PhD in Advanced Energetic Diagnosis and Treatment

I am very excited about a new program at the Inner Strength Campus!

This programs will focus on working with advanced Qi / Prana deviations (Zou huo ru mo) on the emotional and spiritual planes. We also will be addressing really challenging patients with multiple western diagnosis; for example:   Lyme Disease combined with neuropathy or shingles.

And finally, we will be addressing the fundamental blockage to enlightenment….Fear.

With Meditation, Yoga, Kundalini and QiGong practices having a huge surge in interest, there also has been a marked increase in mental injuries as well.

In the last several years, quite a few papers and studies describe deviations of mind from incorrect meditation practices[1] , Qigong and Yoga practices. These studies are found in the DSM-5, Chinese Classification of Mental Disorders (CCMD-3) as well as the British Medical Journal.  The need for addressing this is immediate.

Reading pulses on these level is very different that on the physical plane. We will discuss how to accurately read emotional and spiritual pulses as well as therapies for realigning the miscommunication that has occurred due to incorrect energetic practices. Energetic prescriptions will be given to regulate the Qi as well as the Spirit embodied.

We also will be addressing really challenging patients with multiple western diagnosis. For example:  Lyme Disease with a later onset of Shingles combined with neuropathy. These are the most difficult of diseases to treat because they wear away at the reserves of the body so quickly.

And finally, Fear. Fear is primal and gets tangled in most, if not all other emotions. It is the major stumbling block in enlightenment practices (Ex. fear of death). And rarely discussed, the fear of failing from a terminal disease. Much like failing in being successful in life, but with a much direr outcome.

This course meets once a quarter and is a year in length. The class will be 5 days long every quarter from 9am to 5pm with a break for lunch.

Prerequisites:  Must have a Doctorate in Medical QiGong therapy or equivalent.

[1] Psychology Today; Dangers of Meditation; March 11, 2016;Itai Ivtzan, Ph.D.



This course is offered in the quarterly 5-day retreat format. The dates are:

  • Sept 7-11, 2019
  • Dec 7-11, 2019
  • March 7-11, 2020
  • June 6-10, 2020


Those applying from outside schools will need to provide transcripts or proof of hours and curriculum content, as well as potentially  take a entry test to assure they are at the appropriate level for this course.

Class Size:

Class size in limited in order for there to be quality dissemination of information and personal guidance to each student. All classes have mandatory attendance with this intensive program.

If a student misses class days, and wishes certification, he/she must schedule private training with Dr. Cibik within three months of the missed class, at an additional cost not covered by tuition.

Any missed classes in one-year without makeup, the student is put on probation with the possibility of expulsion without refund.


The Certification  will be awarded after the completion of the of training, passing grades on written and oral practical exams, case studies submitted and all financial obligations met. Exams are including the last 1/2 day of the final course, but if the student wishes to study, return and take the final at a later date, there is a additional cost of $200 for testing.

Tuition: $7000

A deposit of $1000 is required upon program registration and the balance due at the start of the first class date. Inner Strength accept cash or check payment. Tuition is non-refundable once the course has begun.

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CHI House is a 4 bedroom farm house located on the Inner Strength Retreat center property. Guests there have full use of the kitchen, living room, dining room, and share a bath and powder room facilities. Most rooms have queen beds, with one bedroom having two twin beds, and another room have a day bed in addition the the queen bed.

Queen rooms are $75 a night, and the bedroom with two twins is $80 a night. We anticipate CHI house filling early, so when registering for the course, if you wish to reserve your room at CHI house, please send a deposit of 2 nights for the room of your choice for your first class session. If you wish to stay in this room for the year, let us know, so that we can book and hold this room for you.


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