Chi Nei Tsang Retreat
Chi Nei Tsang, Shiatsu, & Buddha Palm Qi Gong
Next Chi Nei Tsang Retreat
Aug 30 – Sep 26, 2015
Acquiring healing skills to approach the energetic and physiological systems of the body, learning anatomy/physiology, and the basics of Traditional Chinese Medicine principles and practices.
Content: (theory & practices)
- Yin & Yang Principle
- Qi & Xue (Energy & Blood)
- Meridian System
- Zang-Fu System
- Five Phases System
- Deficiencies & Excesses
- Shu & Mu points
- Other very important acupuncture points
- Chi Nei Tsang Internal Organ Qi Massage
- Shiatsu (An Mo) Therapeutic Massage basics
- Buddha Palm Qi Gong
Chi Nei Tsang (Qi Nei Zang/氣內臟)
This hands-on holistic health practice is coming straight from ancient Chinese Daoist tradition. Originally, Daoist monks and nuns practiced Chi Nei Tsang to enhance their health, increase their ability to absorb oxygen, detoxify their bodies, and upgrade the quality of their Qi so that they could successfully, and safely practice the highest-level of spiritual meditation formulas towards enlightenment. It is one of the fundamental segments of the internal practices of Qi Gong; we can consider it as an applied Qi Gong practice. Chi Nei Tsang involves the manual application of Qi Gong directly to the internal organs and the deepest internal structures of the body. Directly linked to the Chinese Medicine principles, Chi Nei Tsang simultaneously addresses and heals the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of the individual. Chi Nei Tsang can be considered the most potent form of hands-on practice that can be found on this day as it addresses directly the internal organs, which hold the core information at the root of every illness.
The trainee will learn to apply the various steps of a Chi Nei Tsang Treatment.
Shiatsu or An Mo/按摩
Those Japanese and Chinese words literally mean, “Finger pressure or pressure touch”. It is a massage that follows the Chinese Medicine concepts of Qi (energy), Meridians Lines (energy channels), and the system of the five-element theory.
Within this traditional medicine, unlike acupuncture that stimulates individual points on the body, the practitioner applies various diagnosing methods like abdominal palpation, and/or pulse and tongue reading, and then applies the massage on the whole body “meridians network”. This therapeutic method uses finger, palm, elbow, and feet pressures, stretches, and a variety of body mobilization.
The trainee will learn to apply a whole body shiatsu treatment.
Buddha Palm Qi Gong
was originally created 15 centuries ago by Boddhi Dharma, the first patriarch of Zen Buddhism. This Qi Gong form is designed to support and link spiritual cultivation and physical activity. This form is great to prepare health practitioners before offering healing sessions. It regulates the body, breath and mind. It cleanses and circulates the blood and Qi, strengthens the internal organs and clears the meridians.
The trainee will learn the whole Buddha Palm Qi Gong form.
Yangshuo is popular among tourists for its karst peaks, rivers, caves, and temples as well as its laid back cafes and bars. As such, the city is visited by a large number of Chinese tourists and foreigners alike, and has a relatively big ex-pats community.
Yangshuo is now a relatively large tourist town, different from most typical Chinese towns. It is relatively air and noise pollution free, (provided you get away from major roadways), very clean and does not usually suffer from endless massive traffic chaos. Instead, it harbours wonderful restaurants and shops, an almost unlimited number of hotels and hostels, and is fairly developed by mainland Chinese standards. Yangshuo is well-known amongst travellers in Southern China, and is a major stop on the trail of many independent travellers. The main reason people stop in the town is to explore the local countryside by bike, try their hand on the world class rock-climbing sites or take a bamboo raft down the river, viewing the famous ¥20 scene in the process.