Chi Nei Tsang
With Chi Nei Tsang the treatment consists of a navel area massage, as well as massage of organs in and near the abdomen which are associated with specific meridians. Both physical and emotional tension can build up in the body, either noticeably or unnoticed. Chi Nei Tsang aims to remove blockages, which are in many cases caused by psychological complaints. Conversely, when blockages occur in the abdomen due to incorrect nutrition, this has an effect on how we feel. Neuroscientist Michael Gershon describes in his book 'the second brain' that the digestive system has its own nervous system (enteric nervous system) that largely functions independently of the central nervous system. Hormones that influence our feelings and mood are connected to it and through the large concentration of nerve cells, experiences are registered and impulses are received. Mental processes and what goes on in the abdomen are therefore closely linked.
The abdomen is also an important area where there are connections with other parts of the body. They can therefore be treated from these areas. Many back problems originate in the abdomen. The cause may be built-up pressure from the abdomen. There may be an imbalance in the intestines and/or in other organs. The same principle applies to complaints in the pelvic area and the position of legs and feet. Chi Nei Tsang has an effect on the immune system, blood circulation and lymphatic fluids. Based on this, it can be used to detoxify the body as a whole.
About the background and meaning of Chi Nei Tsang
Originating in ancient Taoist China, Chi Nei Tsang aims to detoxify the body and refine and strengthen the Qi of the organs. Chi Nei Tsang (CNT) translates as 'regulating the energy of the internal organs'.
Examples of the effects of Chi Nei Tsang:
Harmonizes the digestive system
Detoxifies the internal organs
Psychological "digestion" of unpleasant experiences and/or obstructive emotions
Resolves intestinal blockages, cramps, knots, lumps, menstrual cramps and back pain