Medicinal Chi (Qi) Gung and its Benefits

Asian Bodywork Therapy or "Medicinal Chi (Qi) Gung" is a way of affecting and directing qi, or the body's life force, for various kinds of benefit. It may include modalities such as Acupressure, Tui Na, Reflexology and Shiatsu to manipulate the soft tissue and influence the flow of energy in the body throughout the meridian system. Using the fingers (on some occasions the hand, arm, elbow or feet or no touch at all depending on the modality) to stimulate specific points along the meridians. When these points are activated, they release muscular tension, and promote circulation of blood and the body's life-force energy (Qi) to promote health and healing.

Using the same points as acupuncture (but without the use of needles) and traditional Chinese medicine, these various modalities apply a comfortable range of pressure, from gentle to firm. The techniques integrate well with traditional Western Medicine or other therapies such as therapeutic touch, somatic work, healing imagery, energy psychology, psychotherapy and massage therapy.

Asian bodywork therapy is best used regularly as preventive medicine, keeping the body in balance and can be very effective when health or emotional challenges arise.

Benefits of Medicinal Qi Gung may include:
  • Regulate and ease menstrual cycle
  • Regulating hormones for menopause transition (perimenopause)
  • Provide support for anxiety, emotional trauma, grief, depression
  • Boost immune system
  • Alleviate stomach problems like indigestion, constipation and nausea
  • Assist with eating disorders
  • Relieve headaches and migraines
  • Reduce neck, shoulder and back pain
  • Treat skin problems
  • Inhibit sleep disorders
  • Promote positive self-image
  • Improve mental aptitude
  • Increase overall energy
  • Regulate blood pressure
  • Decrease side effects of Western medicines

Some additional benefits of Medicinal Qi Gung:
  • Strengthens resistance to disease and promotes wellness.
  • Enables the body to adapt to environmental changes and resist illness.
  • Establishes harmony between our emotional and physical self.
  • Eliminates toxins stored in our body.
  • Stimulates healthy functioning of internal organs.