Medical Qi Gong
Six Healing Sounds & Microcosmic Orbit
April 2, 2017, Sunday, 10am-5pm, 6-CEUs
Location: Emperors College, Santa Monica, Ca.
All are welcome to attend
This is for licensed Acupuncturists that need Continuing Education Units. Approved by the California Acupuncture Board and accepted by NCCAOM:
For anybody that is not a Licensed Acupuncturists.
$60 No CEUs
Medical Qi Gong is a natural way to exercise the body, mind and spirit. What makes Medical Qi Gong different from other forms of exercise is that it targets specific areas, channels, organs and energy centers to stimulate the body’s natural healing qualities. In this workshop, you will learn two of the most famous and commonly practiced Medical Qi Gong: The Six Healing Sounds and the Microcosmic Orbit.
The Healing Sounds is one of the oldest Qi Gong. Two significant Chinese medical practitioners recommended practicing them: Sun Si-Miao and Tao Hongjing.
This practice clears the organs and channels from heat, stress and stagnations, as well as it energizes the organs and the body.
The healing sounds transform unfavorable emotions to their natural virtues. It is a powerful way to release negative emotions The theory of emotions is based on Chapter 5 of the Sun Wen: The Manifestation of Yin and Yang from the Macrocosm and the Microcosm.
You will learn reducing/clearing and reinforcing/supplementing methods.
This practice is simple to learn and easy and fun to practice. The healing sounds can be practiced sitting and standing. It is one of the most powerful Medical Qi Gong.
The Microcosmic Orbit Meditation
A foundation Taoist meditation practice starts with opening the Microcosmic Orbit. The Microcosmic Orbit is a meditation practice in which you focus on circulating your Qi (life force) through two of the most important energy channels in your body. These channels are the Functional (Ren Mai), and the Governor, (Du Mai) channels, they connect in a flowing circle going up the spine, over the head, and down the front (center) of the body. The front and back channel are joined to form a circuit of continuous energy flow. This circuit is called the Microcosmic Orbit.
Practicing the Orbit is the Yin and Yang in practice, connecting the masculine back channel and feminine front channel. Bringing your tongue to the roof of your mouth generates the connection between the two channels and allows the Qi to flow inside Orbit; which is also referred to as the small heavenly cycle. This meditation allows you to increase, recycle, and store reservoirs of Qi in an energy center in your abdomen called the lower “Dan Tien. The Dan Tien is like a battery that provides the body with Qi. The more Qi there is the more vitality and health one has.
The Microcosmic Orbit practice moves energy in a circular motion up the spine, over the head, down the front of the body, under the torso and up the spine again. At the end of the meditation the energy is brought down to the Dan Tien at the naval area to fill the battery with life force (Qi).
The Microcosmic Orbit builds Wei Qi (the protective and defensive Qi) and increases resistance to illness and stress. The practice increases vitality, health and begins rejuvenating the body by increasing energy and circulating it throughout the body. The Microcosmic Orbit enhances any cultivation practice, including Tai Chi Chuan, Qi Gong, Yoga, Hands on Healing, Etc.
The Microcosmic Orbit is presented in my book: The Eight Extraordinary Channels
Dr. David Twicken has taught at Chinese medical schools for over twenty years. He has taught acupuncture courses, philosophy of oriental medicine, Tai Chi Chuan, medical qi gong, feng shui, I Ching, Chinese astrology, medical history and secondary vessels. He is also a clinic supervisor. David specializes in the Taoist Arts and has published the following books on the Taoist Arts: Treasures of Tao, Feng Shui, Chinese Astrology, Introduction to Qi Men Dun Jia and Chinese Medical Astrology. He has written four books on Chinese medicine: I Ching Acupuncture: The Balance Method, Clinical Applications of the Ba Gua and the I Ching; The Eight Extraordinary Channels, A Handbook for Clinical Applications and Nei Dan Inner Mediation; The Divergent Channels, A Handbook for Clinical Practice and Five Shen Nei Dan Inner Meditation; and the Luo Collaterals, A Handbook for Clinical Practice and Treating Emotions and the Shen and the Six Healing Sounds. David teaches the Taoist Arts internationally and is in private practice in Los Angles, California.