Rhode Island Acupuncture Continuing Education
Here at Qigong Awareness we offer online and live continuing education course units that meet NCCAOM* requirements. Licensed Acupuncturists in Rhode Island are required every four years to renew certification with the NCCAOM. Professionals and Lay People are welcome to participate in both our online and live intensives. From Providence to Portsmouth and Newport, Rhode Island, Qigong Awareness offers affordable and high quality online acupuncture continuing education courses to help renew your license.
Qigong Awarenesss is 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.
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.
David J. Coon, Medical Qigong Master
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.
VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION – One Qigong Exercise for Back Pain and Reducing Inflammation
Hi, and welcome to Qi Gong for Reducing Inflammation. My name is David J Coon, and I have been practicing qi gong for over 30 years. I want to share with you some of the exercises that I learned to heal myself of a severe degenerative spinal disease that the doctor said would cripple me by the time I was 30 years old. That all occurred to me following an accident when I was in my early teens. In this video I’m going to share with you some of the same key practices that I use to heal my back pain, reduce the inflammation.
When I was in my early 20s they told me that my spine looked like I was 85 years old. It was filled with arthritis, so on and so forth. No more of that going on in my body. I want to teach you how I did that.
The first exercise that we’re going to start off with in this video is called Standing Like a Post. In China they call it Standing Like a Post. I sometimes like to call this one Hugging the Tree. Your knees are going to bend here, it’s like you’re sitting on a horse a little bit. If for some reason you can’t do this, no problem. Just stand with your legs straight, and it’s also easier to do with your legs straight. This is a little bit harder.
Now what we’re going to do is we’re going to let these hands here, they’re going to start to float. Bring them up nice, slow, and easy. The palm is facing toward you. You’re going to make this kind of circle here, almost imagining like a whirlpool of energy here because in time, that’s what it will become. To begin with, this is just a challenging practice.
First part of the practice is, just try and stand like this. Then see if you can find your breath, which basically means know what your breath is doing. Take a slow breath in through the nose. When you practice this practice, to begin with, if your arms are right away getting stiff, your shoulders are getting stiff, then you probably did one of these. You probably imaged picking up something in your mind like your stress and you picked it up heavy like this. This right away is going to make you tense, so instead as you sink with your lower body, I want you to float your arms up this way, and then freeze.
In time, you can practice this one qi gong exercise, potentially, for 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 20 minutes, and so on, but you have to build up to it. This was one of the hardest qi gong practices I ever learned. I was doing hard style martial arts. I was even much bigger body builder, and I’d hold my arms up like this, I couldn’t even do five minutes without my shoulders screaming because the qi flow was not as good as it is now.
So, notice your breath. Allow your shoulders to relax. Tell your legs to relax. But try and hold the position. Okay?
How did we do?
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. The sessions were well organized and well balanced between informative and “hands-on” practical, reminding us that true qigong is something quite beyond exercise! I look forward to future workshops. 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 Medicine – Panama 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, Acupuncturist – Hickory, NC