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Health & Chinese Medicine

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.
  • Practical Chinese Medicine: offering classes which are hands-on, body-based and action-based, rather than theoretical. In Tom’s classes you understand the principles and methods very quickly, and can use what you learn right away.

Classes in Practical Chinese Medicine

Our new classes, based on years of Tom’s extensive experience, writings and research, offer students several complimentary ways to immediately penetrate into the heart of what is really going on in Chinese medicine:

1.    Tooth From the Tiger’s Mouth Seminars

Based on Tom’s popular book, A Tooth From the Tiger’s Mouth, in these seminars students directly experience the power and effectiveness of Chinese Medicine in treating and rehabilitating injuries, something Chinese medicine is very good at, often succeeding where Western medicine fails.

2.    Traditional Tui Na

Traditional Tui Na is one of the most powerful modalities in Chinese Medicine, known for consistently producing clinical results. Traditional Tui Na, and its associated Zheng Gu techniques, form a unique, hands-on therapy through which one intuitively perceives and connects with the underlying principles of Chinese medicine.

3.    Zang Fu Tui Na

Zang Fu Tui Na offers a direct, hands-on method of diagnosing organ imbalances, while simultaneously eliciting effective, immediate, and profound changes in the body. It is an important and largely forgotten part of Traditional Tui Na. Working with the internal organs using Zang Fu Tui Na truly matches up with how we feel the Chinese originally conceptualized the functioning and interaction of the internal organs (Zang Fu). A great way to begin to really understand Chinese medicine.

4. Sports & Orthopedic Acupuncture

These classes focus on practical clinical techniques based on both channel theory and anatomical needling, Students will learn needling methods, point prescriptions and needling techniques that have proven clinical efficacy in the treatment of Sports Injuries and Orthopedic Conditions.

In A Tooth From the Tiger’s Mouth, Tom Bisio introduced Chinese medical concepts in a clear, concise, and learnable manner. Although A Tooth From the Tiger’s Mouth was written for lay people, many Chinese medical practitioners buy the book and it is used in schools of Traditional Oriental Medicine precisely because it has a practical approach that most textbooks lack. This same practical approach is the model for our classes.

Tom Bisio combines 40 years experience in the martial arts and Nei Gong practices with over 25 years of clinical experience in traditional Chinese medicine. He has traveled to China numerous times to study internal martial arts, Nei Gong and Chinese medicine. Since 1998 Tom has taught Tui Na, Chinese Sports Medicine and Zang Fu Tui Na to hundreds of students in the United States, Europe and Canada. Tom is a graduate of the Tri-State College of Acupuncture. The skills taught in these classes are a distillation of Tom’s apprenticeships, clinical experience  and ongoing research into the core principles of traditional Chinese medicine.

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