Organized by the Nei Dao Association in Italy, the third International Symposium on Qigong is gathering the Qi and momentum and will host a large event on Oct 18 – 20 in Rome, Italy, which will bring the two ancient cultures of the east and west together. With the modern scientific presentations along side of the ancient healing art workshops, this symposium will bridge the old with the new.
Grandmaster Effie Chow, Prof. Kevin Chen, and over twenty other renowned Qigong, Tai Chi (Taiji), and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) masters from Japan, USA, Canada, the Netherlands, England, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy will present at the Symposium. The goals of this symposium are:
- Introduce Qigong’s principles and its applications so the participants can gain an overview of the vast art and its science behind.
- Enable all those interested in health and energy disciplines to meet the top experts, researchers, and practitioners around the world and to propose possible projects dedicated to individual wellness and health through their experience.
- Compare experience and knowledge through presentations, reports on current projects, practical demonstrations, and scientific studies.
- Collect new ideas and plans, proposals and requests by interested parties, in order to develop future projects focused on diverse fields of application, in collaboration and cooperation among organizations and sectors.
The presenters include but not limited to the following prestigious masters and experts:
- Marisa Luisa Vocca (Italy), sinologist and expert of external Qigong and internal Qigong, President of the Nei Dao (the Inner Way) Association, and Italian representative at the World Congress of Qigong.
- Grandmaser Qin Xiping (Japan), the 34th Grandmaster of Shaoline Temple and a Zen master.
- Grandmaster Effie Chow (USA), creator of Chow Medical Qigong and founder of World Congress Qigong & TCM.
- Dr. Steven Aung (Canada), a pioneer in the integration of western, traditional Chinese and Complementary medicine.
- Dr. Stanley Ngui (Canada), a Qigong Master as well as doctor of TCM, acupuncture, Integrative Medicine, and Humanitarian. He was knighted into the Sovereign Orthodox Order of the Knights Hospitaller of St John in 2009.
- Justin Ngui (Canada), a senior practitioner of Qigong and TCM.
- Dr. George Xavier Love (USA), a doctor of Oriental Medicine and President of 4 Doors to Dao in Florida.
- Dr. Nadia Linda Hole (USA), an award-winning pioneer bridging Qi & Spirit, with medicine.
- Dr. Wang Yang (the Netherlands), a world famous medical Qigong expert, herbalist, and Tai Chi champion, and on the board of scientific qigong research institutes in China.
- Sotoyoshi Kontani (UK), who uses external Qigong to treat dislocated joints without touching, and performs a 3-D scan on the body using two hands.
- Dr. Kazumasa Shiga (Japan), a brain research expert.
- Misumi Morishima (Japan), an expert of Bijinteki Qigong (Qigong for beauty) derived from ancient Shaolin techniques.
- Sarah Mokone (UK), an acupuncturist and specializing in stress management, physiotherapy for musculo-skeletal problems, female health issues, and chronic pain management.
- Wilfried Ströver (Germany), an expert and author on Qigong.
- Dr Mirilee Pearl, PhD (UK), a senior Tai Chi and Qigong instructor as well as a biomedical research scientist.
- Prof. Kevin Chen (USA), a leading Qigong research scientist and Editor of “Chinese Medical Qigong”.
- Grandmaster Liming Yue (UK), a Tai Chi, Shaolin Kungfu, and health Qigong master.
- Dr. Vito Marino (Italy), a doctor of acupuncture, TCM, and medical Qigong, as well as senior practitioner/instructor of Tai Chi and Qigong.
- Elke Modaffari (Italy), an expert of Qigong and bodytechnics, rehab therapy, and TCM.
- Giuseppe Paterniti (Italy), the founder of “Stone Temple Tao”: School of Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong.
- Andrea Lori (Italy), a senior Tai Chi and Qigong practitioner and instructor.
- Prof. Enzo Brogi (Italy), a senior Tai Chi and Qigong practitioner and instructor.
- Marina Monteferri (Italy), a senior Tai Chi and Qigong practitioner and instructor.
- Paola Conti (Italy), a health sociologist, counselor and trainer of Qigong and Tuina.
The Nei Dao Association of Italy was founded with the goals 1) to spread and widen the knowledge within the entire philosophical and cultural field that is the real essence of Qigong; 2) to propose and carry out the practice and the study of Qigong in all of it’s forms, in it’s various fields of application, and in it’s various aims of practice; 3) to promote scientific research on Qigong in collaboration; and 4) to sponsor training courses in the various main branches of Qigong, which are very rarely explained and understood. The Symposium is one of the major events that Nei Dao hosts. This year’s symposium is much larger in scale with the sponsorship of Associazione Professional Europea Formazione, the World Congress of Qigong & TCM, Natural Medicine, All Japan Shaolin Temple Qigong Association, Canadian Ngui Style Qigong, Stone Temple Tao, Unione Italiana Kung Fu Tradizionale, Tai Chi Chen Roma, International Taiji Quan Kung Fu Association, and other international organizations.
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