Chi Nei Tsang basics; what you need to know

In Chinese medicine, Chi Nei Tsang (CNT) is an ancient form of healing touch therapy used for centuries. By gently massaging the abdomen, the internal abdominal organs can become more efficient, which, in turn, enhances physical and emotional wellness. Chi Nei Tsang literally translates to “transformation of the energy of the internal organs.” It is based on the belief that the digestive system stores unresolved emotional issues, which is one of the main causes of ill health.

The Chi Nei Tsang method was first used by Taoist monks hundreds of years ago in their monasteries to detoxify, strengthen, and refine their bodies, which in turn helped keep them energetic for their spiritual pursuits.

What does Chi Nei Tsang treat?

Chi Nei Tsang can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, including chronic pain, digestive disorders, and autoimmune disorders such as chronic fatigue syndrome.

What could I expect from a typical treatment?

Typically, the first treatment would begin with a detailed intake and consultation. 

The massage is performed on the stomach, from the rib cage to the upper pelvic area. The practitioner may provide pillows and bolsters to ensure you are comfortable lying on your back. 

Your body may feel deeply relaxed, and you might even fall asleep during the treatment. The practitioner may recommend multiple sessions if your abdomen is large, hardened or blocked.

Chi Nei Tsang Practitioners

Samantha Mertler, RMT

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Insurance Providers and Benefits:

Contact your insurance provider today to inquire about your massge therapy benefits, always asking whether or not a doctor’s note is required for reimbursement.

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