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The Ancient Art of Healing From Within

Healing requires a feeling of safety

To feel safe we must think less

So that we can feel more

And have our feelings be validated and recognized as sacred

Which allows us to change and transform

To complete the transformation process, there must be acceptance

Chi Nei Tsang originated in the monasteries in pre-China as a method of healing for the Taoist monks to practice on one another to keep themselves vibrant and healthy as they pursued their spiritual endeavors. It was brought to the West by Master Mantak Chia, and later disseminated by several of his foremost students - including Gilles Marin - who founded the Chi Nei Tsang Institute where I received my training and certification. 

Though there are different schools of Chi Nei Tsang, the lineage I studied with emphasizes the mind-body-spirit connection, and gives much attention to the role that emotions play in health and the body and how to manage them properly to overcome disease. While Chi Nei Tsang works first and foremost on the physical body, it also provides the space for you to get in touch with the deeper aspects of your consciousness that get stored in the organs, tissue, and fascia so that all may be felt and thus, validated. 

In Taoist philosophy there is the concept of the 'Guardian' within each of our psyches that is responsible for protecting us from experiences that may be too much for us to handle. When life gives us something that may be too much for us to digest in the moment, our guardian takes it and stores it away for us to (hopefully) come back to look at later when we are more prepared and ready. This concept shows up in Western Psychology as trauma being stored in the body - or "the body keeps score". In the 5 element system of Chi Nei Tsang, each organ has specific emotions associated with it, and different pathologies manifest depending on what organs are being stressed the most.

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