Chinese Clinical Qigong Healing
for the Mind, Body, and Spirit
Qigong (pronounced CHEE-GONG) is a Chinese word that means “cultivation of energy;” and Clinical Qigong is the practice of manipulating the underlying energy within the patient’s body in order to provide physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual therapy. Working within the same theoretical and philosophical framework as acupuncture, Clinical Qigong is a therapy used in hospitals in China that includes both hands-on and hands-off techniques without the use of needles. The goal of Clinical Qigong is to unblock any impediments in the body’s circulation in order to achieve balance/homeostasis in the mind, body, and spirit.
It is considered by many as a form of “energy work,” similar to Reiki. Many patients who have received Clinical Qigong at Purple Cloud have said that it was a powerful spiritual experience.
What is a Chinese Clinical Qigong Session Like?
Very similar to an acupuncture treatment, the patient lays down on the table either face up or face down, depending on the condition being treated. When settled on the table, the patient is then led to a very relaxed state with a guided meditation, utilizing the breath and various visualizations. The treatment is done with either the hands gently on the patient in various areas from head to toe, or completely off the body. Patients normally feel very subtle tingling sensations all throughout the body, and sometimes see a lively swirl of colors with their eyes closed. The end result is usually a feeling of relaxation and inner peace.
Conditions treated with Chinese Clinical Qigong:
- Emotional/Spiritual Wellness and Balance
- Musculo-Skeletal Pain
- Nerve pain/Neuropathy
- Reproductive Wellness
Sonny has been training in Clinical Qigong since 2010 (and Nisa since 2015) under Qigong Master Michael Lomax of Institute of Chinese Energetic Healing. Master Michael Lomax underwent an apprenticeship under Osteopath Dr. Vincent Graef to study Chinese Neuro-Energetic Therapeutics, and studied Clinical Qigong under world-renowned Master Wang Juemin of Hubei, China at the famed Baoding Qigong Healing Hospital. Master Lomax has over 35+ years of training and clinical practice.
As practitioners, our training involves a rigorous regimen of meditation – both moving and sitting – and dedicated study of Taoism, Buddhism, and Shamanism in order to prepare ourselves to heal our patients by connecting with their minds, bodies, and spirits at the absolute deepest levels. Some of the techniques we learn for self cultivation are also taught in our Taoist Meditation and Qigong classes.
Sonny is a certified practitioner of Clinical Qigong in the Stillness-Movement Lineage under the Institute of Chinese Energetic Healing, and nationally recognized as a Qigong instructor and Clinical Qigong practitioner by the National Qigong Association. Nisa, although still a student, is a powerful practitioner and working diligently on her certification in the lineage.