Dr. Steven Schram, an acupuncturist in NYC, also practices Tai Chi, a form of Qigong which is an ancient form of Chinese medicine. Qigong is one of the four main branches of Chinese Medicine and it, along with acupuncture, herbal medicine, and tui na (medical massage), cultivates and improves a patient’s life energy and healing ability. Also known it as Chi kung or Chi gung (“chee-gung) it is a practice of rhythmic breathing, and graceful, fluid and repetitive movements that helps the body eliminate blockages and improve the flow of Qi (life force). The goal is to reach a peaceful, meditative state which is good for the mind, spirit and body.
Qigong is really part exercise, part medicine, part philosophy and part martial arts. So while is can be viewed as simply a form of exercise, Dr. Schram focuses on its medicinal and healing properties. Disease is caused by disruptions in the flow of the bodies energies. On a physical plane, this can often be related to inactivity, too much sitting, improper exercise and even mishandling of emotions. Correcting these disruptions enables the life force of Qi to flow freely, which results in improved health.
In China and more recently in the United States, doctors have used qigong techniques in hospitals and clinics to help individuals suffering from a wide variety of ailments, including cancer and the side effects from radiation and chemotherapy. It can also help in treating the symptoms of cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease and post-stroke syndrome. It is especially useful in treating any kind of chronic pain, and chronic disorders of the digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular and nervous systems.
While Dr. Schram does not recommend Qigong to every patient, once he has completed a diagnostic and assessed the patterns of disharmony in a patient, he will develop a treatment plan that can include acupuncture, tui na, herbs or Qigong, depending on the case specifics. His goal is to free up the flow of qi (energy) throughout the body and restore perfect balance.
Dr. Steven Schram is licensed as both a chiropractor and acupuncturist (and also holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry). He has additional training in Chinese herbology from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Dr. Steven Schram understands the importance of keeping yin and yang in balance. The Chinese approach to health and medicine has been providing life changing, powerful healing to his patients for over twenty years. Call his office at 212 696-4426 for a consultation and begin your journey to health and well being.