Summer at AHA
- Our summer session has started. Bring a friend who is new to the studio — they receive a FREE class. We are already enjoying meeting some new people.
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Qigong and Cancer: The Science and Practice of Complementary Medicine with Kenneth Cohen
Qigong is the most extensively researched method of energy medicine in the world. Although the various postures and meditations have a wide range of applications, one of the best documented is in complementary therapy for cancer and to mitigate the side effects of therapy. You will learn about the etiology of cancer from a qigong perspective, including the connection between cancer and liver function, cancer and pace of life, and how emotions may influence cancer initiation and development. There will be a critical discussion of the promises and pitfalls of qigong research and suggestions about how to effectively integrate qigong into health care.
On a practical level, students will learn qigong methods for well-being that are also used in China as part of cancer therapy, including Inner Nourishing Qigong which combines breathing with healing phrases; a complete Five Element Meditation to wash the internal organs of toxic qi; Standing Meditation, and gentle exercises based on the Crane and Deer. These practices are highly enjoyable, easy to learn, appropriate for beginners, and a great tool for health-care providers to prevent exhaustion from “healer burn-out.”
- Sunday 9 am-12:30, 2-5:30 pm
- Cost $125
- This workshop will take place at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Auditoriums C & D
Ken Cohen, M.A. (www.kennethcohen.com) is a renowned qigong master and health educator with more than 45 years of experience. Winner of the Lifetime Achievement Aware in Energy Medicine, his work has been sponsored by the American Cancer Society, the Mayo Clinic, Health Canada, and numerous medical schools and hospitals. Ken is the author of The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing (Ballantine Books) and more than 200 journal articles.