Overview of the
Medical Qigong 
Therapist Program Courses

Studying to become a Medical Qigong Therapist is an integrated step-by-step process. Each class, each internship, and each experience builds on one another – helping you to progress into becoming a more skillful person and practitioner.


Open to all health care professionals, students of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and those interested in Chinese energetic medicine, the IIMQ offers a multi-level certification program designed to teach the theory and practical application of Medical Qigong Therapy.


Emphasis is placed on both analytical/deductive and intuitive approaches. Students comprehend and utilize Medical Qigong Therapy for cultivation, regulation and clinical application. The experiential aspect of the course is well balanced with a solid theoretical foundation.

Medical Qigong Therapist Program Seminars


The Chinese Medical Qi Gong Therapist Program with Zander Townend is a 500 hour program, comprised of four 5-day seminars and a final 3 day Clinical Practice and Exam session in Ajax, Ontario.


Students do readings, clinical practice, exam and homework assignments between seminars with a practical and written exam for completion of the certification. Students are welcome (but not required) to participate in an online course component, designed to help students stay current between seminars with their progress (with suggestions for completing the reading assignments), give them access to reviews of in-class exercises and materials, and to interact with the instructor.


MQT 5: Sensory, Intuitive, and Perceptual Assessment

Upcoming Classes: TBA

  • Introduction to Energetic Differential Assessment
  • Overview of Assessment According to the Eight Energetic Principles
  • Overview of Assessment According to Dysfunctions of Qi, Blood,  … Continue reading →
  • Introduction to Medical Qi Gong Dao Yin Training
  • Medical Qi Gong Postural Training
  • Medical Qi Gong Respiratory Training …  Continue reading →
  • Medical Qi Gong Therapy and Pediatrics
  • Medical Qi Gong Therapy and Geriatrics
  • Medical Qi Gong Therapy and Gynaecology... Continue reading →
  • History of Oncology in Chinese Medical Qi Gong Therapy
  • Introduction to Clinical Protocols
  • Supportive Clinical Protocols for Cancers: Brain, ... Continue reading →

Medical Qigong: Clinical Theatre, Internship, and Final Examination

Upcoming Classes:

  • July 13th to 15th, 2018 Ajax, Ontario

This seminar will be the culminating event for each of the certification programs (MQP, MQT, and MMQ). Beyond the theoretical and practical exams, it offers the student exposure and first hand experience of Medical Qigong assessment and supportive treatments. The … Continue reading →


Clinical Externship

In the clinical internship, the academic and theoretical knowledge gained in the Medical Qigong courses gets put into practical application. The objective is for the student to become confident in assessing and offering supportive treatment for clients, as well as creating and maintaining accurate clinical records.


After completing “Introduction to Assessment and Supportive Treatments” (Medical Qigong Practitioner Course 2), the student should begin to offer supportive treatment to clients and gain clinical experience.


As the student gains experience and attends more advanced courses their knowledge and abilities will increase, as will their abilities to assess and offer supportive treatment to more challenging cases.


The student is expected to keep complete histories on clients, which include client histories, treatments, and prescription exercises.


Prior to completing their Medical Qigong Practitioner level certification, the student must provide:

  • copies of their clinic log (verifying their clinic practice hours),
  • a sample of patient histories,
  • and case studies (samples will be provided for the student to use as reference).

Registration and Fees

  • Class enrollment is limited. 
  • PROGRAM DEPOSIT: A $350 non-refundable deposit will ensure your place in the Medical Qigong Practitioner Certification Program. Deposits will be held until the first day of the final course in the program, when the balance for that class is due. 
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    Seminar Fees: Fees for each seminar within a program are due 2 weeks prior to the start of the seminar (unless other arrangements are made with the instructor).
  • The fee per seminar is $800. (Canadian funds) when you enroll in a Full Program. (The same course of study in California costs $1800 US per session, so this is a great opportunity at a reasonable price.)
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    Required Textbooks:  "Chinese Medical Qigong Therapy: A Comprehensive Clinical Text" by Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson is a 5 Volume series of textbooks that cost $80 (US) each. The books are available through this link for The International Institute of Medical Qigong Publishing House
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    If you would like to attend the Medical Qigong Practitioner #1 seminar only, the fee for that class is $900. 

 Upon receipt of your deposit, all of the information for ordering the course manuals and recommended reading assignments will be forwarded to you.

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