Structural Strengthening with Qigong (QIGONG - 13STRU01)

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January 18th, 2014 10:00 AM   through   3:00 PM
14500 Juanita Dr. NE
Bastyr University
ROOM 286
Kenmore, WA 98028-4966
United States

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Phone: (425) 602-3152
Professional $ 95.00
General Public $ 95.00
Bastyr/NIAOM alumni $ 85.00
BU staff $ 75.00
Full time student $ 25.00
Campus Kenmore Campus
Audience general public, health care professionals, acupunturists, massage therapists, physical & occupational therapists
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Qigong practice can strengthen your body from head to toe. A mere 30-40 minute daily routine will transform your body and help you move “from your core” throughout your day – whether at work, rest or recreation. This routine is ideal for everyone, including practitioners who perform massage, tuina, acupuncture, manipulation, physical therapy and occupational therapy. Jan 18, Sat, 10a.m.-3 p.m. Fred Russo, DAOM, LAc, EAMP 4 CEUs, PDAs

Sinew Strengthening and Silk Reeling have been used by martial artists and medical practitioners for hundreds of years. These exercises incorporate a specific series of movements with a breathing technique that connects the fascia of the whole body into one strong unit. Once a solid foundation is established, you will experience a heightened sense of body awareness that you can incorporate with any method of treatment. You will also experience a heightened energy and improved overall strength with this series of exercises.

The class will be a combination of lecture, demonstration and practice.

Upon successful completion of the seminar you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the full qigong exercise routine
  • List the key qigong concepts that are imperative for successful practice
  • Describe the appropriate coordinated movements needed for each exercise
  • Use the correct breathing techniques to optimize the routine
  • List the best times of day to practice the qigong routine

Meals: One hour lunch break – Bring a sack lunch or eat in Bastyr’s dining commons

Location: Bastyr University Kenmore Campus, room 286. Bastyr University is housed in an older facility with fluctuating interior temperatures; it is advisable to wear layers. Also, Bastyr is a “fragrance-free” campus.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs, PDAs, CMEs, CPEUs):
CEUs available for NDs (except CA & OR)
CEUs available for LMPs licensed in WA
CEUs available for PTs & OTs licensed in WA
NCBTMB CEs approved for LMPs
CEUs available for ARNPs and RNs licensed in WA
CEUs available for DCs licensed in WA
Category II CMEs available for MDs and PAs licensed in WA
NCCAOM PDA points approved for LAc’s
CEUs approved for LAc’s licensed in CA

Dr. Russo has been practicing acupuncture and Chinese medicine for over 10 years. He earned his certification in Yi Ren Qigong in 2013, Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Bastyr University in 2010, and Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in 2001. He is board certified in Oriental Medicine from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

His specialties include pain management and integrative oncology. He has practiced and done public speaking events in integrative medical facilities, hospice, hospitals, cancer centers and in private clinics all over the country. Dr. Russo has also done internships at: Chengdu, Shanghai; and Hubei University of Traditional Chinese medicine with focus in oncology, acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and qigong.

Dr. Russo has been practicing various martial arts since childhood and is very passionate about qigong’s influence in health care. He is an adjunct faculty at Bastyr University and a certified instructor for the Institute of Qigong and Integrative Medicine.

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