Medical Qigong and Chinese Medicine at Inner Strength
What is the difference between
Chinese Medicine and Traditional
Chinese Medicine (TCM) is
becoming more mainstream and many think what the curriculum
of Acupuncture colleges in the United States teach is the original
medical system from China. The truth of the matter is that American
TCM, is a very limited system extrapolated from village systems in
China as a means to preserve some semblance of thousands of years of
research and development. It is not a complete system and does not
represent the full teachings of Chinese Medicine. In fact, most of
the medical texts were burned or destroyed during the China’s
Cultural Revolution and are permanently lost. Therefore, it was the
oral traditions of the monks that preserved most of the original
teachings of the complete systems. We at Inner Strength are
preserving this national treasure; teaching and healing in the manner of
our mentors before us. We continue to seek out the authorities in
this field for further education and refinement of this ancient
traditional of healing.
Chinese Medicine is the world's
oldest, continually practiced, professional medicine. Its written
history stretches back not less that 2,500 years and its practice is
undoubtedly much older than that. Although acupuncture was the first
Chinese modality to gain wide acceptance in the West, Chinese herbal
medicine is quickly establishing itself as one of the most popular
and effective alternative therapies in the West, as well as bodywork
therapies devised by the Chinese and Medical Qigong Therapy.
See what we have done with other
people who were considered 'lost causes' by western medicine...
four main branches of Complete
Chinese Medicine are utilized
Which include self-regulation therapy, energetic massage therapy,
energetic point therapy, and invisible needle therapy.
Medical QiGong treatments assist your
body to heal itself through moving the blood and removing
stagnation. Inner Strength is
the oldest providers of Medical QiGong education on the east coast
that upholds China’s longstanding hospital traditions.
We offer programs for QiGong Exercise Specialist through
Masters in Medical Qigong.
While most think of Needling therapy and Bloodletting, we
offer Cupping, Moxa, and Magnetic therapy for more
non-invasive but effective procedures.
which include teas and soups, tinctures and wines, balms and
liniments, compresses, powders and pills as well as nutritional
education on the consumption of food and its energetic
Massage Therapy: which
include Jie Gu or bone setting (chiropractic), Tuina or muscle
manipulation, Gua sha or scraping therapy, An mo or visceral
manipulation, and Jing point therapy. This in conjunction with a
sports medicine backgrounds, Dr Cibik provides Quantum
Neuromuscluar Massage Therapy TM.
What's the difference between
traditional herbalism and CM?
Western herbalism primarily treat
diseases or symptoms, such as head aches, runny nose, menstrual
pain, etc. Chinese herbal medicine is based on the individual
pattern diagnosis. This means that the patient receives a custom
herbal prescription designed to treat both the symptom or disease
and their individual pattern. Such a pattern is made up of the
person's signs and symptoms as well as their emotional temperament
and bodily constitution.
What makes Inner Strength
We at Inner Strength understand the
human body from a fresh perspective. We look at three distinct
interconnective matrixes enveloping the body simultaneously. These
three matrixes affect health of body, mind and spirit. Western
medicine gives very little credence to the emotional matrix as well
as the spiritual matrix or their influence on ones health. We use
all four branches of Chinese Medicine with these
We also look at several
"seas" of the body The sea of blood, the sea of marrow
(brain and spinal column), the sea of Qi (energy or vital force),
and the sea of grain and water (digestion and food assimilation).
In addition we use eastern testing
methods of pulse, tongue, eyes, and appearance to inform us of
changes within the body's balance. We also use Kinesiology,
palpation, range of motion and "ground substance" and
fascia tests to better understand the truly puzzling cases.