||9700 West Hwy 318
||Reddick, FL 32686
"American Style" Tui-Na
The Chi Institute has just completed its first
week long Tui- Na Intensive in Oct, 2003. For me it
was a very powerful and valuable week. I know this sentiment
was shared by everyone I spoke with.
We began the week with an introduction to Qi Gong. We continued
our Qi Gong practice each morning and after each break,
throughout the week. This practice kept our Qi flowing and
balanced. The course was taught by an incredible team including
Dr. Xie, Dr. Zhang, Dr. Bruce Ferguson, Dr. Deng, Dr. Bob
Spiegel, and Julie.
The first 3 mornings we learned the various techniques that
comprise Tui-Na, including "self techniques".
One of the highlights of the sessions was Dr. Keija Zhang
He is the president of the China Society of TCVM and Dr.
Xie's mentor. It was an honor to meet him and have him share
his wisdom and wit. He explained that there were many styles
of Tui-Na, including Chinese, European, Japanese, Korean,
etc. He encouraged us to create the "American Style"
of Tui-Na. Dr. Zhang also shared a few Chinese idioms, One
of the favorites was "it does not matter what color
the cat is so long as it catches the rat," He also
reminded us that there is something good in everything...
Thank you Dr. Zhang!
The first 3 afternoons were spent practicing the techniques
on each other. During the last 3 morning sessions we discussed
specific conditions of animals and how to incorporate Tui-Na
into a total package of Chinese healing modalities. The
last 3 afternoons we had the opportunity to hone all our
TCVM skills on actual cases including dogs, cats, horses,
a goat, and a bearded dragon. Some of the results were immediate
As always, part of the Chi experience is the chance to connect
with other like-minded people from all over the planet!
On Saturday evening we had a fabulous celebration. There
was great food, fun entertainment, including hoola hooping
(by Timmy Xie) and drumming led by Helena and Sam.
I had occasion to start
using the techniques I learned on the first case I saw when
I returned home! A cocker named Syd with head trauma who is
at this moment quadriplegic, When I began Tui-Na she could
not support any weight on any legs. By the end of the day
she was able to bear some weight and keep her legs under her
in a standing position. That same day I saw another case of
quadriplegia. This time is a cervical myelopathy. The beauty
of Tui-Na is that it empowers the owners by inviting them
to be an active participant in their loved one's healing.
Both these owners were very grateful to have something they
could "do". The love they feel for their four legged
Kids is communicated clearly with Tui-Na. This Love is the
ultimate healing energy.
In closing I encourage
all TCVM practitioners to learn this invaluable modality.
You will use it daily in all areas of your life.
I also want to thank everyone involved
with the Chi Institute, including staff, instructors and students.
This seminar was incredible. I know it took the hard work
and dedication of everyone to make it happen. Together we
are making a difference on this planet. I honor all of you
and feel blessed to be a part of the "Chi Family".
Liz Femandez DVM