Medical Qigong Therapy is an effective branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine that doesn't rely on the use of needles.

Acupuncture has been credited with resolving pain, inflammation, nerve conditions and more. Yet for some, the thought of being poked with a needle keeps them from enjoying the benefits of ancient Chinese wisdom. Fortunately, Medical Qigong Therapy offers a painless solution. Medical Qigong Therapy has been around for just about the same time as acupuncture. It's the branch of TCM that works with energy without needles and is commonly identified in the clinic with a combination of acupressure and what looks like waving hands the air. That is, the practitioner emits energy through their hands to the client, often without any contact.

Does Qigong Therapy Work?

Absolutely. Medical Qigong Therapy (MQT) counts on many areas of proven expertise such as migraines, stress, depression, cardiovascular, cancer and more. Thousands of people have taken the plunge to sample the energetic side of TCM and are pleased with the results. Results are so outstanding that respected institutions such as Stanford Hospital have taken note. MQT is prescribed very frequently to cancer patients as it helps to reverse nausea, hair-loss and neuropathy (damage to nerves) caused radiation and chemotherapy. The benefits of MQT include no-drugs, no-needles, a relaxing session and no side-effects.

How does Qigong Therapy Work?

Medical QiGong Therapy works by adjusting the energy of the body. A therapist looks for deficiencies, excesses, blockages and deviations in a client by scanning the body with a flat palm. Once the energy has been assessed, it is analyzed by comparing it to the 5 element cycle (Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, Wood). Each element has a corresponding color, organ, yin/yang channel, emotion, and sound. Depending on how the energy flows in the client, the therapist will know how to design a proper treatment plan. Once the plan is developed the therapist may focus on running energy through a particular organ, a point, a channel or even the entire body. Treatments often include attention on three levels, physical, energetic and spiritual. After about 5 minutes of constant stimulus most clients can feel the energetic shift in that area. Only a relative few finish a session without feeling anything.

Does Qi Really Exist?

Qi, subtle bio-energy, definitely exists; without it, we would just be a lifeless body. It's the combination of the chemical, magnetic, and bio-electric energies of our cells. Qigong therapists will tell you that qi is more than just physiology, but this simple explanation gives a reasonable definition that the scientific mind can accept. Furthermore, acupuncture and qigong have been around for about 3000 years, can that much history be wrong?

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