Medical Qigong is the oldest of the four branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It is described in literature dating back to 168BC, and the first written evidence of Daoism, the philosophy underpinning TCM and Medical Qigong, is documented as the Tai Qi symbol in 2500BC. In Chinese health, yin and yang are balanced. These aspects, as well as your full medical history, are discussed in detail with you during your consultation.
It encourages a way of living that honours the laws of nature and acknowledges that the changes that occur within us mirror those we observe outside.
There are 3 types of Qigong: martial, spiritual and medical and thousands of Qigong styles that maintain health. Medical Qigong diagnoses, treats and prevents specific illnesses using TCM principles.
Medical Qigong is still widely practised within hospitals throughout China, treating patients with individual prescriptions for a wide variety of illnesses.
Medical Qigong is used to prevent and treat illness by bringing the body back into balance. It utilises techniques involving the breath, mental focus, visualisations and physical movements. It enables us to recognise imbalances in ourselves and to correct those using techniques that can be incorporated into daily life. This complete system of medicine is individualised to you specifically, and encourages you throughout the process to reflect and make changes in your life that mirror those changes occurring during the treatment session.
I can teach you prescription exercises (Daoyin) to balance and harmonise specific organ systems, and provide couch work treatments. These sessions are carried out with you fully clothed.
Medical Qigong can be used alone but can also enhance the effects of Acupuncture