The following seminars are required for the completion of the DMQ Certificate.  Each seminar is five days long.

  • DMQ1 +

     This is the first seminar in the DMQ program. 

    Prerequisites:  Completion of MQP, MQT, MMQ or MQM program.  Students who did their training with instructors other than Dr. Shannon must also take the DMQ Preparation seminar


  • DMQ2 +

    This is the second seminar in the DMQ program.

  • DMQ3 +

    This is the third seminar in the DMQ program.

  • DMQ4 +

    The fourth Seminar in the DMQ program.

  • DMQ5 +

    The fifth Seminar in the DMQ Program.

  • DMQ6 +

    This is the sixth and final seminar in the DMQ program.

  • DMQ Preparation +

    This course is optional for students who have been training directly with Dr. Shannon. 

    For students who did their previous medical qigong training with other instructors, this couse is required in order to enter the DMQ program.

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DMQ Additional Requirements

Each program has Additional Requirements in addition to the required Seminars.  Additional Requirements for the DMQ program are below.

  • Group Study +

    150 hours

    These are hours spent discussing Medical Qigong topics with your fellow students outside of class.  Hours should be logged with Date, time and topic.  

    Ideally these should be topics relevant to your dissertation. Specifics will be discussed in class. 

  • Advanced Education +

    100 hours

    The DMQ student is required to take 100 hours of additional education outside of IMQC classtime.  These can be seminars, lectures, online courses.  Ideally, they should directly relate to your dissertation topic.  Specifics will be discussed in class.


  • Dissertation Review +

    30 hours

    These are hours spent reviewing Dissertation with other students.  They should be logged with date and time. Specifics will be discussed in class. 


  • Practicum Hours DMQ +

    528 Hours of Practicum Hours must be logged and verified before the DMQ Certificate can be awarded. These are hours in addition to the Practicum hours required for the MQP, MQT, and MQM program. 

    Learning to become a Medical Qigong practitioner requires practice. Every time you work with a client, the academic and theoretical knowledge gained in the Medical Qigong courses is put into practical application. Each Medical Qigong Program requires a certain number of Practicum hours.  These are documented hours working with clients.  Once students have completed “P2 Introduction to Medical Qigong Assessment and Protocols”, they are expected to begin practicing the General Protocol. As students gain experience and attend more advanced courses, their knowledge of Medical Qigong will increase, as will their abilities to assess and work with more challenging cases.

    Practicum hours cannot not include hours spent working on fellow students within class, or hours spent during P5, T5, or M5 Internships. They can include hours spent working on fellow students after regular class hours.  An important part of learning to work with clients, however, is learning to adjust and learn from new situations, new people, and new issues.  For this reason, the student is strongly encouraged to work with a wide range of people while going through the Program. The student is expected to keep documentation on clients, including client histories, protocols used, and self-care exercises. Students are responsible for finding their own volunteers or clients with whom they will log their Practicum hours.

    Practicum hours must be logged on the IMQC Practicum Log form and signed by the practice clients. Once the required number of hours has been logged, the completed Practicum Logs should be turned into the Administrative Assistant.  Program certificates will not be issued until Practicum hours are submitted.  Ideally, Practicum hours are turned in before the final seminar is completed, however students have up to 12 months after the end of the program to submit Practicum logs. Students who are not able to turn in their Practicum hours within 12 months must file for an extension.

    If you are in a country that forbids the use of a visible sign in sheet for privacy reasons, you must still use a Practicum Log.  List your clients by initials instead of names.   Have them initial instead of sign.  

    The IMQC Practicum Log form and other sample forms are available in the Student section of the website or at Sample Forms.

    For the Doctor of Medical Qigong Program, students are required to submit verification of at least 528 hours of clinical experience.  This is in addition to  hours already submitted for the MQP, MQT, and MMQ programs. 

     DMQ:  528 Hours


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