In the late Summer season of 2017, Integrative Medicine US went on a Medical Qi Gong Retreat in China to study Traditional Chinese Medicine and Kung Fu.
They returned to the world famous Shaolin Temple and visited the medical center where they had studied Chinese Medicine concepts like: Acupuncture, Tuina Massage, Moxa, Meditation, Feng Shui and Kung Fu last year. In the town of Dengfeng, they went to their favorite clinic and got treatments and lessons from local masters in Tuina, Cupping and Moxibustion.
Then, they spent one month studying Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Shaolin and Plum Flower Kung Fu in rural Yunnan Province, which is situated in the clouds of the beautiful Honghe rice terraces. While there, they toured the area and took excursions to medicinal hot springs, enjoyed local organic herbs, fruits and medical dishes. They traveled to meet some of China’s most remote ethnic minorities, were entertained by local traditions and enjoyed ancient villages. A long the way, they stopped at Lu Xi, one of the largest cave systems in the world.
Next stop was a Kung Fu convention hosted by the Chinese Wu Shu Association, a subsidiary of the Government responsible for cultural heritage. The team was trained by the leading Meihua Quan (Plum Flower Boxing) Grandmaster in the country, Han Jian Zhong. Sifu Han is a 17th generation disciple and the successor to the lineage. They were taught the Medical Qi Gong of the Meihuazhuang system and other classical forms. Chinese Medicine is also part of the cultural heritage of Meihua Quan.
The Kung Fu and Medical Qi Gong retreat was organized by, Jonathan M. Fields of Integrative Medicine US, a Coconut Creek acupuncturist who founded the program last year and has been teaching Martial Arts in the community for fourteen years.
Fellow Doctoral student, Ilyas A. Hamid, made plans for a week long residency at Beijing Gu Lou Hospital. The Hospital is recognized for being the first Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital in the capital and was founded by descendants of the imperial doctors, who treated the royal family.
At the hospital, the students studied Tuina, Pediatrics, Acupuncture, Herbs, Cupping, Scraping, Dermatology, Pain Management and more.
After their stay at the Hospital, the students went on to study with the son of the celebrated Dr. He, who reinvented Fire Needle technique.
The classical technique is now being used in hospitals and clinics all over the country and being promoted by the government for its efficacy after hundreds of years of being disregarded.
As part of their plans for a future PhD degree, they toured the campus of the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and affiliated hospitals. The academy has over 5,000 students in the Downtown campus and 25,000 in its new location. The Doctors were even invited to observe and study at the private clinic of the president of the Acupuncture and Moxa Department of the University, Dr. Zhao Bai Xiao.
For future Spiritual Retreats, Medical Qi Gong seminars, Tai Chi Workshops and Traditional Chinese Medicine Studies Abroad, contact Integrative Medicine US
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