Qi Gong is the ability to feel, look and know the patient’s energy disharmony and use this knowledge to treat the patient.
I am fortunate enough to have this ability, I have trained to learn this skill and it is a skill that needs to be practiced every day. What this means is that when I am with a patient either in the diagnosis stage or through treatment I can feel sensations in parts of my body that indicate where the patient has problems.
I can discuss a patient with another acupuncturist and I can sense the patient’s energy. When I was a horse vet, doing pre purchase examinations was a VERY stressful part of the job – on the way to seeing the patient I would tune into the patient and find the problem areas. These areas were carefully examined and were almost always found to be a clinical problem.
So from a diagnostic view point it gives us that extra bit of information when the patient is unable to talk.
In treatment I can sense when a point is being treated what parts of the body is being affected – so that I know if I am treating the bladder and I use a specific point and it affects the bladder then I know that the treatment is effective.
My human patients have reported to me that when I add the Qi Gong to the treatment “Its like your hands were in my body and mixing up my intestines” another ” As though you were lifting me up” ( which I was – I was raising her sinking spleen energy)
Qi Gong is a right brain activity it is a feeling an intuitive process. Qi Gong is not logical, critical thinking in fact, evaluating it with critical thinking turns the information off.
Qi Gong treatment is essentially balancing Yin & Yang energies – so if there is an excess of Yang I transform that energy and channel it into Yin energy or visa versa, plus I balance the three main energy centres and move energy through the two main extra meridians to open all twelve main meridians. Finally if certain channels are still blocked I use the Qi Gong to open and move energy in those channels.