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Chinese Medical Qigong (Qi pronounced “chee”) is a descendant of Chinese shamanism and loosely means “cultivating energy.”

Qigong Temple Lung Hu-shan

Long Hu Shan, or the Dragon-Tiger Mountain, is home to the Qing Cheng Shan monastery and dozens of Daoist temples. JMichael studied here, part of a lineage that dates back to 80 A.D.

The overall purpose of Medical Qigong is to rebalance the patient’s energetic body through breath work and internal manipulation of the Qi, or energy. To do this, any excess or deficient Qi in the body must first be diagnosed.

Excess Qi in an organ due to physical or emotional stress can cause excess energy to develop—if this is manifested in the liver, for instance, ligament or menstrual issues can occur as well as anger and depression. Excess Qi in the heart may show up as hypertension. Improper diet or blockage of the body’s energy pathways, known as meridians, can cause stagnant or obstructed energy, which can lead to chronic fatigue or general body weakness. If manifested in the spleen, stomach problems or IBS can occur.

Medical Qigong directly manipulates a patient’s energetic field to bring it back into the ideal balance of Yin and Yang: passive and active, feminine and masculine. Patients who have had energetic work notice how purging excess energy has a vacuuming sensation—many detect a faint traction or tug as the energy is released. Those with deficiencies become aware of the deficient organ’s response to the input of energy from the Qigong practitioner, whose aim is to help the organ restore its normal function.

Through postural, breathing and mental training the practitioner becomes a channel for Universal energy using Healing Intention to affect the necessary change.

Humans are both physical and energetic beings, and the classical training to manage our health and wellbeing is a gift to the West from ancient Qigong traditions.

As a clinical practitioner and teacher of Chinese Medical Qigong, JMichael has clinical hours weekdays and Medical Qigong Practitioner training for certification two nights a week at his clinic in the Priest Lake area.

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