At Qi Wellness it is our aim to help people improve their health and wellbeing. We view the body, mind and spirit as all-inclusive when looking to improve health. Our practice is aimed at releasing blockages in the body and mind, which tamper with the flow of energy around our system and cause illness. On today’s blog we detail how exactly we do that – through Qi energy treatments, training and chanting classes.
Our body is connected by a series of meridian lines through which energy flows and circulates around our system. Where there are blockages in our system, energy cannot flow readily and so pain develops in the areas that energy is not flowing to. For example a blockage in the stomach can cause pain in the shoulders as energy flows from the stomach to the shoulders through the meridians lines. As energy cannot flow to the shoulders readily, the shoulders become tight, strained and painful. Often many aches or pains around the body are linked to blockages in the organs from which they are connected to. Below is a diagram of the main meridian lines which shows where different parts of the body are connected. This can give us an indication as to what might be the root cause of the pains we feel around the body.
Emotional and Physical Blockages
Physical blockages can be fairly easy to identify for example we know that when we have a bad reaction to certain foods, we may have an allergy or an intolerance which will cause a physical reaction of inflammation and pain, likewise if we have picked up an injury then we will have physical pain in that area. However, we also hold emotional blockages in our body as well. To use the stomach as our example again, when we are stressed or anxious, it is our stomach that tenses and over a period of time more and more tension is held in the stomach which can cause physical pain and a blockage. This will then have the affect explained earlier where energy will not flow fluidly to the shoulders and cause tension. This is why people often correlate shoulder pain to stress but the shoulders are not the root of the problem, the root is the tension in the stomach. This can be seen as an emotional blockage. Anxiety and stress are issues with the mind; overthinking, worrying and being fearful. This is a mental issue manifesting itself as a physical problem.
In giving a Qi energy acupressure treatment,s the practitioners here at Qi Wellness feel for where a client has physical stress as well as areas of weakness in the body. We focus on relieving the stress by applying pressure on the acupressure points using our middle and index finger. The acupressure points are the points on the surface of our body that connect to the meridian lines. So, in applying pressure on the acupressure points in the stomach we help to release the tension in the shoulders. We are also giving energy to weak areas to help strengthen them. All the practitioners also partake in the training and chanting classes to receive energy so that we can give energy through the treatments. For more information on Qi energy treatments, see below:
The Qi energy training classes involve slow movements, similar to that of tai chi and aim at releasing physical tension in the body. There is a detailed programme of movements each focusing on a specific area of the body. Practiced over time the training movements can release aches and pains and release blockages in our body, allowing for a smooth free flow of energy through our system. For more information on Qi energy classes, see below:
Chanting classes help to change our vibration. As mentioned, anxiety and stress are created in the mind. They have an intense and jittery vibration, which is uncomfortable. Chanting helps to bring the mind back to a more peaceful vibration which helps us to feel more stable, unburdened and clear headed. For more information on chanting classes, see below:
All in all, why do we do this? Why is it important to clear our body and mind of blockages? For our health, and ofcourse our happiness. With a clear mind and body we are not burdened by physical and mental pain and we feel good! That is the most important thing, to achieve health and happiness naturally.
Qi Wellness is a unique well-being and alternative health centre in the heart of London. Drawing on Eastern philosophy, Qi Wellness practitioners offer holistic treatments and classes to help strengthen the body, as well as, improve emotional and mental wellbeing.
Following similar principles to acupuncture, but without using needles, the practitioners press acupressure points all over the body to stimulate energy and blood flow, often resulting in immediate pain and stress relief.