Qigong comes from the words ‘Qi’ = energy and ‘Gong’ = cultivation. The practice of qigong is to improve the bodies qi through physical movement and meditation.
Medical Qigong is the application of Qigong for medical purposes by a practitioner. During a treatment session, the practitioner redirects, cleanses and restores the patients vital energy based on the principles of Chinese Medicine.
During a Medical Qigong treatment, the patient generally lies or sits on the treatment table while the practitioner uses various hand movements and healing sounds to perform the energetic healing procedure.
Often patients are able to perceive positive changes in the body, both on a physical and emotional level. Sometimes, the patient simply has a sense of deep relaxation and well-being. The experience of the treatment will be different for each patient. There are no invasive techniques used, and little to no physical touch is required.
The goal of a medical qigong session is to increase and aid the body’s ability to heal itself.