Chi Nei Tsang
Massaging Negative Energy Out of Your Body
By Alex A. Kecskes
Called a holistic approach to health, Chi Nei Tsang, or CNT, is a touch-healing system developed by ancient Taoist Chinese monks to help detoxify, strengthen, and refine the bodies. Literally translated, Chi Nei Tsang means "working the energy of the internal organs" or "internal organs chi transformation." This is accomplished by integrating the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of your being.
In practice, CNT uses massage, acupressure, and guided breathing to expel negative energies and toxins from your internal organs, tissues, and bones. It also recycles these energies to enhance your physical, emotional, and spiritual health. CNT even uses meditation techniques involving an internal awareness of colors and sounds to help detoxify your body.
Believers in CNT have reported the reduction or elimination of chronic pain, headaches, menstrual cramps, sciatica, fibroids, and prostate problems. CNT has also been known to manage stress.1
So how does it work? A typical CNT session usually begins with you lying relaxed on your back with your legs supported and stomach exposed. You would then relate your health concerns and history to your practitioner, and include any final questions you may have about the procedure. After you've established a deep breathing pattern, your practitioner would begin with gentle and precise hand movements to your abdomen while guiding you in proper, healthful breathing techniques. You'll start to feel relaxed on a physical and emotional level. The massage will continue around the navel, expanding outward to all the other organs and tissues. Experienced practitioners can evaluate the area around the navel-through its look and feel-and detect any imbalances in your system. The sessions can include 40 to 50 minutes of hands-on time.
After a few sessions, your practitioner will learn to "sense" and "feel" the blockages in your body, along with their associated energy patterns. They'll learn to sense your tension, and the hot or cold, dry or wet aspects of your body's signals. The goal is to address unprocessed emotional charges and to soothe all you body's systems. This includes the digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, nervous, endocrine, urinary, reproductive, muscular-skeletal, and your acupuncture meridian system, or qi.
So what can you expect after a session or two of CNT? Some people are revitalized with energy and feel refreshed for the rest of the day. They claim to be more alive and able to sense things more clearly. Others are often tired the same day or the day after and sleep for hours after a session. And some even have strikingly vivid dreams the night after a CNT session. 2