Chi Nei Tsang
Internal Organ Qi Bodywork
Chi Nei Tsang (CNT) is a Traditional Chinese Medicine "hands-on" healing approach and modality of old Taoist Chinese origin. It integrates the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of our being. CNT goes to the very origin of health problems, including psychosomatic responses.
Chi Nei Tsang literally means “working the energy of the internal organs” or “internal organs chi transformation.” CNT uses all the principles of Tai Chi Chuan known as Chi-Kung (Qi Gong); therefore, CNT is a form of “applied Chi Kung.”
CNT practitioners are trained in Chi-Kung and work mainly on the abdomen with deep, soft and gentle touches, to train internal organs to work more efficiently. Unprocessed emotional charges are also addressed in this manner, as well as all of the body systems: digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, nervous, endocrine, urinary, reproductive, muscular-skeletal, and the acupuncture meridian system (jing lou).
CNT was developed long ago by Chinese Taoist monks in monasteries working to detoxify, strengthen and refine the body in order to hold and carry the energy to perform the highest levels of spiritual practices and have the greatest health and well-being.
Background and Purpose of Chi Nei Tsang:
The belly center is the seat of health, vitality, internal power, creativity, and intuition and reflects the state of balance or imbalance of the entire body. Stress, nervous tension and emotional holding cause one to contract energetically, and physically, which is at the very core of any imbalance. A Chi Nei Tsang practitioner works directly with the root of the imbalance by working directly on the organs, accessing deep energetic points in the meridian system, through deep, gentle and skilled touch. This addresses all systems of the body, including lymphatic, visceral, musculo-skeletal, endocrine, nervous, reproductive, respiratory, lymphatic, metabolic, etc.
CNT is about getting in touch with unconscious charges and patterns in the navel center and redirecting energy there. It is about digestion of emotions and resolution of toxic charges so we can be more aware, more healthy, and have more ease and freedom, which is reflected in the breath, mental state, physical structure, energy level, and emotional state.
And since the abdominal structure holds a person's life purpose, any deviation from that purpose brings us in direct conflict with ourselves and can cause illness. When the structure of the navel is worked on, tensions and obstructions are addressed and reduced, helping put one back in touch with the true purpose and direction of their life.
Who can Benefit from Chi Nei Tsang?
Anyone who has a desire to heal themselves can benefit from CNT. It isn't for everyone, although it is safe and effective for almost anyone. This is a modality for those who truly wish to 'wake up' and not just have a relaxing non-participatory experience. Although it can be extremely relaxing on a core level, there is also a basic level of responsibility for oneself that cannot be surpassed.
It is helpful for almost any ailment, condition or disorder, as it promotes healing from the inside out. The body is meant to heal what is not working properly and Chi Nei Tsang assists the inherent healing within. CNT is like an 'inner feng shui' of sorts. Once there is proper alignment and detoxification, as well as balance of energy flow amongst the organs, the inherent system of healing in the body can gain momentum and healing can naturally occur from the inside out.
Frequency of Treatments
Depending on the issue at hand, once or even twice per week or one every two weeks is a reasonable amount of time in between sessions. After results are seen and felt, the client might only need to come in occasionally for a 'tune up'. It is very important for the client to keep working on themselves in between sessions and make any necessary lifestyle changes. 'Working' on themselves can be through simple chi gong exercises, meditation, self-manipulations, proper nutrition and self-care.
Conditions Treated through CNT
Most ailments can be treated through CNT. To name a few, conditions such as addiction, acid reflux, constipation/diarrhea, fertility issues, chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety, trauma (emotional/physical), grief, and more.
CNT is a holistic approach to health. Any prior conditions requiring medication can be addressed, but it is important to continue seeing a western doctor if necessary. It is possible the dosage of a medication might need reducing after a series of sessions.
CNT is simply applied "Chi-Kung"