The following seminars are required for the completion of the MQM Certificate.

  • M1 - Introduction to Chinese Energetic Alchemy +

    This course is designed to introduce students to the Study of Daoist internal and external alchemy, including the natural power of the Three Treasures (Heaven, Earth, and Man) and the treasures of each. Students will develop a deeper comprehension of the body's physical, emotional, mental and energetic relationship to the universal and environmental energetic fields.

    Course content will include:

    • A variety of practices to gather Heavenly Qi from the sun, moon, and stars.
    • Understanding the Earth’s Yin and Yang Interactions with Heaven.
    • A variety of practices to gather the energies of the Earth from the Soil, Water, and Wind.
    • Gathering Qi and Shen from Plants.
    • The Body’s Energetic Internal Structures.
    • Prenatal and Postnatal Jing, Qi and Shen.
    • The Influences of energy, food and diet on the Human Body.
    • Deeper discussion of the Five Spiritual Aspects of the Five Yin Organs.
    • Advanced Shengong Cultivation Methods.
    • Soul Projection, Spirit Projection and Energy Projection.

    Students will be able to:

    • Experience and reproduce the cultivation practices detailed above
    • Experience on a deeper level the alchemy of Heaven, Earth and Man and the relationship that each have to physical, mental, and spiritual health.

    Prerequisite: Completion of all required MQT Seminars

  • M2 - Energetic Anatomy and Physiology +

    This seminar offers the student an overview of the major principles and foundational structures that govern Medical Qigong, so that students can develop Students a deeper comprehension of the body's emotional, psychological and energetic matrix.
    Deepening and expanding upon the theories and skills of purgation, tonification, regulation, and cultivation, students will learn to sense, differentiate, and move energy to develop advanced intuitive Medical Qigong skills to be used for assessment and Qi emission.

    Course content will include:

    • The energetic formation of the universe and the human body;
    • Prenatal and postnatal energetic patterns;
    • Cellular vibration and the five energies of the body
    • Manipulating the Wei Qi fields
    • Palpate and navigate the current of Ying Qi, the Sea of Blood, the Sea of Marrow, and the center core of light
    • Taiji pole, the nine chakras, and the twelve gates of the Chakra system
    • Three Dantians; yin and yang aspects and energetic function
    • Eight Extraordinary Vessels: function, access, and use
    • Twelve primary organs, channels, and collaterals: function, access, and use


    Students will be able to:

    • Demonstrate Medical Qigong methods of accessing and using all energetic structures as outlined above.
    • Demonstrate Medical Qigong methods of opening and working with the Chakra gates.

    Prerequisite: Completion of all required MQT Seminars


  • M3 - Medical Qigong and Oncological Disorders +

    This course is designed to further the students understanding of the etiology and pathology of various types of cancers and tumor formations from a Medical Qigong and Chinese medical paradigm. Students are not taught to and will not diagnose, treat, or work directly with cancer.
    This course offers a historical perspective on the theory of significant stagnation and provides possible tools to assist clients who might be going through a cancer treatment process.  Students are taught how to describe, assess and work with the underlying emotional root stagnation, using the language and model of Chinese Medicine.
    Medical Qigong exercises are taught that can empower clients who are going through difficult treatments, as well as help them to address energetic roots of physical stagnation.

    Course content will include:

    • Historical perspective and Chinese Medical Theory of various cancers.
    • Medical Qigong Approach to Cancer Self-Care Exercises

    Students will be able to demonstrate and discuss:

    • Self-Care Exercises related to significant stagnation

    Prerequisite: Completion of all required MQT Seminars

  • M4 - Medical Qigong and Spiritual Disorders +

    This course is designed to introduce students to Chinese spiritual dimensions and interactions with the spirit world. 

    Course content will include:

    • Sorcery and psychic attacks
    • Defending against psychic attacks
    • Encounters with ghosts and spirit entities
    • Ghost Points and Windows of Heaven Points
    • Using Medical Qigong for demonic and evil spirit oppression and possession

    Students will be able to:

    • Demonstrate several protocols for spirit oppression, including the use of Ghost Points, and Windows of Heaven Points

    Prerequisite: Completion of all required MQT Seminars

  • M5 Internship and Final Examination for MQM +

    This 5-day seminar is the culminating event of the MQM Program. In addition to working through comprehensive reviews of previous material, students are asked to integrate everything they have learned throughout the program to work with clients within the structure of a supervised on-site internship.
    The student will study and work with different aspects of energetic and spiritual dysfunctions and symptom manifestations. During the Internship phase, the instructor will guide and assist in all phases of assessment and Qi Emission.

    Course content will also include:

    • Exploring case studies
    • Integrating advanced modalities
    • Applying advanced assessment and advanced energetic modulation skills
    • Comprehensive academic and practical reviews of MQM theory and skillsets
    • Internship

    Students will be able to:

    • Demonstrate all qigong exercises taught throughout the program, as well as discuss when each would be appropriate or contraindicated.
    • Utilize assessment techniques, analytical and energetic, to provide a complex Medical Qigong session for a client, utilizing the appropriate secondary protocols, as well as various qi emission techniques
    • Teach Self Care exercises to a client based on that client’s individualized needs, as assessed energetically and analytically via intake information and information obtained during the General Protocol
    • Demonstrate and appropriately utilize all techniques taught throughout this program and be able to discuss when each would be appropriate or contraindicated

    Prerequisite: Seminars for MMQ (M1 – M4);

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MQM Additional Requirements

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

  • Taiji, Bagua, or Internal Martial Art +

    Students desiring the MMQ Program Certificate are required to take at least 35 hours of additional training in some form of internal martial art such as Taiji/taichi, Bagua or other internal martial art.  Courses in other qigong systems do not meet this requirement.

    • Students may take classes in Taichi, Bagua or other internal martial art at any accredited or non-accredited university. Courses approved for 3 semester credits will be accepted.
    • Students may do private tutoring with a martial artist designated by the ICMQ as a Content Expert. Content Experts must provide documentation showing that they are qualified to teach the art for which they are providing instruction. The Content Expert must submit a written signed affidavit after the instruction verifying that the instruction took place. All Content Experts must be pre-approved by the ICMQ ahead of time, and documentation must be provided to verify the Content Expert meets requirements.

  • Advanced Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory +

    Students desiring the MMQ Program Certificate are required to take 45 hours of Advanced Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory. The student has several options for meeting this requirement and can chose the option that best suites his/her situation.

    This class can be taken onsite at the ICMQ when it is offered.

    Students may also meet this requirement at any accredited college or university, including online options. Courses in TCM that are approved for 2-3 semester credits will be accepted. 

    This requirement may also be taken online. Online courses offered by NCCAOM PDA providers can be used to meet this requirement.

    This requirement is not included in the student’s GPA.

  • First Aid and CPR +

    Students desiring the MMQ Program Certificate are required to become certified in First Aid/CPR through either the Red Cross, or the American Heart Association.

    This requirement is not included in the student’s GPA


  • Practicum Hours MQM +

    200 Hours of Practicum Hours must be logged and verified before the Medical Qigong Master Certificate can be awarded. These are hours in addition to the Practicum hours required for the MQP and MQT 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.

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