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Medical Qigong is an ancient form of Chinese energetic medicine, and is one of the four main branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), along with acupuncture, herbal medicine, and medical massage. As with the other “Branches” of TCM, healing occurs through balancing qi or electromagnetic energy which surrounds and pervades all living creatures.
Disruptions in the electromagnetic energy of the body occur throughout our lifetime as a result of poor diet, sedentary lifestyle, injuries, surgery, suppression of emotions, and aging.
The goal of qigong is to correct these bio-energetic imbalances and blockages. This enables the body to strengthen and regulate the internal organs, the nervous system and the immune system, relieve pain, regulate hormones, and strengthen and release deep-seated emotions and stress.
Medical qigong therapy consists of treatment by a practitioner to regulate the client’s qi. After the treatment the client will be given qigong prescriptions to assist in their ongoing healing. Tailored specifically to the clientmedical qigong exercises use physical movement, breathing methods and mental intention to correct and restore the function in the body.
Medical qigong is a complete system of health care that recognizes the root causes of symptoms or disease, and treats the client as a whole. Practiced as an excellent adjunct to Western medicine, Chinese medicine may successfully treat people with conditions which Western medicine finds resistant or ambiguous.
In China and more recently in the United States, doctors have applied qigong in hospitals and clinics to treat individuals suffering from a variety of ailments. Medical qigong therapy and prescriptions can be used to treat people with cancer and help reduce or eliminate side effects from radiation and chemotherapy. It will help in treating cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease and post-stroke syndrome. It is especially useful in treating any kind of chronic pain, and chronic disorders of the digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular and nervous systems.
Like any other system of health care, qigong is not a panacea but a highly effective health care practice. Many health care professionals recommend qigong as an important form of complementary and alternative medicine.
In practicing complementary and alternative medicine, we seek to support the care of your existing physician, therapist, or acupuncturist.
Qigong’s great appeal is that anyone can enrich their lives by adding qigong to their daily routine, regardless of ability, age, belief system, or life circumstances. Qigong exercises enable people to feel and perform better and have higher levels of energy and stamina.
People practice qigong to maintain health, heal their bodies, calm their minds, and reconnect with their spirit.
Qigong exercises properly practiced can:
Improve physical strength and energy
Qigong may reduce or eliminate symptoms for conditions which allopathic medicine
Definition by: International College of Medical Qigong
The basis of acupuncture is an energy force known as qi (roughly pronounced “chee”). A person’s health is influenced by the flow of this energy, or qi, in the body. If the flow of qi is insufficient, unbalanced or interrupted, illness may occur. Qi travels throughout the body along pathways called “channels” or “meridians.” The acupuncture points are specific locations where the channels are accessible and where qi is easily directed by the placement of needles, moxibustion, or acupressure. Acupuncture is used to balance the opposing forces of yin and yang, keep the normal flow of qi unblocked, and maintaining or restoring health to the body and mind.
While acupuncture may be most popular for its effectiveness in alleviating pain, it also helps treat allergies/asthma, fatigue and sleep disorders, arthritis, PMS, digestive disorders, addictions and much more.
There have been several proposed scientific explanations for acupuncture’s effects, primarily in regards to its effect on pain. Acupuncture points are believed to stimulate the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) to release chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord and brain. These chemicals either change the experience of pain or release other chemicals, such as hormones, that influence the body’s self-regulating systems. The biochemical changes may stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities and promote physical and emotional well being.
Multiple, hair thin, disposable needles are inserted into particular acupuncture points and retained for 45 min to 1 hour. Community acupuncture offers affordable effective acupuncture treatments in a setting similar to that of modern Chinese acupuncture practice. Up to 5 patients are placed in the same room and treated simultaneously without the need for removing articles of clothing though rolling up pants or sleeves may be required.
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What is the difference between all of these acupuncture providers?
Open Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., last patient at 2:00.
Appointments preferred, schedule online; walks-ins are also welcome.
Community Acupuncture + is acupuncture done in a multi-patient setting where all patients receive acupuncture at the same time. This setting provides an affordable alternative to individual acupuncture along with maintaining the patients health benefits by lowering all the barriers to treatment. The “+” is the addition of advanced health technologies such as Microcurrent Therapy, Earthing, Far Infrared heat, Acute Care Homeopathy and more.
Community Acupuncture + is available on a sliding scale ($20-$40), which makes it an
easy-to-try, effective, and an affordable treatment. Bhakti Wellness Center is excited to announce this new offering and encourage you to schedule your Community Acupuncture + appointment with us today.
Health Insurance: services are not covered by health insurance plans.
Flex Spending Accounts and Health Savings Account: may be considered a qualified medical expense when used to treat diagnosed medical condition.