Mastery of Energy: Medical Qigong Certificates
If you are interested in mastery of energy, you are not alone! For thousands of years, the Eastern traditions have been fascinated with energy, life force, vitality, health, and power. Through the martial arts, medical qigong, and meditation, they developed systems and paradigms for understanding energy. My approach is to use these systems for cultivation, while maintaining a curious and open stance on their various belief systems, knowing that beliefs themselves shape the reality we perceive.
Energy mastery begins with a personal cultivation practice for self healing and self empowerment, and expands into treatment work as you learn to lead, guide, and impact the energy of others.
Our coursework is inspired by and follows the curriculum established by Prof. Jerry Alan Johnson at the International Institute of Medical Qigong, and uses his groundbreaking five volume textbook series titled The Secret Teachings of Chinese Energetic Medicine.
Medical Qigong Practitioner (MQP)
Your energy healing and empowerment journey begins with our first certificate. Following is a list of core curriculum coursework to become a Medical Qigong Practitioner (MQP). Additional supplementary classes are also required in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) foundations, TCM diagnostics, and Western anatomy and physiology.
In Medical Qigong 1, you are led through a progressive series of Qigong meditations and exercises, and will learn basic applications of Medical Qigong purgation, tonification, and regulation energetic skills. You will learn specific Medical Qigong prescription exercises and meditations, (purging excess conditions, tonifying deficiencies, dispersing stagnations and regulating Qi, Blood and Body Fluid), and how and when to apply them in clinic. You will be introduced to energetic psychology, discharging toxic emotions, and how to handle the emotional discharges and toxic energetic releases coming from patients.
In Medical Qigong 2, you are led through a progressive series of advanced Shengong meditations and exercises, specifically used for developing advanced intuitive diagnostic skills. You will learn how to establish proper energetic boundaries, and neutralize specific psycho/emotional interactions such as, projection, transference, and counter-transference. Upon completion of this course, you will be prepared to enroll in the Medical Qigong Practitioner certificate to receive clinical training and assist the instructor with performing treatment protocols.
In the third module, students will further develop their energetic assessment and treatment skills. New treatment modalities will be introduced and integrated with those already learned in the second module. Students experience a broadening and deepening of energetic theory, and a greater comprehension of the human energetic matrix and the various causes of disharmony and disease.
In this fourth module, students are introduced to various organ disharmonies and how they may be addressed with medical qigong treatment and prescription exercises. Students deepen their understanding of energetic imbalances within the framework of medical qigong as well as traditional Chinese medicine, with emphasis on how to address each pattern and restore balance to the patient.
Expand and hone your treatment skills in the clinic under expert supervision.
Medical Qigong Therapist (MQT)
Your energy healing journey expands with our second certificate. In addition to the MQP coursework listed above, following are core curriculum courses for our Medical Qigong Therapist (MQT) certificate.
The fifth module broadens understanding in the use of intuitive and perceptual diagnostic and evaluation skills. Students will be trained in various sensory, intuitive, and perceptual skills used in the medical qigong clinic. A variety of assessment methods as well as auxiliary medical qigong healing modalities will be covered.
In the sixth module, students deepen their understanding of the positive impact of posture, breath, and intent on a person’s total energy dynamic. Postural, respiratory, and mental Dao Yin training methodologies will be covered, with emphasis on their transformative qualities, as well as an exploration of potential hazards due to incorrect training. Methods will be covered which correct qi deviations resulting from inappropriate practice.
The seventh module is an introduction to energetic treatment modalities for special conditions and circumstances. Some of the topics covered include qigong prescriptions for and treatment of children, the elderly, menopausal symptoms, menstrual complications, gynecological disorders, stroke, Bells palsy, as well as mental and emotional disorders. Students will be exposed to specialized treatment protocols, and will deepen their understanding of managing a person’s emotional, mental, and spiritual states.
The eight module introduces students to TCM theory from the perspective of medical qigong. Various aspects of energetic anatomy will be covered, some of which include the three dantians and the center taiji pole, the twelve primary channels and related organs, the eight extraordinary channels and their functions, as well as the extraordinarily organs. Students will gain a much deeper appreciation and comprehension of the multidimensional nature of human life, and the various levels at which disease can be addressed and treated.
Further expand and hone your treatment skills in a clinical setting under expert supervision.