Healing with Daoist Medical Qigong
By: Eric Schaffer, DMQ
Chinese medicine says: When the body’s energy flows freely, with the right amount of energy - not too much or too little, and is balanced, we will be free from illnesses, emotional problems, and troubled mind. Harmony will be present, and we’ll live longer.
Medical Qigong is Good for Symptoms
Medical qigong clears the energetic and emotional blockages that are at the root of symptoms. Both energetic treatment and self-healing exercises gently “jump start” a return to the smooth flow and balance of the body’s energies. Although a single session is useful to get a sense of the work, symptoms develop over a period of years or decades, and usually a series of sessions is needed to be effective. Progress is reviewed session by session, and after a series of 3 or 6 sessions. A self-healing qigong exercise prescription is offered during the session. Affordable self-healing qigong classes are offered monthly.
Using movement exercises, breath work, and meditation, Qigong is an ancient Chinese discipline that trains and synchronizes our body, mind, and spirit. Qigong means “energy training” and “breath training”.
Medical qigong combines the skill and knowledge of training the body’s energy from qigong, with Chinese medicine theory. It is a complete, holistic medicine that treats the body, emotions, mind, and energy.
A Healing Session
In a typical session, the practitioner and client have a dialog about the client’s health concerns and symptoms, and discuss what will occur in the session. Medical qigong diagnosis occurs through a health questionnaire, conversation, tongue diagnosis, and an energetic assessment that occurs during treatment.