North Carolina Acupuncture Continuing Education
Here at Qigong Awareness we offer online and live continuing education course units that meet NCCAOM* requirements. Licensed Acupuncturists in North 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 Asheville to Raleigh and Charlotte, North 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. You may take up to 52 of the required 60 pda points in this category in 2015.
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 – Change Your Mindset with Unconditional Laughter
David Coon: Excellent. So, my name is David J Coon and I am Qigong teacher and I wanted to share with you something called a Qigong laughter meditation. They also do this in yoga practice. So, this is a fantastic meditation for your liver, it’s also a fantastic meditation for your life, especially when things are getting too serious. When we get too serious, one of the hardest things for us to do is laugh, it’s very difficult if we have a challenge going on. I know it sounds utterly crazy, that in a challenging moment, or a challenging day or a challenging time of your week, or something or your month, whatever it happens to be, that you just … And you say things like, “You’re kidding right? That’s a good one, they said what about my car?”David Coon: Excellent. So, my name is David J Coon and I am Qigong teacher and I wanted to share with you something called a Qigong laughter meditation. They also do this in yoga practice. So, this is a fantastic meditation for your liver, it’s also a fantastic meditation for your life, especially when things are getting too serious. When we get too serious, one of the hardest things for us to do is laugh, it’s very difficult if we have a challenge going on. I know it sounds utterly crazy, that in a challenging moment, or a challenging day or a challenging time of your week, or something or your month, whatever it happens to be, that you just … And you say things like, “You’re kidding right? That’s a good one, they said what about my car?”
Instead of saying, “They said what about my car? They said what about the car? That’s really good.” If you can hold your liver, which is over here on your right side, it’s down here on your right side, if you can hold that with your two hands, even better because the liver loves laughter. It does not like anger, it doesn’t like frustration and most of us have anger and frustration somewhere in our lives. So, laughter we need a whole lot more of it. So, it’s laughing for no reason, unconditional laughter. You’re kidding me right, that’s a good one? That’s really good. Oh. Oh, you guys are really funny, you’re staying up much too late watching YouTube. You don’t have anything better to do, than watch somebody laughing on YouTube. I’m just kidding, it’s a really good thing to do. This is putting all kinds of really good things into your blood. Even if you’re just watching me do it. You guys have been great.
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
“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