By Robert Branch, L.Ac. of Body Politic Acupuncture

& David J. Coon of Qigong Awareness, LLC


How Does An Acupuncturist Care for Themselves?


People often ask me, “Do you give yourself acupuncture?” Well sure, I can do that, but what I really rely on to keep myself healthy is Qigong.


You’ve probably heard of Shaolin monks bending metal swords against their throats without injury. Or Medical Qigong Doctors reportedly dissolving a cancer tumor within three seconds. These events point to a great power that we have the ability to access.


Quantum physicists now understand that we have the power to influence whatever we observe, and that includes our bodies.


Qigong helps us to cultivate qi or life force. That means better health, increased ability to heal, and a slower aging process. Regular practice increases energy levels, decreases stress, and builds new pathways in the brain.

Qi gong can be practiced by anyone regardless of physical ability. You can even perform many of the exercises while seated. It begins with breathing and is then accompanied by movement. It’s that simple, and continued practice builds upon itself. There is no “perfection,” and there’s always room for growth. Even masters of the art continue to expand their abilities with practice.


About Robert Branch

Robert is a board certified, Licensed Acupuncturist wRobert Branch LAc describes about Qigong as a way to stay healthyith over 20 years of experience treating a variety of health conditions. He received his training at the prestigious Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in both acupuncture and medical herbs. His professional experience includes providing acupuncture treatments at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital in New York and Englewood Hospital in New Jersey. Robert specializes in sports injuries, as well as pain and stress management and he is a certified Qi Gong instructor incorporating this very special medical technique in his practice. Robert places emphasis on treating the “whole” person to restore more complete balance and harmony, addressing specific patient concerns, as well as lifestyle choices, including diet and exercise. Robert lives in New York City with his family, enjoys daily running, tai chi, and Qi Gong, and looks forward to contributing to a healthier, happier community.

About David J. Coon

David is a Medical Qigong Master with over 35 years of experience facilitating healing for people around the globe. David is the author of Qigong For Beginners: Your Path to Greater Health & Vitality available on Amazon. David has been featured on KGNU radio programs, in newspapers around the country, and has published articles in Magazines including “Medical Qigong and Acupuncture, A Cutting Edge Combination,” featured in Acupuncture Today. He has taught and lectured around the country to both laypeople 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.

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 moMedical Qigong Instructor David J. Coonod, 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 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.

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

Alongside his busy traveling, writing, and filming schedule David offers private retreatsPersonal Coaching, and Distance Healing around the country and beyond.


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