Qigong

definition of Qigong: Qigong is a form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) that seeks to align the body using breath, movement and awareness. Originally from China, qigong is used to balance the life energy (chi/qi). While a child can be taught to perform qigong, some therapists may use the qigong approach to balance the energy of the child by touching energy points.

Qigong Massage as Therapy for Autism

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Karen Erikson works to heal blind and abused ponies, but was unable to find a therapy that worked for her son with autism.

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Karen Erikson works to heal blind and abused ponies, but was unable to find a therapy that worked for her son with autism. After 2 years of Qiqong massage, some of that time as a participant in a research project led by Dr. Louisa Silva, her son, Jake, is a verbal and social youngster. Pam Tindall, of Possibilities Consulting, a Silva-trained qigong massage therapist, was assigned to work with Jake. Qigong massage is based on the thinking that the problem with autism is that sensory information is blocked, so the therapist works to unblock it. Tindall explains that, “the protocol is a type of patting motion more like a hands-on light touch session than a muscle-kneading massage...clearing out energy blockages along the body's 12 primary meridians, or energy pathways as identified in Chinese medicine.”

Acupoint Acupuncture Inc

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2124 Priest Bridge Dr
Crofton, MD
Phone: (410) 721-3789
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