5773, Chabot street, Montreal



Channel Theory in Human Movement

How Channels Move


Dates & Time
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Duration : 30 hours in total, for 3 CEUs

For : Acupuncturists, Massage therapists

Number of participants : 5 to 15



Chinese Physical Culture forms an important and often over looked foundation of channel theory and the practice of channel therapy through the modalities of acupuncture and manual manipulations. Examined through the lens of channel theory, all movement is a form of medicine. If movement follows the laws of nature, it creates health. If it breaks these laws, it creates disease.

Based on a study of a new French translation of Jin Yunting’s 1930 treatise, The Xingyi Boxing Manual and an examination of the Huang Di Neijing Su Wen and Ling Shu, this seminar will offer an experiential exploration of the channel system demonstrating the pivotal relationship between movement and the functioning of the meridians.

We will cover both practical methods of harmonizing the Qi and Blood through movement and the theoretical foundations that allow the effects of movement on metabolism both in the channels and in the Zang Fu to be understood. All forms of exercise can therefore be analyzed for their relative effects according to the tenants of Chinese Medicine.

This five-day seminar is divided in two parts.

The training program is appropriate for any one interested in the study of qigong and neigong for the purpose of optimizing physical performance and improving health and well-being. The program includes 25 hours of class time over five days as well as supplementary training such as early morning qigong and evening free play sessions.

The didactic program is open to all participants but is designed for Acupuncturists and other health care professionals treating with Chinese medicine and will cover the technical aspects of meridian theory that enable the application of the practical training in a clinical setting. The didactic program includes 1.5 hours per day (for a total of 7.5 hours) of lecture as well as course notes and reading materials.


Goals of the training program

  • Understand and be able to apply the fundamental principles of Qigong and Neigong
  • Have a beginners foundation in the movements of Xingyi Quan
  • Explore a variety of movements essential to the proper development and function of the human body.
  • Connect all aspects of the didactic program to the physical reality of movement in daily life.
  • Develop the ability to diagnose movement disfunction from a meridian theory perspective and apply therapeutic exercise based on this perspective.


Goals of the didactic program

  • Become familiar with Neijing Suwen and Lingshu chapters that present ideas related to physical culture.
  • Review channel theory with and emphasis on the Six Divisions.
  • Re-examine channel theory with emphasis on the relation of structure and movement to channel metabolism.
  • Re-examine channel theory with emphasis on the relation of channels as intermediary between the internal and external environments.
  • Examine in detail Ling Shu chapter eight on the energetic physiology of mental and emotional states, how these are affected by exercise and how they can be treated with qigong, acupuncture and moxibustion.


Target audience

This seminar is particularly addressed to acupuncturists and other health care professionals. It is also open to interested lay people.



All participants will receive an evaluation at the end of the course that will identify strengths and weaknesses for the purpose of directing further training.

Acupuncturists wishing to receive CEUs for the course will in addition take a written exam covering technical aspects of channel theory and a practical exam demonstrating the ability to safely apply principles of qigong and neigong in a clinical setting.



Day 1 to 5

9am to 12pm                                     Training
1:30pm to 3pm                        Didactic material
3pm to 5pm                                    Training


Cost & Payments

Cost : $695,00 plus taxes ($799,08)

To reserve your place, email us at seminaires@montrealgongfu.com. Your registration will be confirmed upon reception of your payment. Any cancellation must be made by writing at seminaires@montrealgongfu.com at the latest 7 days before the seminar for reimbursement.

Payment can be made by Interact transfer online at seminaires@montrealgongfu.com or by cheque at this address:


Montreal Gongfu Research Center
att. Seminars
5773 rue Chabot
Montreal, Qc, H2G 2S8