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Chi Nei Tsang
Taoist Abdominal Detox Massage

Chi Nei Tsang

CNT detoxifies, restructures and strengthens the body.  While focusing mainly on the abdomen, specifically the organs and intestines,  the entire body and existence of the person are affected.  All systems of the body are addressed, including lymphatic, digestion, respiration, nervous and reproductive systems as well as the immune system.


CNT stimulates the internal organs to work more efficiently and helps correct postural problems resulting from imbalance in the abdominal area.  Deep-seated tensions are released and vitality restored.  The body resumes more optimal functioning.


CNT helps people to grow and change by listening to their bodies.  Pain and other symptoms are understood not as problems to be fixed but as messages to pay attention to.  Such an approach brings about true healing rather than simply curing the symptoms.


CNT helps people to balance their emotions.   Unprocessed emotions are stored in the digestive system waiting to be addressed.  Poor emotional digestion is one of the main reasons for ill health.  Chi Nei Tsang allows emotions to unfold, making it possible for individuals to evolve and grow.  Then your physical/emotional body is free to move beyond the effects of past emotional events and experience life more comfortably in the present.

The Taoist sages of ancient China observed that humans often develop energy blockages in their internal organs that result in knots and tangles in their abdomens. These obstructions occur at the center of the body's vital functions and constrict the flow of Chi (energy), our life-force. The negative emotions of fear, anger anxiety, depression, and worry cause the most damage. Problems can also be caused by overwork, stress, accidents, surgery, drugs, toxins, poor food, and bad posture.


These sages discovered or believed that the internal organs connect with the forces of the universe and provide a link between the human microcosm and the universal macrocosm. The organs contain the essences of the spiritual force of a human being. They also provide the physical lines of force that hold the body together and give it structure.


When obstructed the internal organs store unhealthy energies instead of releasing them; they can then overflow into other bodily systems and surface as negative emotions and sickness. Always in search of an outlet, these negative emotions and toxic energies create a perpetual cycle of negativity and stress. If the negative emotions can't find an outlet, they fester in the organs or move into the abdomen, the body's "garbage dump". The abdomen can process some emotional garbage, but more often it can't keep up with the flow. The energetic center of the body located at the navel becomes congested and cut off from the rest of the body.


Chi also moves through the body's internal channels, nervous system, blood vessels, and lymph glands. These systems concentrate and cross paths in the abdomen which acts as their control center. Tensions, worries, and stresses of the day, month, or year accumulate there and are seldom dispersed. These disturbances can cause physical tangling and knotting of the nerves, blood vessels, and lymph nodes. The result is the gradual obstruction of energy circulation.


The Taoists discovered that most maladies could be healed once the underlying toxins and negative forces were released from the body. They developed the art of Chi Nei Tsang to recycle and transform negative energies that obstruct the internal organs and cause knots in the abdomen. Chi Nei Tsang clears out the toxins, bad emotions, and excessive heat or heat deficiencies that cause the organs to dysfunction.


This method is suitable for any person who wants to experience a better level of health on a general physical as well as emotional level. Most digestive disorders are ameliorated, and the improvement of reproductive and sexual health is often found in the anecdotal evidence presented by practitioners, such as in the field of infertility and erectile function. It is easy to suppose that most common diseases stem from the malfunction of our vital organs and intestines.


This method is not suitable for persons who have had abdominal surgery in the last year. It is not practiced during pregnancy or menstruation Do not eat a big meal before having Chi Nei Tsang, and no food for about 2 hours before. The duration of the treatment is around 90 minutes depending on the individual.


The Chi Nei Tsang treatment is performed solely on the abdomen, with oil, working with the breath and healing sounds related to the different organs as prescribed by Chinese medicine. There is some work done on the legs, arms, hands, feet and head after the treatment to ensure the entire body is clear of the released energies from the abdomen.

Chi Nei Tsang
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