Length of Session:
Medical Qigong sessions are approximately 60 to 90 minutes; the initial assessment will be approximately 90 minutes in length. “Tune up” sessions can be shorter, 30 minutes in duration.
The practitioner will do an assessment of the client’s condition at the beginning of each session to determine a course of action.
During the session, as the Qi moves, the client may feel varying sensations such as warmth, coolness, tingling, and muscular twitching. After the session, the patient will likely feel relaxed, have a general sense of well-being and vitality, and be more present. Results will vary, depending on the condition or issue being treated, and the length of time it has been present.
Number of sessions required:
The number of sessions required will vary from one to an ongoing number depending on the purpose of the session and/or the medical condition being treated. Four to six sessions are not uncommon, but the medical qigong practitioner will have a better idea of what is required after the initial assessment. Note: the use of prescription exercises (see below) will extend the length of time between sessions.
Clients can be treated seated or lying down, or from a distance if they cannot attend a session in person. Clients remain full clothed, and the practitioner may treat the client with, or without, the laying of hands on the body, depending on the client’s preference.
In Western medicine, pharmaceuticals are prescribed, while acupuncture or TCM practitioners may prescribe herbs; with Medical Qigong, certain breathing, movement, or meditation activities are prescribed to extend the results of the treatment. Depending on the results of the assessment and/or session, the practitioner will recommend an individualized program for the client using mild physical activity, breathing and/or meditation exercises.
Lifestyle and Wellness counseling and recommendations:
Available in all sessions.