We offer Chi Kung Therapy (Qigong Therapy) to clients with a serious illness or medical condition. We deliver this as a one-year program.
How Chi Kung Therapy works
Simply put, Chi Kung Therapy is the application of Chi Kung for therapeutic purposes. But what effect does it have on illness?
From the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) paradigm, there is only one illness and that is an energy imbalance or yin/yang disharmony.
Yin and yang are two symbols that represent two opposing yet complementary aspects in medicine and all other fields. The principle of energy imbalance is applicable to all types of diseases, whether contagious, organic or psychiatric.
TCM asserts that the harmony of yin and yang is essential to health. Therefore, in any TCM application – whether Acupuncture, Tui Na or Chi Kung Therapy – the practitioner first identifies the cause of the energy imbalance or energy blockage. The practitioner then seeks to restore a harmonious flow of energy. When energy flows harmoniously, health ensues.
Eastern vs Western Approaches
Eastern and Western medicine approach health from different perspectives and both have their own contributions to make. Western medicine is particularly effective for acute conditions such as trauma, broken bones, injuries and the like. Chi Kung Therapy is particularly effective with organic and degenerative diseases and psychiatric disorders.
One of the key differences between the two is that Western medicine treats the disease. One of the challenges with treating the disease is that there can often be severe side effects. Furthermore, when the treatment requires multiple forms of medication, the interaction of the combined side effects can lead to further complications. In many cases, managing the disease is the best that can be hoped for.
In Chinese medicine, the patient is treated as a whole person. The practitioner may not have the same level of detail of the inner workings of the body relating to the disease. Instead, the practitioner understands the patient’s issue from the perspective of energy flow and energy imbalance, or blockage.
Treating the Patient, not the Illness
Treating the patient as a whole person, rather than just treating the disease does two things. It accommodates the differences between individuals; one size does not fit all. It also takes account of the fact that humans are a complex organism with multiple interconnected and interrelated processes and functions, and nothing is done in isolation.
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