CHI NEI TSANG, in Chinese, literally means “working the energy of the internal organs” or “internal organs chi transformation.” and comes from ancient Chinese Taoist knowledge and tradition.
About the technique
A set of acupressure points around the navel is used to open the flow of energy plus blood and lymph circulation in the abdomen. The often chronically contracted abdominal muscles and ligaments get released through gentle rocking, stretching, and shaking. This allows the process of breathing to engage the abdomen so that internal organs are prompted to work more efficiently. It can be seen as a form of “applied qigong.”
The practitioner directly presses on specific points in the abdominal area that relate to internal organs and at the same time the receiver, guided by the therapist, applies a particular deep breathing method, comprising “six healing sounds.
Chi Nei Tsang is a complementary method to systems like Thai massage, Shiatsu, Reiki and other external therapies.This ancient method brings energetic balance and harmonizes the functioning of internal organs.
How it can help you
In addition to detoxifying and energizing of internal organs, Chi Nei Tsang is also a profoundly transformative therapeutic form of bodywork that helps to dissolve physical and emotional blocks in the abdominal area.
People who have had this form of alternative therapy often reported that they could take a deep breath, the upper body (shoulders and neck) got relaxed, abdominal space got more opened and energized, the ribcage got pliable and back less rigid, and the flow of energy opened between the upper and lower parts of the body.
Chi Nei Tsang has been reported to be helpful with:
- constipation, bloating, diarrhea
- removing knots and cramps in the abdomen
- indigestion, acid reflux, heartburn
- irritable bowel syndrome
- menstrual pains
- infertility and impotency
- various back pains, shoulders and neck tensions
- improving digestive functions
- anxiety, hyperventilation, shortness of breath
- various emotional traumas
- urinary issues
You may not experience Chi Nei Tsang if:
- you are pregnant or on your menstrual cycle
- you had any kind of abdominal surgery within the past year
For significant long lasting changes it is recommended to experience 4 sessions in a month.