You may be wondering--what exactly is Chi Nei Tsang (pronounced: Chee-nay-song)? It literally translates to mean: "working the energy of the internal organs" or "internal organs chi transformation."
Chi Nei Tsang is a holistic approach to the healing touch modality of old Taoist Chinese origin. It integrates the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of our being. CNT goes to the very origin of health problems, including psychosomatic responses.
Using many of the principles of Kung-Fu and Tai Chi Chuan known as Chi-Kung (or Qigong); therefore, CNT is a form of “applied Chi Kung (Qigong).”
A Chi Nei Tsang practitioner works directly with the abdominal organs to assess imbalances, release toxins and unprocessed emotional energy and restore well-being to the body. Chi Nei Tsang is a safe and effective means for releasing the energies in the internal organs as well as all of the body systems: digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, nervous, endocrine, urinary, reproductive, muscular-skeletal, and the Acupuncture meridian system.
Working with the Abdomen
In many traditions, the abdomen is regarded as a personal power center. The abdomen is where our bodies first received nourishment and eliminated toxins while we were in the womb and where energy continues to concentrate as adults. In our daily lives, all of our emotional energies dwell in our abdominal organs. If we don’t take time to release these energies, they accumulate and manifest in our bodies as dis-ease.
When you lie down on the table to receive a Chi Nei Tsang session, you may actually be able to feel the shifts taking place in your body. All your systems, including muscular, skeletal, endocrine, respiratory and reproductive, respond to the treatment and come away altered. As you bring your breath to the areas being worked on, you participate in your own healing and strengthening of all these areas.
The organs in your abdomen influence your whole body. What occurs there shows up in your feet, spine, head and neck. A Chi Nei Tsang session gives your body an opportunity to release to stuck energy from the internal organs so that your entire being can function optimally.
Millions of people already have benefitted from these techniques in the East. Open-minded Westerners can now enjoy the profound effects of Chi Nei Tsang for themselves.
The Benefits of Chi Nei Tsang
A Chi Nei Tsang session stimulates the lymphatic and circulatory systems, helping your body to rid itself of toxins and impurities. It also stimulates the immune system, boosting your resistance to disease. A Chi Nei Tsang session is an excellent complement to other health or medical care you may be receiving. Clients who receive Chi Nei Tsang before and after surgery may experience easier recoveries.
• Realigning of the body’s structure
Our modern lives expose our whole bodies to stress, particularly our internal organs. Chi Nei Tsang realigns our organs and prompts them to work more efficiently. It also helps with chronic pain, structural misalignment, and postural problems that show up in places such as the shoulders, neck, back, feet, legs and pelvis
• Lessening or eliminating a range of symptoms
Chi Nei Tsang sessions may help relieve many physical symptoms, such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, stress, depression, digestive and bowel problems, discomfort from Crohn’s disease and other ailments.
• Emotional flow
Pain sometimes appears in the body because the mind cannot process it.
Each organ is responsible for managing different emotional energies. For example, worry and anxiety are managed by the stomach, spleen and pancreas. If you have been experiencing stomach pains, and know that you experience a lot of stress in your life, those pains may be your body’s request for healing. Unprocessed emotional pain has been proven to cause disease. Chi Nei Tsang can help release it.
In addition to relieving physical symptoms, when we release emotions, we feel a sense of lightness and dynamic flow throughout our bodies. We enjoy greater mental clarity, and feel more ease in moving toward being the person we want to be. By clearing compacted energy, Chi Nei Tsang delivers new perspectives and attitudes that can lead your life in new directions. Chi Nei Tsang is a wonderful complement to many forms of psychotherapy.
• Self-knowledge and healing
Chi Nei Tsang teaches its practitioners to facilitate self-healing. A big part of this is offering clients simple yet powerful ways to heal themselves. These practices work between sessions to help clients continue receiving the benefits of Chi Nei Tsang throughout their lives. Chi Nei Tsang also creates spaciousness in the body for new, more healing kinds of thoughts to arise.
Chi Nei Tsang
(Medical Abdominal Massage)
A Chi Nei Tsang session with Jaz
What is Chi Nei Tsang?Chi Nei Tsang is an ancient abdominal massage technique originating from traditional Chinese medicine and Taoist practices. The name translates to "working the energy of the internal organs." It focuses on the abdomen as the center of emotional and energetic well-being, aiming to release blockages, improve organ function, and promote overall health.
What are the benefits of Chi Nei Tsang?Chi Nei Tsang offers a range of potential benefits, including: Enhanced digestion and relief from issues like bloating and constipation. Stress reduction and emotional balance. Improved energy flow and circulation throughout the body. Alleviation of menstrual discomfort and irregularities (for women). Detoxification and removal of stagnant energy.
How is Chi Nei Tsang performed?During a Chi Nei Tsang session, a trained therapist uses gentle, non-invasive techniques to massage the abdomen, applying varying levels of pressure to release tension and stagnation. The therapist may also incorporate breathwork, visualization, and energy work to enhance the effectiveness of the treatment.
Is Chi Nei Tsang safe for everyone?In general, Chi Nei Tsang is considered safe for most people. However, certain conditions may require caution or contraindicate the therapy. It is essential to inform your practitioner of any medical conditions, surgeries, or pregnancy before undergoing the treatment. People with recent abdominal injuries, hernias, or acute illnesses should avoid the therapy until they have recovered.
Can kids or elderly receive Chi Nei Tsang?Dr. Jaz has worked on patients as young as 3 years old and as old as 100 years old. Yes, both kids and the elderly can receive Chi Nei Tsang, but certain considerations should be taken into account for each group. For Kids: Chi Nei Tsang can be adapted for children, but it is crucial to ensure that the practitioner is experienced in working with young clients. The pressure and techniques used should be gentle and adjusted to suit the child's age and size. Chi Nei Tsang may be beneficial for children experiencing digestive issues, anxiety, or emotional imbalances. However, parental consent and open communication with the child are essential before proceeding with the treatment. For the Elderly: Chi Nei Tsang can be a gentle and effective therapy for the elderly, especially for promoting better digestion, relaxation, and overall well-being. However, older individuals may have more delicate skin and underlying health conditions, so the therapist should adjust the pressure and techniques accordingly. It is advisable for elderly individuals to consult with their healthcare provider before starting Chi Nei Tsang, especially if they have any chronic health issues or recent surgeries. In both cases, finding a qualified and experienced practitioner who can adapt the techniques to the specific needs and comfort level of the child or elderly person is crucial. Additionally, open communication with the practitioner about any existing health conditions or concerns is vital to ensure a safe and beneficial Chi Nei Tsang experience.
How many sessions of Chi Nei Tsang are needed to see results?The number of sessions required varies depending on the individual's specific needs and health goals. Some people may experience relief after just one session, while others may benefit from a series of sessions to address deeper imbalances. Regular maintenance sessions can also help to sustain the benefits achieved from the initial treatment. Please note that while Chi Nei Tsang can offer various benefits, it is essential to consult with a qualified practitioner and explore whether it aligns with your specific health conditions and objectives before undergoing the therapy.
Can I receive Chi Nei Tsang if I am menstruating?Despite what you may read on the internet, yes, it is generally safe to receive Chi Nei Tsang while on your period, but there are some important considerations to keep in mind. Consideration 1: Customized Approach During menstruation, the abdominal area can be more sensitive and tender for some individuals. However, a skilled and experienced Chi Nei Tsang practitioner can customize the treatment to suit your needs and comfort level. By communicating any concerns or physical sensitivities, the therapist can provide a gentle and soothing massage during your period. Consideration 2: Potential Benefits Chi Nei Tsang's focus on improving digestion and energy flow can indirectly impact menstrual health by addressing underlying imbalances. A healthy digestive system can lead to a balanced hormonal environment, potentially alleviating menstrual discomfort, including cramps and irregularities, leading to a more comfortable and regular cycle. Consideration 3: Emotional Well-being Emotional well-being during menstruation can vary from person to person. Chi Nei Tsang aims to promote relaxation and emotional balance, which can be beneficial during this time. However, if you feel emotionally sensitive during your period, communicate your feelings with the practitioner to ensure a supportive and considerate session. If you feel comfortable and have no specific contraindications, there is no medical reason to avoid Chi Nei Tsang during menstruation. In fact, some women find the therapy beneficial for easing menstrual discomfort and promoting overall well-being. It is essential to choose a qualified practitioner, share any concerns or health conditions, and ensure the therapist maintains a sterile environment to minimize any potential risks. Ultimately, the decision to receive Chi Nei Tsang during your period is a personal one, and you should listen to your body and make an informed choice based on your comfort level and individual needs. Call your qualified practitioner if you have any questions about this topic.