Medical Qigong Treatments


Medical Qigong Treatment

Medical Qigong is an ancient treasure of Chinese energetic medicine, and is one of the oldest branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). "Qi" means life force energy while "Gong" means practice or skill. Qigong is a venerable system developed in China to increase the movement and absorption of Qi, life force energy.

Medical Qigong therapy gives patients an opportunity to relax deeply into their bodies. As patients are invited to drop into their breath, the Medical Qigong practitioner clears any energetic stagnation from their energetic fields (Wei Qi fields). Effects of Medical Qigong may manifest as sensations of warmth, tingling, coolness, or enhanced energy.  Recent research on the quality of life for cancer patients reveals Medical Qigong has its place in oncology.

Francesca Ferrari, L.Ac.
with patient at
Xi Yuan Hospital
Beijing, China

Unresolved emotions can interfere with the breathing process and can affect the smooth flow of Qi and Blood. Like a river congested with debris, chronic emotional blockages can cause energetic formations of turbid Qi. The unrefined Qi then gathers into energetic clusters. Untreated, these energetic clusters begin to take physical form.

Medical Qigong therapy offers a variety of techniques, including energetic purging, energetic tonifying, and energetic balancing. Benefits of Medical Qigong extend to address insomnia, anxiety, chronic fatigue, depression, unprocessed grief, and scar tissues to name a few. Treatments range from 20 minutes to 40 minutes. Based on individualistic needs, healing sounds or Qigong exercises are given to enhance the efficacy of the Medical Qigong therapy.

Francesca Ferrari, L.Ac., D.M.Q. (China), D.T.C.M.
(China) received her doctorate in Medical Qigong form the Beijing Western District Qigong Science and TCM Research Institute. Both locally and internationally, she trained in Medical Qigong with Jerry Alan Johnson, one of the few internationally recognized non-Chinese grand masters of Medical Qigong.  Jerry Alan Johnson, regarded as an authority on Medical Qigong, personally requested Francesca Ferrari to be the Chief Contributing Editor for his five volume book series on Medical Qigong.

Medical Qigong Therapy

Feel the Qi

During a Medical Qigong treatment, the patient generally sits or lies on the treatment table while the acupuncturist uses various hand techniques and movements with clear visualizations to perform the medical qigong healing procedure.

The patient can often feel subtle shifts happening within the body, both on a physical and emotional level. Other times, the patient may feel a deep sense of relaxation.

The experience of the medical qigong treatment will vary according to each patient's uniqueness. With medical qigong, no invasive techniques are used, and little to no physical contact is required. 


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