As a Chi Nei Tsang practitioner for 20 years, I've been helping people to heal from digestive problems, emotional stress, anxiety, depression and much more.
Are you longing for increased energy, self-esteem, intimacy, creativity and greater enjoyment of life? Discouraged with digestive problems, fatigue, or emotional stress?
Whether you're searching to unwind from the ever increasing stress of daily challenges or you're simply tired of trying ineffective remedies for digestive distress, Chi Nei Tsang provides a unique opportunity to heal.
Here you will learn what Chi Nei Tsang is, how it's done, and it's many benefits.
What is Chi Nei Tsang?
Chi Nei Tsang (pronounced Chee Nay Tsang) is a highly effective form of therapeutic bodywork which originated from ancient Chinese Taoist tradition.
"Chi" means energy and information, and "nei tsang" means viscera or the internal organs of the abdomen. Chi Nei Tsang means “working the energy of the internal organs.”
How Does it Work?
As a Chi Nei Tsang practitioner, I work mainly on the abdomen with careful, precise and gentle touches, to train your internal organs to work more efficiently . (You lie fully clothed on a comfortable massage table during the treatment.)
This holistic, alternative approach to healing gets to the root of pain and stress by releasing tension and blocked energy in the abdomen, while promoting greater energy flow to the entire body.
Contrary to our assumption that our emotional experiences are governed by our brain alone, actually emotions originate in the body's center, the belly. So when we have a "gut feeling," or can't "stomach" something, we are connecting with our bellies.
Chi Nei Tsang gently and safely helps release these old hidden accumulated emotions and tensions so you can fully heal. Then more of your energy is available to enjoy life. Benefits
Chi Nei Tsang promotes the healing of many conditions, including digestive problems (ie constipation , bloating and irritable bowel syndrome), fatigue, depression, anxiety, menstrual problems and insomnia. (See the FAQ page for more information).
Chi Nei Tsang:
Deepens emotional awareness
Balances the digestive system
Detoxifies the internal organs
Unblocks congested energy
Increases energy and vitality
Promotes mental clarity
Reduces stress and anxiety
Promotes insight into one’s life
Increases self esteem
Chi Nei Tsang is About Healing the Whole Person
CNT sessions go to the deepest roots of physical and emotional problems.
I work with you as a whole person to help you experience more health and vitality in your life. See article What is Chi Nei Tsang for additional information. *(Recommended by Dr. Oz and Dr. Andrew Weill, MD)
Who is Chi Nei Tsang For?
Many people come for CNT treatments because they are ill, in pain, or experiencing symptoms of discomfort, especially digestive problems. Others are feeling stuck, going through deep change or needing to heal from stress and trauma.
Often people are suffering from digestive problems such as acid reflux, constipation, bloating and pain, and are seeking relief.
While we may know the story of what happened to us, we are often still being affected by past events, emotionally and physically. CNT can help us heal on a deeper level.
Sometimes people are experiencing other healing modalities (such as psychotherapy and acupuncture) and they choose Chi Nei Tsang to complement and deepen their therapy.
Advanced Chi Nei Tsang Practitioner,
Certified Taoist Healing Energetics Level III
About the Practitioner For twenty years I’ve supported people with stress and trauma to relax and enjoy life. In my practice I provide the conditions for healing to occur: a sacred space with respect, caring, listening and skill. My touch is deep, soft, and gentle.
The abdomen, perhaps more than any other part of the body, requires the touch of tenderness, strength, compassion, and absolute presence.
My passion is to empower and serve others so they are able to live rich and full lives. I also help people to get in touch with their life purpose and deepen their creativity. I am Certified as an advanced Chi Nei Tsang Practitioner (also called Taoist Healing Energetics) by the Chi Nei Tsang Institute, where I worked as a practitioner in their Clinic.
I’m also certified in Holotropic Breathwork and Hypnosis, and have an extensive Psychotherapy background, as well as training in Biodynamic Massage, Craniosacral Therapy, Reflexology and Feldenkrais body movement. I am a Certified Detoxification Specialist ( The International School of Regenerative Detoxification).
Art is another one of my passions and in my spare time I create mixed media mosaics. My work can be seen here
To Schedule a Session
Please call or text me at (510) 601-5565 with any questions and/or to schedule a session. A free telephone consultation is available.
You can also go to the Contact page and fill out the form and I will get back to you.
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm Sat-Sun 9am-5pm
House calls can be arranged.
The Chi Nei Tsang Healing Center is conveniently located in the San Francisco Bay Area near Albany, Berkeley, Richmond, Oakland, Emeryville, El Cerrito, Hayward, Mill Valley, San Rafael, San Mateo, Walnut Creek, and the greater East Bay Area.
Proudly serving the San Francisco Bay Area since 1999
Chi Nei Tsang is a powerful non-invasive healing modality and Karen is a master healer. I highly recommend her. Eva Ruland, Ph.D. President, Evolve! Coaching.
As one with an unique expertise in Traditional Chinese Medicine, I heartily recommend Karen. She is an expert in the art of Chi Nei Tsang, a deep energetic practice which clears congested energy within. Karen is highly sensitive and intuitive, a great healer!” Karen Kramer, Psychotherapist My most profound and deepest healing experience- Carol D'Antonia, Teacher
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