Also called Chinese Medical Massage and may be the most commonly practiced modality in the world. It is routinely used in Chinese hospitals as a healing modality. The name literally means “skill with life energy” and it evolved over two thousand years ago in Tibet and China. Ancient Chinese discipline emphasizes breathing, meditation and stationary and moving exercises to enhance the flow of energy (Chi) through the body.
Many practitioners (human and animal) practice Qi Gong for its physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits. The practice allows the body to move freely and smoothly when working with animals.
No license is required. Qi Gong is a martial art and is taught at DOJOs. Techniques and rituals are also available on DVD