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The art of needling with qi - level 2: intention and treatment

Date(s): 30 - 31 March 2019

Time: 10am - 5pm

Eligibility: Acupuncturists and acupuncture students in their clinical year who meet the prerequisite listed below

Venue: College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, Reading


This course advances our needle technique. We will learn qi gong exercises to develop the ability to move qi in different ways to adapt to our patients’ needs. We will also focus on developing skills to amplify the effectiveness of our needling technique.


These skills include the ability to:


  • Assess how our patients’ qi is moving within the point.
  • Continuously return to our qi-sensing state to prevent burnout.
  • Using qi skills to clearly tonify or reduce the qi in the point or the channel.
  • Use our needling and qi to ‘catalyze’ the movement of our patients’ qi.
  • Learn to find resonance with the patient’s qi.


Bill will be assisted in this seminar by CICM joint principals John and Angela Hicks and Kim Chan, CICM Programme Leader for Acupuncture Skills and Techniques.

Prerequisite: Must have completed 'The art of needling with qi level 1: point location and needle insertion'.


Bill Ryan has studied qi gong, tai chi, and related energy arts since 1980 with Daoist Lineage Master Bruce Frantzis. In 1992 Bill founded Brookline Tai Chi near Boston, USA which under his direction reached a peak enrolment of over 450 students. He now teaches qi gong and practises qi gong tui na bodywork. The approach to needling that he teaches is an adaptation of the approach used in qi gong tui na energy gate and channel work. He developed this adaptation with CICM joint principals Angela and John Hicks and Kim Chan, CICM Programme Leader for Acupuncture Skills and Techniques. Find out more about Bill at


Awesome! By attending Bill’s seminars my needling has evolved in an exciting way. - John Hicks

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