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.
Little touch is needed during the session. Most clients report pleasant, dreamy, flowing, and sometimes color sensations during the work. Most clients who choose treatment receive the general protocol, followed by focused treatment for individual conditions.
To suit a variety of needs we offer: a 2 hour Initial Visit ($134), 1.5 hour Session ($100), 1 hour Session ($75), or 45 minute Session - Treatment Only ($60). Medical Qigong complementary medicine Oncology care adds 20% to each of the fees above.
Personal Qigong Prescription
A medical qigong exercise prescription is usually offered during a healing session, for clients who want to practice self-healing. The exercises are adapted to support a variety of conditions: acute and chronic, emotional, limited mobility, and conditions that are difficult to treat.
Personal Learning Sessions
Private qigong lessons are preferable for some students. Qigong prescriptions are available in a personal learning session. The fee per hour for personal instruction is $60.
Lifestyle support from the point of view of Chinese medicine is available during a session. Relationships, communication, emotional challenges, addiction recovery, nutrition, sleep and dreams, and other areas can benefit from the understanding of TCM, Five Element, and Medical Qigong knowledge.
Qigong Class - Acceptance, Transformation, and Self-Healing
Class meets four times in a calendar month, Wednesday nights from 7-8pm, fee $50.
Free ½ Hour Session with Brief Demonstration Treatment
Please call or email to set up a session with Eric, Tuesday through Saturday, at A Healing Space. See how Daoist Medical Qigong can help you with your health, emotions, and life challenges.
Phone: (541) 852-1628, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eric received his Doctor of Medical Qigong degree and license to practice Medical Qigong in Chinese Hospitals from the People’s Republic of China in 2003. He has been practicing Daoist Medicine and teaching practitioners and students since that time.
In next month’s blog Eric will take Healing with Daoist Medical Qigong further, discussing how it is Good for Transformation.