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On Mastering Medical Qigong.

It has been a long journey. 16 years ago, shortly after graduating from Osteopathic College, I was introduced to Medical Qigong by one of my students, Master Eddie O’ Campo. Medical Qigong therapy is the eldest therapeutic modality of Chinese medicine. It is a comprehensive system of health care addressing the root cause of symptoms or disease, and treats the client as a whole. I was then teaching an introduction to craniosacral therapy to a local massage therapy school in Boca Raton, FL. I had been a diligent meditator for many years and was then practicing advanced Birkram’s Yoga. Eddie was so knowledgeable in Qigong and Medical Qigong and his presence in our classroom so rich that through our interactions around his questions and feed-backs, he made us all thirsty to go beyond the teachings of the structure and the function of the craniosacral system and its anatomy and physiology. Eddie was introducing us to Daoism. Daoism is the foundation of medical Qigong and is a philosophy based on the studies of The Laws of Nature, The Laws of “What Is”.

Qigong is a personal practice and it means “skills of cultivating vital energy”, or “the ability to work with the electromagnetic energy of the body” and is a practice on its own. Practicing Medical Qigong therefore in itself entails first and foremost a diligent personal Qigong practice. “Physician, Heal Thyself” said Jesus in Luke 4:23.

Knowledge and Humility
Knowing others is wisdom;
Knowing the self is enlightenment.
Mastering others requires force;
Mastering the self requires strength;
(chap. 33, tr. Feng and English) DAO DE CHING

Before working on someone else, I must work on myself. And I diligently do, although the practice of Qigong is not a spiritual practice per say, it has replaced all the other practices for me and continues to be my priority; Daily and before treating patients, I practice Qigong and this gives me Qi, energy and a flow to the work I do like nothing else can. It goes beyond any of the multitude of “techniques” I must have learned along the way. The flow takes over my hands and my energy and guides me, steps by steps with great ease and I become the vehicle and the channel for the flow, that knows, exactly what the patient I am treating needs, better than what my rational thinking could ever conceive.

The practice of Qigong encompasses the training of the body and mind and it includes meditation and gentle movement. Over the years I have been blessed to receive Daoist training and teachings from prominent Chinese Qigong Masters, including Master Binhui He (Beijing, Hong-kong. Master of the year at the World Congress on Qigong in 1999), Doctor Effie Chow (East-West Academy, and the Chairman of The World Congress of Qigong) as well as the teachings of Dr. John Upledger DO.

For the last 3 years, I have continued my studies of Medical Qigong with The International Institute of Medical Qigong and have attained  and now achieving the Master’s Degree Level. I will be entering a time of intense practice for the completion of this mastering process and therefore will be off internet and social media for a while, fine-tuning and strengthening my electromagnetic field and skills for the completion of the challenging upcoming test and  I just wanted you to know why.

I wish you all the most Wonderful Blessed Holidays. Peace Health and Happiness.

Qi Be with you Now and Always, with Love.

Cloe Couturier – Master Zhao De Ren. LMT. CO, Cst-D, MQM.

Laws of Nature.


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