A Self-reliant Practice for Health of Body & Mind
ACUPUNCTURE | MEDICAL QIGONG
Tricia started a committed physical Qigong practice and Medical Qigong in 2017 with Sifu David J. Koon of Qigong Awareness. The more she practiced Qigong, the more she observed the similarities in her years of yoga practice. She also studied with Mingtong Gu at Omega Institute and continues studying his system of Qigong.
Tricia’s Qigong Training began in 1982 at California Acupuncture College, San Diego. Qigong, Tai Chi, and Taoist philosophy were an integrated part of our acupuncture training. Medical Qigong is the origin of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is the practice of building individual internal Qi to empower and heal others with or without needles.
Professional Licenses Include:
- 1986 National Diplomat of Acupuncture
- 1987 Board Certification for California Acupuncture License
- 2005 North Carolina License of Acupuncture
- 1986 California Acupuncture College, San Diego CA
- Traditional Chinese Medicine
- University for Humanistic Studies 1983, San Diego CA
- Humanistic / Jungian Psychology
Qi Yoga for Strength and Vitality
Qigong translates as “Cultivation of Universal life force energy” as referred to as Qi in Chinese or Ki in Japanese. It’s all energy! Qigong is said to be the origin of yoga. The two systems have many similarities, for example both systems use animal names to represent the postures. The primary connection between the two systems is the power of Breath to move energy in our physical, mental & emotional bodies. Qigong and Yoga are meditative practices to calm the mind, ease stress and release tension held in our physical bodies. Removing stress and tension from the structure of the body allows the Mind to experience meditative states of higher consciousness.
Qigong is the origin of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Yoga is a therapeutic system from East Indian Ayurveda Medicine. Tricia has personally practiced Yoga for over 40 years. She studied Qigong, Tai Chi and Taosist healing systems during her training at California Acupuncture College. The combination of her formal training and physical practice opened a doorway to combine her knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Qigong and Medical Qigong with Yoga. The blending of Qigong & Yoga makes the practice accessible to all. Tricia is teaching a hybrid of the two systems called QiYoga for Strength and Vitality.