Qigong is the oldest chronicled medical system in the world. It is classified as Complementary Integrated Medicine by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Qigong at its core, is defined as energy medicine. It is further defined as the exchange
of energy between the practitioner and the client.
A clinical Qigong practitioner will have a minimum of 500 hours of specific Clinical Qigong training. Additionally and depending on his training entity's curriculum, a practitioner will have additional training in other modalities such as Reflexology, Acupressure, Cupping, Tui Na, Guasha and others as a complement to their treatments.
Clinical Qigong follows the "Whole Body" concept. What this is, simply put, is that we look at not only the physical side your health, but we incorporate the emotional side as well. We all know that our conscious mind plays a very important part in our healing.
A standard Qigong treatment plan in many cases, may include low-impact exercises given to the client as "homework". These movements/exercises are used to continue the healing plan between visits.
See below for some illustrations of Qigong techniques.
Working on the fibular collateral ligament using Qi transmission.
Literally means "Curing with external Qi"
This is what differentiates a Qigong Clinical Practitioner from other practitioners. Our treatment methods have a history going back 4 to 5,000 years along with a proven track record.
Our cupping treatments are based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Classic Chinese Medicine (CCM) principles. TCM/CCM cupping have a history of over 2,000 years.
Reflexology is an extension of Qigong Healing and it goes back thousands of years. The application is based on Zones located in the feet, hands and ears.
Used to access the meridian acupoints located along the whole body. This application is important because it restores the free flow of bioelectricity in our body and helping us stay healthy.
Example of Low-Impact exercises used to enhance the effect of treatments between visits. These exercises are recommended based on the ability of the client. This picture is an example of an exercise for keeping your spine flexible. It is a low-impact set.
This type of meditation is illness specific. You're taught to focus on your area of concern and given specific techniques in order to address the illness. Above is an example of a meditation technique used for High Blood Pressure .
Clinical Qigong exercises are exercises taught to a patient in order to enhance, between visits, the treatments received by the practitioner. These exercises are chosen and taught to fit the physical requirements of the client. They're low-impact but very powerful and time-proven movements. In addition to exercises, you may be taught self-acupressure techniques, vibrational medicine, self-massage and self-energy treatment techniques.
Massaging the Kidneys