The Dao of Integrative Health, LLC, offers Medical Qigong Therapy, taiji (tai chi) and qigong (chi kung) classes and other healing and wellness therapies.
Medical Qigong is believed to have been practiced over 5000 years ago and may be the oldest therapeutic modality of all Chinese medical care. Indeed, it may be the original branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which includes acupuncture, herbal medicine and Tui Na massage.
Qigong and therefore, TCM are rooted in traditional Chinese philosophy, which emphasizes the correspondence between Heaven and Earth, nature and humanity and the theory of Yin and Yang interaction and balance. Accordingly, health is achieved through the balance of Yin and Yang within the body physical and etheric.
Medical Qigong consists of therapeutic techniques delivered by a practitioner that adjust the body's internal and external energy fields to enhance health and promote healing. Additionally, a patient may be prescribed one or two qigong exercises to do on their own to assist in their ongoing health and healing. Common results might include:
- states of deep relaxation
- reduction of stress
- positive changes in mood or state of mind
- emotional equilibrium
- increased awareness
- increased energy levels and improved health
- reduction of pain
The length of each session is approximately one hour and the length of treatment can vary widely depending on the condition(s) being treated. While most patients notice improvement after the first session, a few may require two or three sessions before deep benefits are experienced. Most patients receive therapy once every two weeks. In chronic cases, weekly sessions over the course of three to four months may be necessary. In any case, most are re-assessed after six to eight sessions to determine whether therapy is beneficial and/or still necessary. The patient is always the final determinant in the continuation of treatment.
The Dao of Integrative Health, LLC, is located at:
4833 Fredericksburg Road
San Antonio, Texas 78229
Appointments may be made by calling Fred Chavez, MQP at 210-393-4016.