Medical Qigong Practitioner Training
Practitioner level training in Medical Qigong therapy from the lineage of Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson (PhD, DTCM - International Institute of Medical Qigong (IIMQ)), as taught by Noël Taylor (DMQ) of Victoria, BC.
Dr. Johnson, an accomplished Kung Fu and Qigong master, has dedicated his recent life to transmitting his knowledge through his prolific writing and teaching. He wrote the main textbooks for this first-level course, an extensive 5-volume series entitled “The Secret Teaching of Chinese Energetic Medicine”, which is also the main source of information for all the subsequent levels as well.
Qigong can be described as the skilful application of life force energy. It is the foundational knowledge base of all Chinese medicine, including traditional Chinese medicine as well as Tai Chi. Its main purpose is to help a person align with their divine destiny by addressing the obstacles blocking access to their True Self. The ultimate goal of a Qigong practitioner is to assist others, humans and animals alike, in manifesting what they took birth for.
Medical Qigong recognizes the multi-dimensional aspects of all beings and indeed this is reflected in both the exercises that are shared with others and the treatments provided by practitioners, all of which help re-balance and often treat health conditions and diseases occurring at the physical, mental, emotional and/or spiritual levels and which arise from disruptions in the flow of their life force.
Conditions which can be helped by medical Qigong therapy and exercises span the spectrum of known human and animal diseases including common acute and chronic issues such as headaches and migraines, digestive complaints, menstrual as well as pregnancy and labour issues, to more serious and debilitating diseases like arthritis other auto-immune conditions, and cancers and tumours.
The education provided in this first level training introduces the aspiring practitioners to all the basic knowledge sufficient to recognize the energy disregulations that underlay disease in order for the practitioner to offer the first level of care to those in need of a deeper exploration of the reasons at the root of their complaints. This training also invites the development of one’s intuitive and extra-sensory abilities with focused meditations and personal exercises. Indeed, this training includes a focused attention on the health of the practitioners themselves.
This first level training is also a prerequisite for all subsequent training leading to the therapist diploma, masters in medical Qigong, and the doctorate.
This course follows the curriculum of the International Institute of Qigong and Shamanic Chinese Medicine. This 22-day program is divided in 4 weekend modules and provides 150 hours of in-person, practical and theoretical training covering the following topics:
MQP1 - Introduction to Medical Qigong Therapy
This first course is designed to introduce the student to Medical Qigong exercises to maintain health, heal their bodies, calm their minds, and reconnect with their spirit.Medical Qigong exercises will be taught that help the body correct the physical and energetic imbalances. This strengthens and regulates internal organs, nervous system and immune system, relieves pain, regulates hormones, and strengthens and releases deep-seated emotions and stress.
The course will introduce the student to the basic theories of energy tonification, purgation, and regulation of the body's organs and energy channels, as well as strengthening the body's protective energy field (Wei Qi).Other topics covered in this course include:
- Respiration, posture, and mental training
- Emotional detoxification
- Healing sound therapy
- Analyzing and categorizing qigong exercises
- Introduction to medical qigong prescriptions
- Establish a personal medical qigong workout
Developing Energetic Sensitivity and Perception Skills
- Energetic Projection Skills
- Advanced emotional detoxification therapy
- Yi-Quan meditation exercises to develop focused intention of mind and energy
- Introduction to clinical energetic assessment techniques
- Introduction to prescriptions and clinical treatments
This third course is designed to offer the student an overview of the major principles and foundational structures that govern Traditional Chinese Medical Qigong. Other topics covered include:
- Three levels of Ancient Daoist Mysticism
- Four Functional Properties of Energy
- Materializing and Dematerializing Energy
- Establishing a Medical Qigong Clinic
- Combining Medical Qigong with Other Healing Modalities
- Qi Emitting Methods (including Invisible Needle, Energetic Point Therapy, etc.)
- Internal Organ Prescriptions and Healing Sound Therapy
This fourth course offers the student an overview of the major principles and foundational structures that govern Traditional Chinese Medical Qigong. This course is designed to introduce students to the advanced theories and clinical modalities of internal organ treatment, as well as the Medical Qigong Exercises and Meditations prescribed as homework in the Medical Qigong Clinic.
Other topics covered include:
- Treatment of Liver diseases
- Treatment of Heart diseases
- Treatment of Spleen diseases
- Treatment of Stomach diseases
- Treatment of Lung diseases
- Treatment of Kidney diseases
There is also a basic clinical practice requirement of 48 hours, 15 of which occur during the supervised student clinic of module 11. Following the completion of this module, and once all homework, clinical hours, and personal practice requirements have been satisfied, the participants will receive a certificate of completion which may be used toward Continuing Education credits if desired.
This course is designed for dedicated students who wish to learn techniques and practices that will enhance one’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. The information shared in this course requires a dedication to daily practices as well as the study of Qigong theory.
Michel Duhaime R.Ac., MMQ, herbalist
2 years post-secondary education, or equivalent
Basic anatomy, e.g. Anatomy Colouring Book
A minimum of 24 years of age (exception are possible following an interview)
Training in another health and/or esoteric discipline
Martial art training
Personal growth experience and/or training
The Secret Teaching of Chinese Energetic Medicine by professor Jerry Alan Johnson, Volumes 1-4,
the previous edition entitled Chinese Medical Qigong Therapy, Volumes 1-4, same author.
Course Dates & Course fees - see separate page
For more information, or to register, please contact Michel Duhaime directly at email@example.com