Chi Nei Tsang is not a subject that I am well versed with, but Pia is and in this episode goes through various aspects of this incredible system. Of course we discuss how it might be integrated with Abdominal Acupuncture treatments.
Chi Nei Tsang involves abdominal massage which works on the abdominal muscles, diaphragm, psoas and all of the organs of the intestines, stomach, liver, gallbladder, spleen and kidney’s. The heart and lungs are accessed through the intercostals and the rib cage. It gets things moving and I gather, it can feel and sound quite strange. Pia explains how it moves wind outwards (as flatulence or belches). The more wind that moves and the greater the sound the better. Chi moves and as we all know that restores normal function, health and vitality. By having such a physical manipulation of the organs there is also great emotional release, and the feeling of euphoria and vigour after having a Chi Nei Tsang session can be really impressive.
There are a number of similarities with the Chi Nei Tsang system and Abdominal Acupuncture. The navel zones are similar but the sequence of activating them is different to Abdominal Acupuncture. Pia explains how she has already started to integrate Chi Nei Tsang into her treatments and she shares a really interesting story with me about how it is already getting her clients calling her up, surprised with the results. One lady who suffered with cold feet for 15 years reported that the day after treatment with a combination of Chi Nei Tsang and Abdominal Acupuncture which focused on encouraging Qi (Chi) to move through both legs.
The nature of the Chi Nei Tsang manual treatment which can involve holding organs such as the Liver, Stomach and Intestines enables it to be great for detoxifying the body. I am sure that I would be quite “jumpy” with this, but I am intrigued and am eager to find out more. I gather that the release of the diaphragm can improve breathing in minutes and make the lungs feel much bigger as if they have been given a new lease of life. This sounds like something I could really do with, as a lifetime asthmatic I am sure I would love it. This coupled with the work done on the chest, ribs and clavicular area I think I would be a giggling mess with better circulation and lung function. I am sure that my kidney’s could do with a little massage, but I am not sure about the route that is taken to get there. I am going to have to book myself a session of Chi Nei Tsang to get first hand understanding of how it feels and the benefits it offers. Talking with Pia about it I really am excited to discover more, and we will definitely be exploring the integration of Chi Nei Tsang and Abdominal Acupuncture further with a view to enhancing treatments for everyone.
I hope you enjoy and find this podcast informative, I certainly did.