Acupuncture is one of the most popular and effective contemporary healing techniques, practised in almost every country on the globe
Traditional Chinese Medicine is made up of a number of different specialisms, such as Acupuncture-Moxibustion, Chinese Herbology, Medical dietetics, Therapeutic exercise, and Medical Qigong.
Of these various branches of TCM, Medical Qigong is at once the most ancient and most sophisticated – it is the most rarefied and specialised form of TCM treatment.
Unlike all of the others, it dispenses with the “middle man” – for example acupuncture needles, herbal prescriptions, different food types, various exercises, and the like – and instead immediately and directly connects the Qi of the practitioner, with therapeutic intent, to that of the person being treated.
凡大醫治病, 必當安神定志， 無欲無求， 先發大慈惻隱之心。 誓願普救含靈之苦。
“Whenever eminent physicians treat an illness, they must quiet the spirit and settle the will, they must be free of wants and desires, and they must first develop a heart full of great compassion and empathy. They must pledge to devote themselves completely to relieving the suffering of all sentient beings. ”
— Sun Simiao, Bei Ji Qian Jin Yao Fang I.2
Healing Rooted in Spirit
While Medical Qigong is undoubtedly one of the most effective forms of medical intervention known to man, it is also, not surprisingly, one of the most intriguing and challenging endeavours for the TCM medical practitioner to embark upon. It also the most demanding in terms of the time and effort needed to master it.
The utmost dedication and constant hard work is required in order to so refine one’s Qi that it can then be projected externally to another human being to bring about a transformation in their health.
The demands placed upon the practitioner who can subsequently sometimes achieve seemingly “miraculous” medical potency could not be otherwise.
Health Promoting Qigong
Health-promoting Qigong, also known as Qigong for Health and Wellbeing, is part of Chinese therapeutic exercises.
This Qigong (pronounced Cheegung) comprises a set of simple movements, breathing exercises and relaxation/meditation techniques which people can practice on their own at home or in a group with a teacher.
Medical Qigong uses the Qi of the practitioner to directly influence and invigorate the smooth flow of Qi within the patient.
The focused, refined and potentised Qi of the practitioner is transmitted, without intermediary and without touching the patient, to the imbalanced or diseased aspect of the client to remove possible Qi blockages of many different sorts and to initiate cure.
Who can have MQG Treatment?
There are no contraindications for having Medical Qigong treatment, but your practitioner will only use this treatment method if they feel it is necessary for your individual condition.
They may suggest using Acupuncture or Chinese Herbal Medicine instead of Medical Qigong.
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