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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 center. 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 ancient Taoists 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 also identified a specific cycle of relationships between the emotions and the organs. 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.

The Taoists discovered that most maladies could be healed once the underlying toxins and negative forces were released from the body. They developed the art of Chi Nei Tsang to recycle and transform negative energies that obstruct the internal organs and cause knots in the abdomen. Chi Nei Tsang clears out the toxins, bad emotions, and excessive heat- or heat deficiencies-that cause the organs to dysfunction by directing chi thru the abdomen and meridian channels of the body.

Mary Ellen Derwis


Mary Ellen wears many hats. 

Chi Nei Tsang Levels I, II,III and V practitioner and Chi Nei Tsang Senior Teacher in the Grandmaster Chia's Tao System of Healing. To learn more check out this link:

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Mary Ellen has been a Reiki Mater in the traditional practice of Reiki (Usui) since Fall of 1995. Her direct lineage is thru William Rand and so on.  She practices and teaches 'old school' Reiki.

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