Qi Nei Zang – Abdominal Massage (Abdominal Tui Na)

  • Qi Nei Zang is an abdominal massage technique designed to regulate the function of the internal organs.
  • Patients typically lie relaxed on their back with clothes on. The practitioner sits or stands at the side of the patient and uses hands to massage patient’s abdomen. This procedure is usually done without oils.

How does it work?

  • This is one of the few ways to influence the internal organs directly without medicine, herbs, or surgery.
  • Proper body function depends on proper organ function.
  • The internal organs are of utmost importance in the discussion of Chinese medicine as almost every mental and physical malady in internal medicine can be linked to a disharmony of the internal organs.
  • Each of the 12 primary meridians links to the internal organs, and is named after the primary organ that it links to. For example, the lung meridian primarily links to the lung, the heart meridian to the heart, and so on.
  • These 12 meridians flow through the entire body, over the head, torso and limbs.
  • Because the internal organs influence the health of the meridians, and the meridians influence the health of the internal organs, the health of the internal organs is inextricably linked to the health of the entire body.
  • While acupuncture influences the health of the internal organs indirectly, through the meridians, Qi Nei Zang provides a technique whereby the function, health, and vitality of the internal organs can be directly influenced.