Most treatment modalities required the practitioner to DO something TO the patient, but in this treatment protocol, the patient participates and helps in their healing process.
During the treatment, the practitioner begins by taking the patients pulses and from that assessment, will determine which acupuncture points to use in the next assessment. The practitioner then locates certain acupuncture points on the torso, abdomen, and back while the patient shares what she/he is feeling or experiencing when that acupoint is stimulated. This can provide additional information to the practitioner to identify which acupoints should be included in the patient's treatment.
The Qigong practitioner then begins the treatment and gently holds her hand over certain acupoints and follows a very specific sequence in using and stimulating different acupoints. The patient then may be directed to take deep breaths or even mentally direct their attention to certain areas in the body during this treatment sequence.
I provided this new treatment protocol to one of my regular clients and she reported how it was one of the best treatments she had ever received. She said the treatment was more physical than usual and she also had much deeper sensations during this Qigong treatment. She even sent a follow-up email with this additional feedback:
“I noted some other responses to yesterday's 'self-regulating' treatment. Right off I sensed that my body felt more limber and agile - I felt physically vigorous with less shoulder and low back creaky-ness and my ankle actually felt stronger. This was noticeable and most remarkable as soon as I got home. But more interesting to me was that even driving home, I noted that I was feeling a huge surge in positive emotions and creativity - I had thoughts that brought laughter to my lips, tears to my eyes and a great feeling of peace. You have to know that these are things that I have not experienced for a while. Double wow!”