Practitioner explores mental health as part of the healing path and works with the patient to identify and resolve mental imbalances through perspective shifting life coaching sessions, prescriptive Qigong techniques and meditation training.
MEDICAL QIGONG INFLUENCE - EMOTIONAL
Medical Qigong recognizes the relationship between emotional and physical well being. Consider that anger elevates blood pressure, makes you feel restless and disrupts digestion. Depression robs you of your energy and appetite while fear will immobilize you and constrict your circulation, leaving you feeling cold all the time. The Medical Qigong Practitioner explores emotional health as part of the healing path and works with the patient to identify and resolve emotional imbalances through perspective shifting life coaching sessions, prescriptive Qigong techniques and meditation training.