Chinese energetic medicine, or Medical Qi Gong, is a specialized form of energy medicine and one of the five branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine which include acupuncture, herbal medicine, medical massage and diet (nutritional medicine). It is based on the Chinese medical view of the body, its channels, vital substances, and energy centers. Chinese Energetic Medicine views health as a state of harmony or balance existing between the internal environment of the body and the external environment it lives in. Extreme weather conditions, normal seasonal changes, stress, emotional upset, physical trauma, infectious organisms, injury, poor nutrition and the aging process are capable of disrupting this state of harmony. The goal of a “Qi session” is to correct bio-energetic imbalances and blockages and restore the flow of energy through the body’s energy channels, cells, tissues, and organs. Thus strengthening the body’s efforts to be in a state of optimum health or to heal. Medical Qi Gong is especially beneficially for animals because Qi is sourced from nature and is comforting and familiar to them.
The Benefits of balanced QI (chi)
Medical Qi Gong Provides healing potential without side effects.
Chinese Energetic Medicine, or Medical Qi Gong, continuously supports the body's capacity toward health and longevity. Ultimately, the body’s own innate capacity to heal determines how it responds to disease, injury, and stress. It is this same innate potential that determines whether or not the body responds to any external treatment, medication or procedure. Qi positively affects the being’s innate capacity to heal without side effects. It addresses the root cause of illness as well the symptoms. For the whole body to function harmoniously, every part must remain in balance. The most complete care system utilizes the best and most current practices of conventional veterinary medicine in conjunction with the most potent form of energy medicine. In this way, the body, mind and spirit are considered in equal measure. Therein lies the broader definition of health and vitality that all beings, human or animal, have the ability to achieve.
Some of the benefits of a Qi treatment may include:
Some of the benefits of a Qi treatment may include:
- Increased energy, improved appetite and the senses may become more keen
- Nervous system regulation
- Improved immune function
- Promotes circulation
- Eases pain and lessens the anxiety felt around pain, provides comfort
- Warms and nourishes tendons, ligaments, and muscles
- Strengthens organs and connective tissue
- Potent adjunct therapy to support conventional veterinary medicine
- Can provide a peaceful end of life transition
What happens during a Qi session
A “Qi session” consists of the practitioner first sensing and then directly influencing the Qi of another being in order to bring about a state of health and vitality. The treatment begins with recognizing Qi imbalances and blockages through a Qi assessment which involves observing the energy patterns around the surface of the body and then running the hands over the channels to determine specific information about the state of the channels. These channels are found close to the surface of the skin on the limbs and deeper within the trunk of the body to the internal organs. They are the pathways that Qi moves through. Throughout the assessment, observation of the deeper physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the animal are intuited. Next, the Qi imbalance is corrected through the appropriate technique. A purging technique is used to cleanse and purify the body's energetic fields and to remove pathogenic, toxic, or stagnant Qi. A tonifying technique is used to emit healthy Qi into deficient areas and recharge the body. Finally, a regulation technique is used to balance the Qi in order to promote a healthy flow of life force in the body thus cultivating health, vitality, and happiness. When Qi imbalances are corrected, innate healing potential is initiated. Sometimes the change is immediate. Chronic conditions may require additional treatment and time. Medical Qi Gong is a potent adjunct therapy to veterinary care. It is especially beneficial for aging animals, chronic illnesses like cancer, idiopathic illness and stubborn conditions resistant to traditional treatment.
About my Master:
grand master hong liu
Grandmaster Hong Liu is an internationally renowned Master in the healing art of Medical Qi Gong for over four decades. Following three of China’s most renowned and powerful Qi Gong masters, he perpetuates a powerful lineage that bridges western medical science and natural healing. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Master of Oriental Medicine in China, Master Hong is an adjunct associate professor with the Department of Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the University of Hawaii and has worked with the National Institute of Health (NIH) and National Cancer Institute on the herbal treatment of cancer. For his pioneering cancer research, humanitarian healing programs, community outreach and tireless devotion to teaching people how to heal themselves, he has been proclaimed a Living Treasure in his homeland of China, and in the state of Hawai’i. Master Hong is the President of the Natural Healing Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization.
defining energy medicine
In order to understand Chinese Energetic Medicine, it is important to first understand the concept of energy medicine and its potency in the medical paradigm today. "Energy Medicine has been defined as a branch of integrative medicine that, whether through human touch or device-based, uses known subtle energy fields to therapeutically assess and treat energetic imbalances, bringing the body's systems back into homeostasis(balance). Knowledge of the human/animal energy field is the first step to understanding integral physiology, which unites body, mind, and spirit to treat the entire being-not just the physiology." Continue reading this article by Christina L Ross, PhD, BCPP here.