Traditional Chinese Medicine | | 15 Aug 2022
Energy, or QI — pronounced "chee" — is the basic life element that flows through all of nature, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. This energy is the vitality that gives all matter purpose and life.
In TCM, a QI movement that is in harmony can fortify, energise, and heal the body. Given that all living things are affected by energy, the broad word for QI has significant ramifications.
Lack of qi will make a person tired and make them feel like some of their body's functions are malfunctioning. However, excess qi can make a person seem agitated, anxious, or tense. Here is where energy medicine can be useful.
Many cultures and healing traditions use energy medicine in some form or another. As a mild intervention that has the potential to enhance care quality and support the work of Western doctors, they are increasingly being made available within the hospital context.
The goal of energy medicines is to correct imbalances in the energy fields that are thought to surround and be present inside the human body. Energy medicine is divided into nine primary schools:
- Polarity treatment
- Therapeutic touch
- Biofield energy healing
- Spiritual healing
- Contact healing
- Distant healing
- Qi do
Energy medicine is most usually used to describe procedures involving putative energy fields. Based on the fundamental idea that all physical things (body) and psychological processes (thoughts, emotions, beliefs, and attitudes) are manifestations of Energy, the area of energy medicine, which intends to work with energy fields, was developed. As a result, it is thought that everybody contains a "subtle" energy or life force.
Energy and healing were recognised initially thousands of years ago by Chinese healers who identified twelve primary meridians, or energy routes, in the body. In a complex network, these meridians connect many limbs and organs.
The body remains balanced and healthy when this energy field is robust. When the body is weakened or disrupted by various events, it becomes increasingly vulnerable to weakness, illness, and death.
The term "Qi Gong" refers to an extremely intricate and varied heritage of spiritual, combative, and wellness exercises that originated in China.
Qi Gong is a recent phrase coined by the present Chinese government to group over 1,500 various kinds of these exercises. Early accounts of the archaeological finds at the Ma Huang Tui Tombs show that a sequence of dance-like postures and breathing exercises were practised for wellness.
Qi Gong is extremely popular in China today. In addition to funding research and educational institutions, the government encourages the use of healthy activities.
China currently has a wide range of systems in its categories. They can be classified as either health exercises for preventing disease and maintaining health or for treating disease conditions already present and fully recovering.
We need to be able to regulate the quantity and intensity of qi flowing through our organs to use this potent energy flow for healing. This can be done in various methods, but the following are the most popular ones.
In acupuncture, practitioners at TCM treatment centres often insert tiny needles through the skin to stimulate particular spots on the body. It is believed that these needles can help the body regain equilibrium and unblock chi. According to studies, acupuncture promotes the body's natural painkillers to release and impacts brain regions that process pain.
Since ancient times, acupuncture has been used to treat various diseases. According to traditional Chinese medicine, symptoms are thought to result from disturbances in the qi's flow or circulation along the body's meridians (or channels), which result in deficiency-balanced imbalances within Zang Fu organs like the stomach and lungs.
With the help of massage techniques, traditional Chinese medicine known as tui na can treat a wide range of ailments. Tui na is intended to reduce discomfort, enhance circulation, and encourage the body's natural qi flow. Combining tui na with other TCM techniques like acupuncture and herbs can significantly improve the effectiveness of treating chronic pain.
Qigong is a type of traditional Chinese medicine in which the body is healed by using qi energy. Since ancient times, qigong has been practised to enhance the body's general health and wellbeing. To increase your energy levels, circulation, and general health, you can practise a variety of qigong exercises.
For thousands of years, people have practised energy medicine. But despite its lengthy history, people still have difficulty understanding energy medicine.
Today, research supports a few types of energy medicine, and acupuncture is one of them. Furthermore, acupuncture is also supported by reliable studies on a variety of health conditions. Comprehensive research on various health concerns backs acupuncture, which involves expertly inserting extremely small needles in particular locations on the body.
A review of the evidence published in the journal Medical Acupuncture in 2022, for example, reveals that acupuncture is a safe addition to existing treatments for helping persons with low back pain reduce pain and disability.
There may be some placebo effect in energy healing. Thus it is more likely to work if you believe in its efficacy. Besides that, energy healing also requires you to pay close attention to what your body is trying to tell you when receiving energy healing.
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