Healing with Qi and Consciousness

This approach to healing is based on the view that a special energy moves through all living things - an energy called qi (chi, ki, prana, kundalini, mauri etc) that is the creative impetus for the universe, for all matter, as well as for the moment to moment awareness of each human being. Qi is everywhere and everything in the universe can be seen as a form of qi that is constantly transforming from physical to non-physical form of existence and vice versa. This energy moves in pulsating rhythms that make up the seasons, the stages of the life cycle, the developmental phases of growth, the tidal rhythms of breath, the drumbeat of the heart, and the vibratory dance of the smallest particles inside each cell.

Seen in terms of energy, the body consists of:

According to this school of thought, when qi/energy circulates freely, people are healthy, happy, in touch with themselves, in direct energy-level communication with one another, and in tune with the universe.

Each theory of healing has an explanation for the nature of human difficulty and disease.  In this theory, for a multitude of reasons, life-energy can become blocked and depleted.  The channels through which it flows can be stopped up, weakening the energy in one part of the body, building it to excessive levels in another.

Each healing system also proposes a cure: when life-energy is blocked, it must be freed in order to bring about a healing of the problems caused by that blockage - problems that include acute and chronic diseases, personality disorders, mood afflictions, psychological aberrations, anger, frustration, depression, cruelty, addiction, anxiety, indecisiveness, and all the adaptations we make to these conditions.

Life-energy may be released and rebalanced through a number of means.  Acupuncturists use needles, pressure, and the precise application of heat to balance the flow of qi through elaborately mapped pathways called meridians.

Herbs and different types of food can also affect the flow of Qi inside the body.  In TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) each food has its own qi-properties and thus can be used as a medicine to promote and balance the internal qi of the body.

Reiki manipulates and moves energy with the hands, not to remove muscular tension in a mechanical sense, but to clear the deep energy pathways of the body. The "healing hands" movement among holistic nurses uses touch and also works with the energy field that surrounds the body.

With External Qi-Therapy the practitioner/healer transmits both healing qi and information to the student/client.  One of the ways Qi-therapy differs from Reiki and Healing hands is that the student's consciousness plays very important and active role.  During the healing session the healer is giving oral instructions and he and the student use their consciousness together working both from outside and inside to gather qi, clear blockages, transform the unhealthy qi and change any unhealthy patterns on the level of qi, consciousness/mind and the physical body.  Since the consciousness is the master of qi, when two consciousness work together the amount of qi engaged in the healing process is much bigger as well as the effect of the healing.  Involving the consciousness/mind in an active way is one of the contributing factors that may lead to so called healing miracles.  Healing miracles are more likely to happen during group qi-therapy sessions where the collective qi-field is much stronger due to the collective and synchronized effort of many participants.  Individual healing sessions have another advantage - they can be tailored according the individual needs of the client/student and although the qi is not as abundant as the one in a big group, it can be directed in a very specific way for the specific needs of the healee.


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