Qigong is one of our specialties at Shelton Qigong. It is one of my lifelong passions. An ancient practice based on the principles of Chinese medicine, medical QiGong is the practice of harnessing Qi to help balance, integrate and release physical, mental and/or spiritual suffering.
I believe people do not have to live in chronic pain. I believe the body is wired for vitality and joy.
According to Chinese medicine the leading cause of death and disease is negative emotions. Common day-to-day feelings like disappointment, sorrow, envy, anger and rage are not inherently “bad.” But when strong emotions are suppressed and repressed, physical symptoms like inflammation and illness are the result.
Medical Qigong helps people get to the root of the emotional imbalance and help clear blockages.
The proven benefits of medical Qigong include:
-strengthened immunity and vitality
-relief from pain stemming from common complaints such as poor digestion, headaches and arthritis
-alleviation of depression and anxiety
-reclamation of younger, firmer (slimmer) body shape
-increased memory, recall and creativity
-deeper access to joy, intuition, peace and belonging
Sessions can happen at my office, Morning Crane in San Jose, my satellite office in Los Angles, our at your home. Prices below reflect sessions conducted at San Jose office.
- Single Session $170
- 5-Session Package $725 (Save $125)
- 10-Session Package $1400 (Save $300)
Cupping is an ancient technique used around the world to facilitate the body`s natural ability to heal. At Morning Crane cupping is often used to complement Medical Qigong and Acupuncture sessions.
Cupping has been shown to:
-Alleviate joint pain
-Relieve sore muscles
-Increase range of motion
-Help with cold and flu symptoms
By taking glass or plastic jars with a smooth rounded mouth, cupping creates a partial vacuum on the skin’s acupoints, allowing the release of toxins and potential for dis-ease in the body.
Toxins often accumulate in our connective tissues, which create blockages and impedes blood and fluid circulation. The vacuum of the cups stimulates the flow of Qi (energy), blood and lymphatic fluid, which accelerates the easy and direct release of toxicity from key areas of the body.
In traditional Chinese medicine, one effective means to bring about healing involves burning the ground up leaves of a spongy herb called mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris L.). Called moxibustion, this heat therapy has been used throughout Asia for thousands of years; in fact, the actual Chinese character for acupuncture, translated literally, means “acupuncture moxibustion.” Burning mugwort, or moxa, has a distinct odor, which some people find relaxing. Some people with severe sensitivities to smoke may not be able to tolerate moxa. The essential oils in moxa have a significant effect. All over the world, mugwort has had an established reputation as a plant that keeps evil away. In European folk tradition, mugwort was put into dream pillows to prevent bad dreams. During moxibustion, the practitioner monitors the heat level, and works with the patient to provide a therapeutic level of heat while maintaining comfort and safety. The purpose of moxibustion, as with most forms of traditional Chinese medicine, is to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of Qi, and maintain general health. Specifically it can be used to relieve chronic pain, impotence, improve sexual drive, reduce stress, and increase one’s energy (Qi).
Gua Sha (“Scraping” Massage)
For over 2000 years, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has recognized the healing properties of Gu Sha massage. Translated to mean “scraping away of pain,” Gua Sha naturally activates the body’s opiate centers (natural pain killers) and can eliminate acute and chronic pain immediately.
The purpose of Gua Sha is to release unhealthy elements, or blocked Qi, or stagnant blood, from areas of the body that are injured, stagnant or unbalanced. By applying pressure using a special spoon, coin or horn, the practitioner “scrapes” along acupuncture meridians and corresponding points, which releases knots, strains, sprains and spasms from muscles and tendons.
Over the past decade, Western medicine has come to embrace the proven healing powers of Gua Sha. Harvard and the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City have shown the positive physiological impact of microcirculation (“scraping”) and the measurable decrease in pain often associated with skeletal and muscular conditions.
Gua Sha is 2000-year-old ancient medicine capable of producing modern-day miracles in people seeking lives free from chronic pain and disease