Roger Jahnke’s Key Accomplishments Include…
Roger Jahnke, O.M.D., has dedicated his professional life to sharing the powerful ancient healing traditions of China. Dr. Jahnke is the Director and Chief Instructor of the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi, California; and a co-founder and recent chairperson of the board of the National Qigong Association.
With almost 30 years of clinical practice as a physician of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as numerous research tours to China, Dr. Jahnke has emerged as a key spokesperson for Tai Chi (Taiji) and Qigong (Chi Kung) and is a Master Teacher of these arts. Roger Jahnke has studied hundreds of forms of Qigong with master teachers and visited numerous hospitals, institutes, training centers, temples and sacred sites in China, focusing on the cultivation of Qi(Chi).
According to Dr. Jahnke, all of the necessary components of radiant health have been in place within us since the beginning of the human race. Both ancient and contemporary philosophers and physicians have pointed to our naturally occurring self-healing capacity and contemporary medical research is confirming the numerous benefits of Qigong and Tai Chi practice to enhance this capacity.
Roger Jahnke has presented at major conferences on advances in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) throughout the United States. He has lectured on self-healing and emerging trends in health care and medicine to numerous hospital systems and health care associations, including the HealthCare Forum; the Catholic Health Association; the American Medical Association; the National Wellness Institute, Stevens Point, Wisconsin; and the American College of Healthcare Executives, Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Jahnke is also a contributing author to numerous books on health promotion methodologies for both clinical providers and health care administrators.
Dr. Jahnke’s first book. The Healer Within: The Four Essential Self-Care Methods For Creating Optimal Health, delivered the Qigong and Taiji revolution to a broad and general audience in the Americas and the European community. Roger Jahnke’s second book, The Healing Promise of Qi:Creating Extraordinary Wellness Through Qigong and Tai Chi, distills the best and most important lessons gleaned from master Qigong teachers, with guidelines for tailoring a self-healing regimen for any age or medical condition.
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The workshops and training sessions that Dr. Jahnke conducts at retreat centers such as Esalen Institute, California; the Omega Institute, New York; and Kripalu in Massachussetts have inspired health care professionals and citizens throughout North America, South America, Europe, Australia, Canada, and Asia. In 2005, Roger Jahnke was appointed to co-convene a National Expert Meeting on Qigong and Tai Chi in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the National Blueprint for Active Aging.
Roger Jahnke has taken the ancient practice of Qigong – a healing meditation practice that combines gentle movement with focus, posture and breath – and has truly made it accessible.