Professor Jerry Alan Johnson

 

Five Branches University

Professor Jerry Alan Johnson, Ph.D., D.T.C.M., (China)

Professor Jerry Alan Johnson is one of the few internationally recognized non-Chinese Grand Masters, practicing doctors, and Director/Professor of Medical Qigong Therapy. Having studied Chinese Energetic Medicine for more than forty-one years, he is recognized both in China and the West as America’s leading authority on Medical Qigong Therapy.

Professor Johnson is licensed as a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (D.T.C.M.) in Beijing, China, by the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Health, and has served with national and international committees to promote and encourage the practice of Medical Qigong Therapy.

He is the Founder and Executive Director of the International Institute of Medical Qigong, in Monterey, California, and has designed several Medical Qigong programs which have been implemented into various T.C.M. Colleges and Medical Qigong Institutes throughout the United States, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Central America, England, France, Germany, Ireland, South Africa, and Sweden.

To date, Professor Johnson has presented many papers on clinical research utilizing Medical Qigong Therapy. He has also written and published over six Clinical Textbooks on the practice of Medical Qigong Therapy. These special textbooks are currently used in many T.C.M. Colleges and universities throughout the world for the purpose of studying Chinese Energetic Medicine.

He has also produced 19 Instructional DVDs on Medical Qigong Therapy, including an Interactive Instructional CD-ROM using Medical Qigong Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Breast Disease; as well as 2- Meditation CDs

 

History

Professor Johnson began his initial training in Chinese Energetic Medicine in 1972, in Monterey, California. In 1974, he started formal studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine (T.C.M.), focusing on Acupuncture, Herbology, Medical Qigong Therapy, Traumatology, and Chinese Massage from his Northern Shaolin Kungfu instructor.

In 1978, he entered into an Acupuncture Tutorial Program, and began working as an assistant to a Buddhist Monk named Dr. Hyun Huh. Upon completing a 4,000 hour clinical internship in 1981, he was awarded an Acupuncture and Herbology Certification.

Professor Johnson then moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado, and began operating an Acupuncture Clinic (1981-84), working as a medical consultant and associate in Acupuncture, Herbs, and Medical Qigong Therapy to Western Medical Doctors, Naturopaths, and Chiropractors.

In 1993, Professor Johnson traveled to China and furthered his clinical studies at the China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center and at the Acupuncture Institute of China, Academy of T.C.M. He was the first foreigner from the Acupuncture Institute of China invited to treat patients in the Medical Qigong Clinic at the Xi Yuan Hospital of T.C.M. (featured in Bill Moyer’s special “Healing and the Mind”). There he interned as a Doctor of Medical Qigong Therapy, specializing in the treatment of cancer, tumors, and cysts, and in treating Atrophy Syndromes (kidney “wasting-away” diseases).

In 1993, Professor Johnson also interned as a Doctor of Anmo Therapy at the Orthopedic Traumatology Clinic of the Hu Guo Si Hospital of T.C.M. (in Beijing, China). There he specialized in Chinese bone-setting, traumatology, and tissue manipulation. His training in somatic regulation also includes Neuromuscular Therapy, Psychophysical Integrational Therapy, Advanced Visceral Manipulation, and Advanced Cranio-Sacral Therapy.

In 1995, Professor Johnson obtained his Masters Degree in Medical Qigong Therapy from the Medical Qigong College at the Hai Dian University in Beijing, China. He then received his clinical license as a “Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine” (D.T.C.M.), specializing in Medical Qigong Therapy and Anmo Massage.

In 1995, Professor Johnson also received his “License of Academic Qualifications to Practice Chinese Medicine,” and “License of Clinical Qualifications to Practice Chinese Medicine” from The Beijing Bureau of Public Health and The People’s Republic of China, Ministry of Health.

After completion of both academic doctoral thesis and numerous clinical field studies, the Beijing Western District Medical Qigong Science and Traditional Chinese Medicine Research Institute (China) awarded Doctor Johnson an academic license as “Professor of Medical Qigong Science and Philosophy.”

 

1996

An active member of the World Academic Society of Medical Qigong (W.A.S.O.M.Q.), Professor Johnson was a key speaker at the 1996 Third World Conference on Medical Qigong Therapy, held in Beijing, China, lecturing on “The Psychophysical Components Associated With Tumor Formation.”

In 1996, Professor Johnson taught a seminar on “Traumatology, Chinese Massage, and Herbal Healing” at the Emerge International Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong Meditation Arts in Toronto, Canada.

In 1996, Professor Johnson additionally lectured on “The Healing Benefits of Medical Qigong Therapy” at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, in Monterey California; and also lectured on “Healing Emotional Traumas With Medical Qigong Therapy” at the Psychology Department at the Monterey Peninsula College, in Monterey California.

 

1997

In 1997, Professor Johnson became the first Medical Qigong Doctor allowed to assist in surgery at the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula in Carmel, California.

Professor Johnson also lectured and taught a seminar on “Treating Patients with Medical Qigong Therapy,” to Nurses, Acupuncturists, the faculty and students of the University of California San Francisco, and the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, in San Francisco, California.

In 1997, he lectured at the Second World Congress on Medical Qigong and the First American Qigong Association Conference held in San Francisco, California.

In 1997, Professor Johnson was also elected to the Board of Directors of the National Qigong Association (N.Q.A.), in the United States.

Additionally, in 1997, Professor Johnson was interviewed in Newsweek Magazine, and was the focus of a documentary filmed for the Discovery Channel, on the use of Medical Qigong Therapy for the treatment of internal organ diseases.

 

1998

In 1998, Professor Johnson lectured at the Northern California Society of Radiation Therapists on “The Use of Medical Qigong Therapy to Rectify the Side Affects of Radiation Therapy” at the Queen of the Valley Hospital in Napa, California.

In 1998, Professor Johnson was also appointed to the National Qigong Association’s Chairman of the Medical Qigong Committee, responsible for establishing the guidelines and national standards for Medical Qigong Practitioners (M.Q.P.) working in clinical settings.

In 1998, Professor Johnson lectured on the “Utilization of Medical Qigong Therapy and Surgery” at the Fourth World Conference on Medical Qigong held in Beijing, China, and was elected to the Board of Directors of the World Academic Society of Medical Qigong (W.A.S.O.M.Q.) centered in Beijing, China. He served as one of four Council Board Members that represented the United States at the W.A.S.O.M.Q. Conferences.

Additionally, in 1998, the status of Professor Johnson’s Clinical License was elevated to the position of “Physician in Charge” (Clinical Director) and he was licensed as a “Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine” from the Beijing Bureau of Medical Science and Technology in Beijing, China.

 

1999

In 1999, Professor Johnson was interviewed in Health and Fitness Magazine on “The Healing Power of Medical Qigong Therapy.”

In 1999, Professor Johnson also lectured on “Correcting Qi Deviations with Medical Qigong Therapy” at the National Qigong Gathering held in Baltimore, Maryland.

In the Spring of 1999, Professor Johnson accepted the position of Dean of Medical Qigong Science from the Five Branches Institute, College and Clinic of Traditional Chinese Medicine, in Santa Cruz, California. At the Five Branches Institute, Professor Johnson developed two programs: a 200 hour Medical Qigong Practitioner (M.Q.P.) program and a 500 hour Medical Qigong Therapist (M.Q.T.) program. Both programs included specific instruction and training gathered from his popular medical textbook entitled: Chinese Medical Qigong Therapy, A Comprehensive Clinical Text. The two courses also included the study of specific Medical Qigong Therapy, such as Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Neurology, Psychology, Oncology, and Surgery.

 

2000

In 2000, Professor Johnson lectured on “Healing Qi Deviations” at the National Qigong Gathering held in Portland, Oregon; the Fourth World Congress on Medical Qigong, and the Fourth American Qigong Association Conference, held in San Francisco, California.

In 2000, Professor Johnson was interviewed in a film documentary featured by the Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) of Korea, on “The Effects of Medical Qigong Therapy and the Treatment of Patients.”

In the Spring of 2000, Professor Johnson implemented within the Five Branches Institute the first Medical Qigong Clinic at a T.C.M. College in North America, facilitating the combined use of acupuncture, herbs, and Medical Qigong therapies to the general public.

 

2001

In May 2001, Professor Johnson presented to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy (W.H.C.C.A.M.P.) the government standards established by The Peoples Republic of China. These strict standards have currently been implemented into several T.C.M. colleges in the U.S. through Professor Johnson’s own International Institute of Medical Qigong (I.I.M.Q.) organization. These standards were presented to the W.H.C.C.A.M.P. to be incorporated in the future, integrating Complementary and Alternative Medical (CAM) policies for health care for the United States.

In August 2001, Professor Johnson joined with colleagues to establish the Educational Competency of Medical Qigong Therapy for the California State Acupuncture Board (C.S.A.B.). At that meeting, the Educational Competency and Outcomes Task-force of the California State Acupuncture Board was formed.

In September 2001, Professor Johnson was approved as a Continuing Education Provider for the Board of Behavioral Sciences (PCE 2272), authorized to issue C.E.U.s for Marriage Family Therapists (M.F.T.) and Licensed Clinical Social Workers (L.C.S.W.).

Also in September 2001, Professor Johnson began teaching a two year 250-hour intensive study course on Chinese Medical Qigong Therapy and Chinese Clinical Oncology. The focus of this course entailed several Medical Qigong therapeutic modalities for the treatment of various types of cancer, as well as primary Medical Qigong prescription exercises and meditations used in China for the treatment of cancer and the side effects of radiation and chemotherapy. This course was offered through the International Institute of Medical Qigong in Pacific Grove, California.

In October 2001, Professor Johnson lectured on “The Healing Practice of Medical Qigong Therapy” at the California State Oriental Medicine Association’s International Expo and Convention, held in San Francisco, California.

In November 2001, Professor Johnson was approved as a Continuing Education Provider for the California State Acupuncture Board (CEP 369), and authorized to issue C.E.U.s for Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.).

 

2002

In February 2002, Professor Johnson was included in the “Who’s Who in the 21st Century” for his “Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Chinese Medicine and Medical Qigong Therapy,” through the International Biographical Center in Cambridge, England.

In May 2002, Professor Johnson was approved as a A.O.B.T.A. Certified Instructor in Medical Qigong by the American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia, allowing graduate students from the I.I.M.Q. and several T.C.M. colleges to qualify in taking the 500 hour National Certification Examination developed for graduate students of Medical Qigong Therapy, by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

In 2002, Professor Johnson lectured on “Treating Cancer with Chinese Medical Qigong Therapy,” at the Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin, in Austin Texas.

In 2002, Professor Johnson lectured on “Chinese Medical Qigong Therapy and the Treatment of Cancer,” at the International Healing Center, in Carracas, Venezuela.

In 2002, Professor Johnson lectured on “Medical Qigong Therapy and the Treatment of Breast Cancer,” at the California State Oriental Medicine Association’s International Expo and Convention, held in San Francisco, California.

 

2003

In January 2003, Professor Johnson began reviewing case reports and providing editorial reports on research articles on Medical Qigong Therapy for the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.

In March 2003, Professor Johnson was nominated as the “2003 International Health Professional of the Year.” He was also honored for his outstanding achievements and leadership in the International Medical Community, by the International Biographical Center, Cambridge, England.

In April 2003, Professor Johnson met with the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (A.C.A.O.M.) to secure Educational Competency of Medical Qigong Therapy standards as taught at the Five Branches T.C.M. College for the California State Board of Education, as well as other T.C.M. Colleges throughout the United States.

In May of 2003, Professor Johnson accepted the position of Dean of Medical Qigong Science from The Academy For Five Element Acupuncture, Inc., in Hallandale, Florida. At the Florida acupuncture college, Professor Johnson developed two Medical Qigong programs: a 200 hour Medical Qigong Practitioner (M.Q.P.) and a 500 hour Medical Qigong Therapist (M.Q.T.) program.

In 2003, Professor Johnson lectured on “The Effective Treatment of Migraine Headaches using Medical Qigong Therapy,” at the Asian Organization for Bodywork Therapists of America (A.O.B.T.A.) National Convention, Boston, Massachusetts.

In 2003, Professor Johnson was interviewed by the Nirvana Magazine in Paris, France, and lectured on “The Treatment of Emotional Disorders with Chinese Medical Qigong Therapy.”

He was also honored for his outstanding contributions to the American way of life and his leadership role in implementing Traditional Chinese Medicine with Allopathic (Western) Medicine, and nominated in the 2003 American Biography Profile, by the American Biographical Institute, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.

 

2004

In February of 2004, Professor Johnson implemented within the Academy For Five Element Acupuncture, Inc., in Hallandale, Florida, an active Medical Qigong Clinic. This was the second T.C.M. College within the United States to facilitate the combined use of Acupuncture, Herbs, and Medical Qigong Therapy to the general public.

In February of 2004, Professor Johnson began teaching a six month 186-hour intensive study course on Chinese Medical Qigong Therapy and Chinese Clinical Oncology in Houston, Texas. The focus of this course entailed several Medical Qigong therapeutic modalities for the treatment of various types of cancer, as well as primary Medical Qigong Prescription exercises and meditations used in China for the treatment of cancer and the side effects of radiation and chemotherapy. This course was made possible to the public by a grant from the Fant Foundation, and offered through the International Institute of Medical Qigong, sponsored by the Institute for Regenerative Medicine in Houston, Texas.

In August of 2004, Professor Johnson implemented within the Belgium College of Traditional Chinese Medicine an active 200 hour Medical Qigong Practitioner (M.Q.P.) program.

 

2005

In January of 2005, Professor Johnson was invited to serve on the External Advisory Committee for the Department of Palliative Care & Rehabilitation Medicine at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, in Houston, Texas. His responsibilities included advising the specific research using Medical Qigong Therapy for the treatment of various types of cancer.

Also in January of 2005, another 200 hour Medical Qigong Practitioner (M.Q.P.) certification program and ongoing Medical Qigong Clinic was started at the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College, in Berkeley, California.

Founded in 1985 and currently having branches in 10 countries and 23 states, the International Institute of Medical Qigong is known for maintaining the highest standards in Medical Qigong instruction and therapy. Because of the consistent high standards, in March of 2005 the Chinese Ministry of Health honored Dr. Johnson and the International Institute of Medical Qigong for exceeding the Chinese academic and clinical standards for clinical instruction and practice.

In July 2005, Professor Johnson’s Biography was included in the column “Great Minds of the 21st Century,” by the American Biographical Institute, Raleigh, North Carolina.

 

2006

In February 2006, the International Institute of Medical Qigong was appointed the Overseas College of Medical Qigong for the Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and empowered to represent the University in all matters of Medical Qigong Therapy in the United States. As the Overseas Director, Professor Johnson was granted an official stamp from the University, which acknowledged his student’s skill level and certified their exceptional academic and clinical training. Additionally, as a sister school, I.I.M.Q. was exclusively authorized to conduct Medical Qigong Clinical Residency programs at the H.U.T.C.M. and its three national hospitals.

In May of 2006, Professor Johnson was invited by the President of the Acupuncture Commission to teach the Medical Qigong Practitioner (MQP) program in Montréal, Canada. These courses were taught to 65 acupuncturists, under the supervision of the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. This was the first time that the Canadian government sponsored a Medical Qigong Therapy course.

In June of 2006, Professor Johnson attended the 4th General Assembly and 5th World Conference on Medical Qigong, and was nominated and elected Vice-President (U.S.A.) of the World Academic Society of Medical Qigong (W.A.S.O.M.Q.), in Beijing China. He also chaired the academic presentations and was later assigned to a special committee along with W.A.S.O.M.Q President Feng Lida to establish academic and clinical standards of Medical Qigong training. During the conference, Professor Johnson lectured on the “Medical Qigong Approach to Cancer Prescriptions.”

 

2009 – 2012

In February 2009, Professor Johnson came out of “retirement,” and began teaching a 3-year intensive Doctor of Medical Qigong Therapy course. All of the students were required to complete a 2,000 hour Clinical Program, including: 936 hours of lecture, lab, and internship, 72 hours of Supervised Clinical Theatre, 818 hours of Clinical Externship, 174 hours of Additional Course Related Material, and a Doctoral Thesis – all of which is based upon the curriculum established by the Medical Qigong College at the Hai Dian T.C.M. University in Beijing China, and supervised by the Overseas Medical Qigong College of the Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine via the International Institute of Medical Qigong, in Monterey, Ca.

As in all Medical School Programs, there is always some degree of attrition occurring during the time-line of a course. This was especially true during the 3 years of intensive Medical Qigong training, as no breaks were given in-between the student’s studies. The beginning of the Medical Qigong Doctoral program started with over 110 candidates, and at the end of the course only 52 students qualified for the title of “Doctor of Medical Qigong” (D.M.Q.), currently acknowledged by the P.R.C.’s Chinese Ministry of Health as a “Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine” (D.T.C.M.)