About Qigong Awareness

Our Mission

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At Qigong Awareness, our Mission is to help you heal yourself and others through high-quality Qigong and Medical Qigong education. We accomplish this through workshops, online education, and certification programs for both professionals and lay people.

Qigong Awareness’s workshops are certified through:

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Qigong Awareness emerged from the synergistic combination of Acupuncture and Qigong…



Founders of Qigong Awareness Tanya Coon and David Coon…

Tanya, an Acupuncturist, and David, a Qigong and Martial Arts Master, met in 2002 and connected instantly. Both recognized how perfectly their backgrounds and expertises blended together to offer the cutting edge combination of Acupuncture and Medical Qigong Treatments. They were married in 2004 in Hawaii.

Tanya and David discovered, through their 15 years of working together in private practice, just how powerful the healing results of combining both Acupuncture and Medical Qigong into one session can be. They realized their calling was to help people learn Medical Qigong and how to combine it with other therapeutic modalities such as Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, Physical Therapy, Chiropractic, and more.

Tanya and David have expanded their reach with nationally-approved continuing education courses across the country, to Acupuncturists and Massage Therapists, as well as lay people curious about Medical Qigong’s power to heal their mind and bodies. These courses are available as live weekend intensives and online courses.

Tanya and David are currently developing a program in Medical Qigong that will certify their students as both Qigong Instructors and Medical Qigong Practitioners.  These programs, along with future certified instructors and practitioners, will bring even greater healing and awareness, of Medical Qigong to our local communities and our nation as a whole.


Tanya Mei-Tai Coon, BS, MOM, LAc, Dipl.Ac.

Tanya Mei-Tai Coon, BS, MOM, LAc, Dipl.Ac, and President of Qigong Awareness, received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from The University of the State of New York (Excelsior College) in 1989. She received her Master of Oriental Medicine Degree from The Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine in 1999. She is a Licensed Acupuncturist and is Nationally Certified by the NCCAOM.

Tanya began her own healing journey over 39 years ago after suffering injuries from a car accident.  She started exploring alternative medicine and then studied more in depth therapeutic massage, Tai-Chi Chuan, Qigong, Anatomy, Polarity, Shiatsu, and Medical Qigong. She went on to teach Therapeutic Massage, Tai-Chi Chuan and Qigong in Santa Ana, CA. Tanya has been an acupuncturist for over 15 years. She had a successful private Acupuncture & Medical Qigong Pain Clinic in both Boulder and Denver, CO before moving and opening a clinic in Black Mountain, NC where she and David spent two years before moving Qigong Awareness operations to Wilmington, NC.   

Tanya loves homeschooling her creative daughter, cooking, playing music, and walking in nature. 

David J. Coon, Medical Qigong Master

When David was fifteen years old he was diagnosed with a severe spinal disease and told that he would be crippled by the time he was thirty years old. Unwilling to accept this fate, David began intensively studying Oriental Medicine, Medical Qigong, Martial Arts and Meditation.

David learned how to cultivate and direct the energetic life force called Chi in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Through Qigong practice, David healed his spinal disease completely! David also found that his mood, his attitude, his outlook on life, and his intuition had all increased exponentially. He was drawn to teaching and sharing these healing practices and spiritual counsel with others.

David is now a Medical Qigong Master with over thirty years of experience facilitating healing for people using Medical Qigong. He has taught and lectured around the country to both lay people and professionals about the healing power of Qigong. David’s Qigong practices are now being practiced around the world. They are simple, effective and can be practiced by anyone at any age.

David also has a vast Martial Arts background with Black Belts in Karate, Tae Kwon Do and Kenpo Karate. He has been an Instructor of Jeet Kune Do and Filipino Martial Arts. He has also studied Japanese Ju Jitsu, Kung Fu, Small Circle Ju Jitsu, Aikido, Chen Style Tai Chi, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Pen Jak Silat, Kendo and more..

David’s Qigong Practices are underpinned by his Psychology degree from the University of Connecticut and three years of experience as a Professional Counselor in Louisville,Colorado.  He also spent three years at the University of Colorado studying Molecular and Cellular Biology to better understand the inner workings of the body on a cellular and biochemical level.

David began in 2007 offering continuing education workshops to Acupuncturists through the NCCAOM, the governing body for Acupuncture in the United States.

David has also been featured on KGNU radio programs, in newspapers around the country, and has published articles in Asian Avenue Magazine and Acupuncture Today. To Learn more about “Medical Qigong and Acupuncture, A Cutting Edge Combination,” read David’s article for Acupuncture Today.’

Alongside of his busy travelling, writing and filming schedule David offers private Medical Qigong Healing Sessions, a Medical Qigong Group Healing Clinic and Qigong Classes in Wilmington, NC as well as Personal Coaching and Distance Healing around the country and beyond.