CEU Provider

 

 

National Qigong Association Member

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bernard possesses an advanced comprehensive understanding of Chinese medical qigong theory

and clinical application.

 

His compassion and thoroughness with students and patients has made him a sought after instructor and practitioner.

 

Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson

Ph.D., DTCM, DMQ (China)

Founder,

International Institute of Medical Qigong

 

 

 

The International College of Medical Qigong

After educating Westerners in Chinese energetic medicine for over 20 years, Dr. Bernard Shannon founded the International College of Medical Qigong (ICMQ).The ICMQ operates under the Temple of Peace and Virtue.

 

The ICMQ is an outgrowth of his recent seven successful years of service as the Executive Director and master instructor for the International Institute of Medical Qigong (IIMQ). The IIMQ was fashioned after the Medical Qigong College at the Hai Dian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Beijing, China, and is known internationally for its high standards in medical qigong instruction and clinical therapy.

 

Dr. Shannon’s vision for the ICMQ includes expanding and deepening the standards of experiential, clinical, and instructor education that he established during his service for the IIMQ.

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. In accord with these roots, Dr. Shannon’s experience as a Daoist Priest, and Shifu/Sifu of Chinese martial arts enable him to deeply enrich the training of medical qigong students.

 

Opportunities to become rooted in spirit, firmly established within the Three Treasures of Heaven, Earth, and Man, and to manifest the subtle mechanics of structural alignment and qigong breath work are offered. The promises of healing presence and ability expressed in the Classics of Chinese medicine are made available to students.

 

Our Vision

A world in balance – one person at a time

 

Our Mission

To utilize our skills and experience to:

  • Provide the highest quality Medical Qigong instruction.

  • Empower clients to take charge of their lives by balancing the mind, body and spirit.

  • Provide a safe and nurturing environment that promotes growth, healing, self-awareness, and transcending perceived limitations.

  • Teach clients the tools necessary to overcome physical and psycho-physical maladies and illness.

 
 

 

 

The Founder

Having studied for over 25 years, Dr. Bernard Shannon is an internationally recognized teacher of Medical Qigong therapy; Daoist cultivation, alchemical and mystical practices; and martial concepts.

 

Dr. Shannon is the founder of the International College of Medical Qigong. He is licensed through the People's Republic of China as a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

 

To continue the advancement of medical qigong, he serves on the Executive Committee with the World Academic Society of Medical Qigong (China).

 

Additionally he has been acknowledged by the National Qigong Association as a Advanced Clinical Therapist and a Level IV Qigong Teacher. These are the highest certification granted by the National Qigong Association, "They denote wisdom, insight, qi transmission, empowerment, and the mentoring of others in the field.”

 

Dr. Shannon is the former Executive Director of the International Institute of Medical Qigong and the former Deputy Director of the Overseas College of Medical Qigong for Henan University of TCM (China). He served as Chairman and member of the Board of Directors for the National Qigong Association (USA).

 

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.

 

Also, a Shifu / Sifu (Master Instructor) in Baguazhang and Yang Family Taijiquan holding certificates of instruction and lineage from associations China, Taiwan, and the United States.

 

 

Medical Background

Dr. Shannon treating patient at XiYuan Hospital (Beijing, China)
Treating patient in XiYuan Hospital (China)

In 2011, the Chinese Ministry of Health (Beijing) recognized Dr. Shannon’s experience by promoting him to Professor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Clinical Director of Medical Qigong, upon the recommendation of Western District Medical Qigong Science and Traditional Chinese Medicine Research Institute (China).

 

A licensed physician in China specializing in medical qigong, Dr. Shannon, received his Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (DTCM) and Doctor of Medical Qigong (DMQ) from the Western District Medical Qigong Science and Traditional Chinese Medicine Research Institute (China), License # 98029.08 and the International Institute of Medical Qigong (USA). He completed his residency training while treating patients at the Xi Yuan Hospital (China).

 

 

Spiritual Background

Celestial Masters Initiation Ceremony

Dr. Shannon began his studies of internal alchemy and mysticism in the late 1980s with one of his martial arts instructors who was a master the Profound schools of alchemy and mysticism.

 

Since that time, he has had many teachers, and he regularly travels to China to continue his training in both Northern and Southern schools of Daoist alchemy and mysticism.

  • Abbot of the Temple of Peace and Virtue
    A Daoist temple specializing in cultivation, alchemical and mystical practices; medical qigong therapy; and Wu Dang martial concepts.

  • Ordained Priest in Zheng Yi Daoism
    Received formal “Lu” ordination as a Daoist Priest at the 900th Year Anniversary of the Founding of the Celestial Master’s Mansion in Long Hu Shan, Jiangxi province.

  • Ordained Priest in Quan Zhen Daoism
  • Received "Shou Jie" ordination as a Daoist Priest; conferred the post and title of Abbot (Dao Zhang) with the Temple of Peace and Virtue (An De Fu Shen Gong). I had served as Chief Instructor (Zhu Chi) from its inception in 2006.

  • 21st Generation Disciple of Long Men Pai (Dragon Gate sect), Qing Cheng Shan Si Chuan province.

  • 66th Generation Disciple of Tian Shi Pai (Celestial Master’s sect), Long Hu Shan, Jiangxi province.

  • 80th Generation Disciple of Shang Qing Pai (Highest Purity sect), Mao Shan, Jiangsu province.

 

Martial Background

Sifu and the Boys

Shifu Shannon after completing

Bagua fight test.

Dr. Shannon is also a Shifu / Sifu (Master Instructor) in

Baguazhang and Yang Family Taijiquan holding certificates of instruction and lineage under the authority of the Taijiquan Federation of Taiwan (China), the Beijing Martial Arts Association (China), the Primordial Chaos Martial Healing Center (China), the International Institute of Medical Qigong (USA), and the Hsing Chen Internal Arts Association (USA).

 

Dr. Shannon started his martial training in the late 1980s and has trained in several styles including Muay Thai, Western Boxing, Judo, and Jujitsu.

 

 

Medical Curriculum Vitae (PDF, 40Kb)

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
   

 

 


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B.W.Shannon Created: 26.02.2001 • Updated: 09.08.2012