At the ICMQ, we offer a depth of training unlike that found in any other qigong school. The roots of the ancient medical qigong tradition are the direct experiences of early practitioners of spiritual Daoism, shamanism, and of the internal Chinese martial arts. We offer training experiences and journeys that cover not only the highest quality Medical Qigong instruction, but also the roots of that tradition.

The principles underlying the teachings at the International College of Medical Qigong (ICMQ) are the Dao (the natural way of the universe), the theory of Yin and Yang, and the relationship of heaven, earth, and man. We hope that in seeking to live through these principles, we can support and inspire our students and patients to discover their true nature and utilize their talents to maintain balance in their lives. Medical knowledge exists to alleviate the pains of humanity, whether physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual. The ICMQ's principle purpose is to enable students to obtain the academic and clinical knowledge to be a successful practitioner, but the curriculum is also based on the philosophy that through the healing of oneself one can understand how to heal others. The emphasis within our school is on the cultivation of oneself and the comprehension of human nature.

Training with us is much more than just an education.   It is an opportunity to become rooted in spirit, and firmly established within the Three Treasures of Heaven, Earth, and Man. It is a journey of self transformation.

It is for these reasons that our students come from all over the world to train with us.

Training Programs

  • Medical Qigong Certification Programs

    Open to all health care professionals, students of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and those interested in Chinese energetic medicine, the ICMQ offers a multi-level certification program designed to teach the theory and practical application of Medical Qigong Therapy. ICMQ programs emphasize the analytical/deductive and intuitive approaches to comprehending and utilizing Medical Qigong therapy for cultivation, regulation and clinical application. The experiential aspects of the course are well balanced with a Read More
  • Advanced Medical Qigong

    The ICMQ offers advanced training in Medical Qigong theory and practice to our graduates.  Advanced Medical Qigong training courses are held several times a year and cover a wide variety of topics ranging from Nei Gong, Nei Guan, advanced awareness and diagnostics, working with the Sinews Channels, working with the Extraordinary Vessels, understanding the subtle bio-mechanics of posture, and more.  These courses are open to students who have completed the Read More
  • Daoist Training

     Dr. Shannon, the Abbot of the Temple of Peace and Virtue, is an ordained Daoist priest holding 21st generation Dragon Gate sect (Qingcheng Shan, Sichuan), 80th generation Shang Qing sect (Mao Shan, Jiangsu), and 65th generation Celestial Master sect (Longhu Shan, Jiangxi) lineages. Through the Temple of Peace and Virtue he offers trainings in Daoism, specializing in cultivation, alchemical and mystical practices, medical qigong therapy, and Wu Dang martial concepts.  Read More
  • Training in China

    China is the birthplace of Daoism and Medical Qigong, so several times a year we lead trips to China to offer our students a chance to train with Daoist and Medical Qigong Masters in China. On some trips we journey to ancient Daoist temples nestled in the mountains of rural China to receive teachings from respected Daoist Masters. Other trips are designed for our Medical Qigong students and give them Read More
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  • You have a relaxed and comfortable teaching style that creates and environment that allows learning to become a creative dialogue.
    Dr. Denise Douglass White, DMQ
  • Dr. Shannon is very gifted at reading people and changing his approach to meet each person where they are at.
    Catherine White, MMQ, Dip ABT
  • You are patient, funny, and generous with what you teach. It is obvious that you really want your students to learn– and are not just presenting material.
    Dr. Dawn Meltzer, DMQ, L.Ac.
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