Medical Qigong Therapist

Confidence and success in clinical as well as personal practice are the reward of the MQT student.

Confidence and success in clinical as well as personal practice are the reward of the MQT student.

The 580 hour Medical Qigong Therapist (MQT) certification is a continuation of the MQP training and is designed to deepen the understanding of foundational materials while introducing more advanced diagnostic and treatment skills.  

Training becomes more specialized to address etiology and pathogenesis of specific diseases. Completion of the MQP modules is prerequisite.

Therapist Level Coursework:

The Therapist of Medical Qigong program consist of  five progressive intensive style course modules and also includes external academic and clinical  hour requirements.

  • T1 Advanced Diagnostics and Treatment

    The Therapist level introduces specialized diagnostic and treatment skill sets that build upon the foundational components of the Medical Qigong Practitioner training. Sensory, perceptual, and intuitive diagnostic training is further explored and refined for the practitioner. Students explore treatment methodologies ranging from enhanced technical proficiencies to the introduction of long distance qi emission and diagnostic skills.

  • T2 Dao Yin Therapy and Rectifying Qi Deviations

    This course delves deeper into the underlying principles of Medical Qigong Therapy with advanced instruction in Postural, Respiratory, and Mental training processes. Exploration includes guidance in personal cultivation of the practitioner as well as skills applicable to clinical practice. Explicit instruction is provided in understanding Qi deviations, including methodologies for assessment and correction.

  • T3 Qigong Therapy for Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Neurology, and Psychology

    The emphasis of this course is the specialized skill required when working with patients that are very young, as well as the elderly. Attention is also given to the diagnosis and treatment of gynecological and reproductive issues. Special consideration is also given to neurological disorders including coma, stroke, paralysis, Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinson's disease. Working with individuals with psycho-emotional disorders such as phobias and addictions is also addressed.

  • T4 Introduction to Medical Qigong Therapy for Oncology

    This course investigates the etiology and pathology of cysts, tumors, and various forms of recognized cancer, approaching the understanding from the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Clinical considerations and procedure are outlined with special attention given to issues related to the formation of masses in the Brain, Breast, Uterus, Cervix, Ovaries, Prostate, Lungs, and Colon.

  • C2 Clinical Theater and Competency Exams

    Culmination of the Therapist level, this course includes written and practical examinations, clinical theater, and supervised individual clinical components. Students receive direct feedback working within the classroom and with actual patients to achieve the skills and confidence necessary to successfully establish a clinical practice.

“This clinical qigong training completely changed my practice... Ten years as a body worker and acupuncturist now feels like preparation. I am amazed at the depth it has already added to my practice. ” — Sasha M. (Bellevue, WA)

MQT Certification Program 

Breakdown by hours

580 hours

Academic Hours
[510 total]

220 MQP Program
  35 T1
  35 T2
  35 T3
  35 T4
  50 TCM Theory
  50 Anatomy & Physiology 1
  50 Anatomy & Physiology 2

Clinical Hours
[70 total]

35  Internship
15  Site clinic
15  Exams
  5  Clinical theater

Certification is awarded upon completion of program requirements (including competency exams) and qualifies students for the Master of Medical Qigong (MMQ) certification program.