Services & Treatments

Services from the Kian Temple

Gregg’s Creative Approach to Healing Services and Staying Healthy

In addition to serving the greater Atlanta area, I also travel to Springfield, Missouri every six weeks to provide these services.

Cranial Sacral Therapy:
Gregg utilizes the widely respected Hancock method. Call him today to learn more!

Energy Gridwork:
Reiki, Chi Kung, Infinite Light, Magnified Healing, Health Intuitive, Matrix Integration

Reiki Sessions:
Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 (Reiki Master) Includes instructions and attunement.

Chi Kung/Qigong Classes:
Group or individual classes include Zhan Zhuang exercises and optional meditation instruction.

Massage Therapy:
Swedish, deep tissue, core level 1, Myofascial Unwinding

Gregg Is Highly Skilled In Many Treatments

Other Techniques Available from Kian Temple

Corrective Exercises:
We teach our patients special “blueprint” exercises designed just for them to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction by as much as 30-40%.

Lifestyle Advice:
We often find it helpful to “coach” our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most.

Spinal and Postural Screenings:
Posture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and unlock the door to improved health and well-being. We provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.

CranioSacral Therapy

What is CranioSacral Therapy?

CranioSacral Therapy is a method of examining and treating your head and body for restrictions that cause you pain and dysfunction.

CranioSacral Therapy addresses the membrane system and the connective tissue that connects the cranium and sacrum to each other.

CST permits improvements in brain and spinal cord function, which increases the health of your entire body, enhances your resistance to disease and assists in a return to optimal function.

How does CranioSacral Therapy work?

CranioSacral Therapy works by releasing restrictions in the fascial and/or membrane system.

The cranial bones and the sacrum are used as handles to these membranes. The cerebrospinal fluid circulates within these membranes and has a normal pumping rhythm of 6-12 cycles/minute.

By utilizing the cranial bones and the sacrum as handles to these membranes, restrictions can be released and the normal rhythm re-established.

This has a direct influence on the hormonal and nervous systems – two of the systems that govern the body.

When should CranioSacral Therapy be used?

If you experience chronic pain, recent injuries, headaches, head injuries, facial pain, whiplash, jaw pain and dysfunction, chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety, nervousness, post-traumatic stress disorder or immunosuppressive symptoms, as well as many other physical emotional symptoms.

CranioSacral can help to release pain and restore normal function.

Why is CraniaSacral Therapy used?

Balancing your CranioSacral system speeds your recovery and helps to relieve your pain while improving neural, hormonal, muscular, visceral and brain function.

Can CranioSacral Therapy be used when the patient is seeing other health care practitioners?

CranioSacral Therapy works well with other therapies such as Chiropractics, Dentistry, Hydrotherapy, Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, Naturopathy, Allopathy, Physiotherapy, Counseling, SomatoEmotional Release, Visceral Manipulation, Muscle Energy Technique, Rolfing, Psychotherapy and Exercise Therapy.

Patient Benefits:

  • Gentle, non-invasive therapy
  • Relieves pain of injury
  • Improves brain and spinal cord functioning
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Works well with other therapies

Yes! Contact me about CranioSacral!

How Is Your Energy Gridwork?

Energetic Grids for Home or Office

This is a service that is available for those who are interested in increasing and clarifying the energy frequency of their home or office space.

Our energy space that we live or work in can have a great impact on our physical, emotional, and spiritual health.

Do you realize that some of the feelings or pain we experience can be coming from the negative thoughts of others?

Feng Shui, the Chinese art of placement, deals with setting your furniture and certain items in your house in a way that will enhance the energy flow according to ancient guidelines.

The placement of energy grids inside your home or office takes this concept a step further…

This is done on an energetic level, as these grids cannot be seen, except by someone who is capable of seeing things like auras or energy fields. However, the effect can be sensed or felt by all.

Each grid is set with the intent of each client according to his or her needs. The client is asked to choose an item to serve as a key for their grid that is used to give them access to energize and to clear the grid. Prosperity issues, conflict in an office setting, or someone draining your energy are just some of the issues that this service is good for.

Typical Example:

One example of how effective the setting of grids helped a client, who owned her own office, and was talking to me about her secretary.

She didn’t know what was going on but she said at the end of the day that she felt drained of energy. I suggested putting up some energy grids with the intent of sending her secretary’s energy back to her with love.

Two days later I was told that her secretary had quit and that she even sent her sister to pick up her last check.

With the now vacant position, and the grids still in place, the right secretary for the job appeared and has worked out to be the right fit.

Chi Nei Tsang

Chi Nei Tsang Services

Chi Nei Tsang (CNT) means “Working the energy of the internal organs” or “Internal organs chi transformation”. It is a holistic approach to massage therapy of old traditional Chinese origin: it integrates the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of oneself. CNT goes to the very origin of health problems, including psychosomatic responses.

CNT practitioners work mainly on the abdomen with deep, soft and gentle touch, to train internal organs to work more efficiently. All of the body systems are addressed: digestion, respiration, lymph, nervous, endocrine, urinary, reproductive, integumentary, skeleton-muscular and also the energy system (chi) as commonly used in acupuncture and Chi-Kung medicine.

CNT has generated some immemorial times ago in the mountain ranges of Taoist China. It was used by monks in monasteries to help detoxify, strengthen and refine their bodies in order to carry the high energy required to perform the highest levels of spiritual practices.

Today CNT is mainly used for 4 different reasons:

  1. CNT detoxifies: CNT manipulations help clients relieve their body of excess stagnation. It improves elimination and stimulates the lymphatic and the circulatory system. It also strengthens their immune system and resistance to diseases. By doing so it helps other health care modalities to achieve optimal results (clients using it before and after surgery recover better and faster).
  2. CNT helps restructures and strengthen the body: By working on the visceral structures and positioning of internal organs CNT stimulates them into working better and also helps correct the postural problems resulting from visceral imbalances. It releases deep-seated tensions and restores vitality. CNT has been helpful against chronic pains such as back, neck and shoulder pains and problems related to misalignment of the feet, legs, and pelvis.
  3. CNT helps practitioners to deal better with their emotional life: All of our non-processed emotional life is stored in our digestive system waiting to be addressed. Poor emotional digestion is also one of the main reasons for ill health. CNT allows the process of emotional life to unfold and clarify. This makes it possible for individuals to evolve and grow in the direction of their better self. CNT has been successfully used in combination with psychotherapy.
  4. CNT teaches clients to know themselves better: At Kian Temple, we believe that everyone is responsible for one’s own health and that healing comes from within. Clients are taught techniques to improve their breathing, fundamental self-help massage techniques and receive guidance in personalizing their diet and other health-related lifestyle matters. Specific and relevant visualization and meditation practices are also used to further enhance the effect of manual treatments.

The Power of Reiki

What is Reiki?

Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) is a method of natural healing based on the application of universal life-force energy. It is a simple, straightforward technique of accessing and balancing energy providing a benefit to everyone.

In practice, a trained practitioner places his/her hands over specific body systems to enhance the flow of healing energy to the client. The role of the practitioner is to facilitate the experience through technique and positive intention.

Manipulation of energy by the practitioner is not a part of Reiki practice or tradition. Reiki honors the spiritual nature of all persons and is practiced by individuals of many walks of faith. Facts about Reiki:

  • Reiki is not affiliated with any specific religious organization
  • Reiki does not require a prescribed belief to receive its benefits
  • The healing benefits of Reiki are available to all.

What are the true capabilities of Reiki?

Reiki is capable of providing and promoting healing on several levels:

  • physical
  • emotional
  • behavioral
  • spiritual

In the practice of Reiki, healing is defined as the ability to return to greater wellness and wholeness. This enables us to experience the highest and clearest expression of who we are.

Reiki honors the recipient’s capability to receive the greatest good, to seek opportunities for growth, the willingness to change unhealthy patterns, to accept change and healing and celebrate the richness of their life.

Reiki’s strength is that the capacity for healing is claimed through the wisdom of the recipient.

What will I experience during a Reiki session?

You may feel the warmth, tingling sensations or nothing that you can specifically identify.

Reiki is also experienced on an emotional level.

What you may feel is a natural emotional release. You may experience a range of emotions and at times this may include tears of sadness or joy. The Reiki practitioner is there to support you during the session.

Individuals who have received Reiki say they have experienced an energy “boost” for about 24 hours after a session. You are strongly encouraged to drink extra water following your session. The body can better flush toxins or impurities that may have been released with the extra fluid intake.

The Power of Chi Kung

Qigong and Your Life Force Energy

The Art & Science of Cultivating Qi (Chi) Qigong, pronounced ‘chee gong’ and sometimes seen as Chi Kung or Chi Gong, is quickly gaining popularity in the west.

Qigong’s wide-ranging health benefits, both physical and mental, and the simplicity of the practice make it appealing to all ages and mobility levels. There are many benefits to this interesting practice, but each person’s experience is unique and specific to them.

As a practitioner, Gregg Ward works with the individual to determine the correct path of treatment. But, you may be asking, “What is Qigong?”, well, it may be easier to show through example.

Use this section to read Becky’s Story to see how it helped Becky Kalinowski, National Qigong Association, Administrative Director and to learn more about the definition of Qigong by clicking the links to the right.

What Is Qigong?

Qi translates as ‘life force energy’ and gong translates as ‘work or effort.’ Very simply it is the ancient Chinese art and science of cultivating life force energy or qi/chi through movement and visualization.

When the qi is cultivated the acupuncture meridians become open and flowing thus creating health and well being. Qigong is sometimes called needleless acupuncture.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine when qi is either stagnant or deficient people get sick. When the meridians are open and the qi is flowing sickness and disease happen less and people live longer and healthier.

Psychoneuroimmunology, a newly coined medical term, is the study of how the mind (psycho) and the body (neuro) affect the health or immune function (immunology).

It is well known that the mind has amazing healing capabilities affecting the body. For example, when you smile your body instantly creates a powerful, healing, biochemical response and you physically feel different; and tears of joy or sorrow have a different biochemical makeup.

Imagine having a lifestyle practice that offers the benefits of psychoneuroimmunology for greater health and you have Qigong. I define Qigong as the art and science of cultivating your life force energy for physical, mental and spiritual health.

The art is how good you get at sending this natural biochemical healing drug/elixir through your body using your ‘yi’ or mind/intent. The science is the study of that biochemical elixir and how it flows through the body (acupuncture meridians).

Becky’s Story

Becky Kalinowski’s healing story is one worth hearing because it is so typical of many people who ‘find Qigong’ and become dedicated to a personal practice. Becky was involved in a car accident resulting in chronic neck and back pain and fibromyalgia.

Becky clearly remembers the “devastating fatigue” she had from the fibermyalgia and the lack of support she received. For the next four years, she went through every conceivable western medical therapy available to her including a host of a medical specialist, a well-known pain clinic, chiropractic and physical therapy. Nothing helped.

One day after a particularly negative and depressing encounter with her doctor she went to a bookstore where a book nearly fell on her. She picked it up and decided to get it. It was The Root of Chinese Qigong by Yang, Jwing Ming. She read it all the way home, ordered his book and video on The Eight Brocades and taught herself the exercises.

Becky began learning Qigong alone in the northern woods of rural Embarrass, Minnesota. A true pioneering spirit with determination and dedication, she committed to practicing the Eight Brocades every day.

She stated that gradually her level of energy increased and her pain levels decreased. The more she did the practice the more she benefited. If she stopped the practice the symptoms would come back. This kept her highly motivated to keep doing her Qigong.

I asked Becky what she noticed after one year of practice. She said, “I no longer suffered constant fatigue, my energy was restored and the chronic pain was no longer a problem. Not that it wasn’t there, it just wasn’t debilitating like it had been.” Becky has now practiced Qigong for 31/2 years and “I feel fantastic! I have more energy than people twenty years younger! I have my life back.”

About the fibromyalgia, Becky states, “Qigong effectively controls my symptoms. As long as I do my daily practice I don’t deal with any symptoms. Sometimes that means I have to get up really early.”

Part of an article written by Ellie Christianson, Vice President of the National Qigong Association.

Becky Kalinowski is the National Qigong Association, Administrative Director. If you wish to talk to her about Qigong or NQA programs, activities, or membership you may contact her at the National Qigong (Chi Kung) Association * USA. Phone: (218) 365-6330; E-Mail: info@nqa.org

Review the Nerve Chart

Your nervous system controls and coordinates every function of your body. It is your nervous system that allows you to adapt to, and live in your environment. A large portion of your nervous system passes through your spine.

It is your spinal cord that acts as the major cable exiting your brain, travels down inside your spinal column and branches off into spinal nerves at various levels of your spine. These spinal nerves then exit between individual spinal vertebrae and go to the various parts of your body.

To be healthy it is essential that your nervous system function properly and free from any interference caused by subluxations. Subluxations can cause interference to the nervous system at any point along the spine where the nerves exit.

This can adversely affect the function of various parts of your body, and ultimately your health. The chart below is designed to give you a look at just some of the relationships between the areas of your spine and your nervous system. Keep in mind that your nervous system is much more complex than can be shown here.

Upper Cervical Spine
Upper Neck
C1 – C2

Cervical Spine
Mid and Lower Neck
C3 – C7

Thoracic Spine
Mid Back
T1 – T12

Lumbar Spine
Lower Back
L1 – L5

Sacrum and Coccyx
Basebone or Tailbone

Head, face, upper neck, inner & middle ear, sympathetic nerve system, sinuses, eyes, auditory nerves and more.

Neck, shoulders, thyroid, tonsils, teeth, outer ear, nose, mouth, vocal cords, and more.

Arms, hands, heart, coronary arteries, esophagus, trachea, lungs, bronchial tubes, gallbladder, liver, stomach, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, ureters, adrenal glands, small intestines, and more.

Large intestines, appendix, abdomen, bladder, reproductive organs, lower back, lower extremities, ankles, feet, and more.

Hip bones, tailbone, buttocks, rectum, anus, and more.