Medical Qigong Practitioner

No Prerequisite - Entry Level
200 hour Program

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Medical Qigong Practitioner (MQP)

This fundamental program consists of 160 hours of direct in-person instruction with Dr. Shannon over five 5-day intensive seminars which are held every other month.

Program Overview  

The MQP Program is a 200 hour Certificate program. Students are first taught Medical Qigong exercises that are designed to heal the body, calm the mind, and connect with spirit. 

Students then go on to learn the foundational Medical Qigong qi projection protocols used to restore balance and remediate disharmony in clients.  

As the program progresses, students learn advanced theories of energy purgation, tonification, regulation and cultivation, as well as advanced theories and protocols.   

Students graduate from the MQP program with a very strong foundation in Medical Qigong. At the completion of this program, students are able to work with a wide variety of client issues.  

Exams within this program will include written, oral, and practical examinations plus skillset competencies. There are also Additional Requirements for this program that are to be completed outside of class.

Access to online course material will be discontinued 90 days past the last program course attended. However, if students continue enrollment in their program or enroll in the next level of training, then they will have continued access to previous online course material. For students who discontinue their enrollment but want continued access to online course material Click here.

This program is designed to be completed within one year. Students who are unable to complete the requirements within the year of enrollment have an additional 12 months after their last seminar to complete any program requirements. At the end of the grace period, students wishing to return for training or to submit completed Additional Requirements will need to file for an extension or will consider to be withdrawn from the Program.

Overview of Seminars and Requirements:  

MQP1: Introduction to Medical Qigong
MQP2: Introduction to Assessment and Protocols
MQP3: Clinical foundations of Medical Qigong Therapy
MQP4: Organ Disorders and Individualized Medical Qigong Exercises
MQP5: Clinical Theatre, Internship and Final Examination

MQP Additional Requirements

Each program has Additional Requirements in addition to the required Seminars. Additional Requirements for the MQP program are below.

Practicum Hours MQP - 40 hours

40 Practicum Hours must be logged and verified before the Medical Qigong Practitioner Certificate can be awarded.
Learning to become a Medical Qigong practitioner requires practice. Every time you work with a client, the academic and theoretical knowledge gained in the Medical Qigong courses is put into practical application. Each Medical Qigong Program requires a certain number of Practicum hours. These are documented hours working with clients. Once students have completed “P2 Introduction to Medical Qigong Assessment and Protocols”, they are expected to begin practicing the General Protocol. As students gain experience and attend more advanced courses, their knowledge of Medical Qigong will increase, as will their abilities to assess and work with more challenging cases.
Practicum hours cannot not include hours spent working on fellow students within class, or hours spent during P5, T5, or M5 Internships. They can include hours spent working on fellow students after regular class hours. An important part of learning to work with clients, however, is learning to adjust and learn from new situations, new people, and new issues. For this reason, the student is strongly encouraged to work with a wide range of people while going through the Program. The student is expected to keep documentation on clients, including client histories, protocols used, and self-care exercises. Students are responsible for finding their own volunteers or clients with whom they will log their Practicum hours.
Practicum hours must be logged on the IMQC Practicum Log form and signed by the practice clients. Once the required number of hours has been logged, the completed Practicum Logs should be turned into the Administrative Assistant. Program certificates will not be issued until Practicum hours are submitted. Ideally, Practicum hours are turned in before the final seminar is completed, however students have up to 12 months after the end of the program to submit Practicum logs. Students who are not able to turn in their Practicum hours within 12 months must file for an extension.
If you are in a country that forbids the use of a visible sign in sheet for privacy reasons, you must still use a Practicum Log. List your clients by initials instead of names. Have them initial instead of sign.  
The IMQC Practicum Log form and other sample forms are available in the Student section of the website or at Sample Forms.

Course reviews

This class really upped my sensitivity so I could FEEL what I’d only THOUGHT I’d felt before.
I appreciate your ability to ‘see’ energy; seeing exactly what I was doing and guiding me toward improvement.
Dawn Metzler, MMQ, L.Ac.
Thank you for the gift of groundedness and provoking innate gratitude within me. 

2024 Practitioner Dates

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