Having recently returned from a Level 1 Certification Training to become a Chi Nei Tsang Practitioner I wanted to share more about this modality with my clients, followers and others. Having been first introduced to it by my dear friend, Mary Beth Corbin, CMT, CNT and all around amazing human being, I was amazed at the progress I personally made as her student. Chi Nei Tsang is not, per se a massage modality, but rather a student teacher relationship, in which the practitioner imparts an understanding of the healing power within all of us, 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 (pronounced, chee nayt song) 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, M.D. at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center 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 (From Five Elements, Six Conditions, 2006 North Atlantic Books)
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 Chi King 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. But at the heart of it all...Chi King and Chi Nei Tsang, ultimately help you simply ENJOY LIFE more!
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