South Carolina Acupuncture Continuing Education
Here at Qigong Awareness we offer online and live continuing education course units that meet the California Acupuncture Board requirements, Florida Acupuncture Board and the National Board, NCCAOM* requirements. Licensed Acupuncturists in South Carolina 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 Charleston to Columbia and Greenville, South Carolina, 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 – Qigong for Beginners Three Techniques for Weight Loss
Little twist here. All right. Now what I want you to do is you’re going to imagine at home you have a stick. Later on, if you train with me a little bit more, you’re practicing, maybe find a stick out in the yard or find a stick that you can use, a little bamboo stick, something for this next exercise. I’ll show it to you with a stick, and I’ll show it to you without the stick. Either way, you get the quality of practice, okay?
We have this bamboo stick. The idea is that this is going to be an extension of your mind. From here, you’re going to hold this at a point, and I want you to focus, almost like you’re holding somebody at bay. You’re the guard at the front of the gate and you’re saying, “None shall pass.” Like this. I don’t want you to be like this. I don’t want you to be lazy. Like this, looks like you could run me over, right? This is a practice, a focus. I want you to put this out like this, okay?
From here, this is going to come up here, and this is going to come down. The sound you’re going to make is “yoosh”, and it’s going to come from the belly. So now I’m going to speed it up. It’s going to go like this. Yoosh! This is going to come up. Yoosh! Yoosh! This is here. Yoosh! Yoosh! Yoosh! Yoosh! Yoosh! Yoosh! Yoosh! One more. Yoosh!
Good. And breath. Now that also helps in regards to weight loss. How? I’ll tell you how. It gets the stress out of your belly, the emotional stress out of your belly. This is a breath in, this is a breath out. I’m going to be talking to you, so you focus on your breath. This is breath in, breath out. So, it gets all of the yuck out of your belly. The negative, the stress, the emotional distress. Get it out. Bring this out for just a moment. Catch your breath for just a sec.
Have you ever seen back in the day where they would wear those suits, the suit that they had on their body made of plastic? It’d make their body really hot? You know? This is the same idea, only different. This idea of generating heat to speed up metabolism and so forth, and using some tension in your body to burn calories and create good metabolism is very important, and it works.
Put your hand out like this. This hand is here. Hold. Focus. Mind, focus, relax a little bit for a moment. Okay? Then this one here, you’re going to close this one. This one’s going to come out, this one is on your hip back here. It’s going to come out as a fist. Take a breath in. Shhhh. Then this one, breath in. Shhhh. Breath in. Shhhh. Breath in. Shhhh. Breath in. Shhhh. Breath in. Shhhh. Breath in. Shhhh. Breath in. Shhhh. Breath in. Shhhh. Shhhh. Shhhh. Shhhh. Shhhh. Shhhh. Shhhh. Shhhh. To begin with, this might be shhhh. Shhhh. Shhhh. As you want to generate more heat and you get better at the practice, shhhh with a little more tension also in the arms and in the body. Shhhh. Shhhh.
Right hand, closed. Put it on your hip, okay? From here, left hand out and down. Okay? And actually, I’m going to have you do it a little bit more like this. I’ll start you here. Straight arm. Straight arm, right arm. Left arm drag down to here. Right arm drag down to here. One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. Seven. Eight. Nine. Ten.
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