Acupuncture is a powerful form of Oriental Medicine. It has been practiced in China for over twenty-five hundred years. It has gained popularity here in the United States because of its powerful healing benefits including pain reduction, boosting immunity, cancer support, balancing hormones, balancing stress levels and improving digestion. A skilled Acupuncturist uses tiny needles and inserts them along electrically charged pathways called meridians. Through this practice, the Acupuncturist clears blockages in the flow of Chi through twelve primary meridians, each meridian being connected to an internal organ. As the internal organs begin to function more efficiently they nourish the whole body including all of its muscles and tissues.

Acupuncture can trace its roots back to another powerful form of Oriental Medicine called Medical Qigong. Medical Qigong is the Father of the more modern Acupuncture and is a primary form of Medicine in China. It is sometimes referred to as Acupuncture without needles and is being hailed around the world as a miracle medicine. During a Medical Qigong treatment, the Qigong Master scans a patient’s energetic field looking for anomalies and obstructions in the Chi flow. The practitioner then uses internal and external Chi transmissions to correct the flow of Chi that is running, in, around and through the patient’s body. Medical Qigong practitioners work with the twelve primary meridians but they also work with what has been called eight extraordinary meridians. These meridians feed and nourish the twelve Acupuncture meridians.

When we speak of healing in the context of Oriental Medicine we are always thinking in terms of Chi flow. Where there is greater Chi flow there is greater health, happiness, and flow of well being. Where there is stagnation, there is toxicity and eventually disease. Medical Qigong can only be performed by someone who has the ability and skill to transmit Chi. Acupuncture uses needles and does not require the skill of being able to transmit Chi. Although if you were to go to an Acupuncturist who knew how to transmit Chi through the needles themselves or externally you would have a deeper, more experiential, and more effective healing session.

Medical Qigong causes a deep internal flow of Chi through one or more of the eight extraordinary meridians. It also can be used to directly or indirectly influence the Chi flow through the twelve primary meridians. Medical Qigong aides and restores hormone flow, digestive functioning, immunity and detoxifies the blood. Medical Qigong treatments from a Master also opens the doors to non-duality and the metaphysical. To most Medical Qigong Masters, true healing power lives beyond the physical dimension in realms of the metaphysical. The eight extraordinary meridians can help us to access those metaphysical dimensions.

If you are an Acupuncturist, Medical Qigong is an excellent addition to your Acupuncture practice. If you are looking to offer your clients something very special, exponentially effective and non-invasive you might take a deeper look into Medical Qigong. Medical Qigong is also an excellent practice for the Acupuncturist because to work with your patient’s Chi more effectively you must learn to work with your own Chi. Qigong practices are essential to your health and well being as a practitioner and healer, they energize you literally to the point of overflow. That overflow can then be shared with your clients. In Medical Qigong practice we also offer prescriptive practices to our patients so that they can participate in their healing processes. This adds a whole new dimension to your Acupuncture practice which benefits you, your patients and your business as a whole.

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