Qi Nei Zang


Organ detoxification & energy rejuvenation

Qi Nei Zang (Chi Nei Tsang) is a Chinese term (Qi = energy, Nei = internal, Zang = organ) for an internal organ qi massage which helps release stress and promotes healing by using techniques of massage directly over the navel and surrounding abdominal area where stress, tension and negative emotions accumulate and congest.

The Dao healers of ancient China discovered that most maladies could be healed once the underlying toxins and negative forces were released from the body. They developed the art of Qi Nei Zang to recycle and transform negative energies that obstruct the internal organs and cause knots in the abdomen. Qi Nei Zang clears out toxins, negative emotions and excessive heat (or corrects heat deficiencies) that cause the organs to malfunction.

The region referred to in Dao literature as the Dantien (the lower abdomen), has come to be recognised by western medicine as the ‘Second Brain’. If this area is knotted up, the whole energy of the body is blocked, affecting both physical and mental patterns of wellbeing. When this occurs, all vital energy functions strain, slowly weakening the internal organs and decreasing energy.
Qi Nei Zang massage quickly releases negative emotions, tensions and sicknesses, bringing comfort and relief to the abdomen and vital energy to the internal organs. Qi Nei Zang is also effective in the treatment of digestive problems, such as irritable bowel syndrome, bloating and constipation. It eliminates toxins in the gastrointestinal tract and promotes lymphatic drainage.



Qi (chi), the life-force energy, moves through the body’s internal channels, nervous system, blood vessels and lymph glands. These systems concentrate and cross paths in the abdomen, which acts as their control centre.

Tensions, worries and stresses of the day, month or year accumulate there and are seldom dispersed. These disturbances can cause physical tangling and knotting of the nerves, blood vessels and lymph nodes. The result is the gradual obstruction of energy circulation.

The Law of the Five Elements

The ancient Dao healers realized that negative emotions cause serious damage to one’s health, impairing both physical and spiritual functions. They understood that each human emotion is an expression of energy and that certain emotions could indicate the negative energy behind many physical ailments.

They recognised a specific cycle of relationships between the emotions and the organs. These were identified through the qualities of the five elements  (phases) found in nature: water, wood, fire, earth and metal which naturally correspond to the five major organ systems: kidneys, liver, heart, spleen, and lungs. For example, the experience of a “knot” in one’s stomach indicated the presence of worry, the negative emotion that accumulates in the stomach and spleen. Qi Nei Zang also works to harmonise the five phases of energy present in the internal organs.

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