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Here at Qigong Awareness we offer online and live continuing education course units that meet the California Acupuncture Board requirements, Florida Acupuncture Board, Texas Medical Board and the National Board, NCCAOM* requirements . Professionals and Lay People are welcome to participate in both our online and live intensives. From Los Angeles to Orange County to Irvine to Huntington Beach to Santa Ana to Costa Mesa to Newport Beach to Mission Viejo to San Diego to Santa Cruz to San Jose to San Francisco and Humboldt, Qigong Awareness offers affordable and high quality online acupuncture continuing education courses to help renew your license.

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CALIFORNIA ACUPUNCTURE BOARD CEU REQUIREMENTS

Qigong Awareness currently offers online and live continuing education units that meet the California Acupuncture Board Category 1 Requirements.  Every two years California Acupuncturists are required to have 50 continuing education units for license renewal.  The majority of the continuing education units must be taken in Category 1.  Only 5 units may be in Category 2.

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Qigong Awareness is also NCCAOM* approved

*NCCAOM is the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine.  Qigong Awareness offers 15 PDA Points approved by NCCAOM in Core Competency in the AOM-BIO Category.  This is the main area for continuing education requirements, each four year renewal period, by the NCCAOM.  To be a licensed Acupuncturist in California it is not required to be Nationally Certified by the NCCAOM.

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Qigong Awareness is dedicated to providing quality education in Medical Qigong through accredited acupuncture continuing education courses. We provide online acupuncture CEU courses and live intensive CEU workshops.

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Our workshops are taught by renowned Medical Qigong Master, David J. Coon.  David has been teaching and lecturing around the country to both lay people and professionals about the healing power of Qigong for over 20 years. David’s Qigong practices are now being practiced around the world. They are simple, effective and can be practiced by anyone at any age. Professionals and Lay People are welcome to participate in both our online CEU courses and live intensive CEU courses.

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VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION

David Coon: Hello, my name is David J. Coon. I am with Qigong Awareness. I want to take you through a routine today. It’s going to incorporate some martial movements with Qigong. It’s a little bit on the harder edge of the types of things that I teach. Sometimes we’re working on the medical side of things. Sometimes we’re working on building and developing and physicality. Different ideas, different concepts, different things we can do with Qi.David Coon: Hello, my name is David J. Coon. I am with Qigong Awareness. I want to take you through a routine today. It’s going to incorporate some martial movements with Qigong. It’s a little bit on the harder edge of the types of things that I teach. Sometimes we’re working on the medical side of things. Sometimes we’re working on building and developing and physicality. Different ideas, different concepts, different things we can do with Qi.
Today, I want to talk about physical body development in terms of somebody like Bruce Lee, who was so full of Qi, it was ridiculous, and using that to heal and strengthen the body. I want to give you a little bit of a workout routine that’s going to incorporate some [foreign language 00:00:43] Qigong, some harder styles of Qigong, iron shirt Qigong, some of these different practices to develop the musculature and the bone, and develop a martial practice if you want one. If you’re not doing martial arts, don’t care about the martial art side of it, personally these days, I’m more interested in developing my own self, developing my own Qi. Martial art practices that work rotating the arms, such as in blocking, and things like this. That rotation is rotating all the acupuncture meridians in arms. I don’t know if most practitioners of acupuncture and Qigong who don’t practice martial art realize how much in martial art we’re constantly twisting and rotating our arms and making these kinds of motions. All of those motions in martial art and the fighting aspect, that we’re using to get power.
One of the reasons it has power is cause there’s so much Qi behind it. If we learned that these rotations and using these rotations with breath to deliver a strike, but if we slow it down … and emphasize a Qi, rather than a fighting, rather than I’m in a competition with somebody, I’m in a octagon something, but actually emphasize the Qi, it makes for a great workout.
I’m actually going to slip my shirt off, number one it’s hot in here, number two, show you the muscle that it works and Bruce Lee used to train a lot with out his shirt, so, you can take your shirt, off if you desire, or keep it on. We’re going to go through some of these practices. You can see, the muscles that are being moved in this practice. So practice like this, can be done real slow, real easy, if you’re doing this. I recommend, one, two, three, four, five, six, as you begin to warm up first. One, two, three, four, five, six, the arms go down, the arms come out, they go in, they go up, they come in, they go out.
If we now take just this right one, either one, whatever one you have up. But it comes in. This one comes in, in, in, in, in, in, in, in. Good. Now what I’m going to have you do is step backwards. You’re just going to put your right foot behind you. Main thing is here, you just don’t want to fall down, so find a stance that you’re comfortable with. You feel, pretty steady, pretty solid in that. That’s a good stance. From that position, you’re going to bring your hands up. Some want relaxed, the fist are closed. It can also be open. Okay?
In this next movement what we’re going to do is we’re going to bring the back leg up, we’re going to lift the knee. I don’t care how high you can do this. If this kick right here, this little foot is down toward the floor, and it’s one inch off of the carpet, and that’s what’s a good practice for you, that’s going to develop your Qi and little by little, you’ll work your way up. You’re going to lift your knee. Whatever you can do with your knee, the higher your knee goes, the more you’re going to be able to lift up your leg.
Now martial art, if we were just teaching martial art and we were just talking about martial art, then I would teach you from this perspective instead, for example, right side back, meaning get in this fighting stance, like this. I would say kick and this would be forward to attack. Or this would be forward to attack. In Qigong practice, we slow it down, even when we’re using that martial emphasis, the idea is containment Qi, build it. From here, you come to this martial stance, and here, and lift the knee. From this you’re just going to extend this foot forward. Like I said, I don’t care if it’s off the carpet. You want to go higher, great. You want to go lower, you want to go middle, great. But it’s like this and then you hold that. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten.
You’re going to put that foot down. You’re other foot’s going to go back behind you. Again, I don’t care exactly how it’s set up, you mainly want to be able to be solid here. From this position, you’re going to lift and you’re going to point this knee. Again, how high you can lift it is going to determine how high you can kick. Again, we’re not concerned with height. We’re concerned with control. From here, this knee, I’m moving slow. With control, I’m just going to extend this out in front of me. My hands are up. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten.
From here, I’ll go to a horse stance. You can’t totally see my stance, but trust me, it looks like I’m sitting on a horse. From this position, our two arms will come up, I go down, just like you saw me do the beginning. I go, down, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven. My fist look like this, eight, nine, ten.
From here, my right arm is going to come back behind me. From this position, this left hands going to move over to my right hip, it’s going to come out just about to my shoulder, maybe just a little bit past. From here, my right arm will come up and will trace my left arm and we’re going to go block. This is an outside block. This is going to come up. My right arm, block, and in Qigong, we wash a lot. A lot of times we’ll wash, one, two, three, four, block. Over here, one, two, three, four, actually right on my skin, block. Or your shirt, one, two, looks like this, three. That breath, is coming from here. You could also be, but if I wasn’t worried about disturbing my neighbors, this could be … Good, okay? This one, or, so many types of breath. But you want to begin to work with something. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten.
From here, however hard or soft it is for you, there are many degrees of that. Exhale. Inhale. Exhale. Inhale. Exhale. Inhale. Exhale. One more. Inhale. Exhale. The the left hands going to go out like this. You can be in a horse stance or you can stand up straight. If you’re in a horse stance it’s going to be harder. More challenging. But my camera doesn’t show me if I get down there so, from here, just inhale. From here, exhale. [inaudible 00:07:51] Begin, exhale. Inhale. Exhale. Inhale. Exhale. Good.
From this position, you’re going to back, like a fighting position, like this. From here, I want to bring this arm, up at a cross, like you’re hugging yourself. My left arm is going to be over the top of my right arm. I’m going to face my knees towards the front, towards the camera. I’m going to step backward with my right leg. My left leg is forward. Both my knees are pointed to the front. From this a little bit more of a Korean stance. From this position what I’m going to do is I’m going to drop down this to block. See that? It’s a block. This other one is going to pull back, closed fist with my elbow back. I go from hugging myself, left arm is on top, to a block. It’s a down block like this. It goes, one. It goes, hug myself, two. It goes, hug myself, three. Hug myself, four. I can even, tap, okay? Drop. Tap. Drop, one, two, three. Good.
From here, the right hand is going to punch as the left chambers and comes to the backside. From here when I want to change this, it’s no problem. I just go right down this arm, block. Punch. Hug yourself again, see, it’s the same type of thing. Block. Punch straight ahead, don’t lean. Just straight in, okay. From here, hug yourself, block, punch.
From here, what we’re going to do is the back leg is going to kick down toward the floor. I don’t want you to kick too high. Kick regularly. You can kick the height of your ankle, just off the floor. But if you can, what I want to try and do, is I want you to try and rotate your foot, so that you’re kicking with this front part of your foot. That means you’ve gotta flex your foot back. You got to flex it down, toward the floor and then it rotates. So you’d actually be kicking that flat part of the foot. This technique is going to look like this. Hug yourself, here. This is going to drop block. This is going to punch straight ahead. Remember, hug yourself, block. This one, punch.
From here, the back leg, the knee is going to come up. It doesn’t come up as high, especially if you’re not going to kick very high and then what I’m going to do is I’m going to rotate that foot. If this is the top of my foot, the foots going to come around and it’s going to slap like this. If there was a target here, it would slap like this. That rotation, again, the twisting, from Qigong perspective, is what moves that Qi, irrigates the meridians, and drains a lot of internal power to you. From here, I go here, block. I go here, punch.
From here, I’m going to bring the knee up, but it’s a little more directed toward my center line. If I was kicking to the front, it should go straight up. If I’m kicking and my center line comes in a little more, little bit, not that much, but a little bit. From here, what I’m going to do is I’m going to rotate and turn my hips and from here, this foots going to come out and it’s going to slap that target in front of me like this. Then I’m going to bring it back to this fighting position, like this. I’m in this fighting position, I turn a little to the front to hug myself. My knees are pointed forward. I go down, block, like this. From here, this one punches and then from here, I’m going to bring the hands up like this, and from here this foot is going to slap. Two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten.
I’m going to bring it back. Again, if you’re just hovering off the carpet, I don’t care. It’s still a practice. It’s making you shake, you feel you’re muscles going like that. That’s moving the Qi, that’s irrigating your Qi pathways. From this position, I go to the other side now. My left side is back. My hands are up like this. From here, I’m going to hug myself, only this time, my right hands going to go on top. My left hands going to go underneath. I’m going to turn my knees to face front. My shoulders to face front, so I’m in this position like this. From here, again, a little bit more of a Korean style. From here, I’m going to drop the right hand down. From here, I’m going to extend my left arm forward as my right hand pulls back.
It’s going to look like this again. I hug myself, my right hands on top, it’s going to drop down, one. From here it’s going to punch to the front, as I pull this arm back. Again, it goes, hug myself, drop down one, punch those two, hug myself, drop down, this one goes punch. Don’t worry if you’re getting confused. This is hard, okay? From here, block, from here, punch. Hug yourself, right hand is on top. It’s hard if you’ve never done it before. It really is. You block, both knees are to the front. You extend this.
It’s a lot to memorize all of this, but one of the things I love about martial arts and Qigong, putting them together. These martial art movements though, you have to put a lot together in your mind. How am standing? Okay, block. I got to put this into it. I have to put this into it. Okay, what’s this arm doing? What’s that arm doing? Okay, now I’ve got to lift the knee. That’s the next technique we talk about. Again, not too high. You’re kicking down there, but you guys got to be able to see my foot. So my hands come up like this. Again, I’m going to rotate. I’m going to turn. Turn my body like this and then this part of my foot is going to slap like this. So I’d be here like this and this is gonna. So in the martial art sense, I’d be here, I might punch, this is going to kick and come around.
In Qigong practice, we’re going to hold that and then hold this out, with the flat of the foot. You’re here, sometimes if I’m going higher with the kick, I’d have to pull myself into my center. It’s one of the great practices. Find my control in my belly and then from here, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. Almost lost it, I did lose, it. Nine, ten. I put it back out. As you start getting tired, you shift around, you’re going to fall like that. A little bit, whatever. The main idea is, pulling yourself back into center.
Then come back to a resting exercise. “Resting exercise” like this one, where it’s a little more stag. We’re here, boom, one, boom, two, here we did three, two punches up to the ceiling, both the arms rotate out, they come in, the arms rotate again, block and then Qigong, some of the Qigong practice is we like to shake like this. This is actually, you can shake like this, really relaxed, really relaxed, or you can make your muscles. You come here and you shake it there, okay? Here and shake it, here, shake it, here shake, here, this is more, this is the rotation you want with that movement. Down here, shake, here, shake, and then rest.
Later on, if you are a martial art practitioner, if you’re not, and you’re just doing Qigong or, you’re a Qigong practitioner that likes to take it to the edge and go a little bit harder, or if you are practicing more on the softer side, then do the movements softer. Do the same movement, just do it softer. But if you want to take it to that martial edge, go harder, a little faster. For example, I could then move into a practice like this. I don’t just go in my fighting stance, I boom, I snap into it. I go right into it, right away. I drop my weight down. Now don’t do that at home and fall down, okay? Just slow, boom.
From here, from this position, I’m going to go, boom. Like this, the foot, again, you’d be kicking the floor, okay but the foot, that’s going to be the top of the foot, it looks like this, okay? The foot comes like that. My foot is down here on the floor, it would be like this, it’d be my foot and I’ll lift it up. I’ll lift up the knee and when I turn, I’m just going to rotate it like this. Again, if you have some practice, you have some skill, you can do this, then it would be boom, this way and you come back. This would be, with a little breath. You come back, and you switch sides. You’re here, again. Slow, here and bring it back, here. Here, bring it back, Again, a little more snap like this. You’re here, here, two, three, four, hold.
Then you’re back to the other side, shift, two, three, four, hold, shift. Slide that left side back, sorry if I’m losing some of you. But that’s the idea. Inhale … inhale … inhale, exhale. Here, two hammer fists, down. Simple. Again, different levels of that practice right? Easy, you’re a normal, every day grandma, like my grandma, just one, two, you want to have at it a little bit more, drop, drop. You feel really strong, boom. Drop … drop … two blocks here, two blocks, concrete blocks or something, here. Then from here, back knuckles. If you go too close, this might bother your shoulders, go out a little further. For most people, that’s better. Drop in, boom, here, out. One, two, one, two.
From here, you chamber in and bring that arms and elbows in. From here, both fists rotate and go out. Elbows to the wall behind you. One, punches rotate to the front, one, two … different sounds, but just to give you an idea. One, two, one, two, one, two. Back to this circle. One, two, from here, bring in. Double punch, in, double punch. Here, breath … Then a little bit, in honor of Bruce Lee, this is a little tiny running in place, loose, loose, you’re just shaking it out, loose, loosened up cause you’ve been working your arms and your shoulders and your chest. You may feel tight. Do some tapping on them. Arms, as you’re running in place a little. Just a tapping, tapping. Again, if you’re in a harder martial art, you want to punch, while your arm is tense. You can also do that, okay. Loosening up, tapping on the back of the head. Okay, just for fun a little Bruce Lee practice so to speak.
From here, you’re in this stance again. You just want to feel solid on your stance, you’re not falling to the left or the right or in front or the back, see if you can find your center. From here, what we’re going to do is with this front hand, it’s open. See how it’s open? You ever watch a Bruce Lee movie and see things like this? He show you this hand, and then he hits you with this one, for example.
From here, this hand is open, it’s going to roll and turn. We see that Tai Chi. Anybody practices Tai Chi, you see this type of movement. Roll, I’m looking at my own palm, that’s more of like a Tai Chi flavor there. So, roll here, palm. Okay. Roll, palm here, palm heel [inaudible 00:21:57]. In this practice though, it just rolls like this. This is going to come out. Best to practice it with an open hand first, because at the end, that’s the only time that it closes. It’s actually open the entire way. Only closes at the end. When I’m here, I move these hands in a circular fashion. This one’s coming to my front shoulder. This one’s going to my back shoulder. I go one, two, three, I’m making this type of motion. Two, three, two, three. Sorry if this is confusing, if this is the first time you ever saw it.
This hand now is going to roll, come up, and close. Roll, close. It’s like this, back knuckle. This is here. This is moving. This is the easier way to show you this, rather than this. I’ll show you this. This moves up, down. This one rolls. See it hiding? Where is it? Where is it? It’s there. From here, this only closes, here. From here, go to the other side. This one, this is here, see. This other stuff, the other hand will be doing, but for now, just focus on this hand, this is here. This one … whatever style you want, right? From here, this one, this one. From here, roll, this one. This one …
We’re here, other side is back. From here you have this, back and then again, you want to rotate the foot. This will be like this. From here you have, one, very slow close to the floor for you, if necessary, the flat of the foot goes. Again it would be, Qigong speed, or slower, or a little faster Qigong speed … Here, this, roll … This one, slow, to the ankle, don’t get too excited. More important is form, breath. That’s what really builds the Qi. Good form. All these rotations. Rotate. This one, here, slow flat of the foot, kicks like this. Again, can be low to the floor.
I’m back on the other side now, already switched. This is here. Back to the other side. It takes time. From the right side back, I go back knuckle. My right foot kicks. I put it down in front. I shift back, cause I want to regain the distance, as I went toward, now I need to move back. So I went toward with my kick, so now you need to move back, so I don’t kick my computer. Then from here, I bring my left leg around. First I can do my right hand if I want. Back knuckle, left leg comes around, bang. Like this, then again to the floor. Again, I’m not so much talking martial art, if I was doing martial art, I’d be … you know. We’re doing some of that, but even that that I showed you was like, slowed down martial art.
Our emphasis is on a development of the Qi. If you like this type of practice, I think it’s an amazing workout. You cannot get this type of workout in the gym. For me, it’s not the same thing. This type of workout does something to the mind, the body and the energy system, that other things for me don’t. Martial art practice, obviously has the Qigong element in it, but many schools do not emphasis the practice of Qi. Some people think that it’s ridiculous. I’m not saying you can use Qi to go touch somebody in the octagon and knock them out. That’s another teaching. I’m teaching you just take care of your own body, your own self. Make the body strong. When I broke this hand in a martial art demonstration gone bad, I broke this is three places right here. My knuckles were all the way back to my wrist.
In that moment, martial art practice on the level that it did, it couldn’t help me. But what did help me was the Qigong practice. Constantly practicing over this. The doctor told me I’d never be able to lift those fingers again. When I was 15 years old, several doctors told me, showed me my x-rays, I had spinal disease. They said my spine looked like I was 85 years old. I healed that through practices just like this. Again, I want to emphasis that if you’re a grandma. You’re 70 years old, you don’t have to do this 100% on that level, martial level. You can still do the same practice.
When I teach people in my classes, I love it when some of the older women, for example 70 years old, like my grandmother, get in there and they’re holding a wooden stick or imaginary wooden stick and they are practicing sword movement … with breath. They’re doing it and they may even be bending over a little bit and I’m like, “Stand straight.” But you can see the power that it develops and you can see the Qi and the energy that it develops in the body. It’s a fantastic practice and there’s no conflict with anyone else. It’s not about fighting anybody else, etc.
Just a couple more practices and I will let you go if you haven’t gone already. From here, to develop the core, the core is very important, we talk about that in regular working out, fitness and so on, it’s a big thing. But in Qigong and in oriental medicine, we play this huge emphasis here also. It’s just slightly differently. We do it slightly differently.
From here you’re going to inhale. Take an inhale. We’re going to roll the hands down … just like we did in the first movement, one of those first movements I taught you. As you do that, you’re going to tense this. Don’t hurt yourself up here. Don’t go too tense too soon, okay? From here … that’s going to flex out … When you’re trying to flex this, you ever seen some of the hard style Kung Fu practices where somethings broken. They break like a stick here. Okay. This has to tense and the breath and everything have to come right here. Right at the moment if that … if that punch comes, or that kick comes, or the stick comes, in martial art, if we happen to get kicked while we’re breathing in, we fall right down. It has to be caught on an exhale, here, no problem, here it can hit. Don’t feel it. I feel it a little bit but not enough to do much.
In this one, we breath … all the mind, all of your energy goes here and it’s … you’re putting it here. Different sounds, but I’ll give you this one if you want to play with it. Again, you can just go … you just do it a little, but the abdomen is huge. Not only in martial training, not only in the healing arts, and in oriental medicine, but also just in terms of western medicine, you hold so much carbon dioxide in there. This is a way to get it out, by making these sounds. So you go inhale, you go here … here, here, down in there … and then from here, I’m going to walk forward a little so you can see this a little better. My arms go like this, I go inhale … I go exhale, I’m going to rotate … it’s not just totally flexing like this. This is rotate in, rotate in … again, don’t hurt yourself, but you’re going to bring this forward. This is, hold on … inhale … hold, shake … shake.
Good. Last one. Push down. Pull up. Push it down. Up. Like there’s intention there. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, go up … Hands come out like this … like you’re sitting on a horse. Again thanks for watching. If you make it this far, my name is David J. Coon. I’m with Qigong Awareness. You can see us and visit us at Qigong, Q-I-G-O-N-G, awareness, A-W-A-R-E-N-E-S-S, dot com. If you like this video, you like these types of practices, please shoot me an email. Send me a little note. I’d be happy to make some more videos and turn you on to many more practices of the same nature. Thanks so much and also check out one of our upcoming webinars. [inaudible 00:33:07] and usually this years webinars a little bit slower flavor, more like this. We’re just going to finish with this practice.


Medical Qigong Workshop Testimonials

“I recently participated in a weekend Medical QiGong Intensive with David Coon, and I returned to my practice full of life force and eager to assimilate my experience into my treatment approach. David is a monument to his own mastery, and his commitment to practicing and teaching Medical Qigong may very well effect in this country a resurrection of a much neglected branch of Chinese Medicine.  We here in North Carolina are fortunate to have David and Tanya now in our area.”
Robin R. Whitlow, Dipl. Ac., Dipl. CH. – Hillsborough, North Carolina“David’s Medical Qigong Intensive workshop was superb!  He was extremely skilled at being able to communicate concepts and ideas with insight and clarity.  The activities he chose were very helpful and allowed each person to grow from their current place of understanding and level of skill.  I personally came away from the workshop with a much greater depth of understanding that will inform my personal and professional practice.  A couple of ‘nuggets’ have already resulted from applying some of his suggestions.  I heartily recommend this workshop!”Diane Gross, DOM, L.Ac., Stillpoint Acupuncture and author of The Art of Personal Alchemy: Transform Your Emotional Lead into Gold. – Greensboro, NC“Approximately 25% of my practice as a Licensed Acupuncturist is comprised of Military Vets who are faced with multiple physical and mental/emotional challenges.  One of my goals for 2015 was to begin learning Medical Qigong to enhance my own practice, my focus and energetic strength and to give my most challenging patients – VA Vets – another holistic/non-pharmaceutical tool to manager their physical/mental/emotional stress.  The weekend intensive workshop that I attended in Raleigh provided me with the basics and enough real-time review to start my own Medical Qigong practice.  I am looking forward to continuing my studies with David Coon. “

-Linda T., Licensed Acupuncturist – Cary, NC

I can best describe my experience at the Medical Qigong Intensive with three words: Acceptance! Energy! Peace! The experience created an atmosphere of full acceptance so that I as a lay person was accepted as a peer by the other participants who were all experienced practitioners of alternative healing therapies. Had I not seen and felt it for myself, I’m not sure I could have believed in the existence of so much energy which exists around us, between us and within us and can be channeled for healing, daily living and peace. I am a retired speech therapist who worked in very difficult environments in which at various times my physical being was in danger, and much toxic energy was constantly present. As a result, I have carried that energy with me into retirement. I learned many techniques to help me to begin to cleanse my body of the toxic energy and replace it with Chi. Had I had those skills at the beginning of my practice, I am sure my life would be much different now.  I am beginning to feel Peace not felt previously. At the close of the session, I set a year goal which I was not convinced I could meet. With the energy I feel at this point already, I am nearly one-sixth of my way to that goal after just four sessions!

Thank you David and Tanya for allowing me to participate in the session.”

Keith Bullock, Retired Speech Therapist – Jonesboro, Georgia

“In coming to this Medical Qi Gong Intensive, I was seeking a teacher  with a genuine desire to share and guide in their knowledge and experiences. A teacher that exhibits true passion & dedication to the art of Qi Gong.  Further more, someone who has a calm way of conveying, engaging and navigating all who are there in learning to cultivate Qi for oneself as well as to help others.  It was a true pleasure to attend, meet and learn from David, a Qi Gong Master that embodies all the above mentioned.  Will look forward to the next Qi Gong learning experience!  With gratitude, Jeanie”

Jeanie Tham, L.Ac., Dipl. OM, Licensed Acupuncturist & Board Certified Herbalist – New Jersey/New York

“David Coon is a true teacher. His thorough discussions were filled with valuable information. His explanations throughout the class were both relatable and one step ahead of any question that may have arisen as he was teaching. I have since started my own qi gong practice, and have implemented Medical Qigong into my Acupuncture Practice.”

Jodi Rose M.S., LAc, Licensed Acupuncturist – Chapel Hill, NC

“As an acupuncturist, keeping up with CEU requirements is sometimes a chore. On more than one occasion I’ve sat through droning presentations of rehashed information, just hoping for something useful, and watching the clock. Not so with David’s Qigong workshop! From the first moment to the last I was engaged and fascinated – with a hundred ideas running through my head of how to better help my patients. I know I have to cultivate my own practice first, but I’ve known that for a long time. After this seminar I finally feel like I have a starting place and a foundation that will help me prioritize my own practice and slowly evolve into a better practitioner for my patients.  Thanks David!”

Anaya Palay, DAOM, Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental MedicinePanama City Beach , FL

This Medical Qigong Intensive with David J. Coon was very informative and lots of fun! I learned so many ways to help restore my energy and well-being, as well as my patients. The instructor was very kind and willing to teach us a great amount of information in a short period of time. David inspired me!  I am already adding Medical Qigong into my everyday life and acupuncture practice!

Bridgette Barker, LAc, AcupuncturistHickory, NC