Traditional Chinese medicine has been used for more than two millennia to effectively treat many types of illness. However, the preeminent function of Chinese medicine is the promotion of health rather than the treatment of disease. For this reason, proper diet, exercise and regulation of one’s lifestyle are the keys to good health. Thus there are considerable overlaps between Qi Gong, Nei Gong, internal martial arts, Chinese medical treatments and the preservation of health and vitality. Traditionally this knowledge was not the province of medical professionals, but was used by ordinary people who took responsibility for their own health and well-being.
Continuing this tradition, New York Internal Arts and Internal Arts International are committed to empowering members to learn more about traditional Chinese medicine through our website and partnerships:
- NYIA/IAI Website: Articles and videos on Nei Gong and Qi Gong Health Exercises; treatment of Sports Injuries; Diet and Exercise; Acupressure; Moxibustion & more.
- Zheng Gu Tui Na (ZGTN): through our partnership with ZGTN, we regularly offer courses in Chinese medicine that are open to the general public.
- Fifth Street Acupuncture Clinic, directed by Tom Bisio. Located in NYC, the clinic provides opportunities for treatment and apprenticeships in all aspects of traditional Chinese medicine.
Fifth Street Acupuncture Clinic – NYC,
All of our practitioners are licensed acupuncturists. They are Certified Instructors in internal martial arts and traditional health exercises as well as Instructors in Zheng Gu Tui Na (see below). Treatments at Fifth Street Acupuncture integrate the many modalities of traditional Chinese medicine: Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Cupping and Gua Sha, Tui Na and Zheng Gu techniques, Chinese Herbs, Medical Qi Gong and Nei Gong Exercises, Dietary Therapy and Lifestyle Counseling.
For appointments at the Fifth Street Acupuncture Clinic in the East Village, call 212-475-0037.
Classes in Traditional Chinese Medicine – Zheng Gu Tui Na
Zheng Gu Tui Na was founded by Tom Bisio and Frank Butler, who both apprenticed with traditional teachers of Chinese medicine and internal martial arts. By combining their knowledge of Traditional Chinese medicine, Tom and Frank were able to create an extremely effective system of treatment and instruction with an emphasis on physical medicine: Tui Na (Chinese medical massage) and Zheng Gu mobilization techniques, Qi Gong, Acupuncture, and the external application Chinese Herbs. Today these classes are taught all over the world and most are open to anyone, whether they are a health professional, sports trainer, martial arts practitioner or just someone who wants to help their friends and family.
Zheng Gu Tui Na Classes:
- Tui Na Level 1: Full Body Sequence
- Tui Na Level 2: Conditions of the Upper Limb
- Tui Na Level 3: Conditions of the Lower Limb
- Tui Na Level 4: Treatment of Internal Conditions
- Tui Na Level 5: Mobilizations of the Upper Limb
- Tui Na Level 6: Mobilizations of the Lower Limb
- Tui Na Level 7: Mobilizations of the Neck and Torso
- Tui Na Treatment of the Organs & Viscera
- Zheng Gu Martial Arts/Sports Medicine
- Qi Gong for Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation
- Ortho-Acupuncture 1: Treatment of the Neck, Back and Upper Limb
- Ortho-Acupuncture 2: Treatment of the Back, Hip and Lower Limb
To learn more about Zheng Gu Tui Na classes go to: http://www.zhenggutuina.com
D.H., Seminar Participant I just completed Level I of the Zheng Gu series and I wanted to tell you how great it was. The instructors were extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and very helpful. And although I just completed the course yesterday, I am already implementing many of the techniques on my patients Thank you for creating such an amazing healing system, and I am looking forward to continuing on with the series as the next levels become available.
Tiffany Duncan, Massage Therapist The Tui Na they teach has opened me up to a whole new way to work. As a Massage Therapist and Shiatsu practitioner, I have been doing bodywork for 6 years. Adding Tui Na to my work has brought new relie fto various clients who didn’t think they could improve their health. Having learned more Qi Gong in these classes and doing the Qi Gong regularly, like they highly suggest their students do to succeed at this work; my healing and health has improved 10 fold.
Greg Johnston, Licensed Acupuncturist, West Virginia I took Tui Na Level One in February 2006. To be honest I went to New York to if Frank and Tom were as good as they appeared to be. There are many paper tigers out there. I have taken every other class that they have offered as it became available. I have been able to use what I learned at each level as soon as I returned to my clinic. I get better results faster which leads to more word of mouth referrals. If anyone hesitates to take these courses because they think they can’t afford them, I am here to you that you can’t afford not to. By the way these guys definitely have the good kung fu going on.