JMichael Wood has extensive training and experience in the ancient healing art of Medical Qigong:

  • He has the Masters of Medical Qigong from the International Institute of Medical Qigong, and has taken advanced Medical Qigong training in Cancer Therapy from Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson. Teacher Certification and extensive Advanced Training was provided through Dr. Bernard Shannon.
  • He has studied in China with the monks of the Celestial Masters Daoist Sect and trained in Medical Qigong with Master Duan Shi Liong, as well as Master Robert Peng, a Shaolin trained healer.
  • He has trained in Breathwork with the Hendricks Institute (Drs. Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks) and Michael Grant White, author of Optimal Natural Breathing. With Hendricks, he is a certified as a Professional Breath and Movement Coach. With White he serves as a core faculty member at the school and is a certified as an Optimal Breathing Development Specialist.
  • He is recognized by the American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA) as a Certified Practitioner in Medical Qigong, and a Level 4 Qigong Teacher. He is certified as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner with the National Qigong Association.

In addition to a private Nashville-based practice of Medical Qigong, JMichael provides adjunctive therapy in Breathwork at the Centre for Integrated Health. He also teaches the 200-hour course for certification as a Medical Qigong Practitioner.

JMichael Wood Qigong

Additionally, JMichael is the former Chairman of the of the Board of the National Qigong Association and has been a presenter at association’s national conference. He has lectured at Belmont University and Middle Tennessee State University and taught Medical Qigong as a post-graduate course at Logan College of Chiropractic. With the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), he provides continuing education training.

He was recently published in Living Consciously: Daoist Contributions to Modern Psychology, edited by Liria Kohn.

JMichael has taught breathwork techniques for optimal sports performance to World Champion billiard players, a NCAA Division I football team and other college athletes. He also taught proper breathing and led a guided meditation for more than 500 participants at the Vanderbilt Cancer Survivor Celebration.