The Merging of Ancient Wisdom with Modern Medicine: An Introduction to Medical Qigong

In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, a fascinating transformation is taking place as the Quantum model of science is quickly moving to the top of the ladder in the healthcare landscape. But these major advances in quantum science that are quickly displacing outdated medical approaches rooted in Newtonian science are not really new… They are just finally being proven via the advanced technology available to us today.

The latest advances in medicine are vastly different now than what we have seen in the past 150 years. Energy Medicine, which has taken the stage as the future of medicine, is rooted in the laws of quantum science; however, energy medicine is not anything new! In fact, long before quantum science advanced enough to prove how energy directly affects our health and ability to heal, ancient practices like that of Medical Qigong have been using energy medicine for thousands of years!

As the wisdom of centuries past meets the scientific advancements of today, we are seeing a powerful synergy emerge, creating a profound impact on the well-being of individuals worldwide.

Medical Qigong, deeply rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine, offers a unique perspective on healing by working with the body’s energy system. Its gentle movements, focused breathing techniques, and mindful meditations have captured the attention of modern medical practitioners who recognize the vital role that the mind-body connection plays in overall health.

As the ancient wisdom of Medical Qigong collides with the advancements of modern science, the result is a holistic approach that combines the best of both worlds. Medical professionals are now incorporating Medical Qigong techniques into their treatment plans, recognizing the vital role of the mind-body connection in promoting well-being.

By acknowledging the profound impact of our Qi (or bioenergetic field of energy) on our physical, emotional, and spiritual health, practitioners are embracing a comprehensive view of healing that encompasses the interplay of energy, biology, and consciousness.

This integration allows for a more personalized, patient-centered approach, as individuals receive the benefits of both data-driven holistic treatments and the transformative power of Medical Qigong.

By embracing this merging, patients experience a deeper level of healing, enhanced vitality, and a more profound sense of well-being. The merging of ancient wisdom and modern medicine signifies a shift toward a more integrative and holistic paradigm, empowering individuals to achieve optimal health and thrive in today’s complex world.

And here at Modern Holistic Health, we understand this concept and are super excited to introduce you to our newest practitioner and Medical Qigong specialist, Dina Joy Muchnick.

Dina not only brings a powerful addition to the healing modalities our clients have access to, she also has an amazing story of why she does this powerful work.

Dina often likes to say that sometimes, our biggest blessings can come gift-wrapped in some of our biggest challenges. Growing up, Dina struggled with several chronic illnesses, including Crohn’s disease, hypothyroidism, frequent pneumonia, and even early-stage cancer. With her body in this weakened state, she was also very accident-prone and spent much of her time using wheelchairs, crutches, leg braces, and canes to get around. She also found herself feeling extra emotional, struggling with brain fog, and feeling like she was watching her life from behind glass, seeing it play out, but not being touched by any of it.

Allopathic medicine was great for things like reconstructive surgery, but did little to help the chronic conditions or her inner world. Adding to that, the more time she spent in hospitals, the more disconnected she felt from her own body and the world around her. It became normal to be alone, to be in pain, and to constantly be in recovery mode.

However, that pain became a powerful teacher. As she got into her 20s, the pain kept escalating, driving her to look into anything that could help. She started exploring alternative healing modalities, desperate to get out of pain.

She came across an ad for Chinese Medicine treatments, and from her first session, she started noticing improvements. Her body started feeling more stable. She could walk longer without needing to rest. Her mind started clearing, opening the way to more creativity, curiosity, and self-reflection. It made such a difference that she started studying as much as she could about natural and energy healing, leading her to graduate with honors with a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Health, and later, pursue a Doctorate in Chinese Energetic Medicine.

Dina has been practicing Holistic Health in several countries for 16 years, and because she knows what it feels like to be trapped in a sick, painful body and mind, Dina feels deeply called to help people who have struggled with chronic conditions, trauma, and those who have struggled with the physical and emotional frustration of their doctors telling them that regardless of how they feel, their tests came back normal.

While many people know about things like herbs, detoxification, and holistic nutrition, not many people know about the process and benefits of Chinese Energetic Medicine. So, here’s a look at what it is, how it works, and how it can help your well-being, joy, and healing!

What Is Chinese Energetic Medicine?

Chinese Energetic Medicine, also known as Medical Qigong, is an ancient healing technique that originated in China thousands of years ago. It is a holistic approach to healthcare that focuses on the flow of vital energy or qi (pronounced “chee”) within the body. This profound healing modality utilizes breathing techniques, qi transmission, emotional healing, physical movements, sound vibration, color, and meditation to balance and harmonize the qi flow, to promote the overall well-being of body, mind, energy, and spirit.

One of the beautiful things about Chinese Energetic Medicine is that it focuses on the harmony and balance of the whole person. It treats depression and trauma with just as much care as surgery and cancer. In this healing system, every part of you and your experience matters. 

Not only that, but it’s available to people at every level of wellness, ability, and mobility, whether you’re a world-class athlete looking to improve your skill (several sports teams actually use it to increase their performance), an overworked mom who feels constantly burned out from a chronic illness, or a bed-bound 108-year-old who wants to improve your quality and much-deserved enjoyment of life.

The Chinese Energetic Medicine Approach to Health

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), qi flows through a series of pathways in the body, nourishing the internal organs, tissues, and cells, as well as affecting their associated emotions. When the qi flow is disrupted or blocked, it can cause physical, emotional, and mental imbalances and even disease.

One major difference between Chinese Energetic Medicine and acupuncture is that Chinese Energetic Medicine does not use needles, and can be done at a distance, as well as in person. For thousands of years, these techniques were part of one system, with the energetic practices of Qigong considered to be the “upper level” of TCM. These special practices used to be reserved for the most skillful and perceptive practitioners, while the less sensitive practitioners were taught to use needles to work with the same areas in the body.

The Benefits of Chinese Energetic Medicine

Here are just a few of the many benefits Chinese Energetic Medicine has to offer:

  1. Pain management – it can reduce pain by promoting the natural release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers. It can also increase the flow of qi and blood to the affected area, which can speed up the healing process.

  2. Stress reduction – this modality can calm the mind and reduce stress by balancing the qi flow, regulating the nervous system, and promoting relaxation.

  3. Improved immune system – studies have shown that qigong can enhance immune function by increasing the production of white blood cells, improving lymphatic circulation, and reducing inflammation.

  4. Enhance athletic performance – there’s been some fascinating research on how it can improve athletic performance by improving circulation, flexibility, and endurance, and promoting mental focus and concentration.

  5. Management of chronic diseases – this modality is known to support people with chronic diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, asthma, and hypertension by improving overall health and reducing the frequency and severity of symptoms.

  6. Support during grief, loss, and hardship – these practices focus deeply on healing and seeking balance emotionally while helping the body to heal. They can be especially beneficial for bringing extra support during hard times and nourishing the body and emotions physically, energetically, and spiritually.


If you’re seeking more vitality, joy, and health, you’re going to love Dina’s warm, in-depth sessions and how Dina and the practitioners at Modern Holistic Health collaborate together to help YOU regain your health and vitality. Reach out to book with Dina today!

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