Chi Nei Tsang (pronounced, chee nayt song) is not, a massage modality but rather a student teacher relationship, in which the practitioner imparts an understanding of the healing power within the student in particular. It's uniqueness bears from this relationship factor. In harnessing the power of our individual chi, energy and intelligence, we can make great strides in a sense of completeness and wholeness through this healing modality.
Chi Nei Tsang consists of gentle abdominal manipulations coordinated with focused breathing techniques. Unwinding the belly encourages the elimination of toxic accumulations, restores organs to their optimal position, improves digestion, elimination and stimulates lymphatic and circulatory systems. Consistent treatment cultivates greater awareness, clarity of mind, vitality and enthusiasm. A powerful but gentle tool to restore the limbic system and reset brain wave patterns. "As a man thinks in his heart, so is he", this truth taught by Christ sums up what can happen when the mind and the heart are out of sync with the true self. Chi Nei Tsang gently bring the student back to a clearer mental perspective, which in turn empowers a change in old belief systems that do not serve. This modality offers healing benefits for a wide variety of complaints. READ MORE
The importance of the belly’s role in health and wellbeing has eluded most Westerners. Research of gastroenterologist, Michael Gershon confirms that the intestines have more neural cells capable of both feeling and memory than our spinal column. He refers to the “gut” as the second or abdominal brain. Taoists monks and practitioners have recognized this truth for thousands of years.
The philosophical foundation of Chi Nei Tsang is an ancient Chinese healing art that focuses primarily on the abdomen. Developed 5,000 years ago by Taoist monks who also originated Chi Kung, Tai Chi, Feng Shui and Classical Chinese Medicine. They discovered the most effective method to holistically transform a person’s health came from working directly on the abdominal area while simultaneously transmitting chi or life force.
Chinese Medicine focuses on the concept of Chi or energy. Quality of health is evaluated by checking the movement of the Chi in each of the organ systems. The capacity to control the Chi, along with the exercises designed for this purpose, is called Chi-Kung. Thus Chi Nei Tsang is the art of applying Chi-Kung to the internal organ systems or Nei-Tsang Gilles Marin / Five Elements, Six Conditions
A powerful but gentle tool to restore proper nerve function and reset the limbic system Chi Nei Tsang literally restores healthier brain wave patterns and improves neurotransmitter production, reducing stress hormones. The power of Chi Nei Tsang comes from the focus of breathing. The student is taught to be with the breath while the teacher applies chi energetically into the abdomen. This synergy creates an increase of free flowing energy in the body which in turn relieves stagnation and improves the flow of blood, lymph and nerve impulses. The infused "chi", produces the effect of opening emotional blockages and enhancing our ability to feel. Connecting with our feelings set the stage for the digestion of emotional charges. The body is now able to digest and process what has heretofore been literally "stuck" in the system. The end result is a greater sense of awareness, relaxation and a natural mindfulness. This supports a shift in the body's microbiology opposed to trying to sort out issues with the mind alone. The increased awareness empowers the student to make more self loving choices in daily life which leads to enjoying life more, the ultimate goal of healing! This is very different from the traditional sense of needing to fix something that's wrong. It's a natural evolution of consciousness and awareness that comes when our microbiology supports the production of beneficial neurotransmitters.
Below you will find "Benefits of Chi Kung - A Clinical Review". This article is presented by The Townsend Newsletter and is co-authored by, Dr. Roger Jahnke and Nancy Faass writer and editor. Dr. Jahnke is a clinician in Traditional Chinese Medicine, a recognized expert in qigong, and author of the best selling book, "The Healer Within". This comprehensive look at the therapeutic benefit of Chi Kung, Tai Chi and yoga practices provides scientific proof for what teachers, practitioners and students already know. Associated modality of Chi Kung/ Qigong & Nei Kung taught by Vanessa Goldeen at the Awaken & Evolve Learning Center enhance the therapeutic results of CNT sessions.
Teacher and long time practitioner Gilles Marin of the Chi Nei Tsang Institute in Berkeley California states, "The objective of Chi Nei Tsang is to help people grow and change by listening to their bodies, not by fixing them." In his book, "Healing From Within - Chi Nei Tsang", Gilles goes onto to say, "Chi Nei Tsang works on the internal structures of the body to upgrade the quality and quantity of chi flowing there. It is an internal form of feng-shui that creates a field of information ("the healing field") in which healing takes place."
Master Mantak Chia, creator of the modern form of Chi Nei Tsang, practiced Taoist disciplines under the tutelage of one of the last surviving White Cloud Taoist monks, One Cloud. In 1980, Master Chia brought this modality to the West. These teachings are the core of the "Universal Tao System” offered and taught in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In the West at the Chi Nei Tsang Institute in Oakland, CA., under the guidance of Master Gilles Marin.
To learn more about the documented benefits of regular Qigong practice open and/or download the PDF below. This compilation of research results is a deep look at the amazing life health enhancing benefits of this ancient practice, so you can enjoy life more.
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