Qi Gong or chi kung (气功 or 氣功), pronounced “chee-gong”, is a practice of aligning breath, movement, and awareness for exercise, healing, and meditation. With roots in Chinese medicine, martial arts, and philosophy, qigong is traditionally viewed as a practice to balance qi (chi) or intrinsic life energy. Typically, a Qi Gong practice involves rhythmic breathing, coordinated with slow stylized repetition of fluid movement, and a calm mindful state. Qi Gong is now practiced throughout China and worldwide, and is considered by some to be exercise, and by others to be a type of alternative medicine or meditative practice. From a philosophical and spiritual perspective, Qi Gong is believed to help develop human potential, to increase access to higher realms of awareness, and to awaken one to one’s true nature.
Amanda incorporates Medical Qi Gong into her practice and teaches forms and movements to clients when applicable. She also teaches individual sessions to folks who are interested in practicing Qi Gong. Though Amanda has historically not practiced distance Qi Gong, the pandemic presented us all with new challenges and Amanda was able to continue working remotely with a client who relies on biweekly acupuncture to address her herniated cervical disk and associated pain. Distance Qi Gong sessions were able to treat her neck pain. If you are scared to come for in-person sessions during the pandemic, please contact Amanda about the potential of a distance Qi Gong appointment.
Amanda Goossen, L.Ac. M.Ac.
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