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New Leaf now provides Chi Nei Tsang Abdominal Massage – read on!

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Chi Nei Tsang (Abdominal Massage) available at New Leaf Natural Therapies

What is Chi Nei Tsang?

Energetically – who knows the cause of sickness?  Where does internal pain, issues with our major organs such as the liver and kidneys, the stomach, small intestines, large intestines come from?  Naturopathically, it has always been taught that step one for any long-term health problem has been to cleanse the body’s filters – the digestive tract, the liver, the immune system/lymphatic systems and the kidneys.  Congestion in any of these areas can cause poor energy, poor circulation and poor detoxification of any of these systems.

In Chinese medicine it has always been taught that blocked energy starts this toxicity building up – Chi Nei Tsang helps with both – it starts to move the inflammation, the toxicity and the energy blockages that are stopping blood, lymphatic flow and nutrient absorption throughout our major organs.

Have you ever felt ‘knots’ in your stomach, tightness under the ribs, described this to your therapist who simply prescribed antacids or digestive enzymes?  These is so much more to health than that…and the last thing you want is to suppress symptoms which may come back to haunt you down the track.

Our Foundations of Health programme is a nine month detoxification process which starts the body healing as our filters start to clear.  It is a long process (quick and dirty detoxes rarely make lasting change) to health for some people.

I found this fabulous description on Chi Nei Tsang from http://radiantliving.com/chi-nei-tsang-abdominal-massage/ in the U.S. and it describes energy and the abdomen and how it relates to our health, our wellbeing, our stressors, our operations and medications…

“The Taoist sages of ancient China observed that humans often develop energy blockages in their internal organs that result in knots and tangles in their abdomens. These obstructions occur at the center of the body’s vital functions and constrict the flow of Chi (energy), our life-force. The negative emotions of fear, anger, anxiety, depression, and worry cause the most damage. Problems can also be caused by overwork, stress, accidents, surgery, drugs, toxins, poor food, and bad posture.

Through meditative practices the sages learned to look within themselves. They discovered the internal organs connect with the Five Forces of the Universe and provide a link between the human microcosm and the universal macrocosm. The organs contain the essences of the spiritual force of a human being. They also provide the physical lines of force that hold the body together and give it structure.

When obstructed the internal organs store unhealthy energies that can overflow into other bodily systems and surface as negative emotions and sickness. Always in search of an outlet, these negative emotions and toxic energies create a perpetual cycle of negativity and stress. (Fig. 1) If the negative emotions can’t find an outlet, they fester in the organs or move into the abdomen, the body’s “garbage dump.” The abdomen can process some emotional garbage, but more often it can’t keep up with the flow. The energetic center of the body located at the navel becomes congested and cut off from the rest of the body.

Fig. 1 Negative energy cycle leads to knots and tangles in the abdomen.

B. Chi Nei Tsang: A Method to Clear Blocked Energy

Chi, the life-force energy, moves through the body’s internal channels, nervous system, blood vessels, and lymph glands. These systems concentrate and cross paths in the abdomen which acts as their control center. Tensions, worries, and stresses of the day, month, or year accumulate there and are seldom dispersed. ‘These disturbances can cause physical tangling and knotting of the nerves, blood vessels, and lymph nodes. The result is the gradual obstruction of energy circulation.

The ancient Taoists realized that negative emotions cause serious damage to one’s health, impairing both physical and spiritual functions. They understood that each human emotion is an expression of energy and that certain emotions could indicate the negative energy behind many physical ailments. They also identified a specific cycle of relationships between the emotions and the organs. For example, the experience of a “knot” in one’s stomach indicated the presence of worry, the negative emotion that accumulates in the stomach and spleen.
The Taoists discovered that most maladies could be healed once the underlying toxins and negative forces were released from the body. They developed the art of Chi Nei Tsang to recycle and transform negative energies that obstruct the internal organs and cause knots in the abdomen. Chi Nei Tsang clears out the toxins, bad emotions, and excessive heat or heat deficiencies-that cause the organs to dysfunction. (Fig. 2)

 

Fig. 2 Ancient Taoists massaged their abdomens and organs to stay healthy.
C. Chi Nei Tsang: A Complement to other Disciplines”

Makes a little sense doesn’t it?

We complement Chi Nei Tsang with all of the other services we provide in our clinic, in Wynnum Brisbane.

We know that Chi Nei Tsang is very energizing, strengthening, and detoxifying the internal organ systems of our body.  It supports the removal of negative influences and is fantastic for intestinal blockages, cramps, knots, lumps, scarring, headaces, menstrual cramps, poor blood circulation, back pain, infertility, impotence and many other issues.

Imagine avoiding intestinal surgery through an incredibly systematic and thorough treatment process.

For bookings, phone 3348 6098 and chat to Linda, Annette or Gabby to discuss pricing options.

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Salicylate Sensitivities… Side-effects and Symptoms…

Monday, June 4th, 2012

So… you’ve been thinking you might have a salicylate sensitivity…  Many symptoms may be linked:

  • cystitis, urinary tract infections
  • rashes, eczema, hives, welts
  • itchy eyes, itchy skin, histamine reactions
  • asthmas, stuffy and runny noses
  • nasal polyps

We’ve also seen things like ADHD, ADD, ODD linked to intolerances and sensitivities…  Headaches and migraines, bloating, burping, belching…

Oh my goodness, the list goes on. And although we work with substances such as these with a combination of homeopathics, natural supplements, kinesiology techniques, microcurrent – we know we can work to boost immunity in the long term, thereby relieving symptoms and improving quality of life!

Madonna Guy ND
Chief Clinician
3348 6098

Our Services at New Leaf Natural Therapies: Massage; Kinesiology & Infrared Saunas

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Besides our specialist programmes (Our Services) we also offer many other treatments for clients including massage, kinesiology and infrared saunas:

Massage Therapies:

  • hot stone massage
  • remedial massage
  • relaxation massage
  • reflexology
  • shiatsu
  • lymphatic drainage
  • pregnancy massage
  • hydrating and relaxing facials: mini, basic & deluxe

Structural Kinesiology Processes (with Linda Hoggard ND, Jacqueline Dekoke ND & Madonna Guy ND) which test and treat:

  • Food sensitivity treatments, challenging and assessments
  • Chemical sensitivity treatments, challenging and assessments
  • Whiplash
  • Scolisosis
  • Jaw & Hip problems
  • Cranial Injuries (past and present)
  • Shoulder pain
  • Bicipital tendon pain
  • Dural torque (from spinal injuries)
  • Knee, foot and hip corrections
  • Foot mobilisation techniques

Emotional Kinesiology Processes (with Jacqueline Dekoke ND, Madonna Guy ND & Linda Hoggard ND)

  • LEAP Learning Enhancement Advanced Protocol
  • Diffusion of survival switching patterns
  • Re-connection of areas of the brain such as memory centres, logical and creative pathways and more
  • Counselling kinesiology
  • Cranial kinesiology
  • SIPS: Stress indicator points system

Frequency Specific Microcurrent (Jacqueline Dekoke ND & Madonna Guy ND): we have successfully used FSM for:

  • advanced injury repair
  • fibromyalgia
  • chronic pain
  • nerve pain
  • spinal cord pain
  • chronic disc pain
  • knees pain
  • hip pain
  • foot pain
  • dizziness
  • arthritis
  • osteoarthritis
  • memory improvement
  • insulin resistance
  • liver and gut stress
  • shingles
  • irritable bowel syndrome

Infrared Saunas: Our saunas detoxify instantly it is turned on, it doesn’t wait for you to heat up before working.  We deliberately chose non-toxic saunas (many are lacquered which makes them toxic when heated); we use organic towels (so you’re not breathing in toxins in our clinic) and we give you a meditation CD or music to listen to.  It’s amazing how fast 1/2 hour goes in one of these…

Madonna Guy ND
Chief Clinician

SIBO – Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

SIBO, Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth is a reasonably new discovery, or at least has finally been proven within the medical and naturopathic fields.  For years naturopaths have worked on clearing ‘bad large intestinal bacteria’ with reasonable to good results, but when the intestinal growth is in the small intestine, instead of the large intestine, there are no tests which indicate where the infestation is, and results may not be as good.  Detoxification of the intestines has always been hugely important for preventing disease and illness, naturopathically.

The problem is that symptoms of gut issues: bloating, burping, belching, wind, flatulence, diarrhoea, constipation (irritable bowel syndrome) can be either a small or large intestine issue. 

For those of us who do kinesiology we are blessed with the ability to check where the overgrowth is (and it is often through the entire digestive tract) and what the infestation is made of: parasites, fungus, candida, bacteria, viral etc.  Thank goodness for kinesiology…

And of course, SIBO is hugely indicated in many health issues:  it has been found that 80-100% of chronic fatigue syndrome sufferers, as well as those with fibromyalgia suffer from SIBO – 80-100%.  i’m sure SIBO will be indicated in reversing chronic disease in the future.  It really gives a new perspective on treating the gut first – an old naturopathic adage…

Madonna Guy ND

Chief Clinician