Medical Qigong is an ancient form of Chinese medicine that is actually much older than acupuncture and other forms of Oriental medicine. As with other forms or methods of Oriental medicine, Medical Qigong healing occurs through balancing the patient's qi or energy for medical benefits.
Rather than using needles, herbs or massage, Medical Qigong relies on the ability to direct qi without necessarily touching the body. Children, the elderly, people frail in health and highly sensitive people tend to respond quite well to Medical Qigong.
The goal of Medical Qigong is to correct imbalances and blockages in the qi. This enables the patient's body to strengthen and regulate the internal organs, the nervous system and the immune system, relieve pain, regulate hormones, as-well-as strengthen and release deep-seated emotions and stress.
At Acupuncture of Indiana, Medical Qigong may be utilized as a diagnostic tool or may be included as a therapy in your acupuncture treatment. Medical Qigong, as practiced at Acupuncture of Indiana, is an excellent adjunct to Western medicine and may quite successfully treat conditions which Western medicine finds resistant or ambiguous.
Medical Qigong is used to treat individuals suffering from a variety of ailments. We find that Medical Qigong is helpful in treating cancer, the side effects from radiation and chemotherapy. It will help in treating cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and post-stroke syndrome. Medical Qigong is especially useful in treating any kind of chronic pain, and chronic disorders of the digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular and nervous systems.