Bodywork and mapping out Qi flow are very important parts of healing and maintaining the body. By assessing the levels of Qi that a person has in their body, through the practice of bodywork, it’s possible to make sure that the energy they have, their life force, flows cleanly from one place to the next. Qi has been the focal point of traditional medicine for years, often aided by bodywork.
What is Bodywork?
In alternative medicine, bodywork is any therapeutic or personal development technique that involves working with the human body in a form involving manipulative therapy, breath work, or energy medicine.
Bodywork techniques also aim to assess or improve posture and promote awareness of the "body-mind connection", which is an approach that sees the human body and mind as a single integrated unit or to manipulate the electromagnetic field alleged to surround the human body and affect health.
Body relaxation and pain relief often fall under the category of bodywork techniques. The most frequent form of bodywork is often considered to be massage because it is easily one of the best ways of realigning the body and promoting general well-being. At a basic level, massage is the manipulation of soft tissues in the body, but these can help a lot to realign well-being and energy levels.
It’s important to remember that a lot of these techniques are tied up with Qi flow. This is a series of ideas about the energy pathways in the human body, but they form a very important part of bodywork.
What is Qi Flow?
Qi is widely considered to be the life force that is present in every human being. Some call it universal energy, but these are all just different names for the same practice.
Lots of people compare the flow of qi to the flow of water. People believe it passes through the body in invisible vessels. The general idea is that through years of study at observation, ancient practitioners of traditional medicine mapped out the body's energetic system and created a diagram of where energy lines cross and flow.
Overall, people find bodywork is often used to stimulate the areas where energy levels form meridians, as these meridians can become blocked over time. By releasing these, ancient medicine dictates that the energy in a body is allowed to flow more freely and is often much healthier as a result.
So, ultimately, understanding bodywork's role in the flow of life energy through the body is very important. We can use bodywork as a way of finding and identifying these difficult areas and helping to improve them. Bodywork is something which people have relied upon constantly for a long time, and it’s not difficult to see why. At the end of the day, it’s very important to be able to maintain proper levels of Qi, as the body can and does need these levels to be healthy and continue to thrive.
If you are interested in learning more about QI Flow Bodywork, feel free to contact us or schedule an appointment with Dr. Diem.