History and Assessment
I took a brief medical history and then had her take off her shoes and get on the Qigong treatment table.She stayed fully clothed, but I had her remove her metal jewelry. I had her lie on her back, face up. I placed a pillow under her head and also under her knees. I then put a blanket over her to keep her warm and comfortable. I asked her to relax and shut her eyes and offered silence or relaxing music because we will not be talking over the next 45 minutes and some prefer some noise rather than pure silence.
I then stepped into another room to prepare myself mentally for the Qigong treatment.
I returned to the treatment room and then grounded my client to connect her with the earth. I do this just in case my patient has an "out-of-body-experience" during the procedure. This little step helps a patient stay connected to the earth.
I then did a flat palm assessment over her body, starting at her head. My goal with this step is to sense and locate problem areas with Qi flow. I first tune into temperatures, but after that, try to "look in" and see what is going on in their body.
When I did this client's assessment I could feel LOTS of heat in her right shoulder, and also heat in the left side of her head, along with intense heat in her upper abdomen. There was also some heat in her right knee. This time, the most pronounced problem was in her upper abdomen rather than what I usually treat, which is her back and shoulder.
I then began her Qigong medical treatment. I started with what is known as the “Bagua treatment”. With this treatment protocol, I would work on different organs, first moving and purging the stagnant Qi until the organ feels clean. I then refill the organ with fresh, vibrant Qi.
I then moved on to give my patient the “Windows of the Sky” treatment. This treatment is used to help with stress and anxiety. The protocol usually begins with the arms, but due to her shoulder and arm pain, I had to modify the treatment and begin at her head. I cradled her head while connecting with her DU16, UP10, & SI16. My client had her eyes shut, but sighed loudly and deeply as if something remarkable was happening in her. I noticed a shift in her energy, but stayed in this position cradling her head until I felt like everything was released that needed to be let go.
I then was prompted to add some of the “13 Ghost Point treatment” protocol steps, so I moved to her feet, holding her ankles and hooking on to her UB 62 acupoint. I then pulled on her legs, slightly lifting them up. My client again sighed deeply as if something again was being release. I then released the pull. I repeated the pulling and releasing of her feet for 13 rotations, coinciding to the pulling and pushing based on her breathing in and breathing out.
I then returned to her head, but this time was prompted to go to both sides of ST9 acupoints. I held my fingers at these points and could feel internal pressure being released, almost as if it was a vent.
I then went to her right arm and took a shi zhen no-insertion needle and placed it at LI11 and then another at PC6. I then went to her left leg and placed a shi zhen no-insertion needle and placed it SP6 and ST35. These points were to help relieve her pain.
Finally, I concluded with a microsmic orbit treatment to refill her channels with vibrant energy and then wrapped her up in protective bundle of Qi to keep all this good Qi sealed in her body.
At the end of the treatment my client shared how she could “see” a big huge piece of wood stuck in her belly, and when I was at her head, the wood image was being pulled out. She noticed how the pain in her abdomen then stopped when this wood image was gone.
She went on to say she had another piece of wood being removed from her body when I was pulling at her feet. She reported this release helped her feel relaxed and the pain in her head then ended.
Qigong medical treatments include using specific treatment protocols based on the diagnosis and needs of the patient. It also includes tuning into the patient's needs and adjusting based on what the patient's energy is telling you to do.
Qigong treatments use many of the same acupoints that acupuncture uses, but with Qigong, it is a non-invasive process and there are no needles which break the skin.
Illness and pain start when Qi gets stuck and becomes stagnant. Qigong exercises, sound, and meditation are ways a person can be empowered to keep their Qi moving and to stay vibrant. But when a person needs additional help, consider using Qigong medical treatments. Qigong medical treatments are another tool which can be used to help you maintain your health and also help you get relief from pain.