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Summary In this article, the author provides readers with information about an often-encountered, but little-discussed complication of dialysis, insomnia. Topics include the adequacy of dialysis and its impact on the sleep habits of patients restless leg syndrome (RLS) and the role of peripheral neuropathy in its development the use of Sinemet to treat RLS using conventional sleep aids, including Ambien the use of muscle relaxants, or benzodiazepines, for milder forms of RLS psychological sleep disturbances and adjunctive therapies, including Qigong, biofeedback, and meditation. The author encourages readers to become more self-aware and to participate as an active member of their own health care team. The article includes a short list of references and organizations that may provide additional information about sleep disorders and their therapy.
Mindful CAM therapies include relaxation breathing, meditation, mindfulness-based stress reduction, self-hypnosis, guided imagery, autogenic training, and progressive muscle relaxation. Therapeutic touch, healing touch, Reiki, Qi Gong, and shamanic healing are all examples of energy healing therapies. These therapies are based on the construct that energy flow can be manipulated by practitioners and brought into balance to induce healing and pain relief.
Energy healing therapies are energy-based CAM modalities currently being used in over 50 hospitals across the US.82 Therapeutic touch, healing touch, Reiki, Qi Gong, and shamanic healing are all examples of energy healing therapies. These therapies are based on the construct that energy flow can be manipulated by practitioners and brought into balance to induce healing and pain relief. To heal using energy healing, the practitioner acts as a conduit of the healing energy force and directs it to others or back to him or herself. The energy can be directed either with gentle hand placement on the body or at a distance from the body. The various energy healing therapies differ in the location of hand placement and also in the preparatory meditations the practitioners make prior to the treatment.
Qi is considered as the essence of life (i.e., vital energy ) that cycles around the body and maintains all organs' functions (Fig. 16.4). Qi flows through a hypothetical network of channels called meridians that interconnect the various organs. Figures 16.5a and b are illustrations of Conception Vessel Meridian and Heart Meridians listed in the TCM textbook. Along the meridians, there are acupuncture points where Qi travels immediately below the skin surface. Qi appears to not only provide the linkage between internal organs but also carry vital information from internal organs to the skin surface. In the normal healthy condition, Qi flows in regular rhyme. However, any state of disharmony or any imbalance in Yin-Yang will also cause disturbances in Qi flow. The disturbances of Qi lead to manifestation of symptoms of illnesses.
Heal Yourself With Qi Gong
Qigong also spelled Ch'i Kung is a potent system of healing and energy medicine from China. It's the art and science of utilizing breathing methods, gentle movement, and meditation to clean, fortify, and circulate the life energy qi.