I am a M.Ac. and L.Ac. who believes that integrative medicine is the key to healthcare. I work with the Professional Advisory Council to bring Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) into the Council's integrative approach to education, health and healing. I am the current President of Han University of Traditional Medicine, and I have been practicing and teaching TCM for 30 years. I am the author of Voices of Qi - An Introductory Guide to Traditional Chinese Medicine and also a musician and composer.
QiGong is a traditional Chinese mind/body exercise and meditation that uses slow and precise body movements with controlled breathing and mental focusing to improve balance, flexibility, muscle strength and overall health.
The National Qigong Association (NQA) offers 2 Professional Member Certifications: Teacher and Clinical. Certification is internal to the NQA as there is presently no national standard. The Qigong Teacher Track has 4 Skill Levels: ranging from Level I with at least 200 hours of formal Qigong training, to Level IV, the Highest Certification granted. A Level IV Teacher has at least 1000 hours of training and has taught instructors of qigong or qigong clinical therapists for 10 years or more. The NQA Clinical Track certifies Clinical Practitioners who practice applications of healing qigong, and may also teach prescriptive exercises. Criteria includes: at least 500 hours documented formal Qigong training, a minimum of 2 years clinical experience, and a current liability insurance policy.