Primordial is the open condition of our mind, prior to the emergence of experience. Origin, essence. Primordial is fundamental goodness, Dao, or the Christian understanding of God-in-all-things. Virtue arises naturally from openness, uncontrived, free from self-reference and gaining ideas. This virtue has energy, bravery, and tenderness to bring spiritual warriorship to the challenges of life. It is vulnerable, yet durable and flexible.
Within a few weeks of applying the tools of medical qigong, breathwork, meditation and prayer taught at OMQ, many clients and students experience feeling better, relief from symptoms, and an increase in enthusiasm and accuracy in their lives.
Eric Shaffer, DMQ (China) dba as Oregon Medical Qigong (OMQ) in Eugene, Oregon since 2007, and dba HeartMind Vision Medical Qigong from 2003-2007. We offer Chinese energetic medicine for clients, practitioner training and certification in Daoist medicine and medical qigong using the ICMQ and IIMQ curricula, and qigong self-healing classes. Medical Qigong Therapy is the oldest form of Chinese medicine, traditionally offering self-cultivation and symptomatic care for over a thousand years.
Eric Shaffer, DMQ, is an advanced instructor/practitioner of Medical Qigong Therapy, active in teaching and client care since 2003. His degree title is DMQ - Doctor of Medical Qigong, granted by the People’s Republic of China, with a license to practice Medical Qigong Therapy in Chinese hospitals. Eric was authorized to teach Medical Qigong Therapy to the MMQ (Master of Medical Qigong) level in 2003. He has been teaching consistently since that time.
Eric’s diverse contemplative background supports his ability to bring spiritual, energetic, and deep listening skills to his client care and teaching.
“Although we offer expedient tools for healing symptoms and emotional challenges, the most direct and deepest healing is available through the restoration of Spirit, breath, and a balanced, healthy lifestyle free from extremes. The challenges of life press us to use these powerful healing tools meet adversity with courage and strength. Gradually, we can learn to engage and intercept karma, taking responsibility for our “emotional and energetic incarnation in this life.”
During an IIMQ Instructor Certification course in April of 2011, Eric was promoted to Advanced Instructor of the IIMQ Curriculum by Dr. Bernard Shannon. At that time, Dr. Shannon was the Executive Director of the IIMQ. The promotion acknowledged Eric’s ability to create and hold the spiritual and healing energy of the teaching environment, in addition to his teaching competency.
Taijichuan, with Dr. Bernard Shannon and Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson. Additional tutorials with Dr. Seth Lefkowitz, DMQ, DC, and Shifu Matt Weston, MMQ.
Contemplative Psychology BA: degree title Carl Jung and Western (Christian) Alchemy, Naropa University 1993. The undergraduate thesis work included 3 years of Jungian alchemical dreamwork and analysis, which became an apprenticeship. The experiential knowledge of non-Church Christian Alchemy of the Middle Ages is highly applicable in Medical Qigong Therapy.
The International Institute of Medical Qigong (IIMQ) was inspired by the Medical Qigong College of the Hai Dian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (in Beijing, China). In 2005, the Chinese Ministry of Health honored the IIMQ as meeting and exceeding the Chinese standards for academic and clinical instruction. In 2006, Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine authorized the IIMQ to be its Overseas College of Medical Qigong.
The IIMQ educated Westerners in Chinese energetic medicine for over 20 years, until 2011. Directed successfully by Dr. Bernard Shannon for 7 years, the IIMQ had clinical branches in 8 countries and 13 states, with authorized instructors in 4 countries and 8 states.
The International College of Medical Qigong (ICMQ) was created by Dr. Bernard Shannon to increase the standards of the former IIMQ, and carry the curriculum forward. For seven years ending in 2011, Dr. Shannon was the Executive Director, curriculum designer, standards holder, and master instructor of the IIMQ, appointed by Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson, the IIMQ’s founder.