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International Institute of Medical Qigong (Canada)
193 Nature Haven Crescent

 Pickering, Ontario

 L1X 0A5

(905) 509-3796

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Starting in March


Introduction to Medical Qigong Therapy

Practitioners Level Training 


P1 - Introduction to Medical Qigong




March 08 - 09, 2014



Our programs offer benefit to the general public as well as Energetic Healers, Acupuncturists, Allopathic Doctors, Psychotherapists, Chiropractors, Naturopathic Doctors, Physical Therapists, and potential Qigong students.

This site provides information on a variety of courses, treatments and educational materials offered by the Institute.

We offer treatments, as well as instruction, in the techniques and theory of this 5,000-year-old Chinese Energetic healing system.

Our aim is to facilitate the integration of Medical Qigong Therapy into the personal and professional lives of our patients and students.

         Our Curriculum Includes:

  • Medical Qigong Certification Programs
  • Medical Qigong Intensive Programs
  • Weekly Classes  
  • Weekend Workshops


We provide the highest quality Medical Qigong Therapy and instruction to promote overall health and well being


Robert Youngs RMT, RTCMP, MMQ



Executive Director of the

International Institute of

Medical Qigong Canada


Robert’s passion is hands-on healing. He is a seasoned Qigong, Meditation and Martial Arts trainer who successfully combines Western registered massage therapy with Oriental energetic therapies. Over the years, he has enjoyed working with other medical professionals to provide an integrative approach to physical, psychological, and spiritual health and healing.


  • Robert has presented numerous courses in Medical Qigong, Internal Martial Arts, Daoist Meditation practices, and Spiritual development methods at various organizations, including The University of Toronto, Ryerson University , The Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine


  • Diploma in Massage Therapy, Canadian  College of Massage and Hydrotherapy.
  • Doctor of TCM Diploma, Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
  • Diploma in Acupuncture Therapy, Academy of Acupuncture Inc.
  • Master of Medical Qigong, International Institute of Medical Qigong & Hunan   University of TCM.
Robert received his Master of Medical Qigong certificate from The IIMQ in 2005 and is currently the Executive Director of the International Institute of Medical Qigong Canada. He established the Pickering Branch of The Tai Chi and Meditation Center in 1992.


Chinese symbols for ‘Qigong’

The symbols originate from pictures of a rice container and steam escaping from it. This symbolizes the rise and escape of excess  pressure in the body that arise during illness. leading to a calm and balanced state. The fire underneath the pot relates to the biochemical ‘fire’ in the body that processes food for energy.

 The Chinese phrase ‘Qigong’ is made of two words, ‘Qi’ and ‘Gong’. ‘Qi’ can be interpreted as ‘Life Energy’ or ‘Life Force’. The presence and active movement of Qi energy and force in the body distinguish the difference between a persons body when alive compared to dead. When ill, Qi in a person flows excessively or weakly through the body compared to when in good health. ‘Gong’ means ‘cultivation’, ‘development’ or ‘management’. When Qi is properly cultivated or managed in the body a person remains in good mental, emotional and physical health.

  Qigong focuses on the management or cultivation of Life force energy for the maintenance of good health. Management of Qi is carried out by utilizing special breathing techniques in combination with mental concentration exercises and still postures or slow, coordinated physical movements of different parts of the body. These keep blood flow and pressure healthy, improve efficiency of oxygen delivery as well as balance activity of the nervous, hormone, digestive and immune systems.


Over 100 million people 

practice Qigong daily in China

The effectiveness of Medical Qigong is in its ability to strengthen and reinforce the body's immune system and essential Qi, as well as regulate the body's yin and yang energy, adjust the visceral activities, clear the channels and collateral's and activate the body's Qi and Blood.  

Anyone’s health can benefit from the knowledge and techniques of Medical Qigong, with a minimum, of consistent practice combined with a little knowledge of Chinese medical principles it is possible to manage your health as well as that of others in basic but effective ways.


Qigong has positive, clinically recognised effects on the following

ü      Electrical activity of the brain.

ü      (EEG and Magnetometer measurement)

ü      Blood Flow.

ü      (Thermography, sphygmography,

ü      rheoencephalography studies)

ü      Heart Functions.

ü      (Blood pressure, ECG and UCG observations)

ü      Kidney processes.

ü      (Urinary Albumin Assay)

ü      Biophysical states.

ü      (Enzyme activity, Immune function, sex hormone levels)

ü      Eyesight.

ü      (Restoration from long and short sight)

ü      Bones.

ü      (Bone density, grams/cubic centimetre)

ü      Lung functions.

ü      (Reduction in Asthmatic and Bronchial conditions, improved immunity)

ü      Pain reduction.

ü      (Sciatica Neuralgia, Low back pain, Arthritis, Muscular Stiffness)


A Medical Science with extensive Scientific Support

Increasing scientific evidence points to Qi energy having qualities associated with electricity, magnetism and low level sound vibrations. Each of these properties is already known to have the ability to accelerate healing in conventional as well as alternative medical systems.


The most powerful branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) comprises of the four main branches of Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Massage and Medical Qigong.


Medical Qigong has been practiced in China for nearly 5000 years. Increasing cultural exchanges of China with the West have led to Medical Qigong, the most powerful of Chinese medical disciplines, being made available to medical practitioners outside China.


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