Events Calendar


Aug
9
to Aug 16

The 19th International Seminar on Hunyuan Taiji and Qigong

The 19th International Seminar on Hunyuan Taiji and Qigong will be held this summer at Mount Huang. Seminar contents will include Hunyuan Taijiquan, Qigong and Pushhands methods. This exciting week of training will be conducted by Master Wang Fengming, an internationally known Taiji and Qigong master who was also designated a Successor of Intangible Cultural Heritage" by the government of China. For more information please feel free to contact us or contact the course sponsors directly.

This course is not sponsored by the Institute for Classical Asian Medicine, but rather the King of Neigong International Taiji Academy. Click here for a course flyer. 

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Jan
17
to Apr 18

DAOIST NEIGONG & TAIJI THERAPY: PAIDA GONG FOR THE CHANNELS AND SILK REELING EXERCISES

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Paida Gong is the practice of patting the body to move and strengthen the Qi mechanism. This classical method of Qigong combines static standing and moving exercises with channel stimulation to systematically work each primary channel, and the Du and Ren vessels.  As part of the patting exercise we use a special herbal sack that contains a Daoist lineage formula. The practice not only strengthens the body and prevents disease, but also gives acupuncturists a true sense of Qi movement that enhances treatment ability. In addition to the Paida Gong we will also practice Taiji Therapy, a set of exercises based on the Silk Reeling practices of Chen Taijiquan. Taiji Therapy uses gentle circular movements to loosen joints, open acupuncture points, and course the channels over the entire body. This is a rare opportunity to learn classical body-mind cultivation practices in a small group setting tailored to Chinese medicine students and practitioners.

Runs each Tuesday from 12-1pm; open to PCOM students, staff and alumni

$10/class; $25 for materials fee (Paida sack)

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Mar
25
to Mar 26

Pai Da 拍打 - Classical Daoist Health Preservation

Pai Da 拍打 is the classical health preservation practice of patting the channels to open and ensure smooth circulation of Qi and Blood. Thus it is used to both treat and prevent disease. This class will present a classical Daoist lineage of Pai Da that utilizes a special sack filled with rice and a Chinese herbal formula to enhance the patting. This lineage was handed down through the 20th century Qigong giant, Hu Yaozhen.

Our instructor, Wang Fengming, is a world renowned Taiji and Qigong master, and a master of the Nourishing Life tradition of Chinese medicine. He is a disciple of the late Grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang, and an 11th generation lineage holder of Chen Style Taiji, a 2nd generation lineage holder of Hunyuan Chen Taiji, and a lineage holder of a classical lineage of Daoist Neigong (Qigong). He teaches internationally and is the author of numerous books and articles on Taiji, Qigong and health preservation methods. Dr. McCann will be assisting and translating for Master Wang.

  • $250 for professional acupuncturists, $220 for NJAAOM members (11 CEU hours provided)
  • $220 for students in ACAOM accredited program, OR members of the general public (no CEU hours provided)
  • There will be an additional $25 fee for materials - Pai Da (Patting) sack made with Chinese herbs (for those who do not yet have)

NCCAOM APPROVED for 11 PDA/CEU hours

Class runs Friday March 25 5-9pm, and Saturday March 26 10am-6pm

Class will be held at Studio Yoga, 2 Green Village Road, Madison, NJ 07940

To register or for more information please contact us by clicking here.

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Jan
19
to Apr 19

Qigong and Taiji Therapy Classes (Pacific College of Oriental Medicine)

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Join us for a weekly class on classical Daoist cultivation arts. During this class, which is open only to PCOM students, faculty and alumni, we will continue our exploration of the Taiji Stick and Ruler Neigong (click here to read more about this system). In addition we will start learning Taiji Therapy, a system of movement therapy based on Chen Style silk reeling exercises. To read more about Taiji Therapy please click here

Classes run each Tuesday from 4:30-5:30pm. Cost is $10 per class. For more information please contact us

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Sep
22
to Dec 8

Daoist Neigong (Taiji Stick/Ruler and 24 Seasonal Node Qigong)

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Daoist Taiji Stick and Ruler Neigong, also known as the Guiding Qi Needle, is a classical method of Qigong cultivation attributed to the Daoist Immortal Chen Tuan. Using two wooden implements, the Taiji Ruler and Taiji Stick, practitioners go through a series of exercises that build Qi in the Dantian, and then circulate it through the channels of the arms and legs, and several Extrordinary Vessels such as the Du, Ren and Dai. This not only strengthens the body and prevents disease, but it also gives acupuncturists a true sense of Qi movement that enhances their treatment ability. In addition to the Stick and Ruler Neigong we will also learn the 24 Seasonal Node Daoyin exercises, which link a specific movement to each of the 24 segments of the calendar. This series of exercises, also attributed to Chen Tuan, harmonize the body with the seasons as well as treat specific diseases. This is a rare opportunity to learn classical body-mind cultivation practices in a small group setting tailored to Chinese medicine students and practitioners.

Class meets weekly each Tuesday from 12-1pm at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Open only the PCOM students, alumni and faculty. For more information please contact us.

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Jul
11
9:00am 9:00am

THE SIX SOUNDS - CLASSICAL CHINESE NOURISHING LIFE ARTS

Chinese medicine's ideal as expressed in the classics such as the Huang Di Nei Jing is that the superior physician treats disease before it arises. This tradition of preventive medicine is best exemplified by the Nourishing Life tradition (Yang Sheng 養生). This class will present an in depth look at the Six Sounds for Nourishing Life practice (Liu Zi Jue Yang Sheng Gong 六字決養生功). This Qigong set systematically works the major Zang viscera, incorporating breathing, movement and visualization. Furthermore, we cover other related practices that stimulate and regulate the channels such as Pai Da (拍打 patting). This exercise is a foundation for self care for practitioners, as well as an excellent exercise that can be taught to patients as an adjunct to other care.

Our instructor, Wang Fengming, is a world renowned Taiji and Qigong master, and a master of the Nourishing Life tradition of Chinese medicine. He is a disciple of the late Grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang, and an 11th generation lineage holder of Chen Style Taiji, a 2nd generation lineage holder of Hunyuan Chen Taiji, and a lineage holder of a classical lineage of Daoist Neigong (Qigong). He teaches internationally and is the author of numerous books and articles on Taiji, Qigong and health preservation methods.

$195; $175 for NJAAOM members or students in ACAOM accredited program

There will be an additional $25 fee for materials - Pai Da (Patting) sack made with Chinese herbs

NCCAOM approval pending for 7 PDA/CEU hours

For more information or to register please click here.

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Mar
23
10:00am10:00am

Taiji (T'ai Chi) Therapy Fundamentals - for the AOM Provider

This is a basic introduction to the core movements and concepts of Taiji (Tai Chi) Therapy. In this course professional acupuncturists, Tuina practitioners, or other health professionals will learn exercises that can be taught to patients as an adjunct to other Chinese traditional medical treatments. For more information contact us, and for more information on Taiji Therapy please click here.

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Feb
6
6:00pm 6:00pm

Six Sounds for Nourishing Life Qigong

The Six Sounds for Nourishing Life (Liu Zi Jue Yang Sheng Gong 六字決養生功) is a classical Qigong form that is easy to learn and effective. Also known as the Six Healing Sounds, this form combines movement, visualization, and a simple intoning practice to stimulate the internal organs. Thus, they are traditionally used to both treat disease as well as maintain radiant health. NJCAOM members and their guests $15; general public $20.

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Aug
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

Taiji Therapy Part II - The Trunk

Taiji (also spelled Tai Chi) is one of the great internal martial arts of China. Although originally a powerful method of self-defense, Taiji also contains exercises that strengthen the body, treat disease and calm the mind.

Taiji Therapy is based on a centuries old exercise known as Silk Reeling, or Chan Si Gong 纏絲功. Silk Reeling movements use the power of circular movements to loosen joints, increase strength, and circulate Qi internally. In addition, Taiji Therapy adds acupressure and patting techniques to traditional Silk Reeling practices to offer a comprehensive health preservation exercise.

Part II of our class will focus on exercises for the trunk, including the chest, back and abdomen. Part II can be taken independently of Part I (you do not have to have taken Part I) $20 for the general public; $15 for NJCAOM patients (and their guests). To register please contact us by clicking here or call (973) 660-0110. Space is limited so please register early!

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Jul
18
6:00pm 6:00pm

Taiji (Tai Chi) Therapy - Part I (Upper Body)

Taiji (also spelled Tai Chi) is one of the great internal martial arts of China. Although originally a powerful method of self-defense, Taiji also contains exercises that strengthen the body, treat disease and calm the mind.

Taiji Therapy is based on a centuries old exercise known as Silk Reeling, or Chan Si Gong 纏絲功. Silk Reeling movements use the power of circular movements to loosen joints, increase strength, and circulate Qi internally. In addition, Taiji Therapy adds acupressure and patting techniques to traditional Silk Reeling practices to offer a comprehensive health preservation exercise.

Part I of our class will focus on exercises for the upper body. $20 for the general public; $15 for NJCAOM patients (and their guests). To register please contact us by clicking here or call (973) 660-0110. Space is limited so please register early!

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