New Jersey Acupuncture Continuing Education
Here at Qigong Awareness we offer online and live continuing education course units that meet NCCAOM* requirements. Licensed Acupuncturists in New Jersey 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 Camden to Trenton and Newark, New Jersey, 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 TRANSCRIPT – Stress Relief in an Instant!
Hi guys. David J. Coon with Qigong Awareness. I wanted to share with you an exercise to deal with stress and pressure in your life.
Does anybody have any stress or pressure in their lives? No, nobody’s got any of that. Here’s the thing, we’ve got so many things going on in our life, kids and business and whatever it is that we have going on. Sometimes, a lot of times, we need a quick exercise that can change a situation for us. We’ve got to go back into that business meeting, we still have to pick our kids up at 3 o’clock in the afternoon, then get to the business meeting, then have that phone call later on this afternoon. And unless we keep our center, unless we can control ourselves, our inner mood, okay, then all of that becomes very difficult.
When we start losing our ability to control our inner mood, our inner state, in martial arts and in Qigong practice we call that losing our center. Once our center is gone, it’s like we’re being pulled all over the place. So getting back to center is extremely important for any of us that want to manage our reality, manage our stress, and what’s going on around us, because we cannot control everything that’s going on around us, but what we can control … with a technique like that we can actually control our blood pressure, we can actually control our mind so that we’re not getting too freaked out by something. We’re not getting too much into somebody else’s energy or somebody else’s problem.
I call this the zipper technique, it’s real easy. On the level that it is to explain, takes some practice to pull it off and become an expert at it or something. But give it a shot. Here’s how I’m going to give you the practice. Just take two fingers like this, like you’re taking a zipper on your jacket, okay. And you’re going to zip the jacket up. Most important is to get it to the chest, to the heart center, but then also try and bring it all the way up here above your nose, this area called the third eye.
Bring it up to there and then bring it up over your head even, and then here, that would be an inhale, okay, eventually it’s going to be an inhale, and then this is going to be your exhale, okay. So the zipper’s going to be an inhale. It goes slowly long through the nose, in other words, you’re trying to make a long inhale. For most of you it’s going to be very short at first. It’ll be … and you’re done, okay. So if that’s you, just go … and then go … and that’s as much as you’re going to get.
As you get better at this exercise, what you want to do, see when you’re stressed, what most people do is they hold their breath. Then like, it takes hours for them to catch their breath, if they can ever catch it again for the rest of the day. So rather than waiting for that, what you actually want to do is, is when a stress happens in your life, again most people react by holding their breath. Instead, you want to actually do a brief exhalation … you see that, and then … that’s the zipper technique, that’s the inhale, and then this … a push, because you want to push the energy back down into the ground. If I just do this … and I’m successful in bringing the energy, in bringing the Qi up.
I’m also very much up in my head, I have more energy, but I’ve actually increased my blood pressure a little bit, and I may be lightheaded, and I can’t manage that. So I need to also bring it back down. So once you get the hang of this, it’s a slow inhale, through the nose, it goes low in breath, low breath into the belly first, and then … zipper technique, and then … imagine pushing the energy back down into your lower belly, back down into your feet, back down into the ground. It’s like taking a martial arts stance, without taking a martial arts stance, bringing yourself rooted, and getting back into the ground.
Now you’re ready to go handle what it is that you need to handle. It can happen very quickly if you get good at the practice. A lot of our practices with Qigong, we reach up sorta toward heaven, and then we exhale and we push down into earth. We gather the energy from all around us so to speak, and then push it down into the earth, or pull the energy from the earth up, but then we have to root it back down. This is an exercise to give you a chance to play with this a little bit. It works really well if you become proficient with it, you practice it some and you become proficient with it.
Try it out and see what you can do with it. Thanks so much, have a great day.
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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