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Certificate Program Overview

Medical Qigong Therapy, a hands-on-healing and qi emission therapeutic practice, has been used for centuries to balance and restore healthy energy flow in the body, mind, and spirit. Based on ancient Daoist and Chinese medical theory, medical qigong is a powerful and effective healing system that has powerful and effective application in any clinical practice. This six-weekend series will provide students and practitioners from across healing disciplines the opportunity for deep self-inquiry and qi cultivation, in-depth understanding of Chinese medicine theory and experiential mastery of medical qigong therapeutic diagnostic and treatment techniques.

This 6-module series will provide students and practitioners from across healing disciplines the opportunity for deep self-inquiry and Qi cultivation, in-depth understanding of Chinese medicine theory and experiential mastery of Medical Qigong therapeutic diagnostic and treatment techniques. Training is based on the Yijing Medical Qigong, as brought forth by Suzanne B. Friedman, L.Ac., DMQ (China) in her book, Yijing Medical Qigong System: A Doaist Medical I-Ching Approach to Healing

Three main program goals are:

  • Self-Cultivation: Students will learn and practice several Qigong forms, Qi sensing boundary-setting exercises, and Daoist meditations to cultivate their own Qi and mind-body-spirit health.
  • Chinese Medicine Theory and Medicinal Daoism: Students will take an in-depth look at key psycho-emotional and cosmological dimensions of medical Qigong practice and theory.
  • Medical Qigong Training: Students will build Qi sensitivity and Qi emission practices with use of Qi balls, sound, color, hand postures and movements, channel reading, and medical Qigong balancing protocols. They will learn to diagnose, treat, and maintain ongoing support to patients in varied clinical settings.

Complete Program Certificate Hours: 6 weekends of total of 84 hours of class time with 6 hours of personal practice/self-cultivation and an additional 60 hours of required clinical practice hours to earn a 150-hour certificate in Medical Qigong Therapy. Each weekend will include group Qigong practice, meditation instruction, lectures, individual and partner work, written assignments and discussions.

The series begins annually in the Fall.  Each module offers a California Acupuncture Board Approved CEU Certificate.

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Modules:

Each Module is a weekend course, with class from 9am – 4:30pm each day.
With each module, participants have the option to either attend in-person or via live webinar
Module 1: September 25-26, 2021. Register now  SOLD OUT
Module 2: November 6-7, 2021. Register now
Module 3: January 15-16, 2022. Register now
Module 4: March 5-6, 2022. Registration not open yet
Module 5: May 21-22, 2022. Registration not open yet
Module 6: July 9-10, 2022. Registration not open yet

A note about class format option: When registering for each weekend module, participants will indicate whether they plan to attend that particular module in-person or via live webinar. Both options will provide students the skills and experience they need to become proficient and effective medical qigong practitioners. However, please note that the class may convert to a fully online format if Covid-19 rates and/or CDC guidelines in the week preceding the class date indicate it is not safe to gather in person.

Requirements for in-person attendance: Anyone attending an in-person module is currently required to either provide proof of full vaccination
OR provide a negative PCR test from within the last 3 days. This must be provided upon entry the first day of the class. A symptom screening and temperature check will also be administered upon entry into the building. Those who are unable to provide documentation or do not pass the screening may opt to attend the session virtually.

About the Instructor:

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Suzannah Stason, LAc/CMQ/CQT is a licensed acupuncturist, medical qigong therapist and teacher, and meditation practitioner. Suzannah has a degree in mind-body health from Stanford University and trained with qigong master and Zen priest Suzanne Friedman, L.Ac/DMQ (China) for over 6 years. Suzannah has extensive teaching experience at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Kaiser Permanente, Atria Senior Living, Breath of the Dao Chinese Medicine Clinic, the San Francisco Buddhist Center and at several private and public events and conferences. She is currently adjunct faculty and director of the Medical Qigong Program at the Acupuncture and Integrated Medical College in Berkeley, California. Suzannah also runs an acupuncture and medical qigong practice in San Francisco where she also teaches regular public qigong drop-in classes, series, and discussion groups. More information on Suzannah and class offerings available at www.mindfulmovementqigong.com.

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"One of my favorite things about AIMC is the sense of community. We come together to support each other through challenges. Instead of a sense of competitiveness between students, there is a caring community that lifts everybody up. The faculty and staff are approachable and provide wonderful support during your graduate journey."

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