Learn to become more than a therapist or a doctor….

Learn to become a true Healer.

Inner Strength, Inc. is one on the longest running Medical/Clinical QiGong Certification programs in the USA.

Our lead instructor, Dr. Ted Cibik has been teaching and running an active QiGong healing clinic since 1999. His passion is in creating the best Medical/Clinical QiGong Practitioners in the world.

Our Mission: To develop highly educated, conscientious, professional and proficient medical QiGong healthcare practitioners.

Our Program: We teach the raw materials, the external qi and the spiritual needs essential to health.  This incorporates information about food, herbs, exercise, and Taoist Philosophy. This well rounded approach can allows the clinician to work with a larger base of clients, and produce more effective healing that using one modality alone. Our programs offer an in-depth foundation in Classical Chinese Taoist Medicine. And of course we teach our students Inner Strength Qigong, first so that they can develop and strengthen themselves, and then so that they can work with others. Our three year program requires not only time onsite in class but for our students to be practicing on themselves and doing self work throughout the program.


Do you wish to be the Optimal Qigong Practitioner? 

We seek students who will serve people through compassion and understanding while  developing intuition and skills needed to provide a mind, body and spirit approach to healthcare.

Inner Strength was founded by Dr. Ted J. Cibik, one of the first Doctors of Medical Qigong in North America. His Healing Clinic has been in operation since 1991. His students’ benefit from his decades of working with patients, and his ongoing passion for the study of Chinese Classical medicine and Taoist practices.



Read what one of our graduates wrote about why she chose our program, after taking other qigong certification programs

Medical / Clinical Qigong for Self Health

This course presents the roots of oriental medicine and how you may apply it to your own self health. Various methods will be used to help you become aware of your body’s energetic flow and blockages. READ MORE

Medical / Clinical Qigong Therapist

The first year of Inner Strength Medical QiGong Certification focuses on foundational skills needed to progress into the following years work of MMQ and DMQ work. This course includes the information and practices of the Inner Strength Medical Qigong Practitioner certification and goes on to deepened the skills with Medical Qigong Therapist work.

Students are first taught Medical Qigong exercises to heal their bodies, calm and ground their minds, and reconnect with their spirit. Students then go on to learn the basic Inner Strength Medical Qigong treatment protocols for working with clients.  As the program progresses, students learn more advanced theories of energy purgation, tonification, regulation and cultivation, as well as advanced theories and modalities of internal organ treatment. The diversity of this course allows the student to eventually work in many fields, not limited to healthcare of their fellow man but with animals as well.

The foundations of ancient Taoist thought (ZouYou specialty) processes are learned as meditative resources. Unique to this course, these thought processes work in direct opposite to deductive thinking, and enhance the students ability to understand the workings of Qi communication with the body. Graduates are tested and all conditions of program completed in order to receive their diploma. Read More


Master of Medical Qigong

The Master of Medical/Clinical  QiGong certification provides the clinician with the ability to create a practice of energy medicine at a deeper level. This program builds on the Medical Qigong Therapists knowledge of purgation, tonification and regulation, and diagnostics while working in a clinical setting. Students delve into more advanced topics on energetic Taoist alchemy, energetic anatomy and physiology of the 7 meridian systems. Additionally, energetic systems not covered in acupuncture schools are discussed in detail to have a well-rounded education of the energetic systems working synergistically.  We introduce the treatment of spiritual disorders, psychological energetics and the treatment of cancer with Clinical Qigong Therapy. The use of food energetics as medicine is explored in this program so that clinicians can work with all aspects of external Qi with their patients.  Herbs and essential oils are also covered. Clinic time, self cultivation and lecture are the standard part of each class session with ongoing clinic work outside the classroom to enhance the students ability. Graduates are tested and all conditions of program completed in order to receive their diploma. Read more

Doctorate in Medical Qigong

The Doctorate in Medical / Clinical Qigong is an accumulation of ancient shamanic and postmodern energetic practices utilized to improve health of body, mind and spirit. It includes the meditation and energy work of the human body sometimes called Study of Communicative Qi. This program continues to deeply explore the foundational principals of all Classical Chinese Medicine (pre-TCM), what healing truly is and the bedrock of how all communication occurs between the physical (Jing) and Spiritual (Shen) realms.

It is the third year program at Inner Strength. We welcome students from other school who have completed their MMQ.

Students will develop an advanced understanding of the body’s energetic relationship to the physical structure, including mental and emotional disorders, as well as spiritual issues that can lead to disease formation. Students at this level will choose a specific disorder or condition for their doctoral thesis, as they continue to study deeply in Dao Yin for oncology and inflammation. Graduates are tested and all conditions of the program completed in order to receive their diploma. Read more


Energetic Blood Work Analysis

Ancient wisdom of health and wellness is powerful, as shown by medical qigong and other energy work modalities. However, it doesn’t mean that we should ignore all the benefits that our modern world can provide. blood work results are a powerful way to understanding how the body is working, or not working, and then energy work practices can be applied specifically to help aid what is not in balance.

Blood and Qi are intrinsically linked. This course will teach you:

  • How to order bloodwork outside the normal physician order system to have the information that you need for your health.
  • Understand how to apply the results of specific tests to the energy systems of the body
  • Learn what is going on in your body form your blood work results and what is the most effective way you can work on re balancing your system

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Excellence is achieved

by the mastery

of the fundamentals


Vince Lombardi

About Our Certification Programs

Inner Strength’s Qigong certification program emphasizes both experiential aspects of the course with a solid theoretical foundation. Classes present students with opportunities for analytical / deductive and intuitive approaches as well as practicing Medical/ Clinical Qigong therapy for cultivation, regulation and clinical application.

We keep our class sizes small so that each student receives the attention needed to be the best medical/clinical qigong practitioner. Each class, there is time for self cultivation, clinic work and lecture. Each experience builds ones ability to sense, feel and work with Qi. Dr. Cibik’s decades of clinical work also gives the student opportunities to learn from real life cases, and how Clinical Qigong can be integrated in to a western health care delivery system.

Why Train at Inner Strength with Dr. Ted Cibik

Our courses are held just outside one of America’s most livable cities, Pittsburgh, with a fabulous international airport, and affordable hotels and restaurants, as well as beautiful rivers, mountains and great Qi! Our campus is 88 acres of beauty, overlooking the Kiskimentas river, among old stand woodlands, and lush meadows.

Our programs are structured for the serious student.  Rather than a series of various classes, you commit to the program for the year, and attain your certification. We offer our program at a very affordable price for each course, and we encourage you to compare other schools with the same degree certification levels that are NQA approved. Homework is assigned between each course session, allowing the serious student time to practice and develop in their own setting. Teaching Inner Strength Medical Qigong since 1999, we are one of the oldest USA schools offering certification. Dr. Cibik has an active thriving medical/clinical qigong practice and brings this experience to the classroom.

Whether you are learning for your own health and self enrichment or as a career in energy medicine, our program seeks to assist each individual attain their own best health, vitality and balance before assisting others in this field

What Our Graduates Have to Say

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Unleash your healing potential! Discover the path to wellness with our exploration of Medical Clinical Qigong Therapist Courses. Balance energy, boost health!”

I have experienced profound changes in my life, opening my eyes about myself and my relationship to life!  I would recommend this course to all who would like a deep understanding of life forces.  Ted is an amazing and gifted teacher who allows each of us to develop at our own rate !!

Barbara Curtis

Whatever your reasons for practicing qigong, Dr. Cibik’s program will radically enhance your self-cultivation.  His breadth and depth of knowledge and experience is evident in the classroom and treatment room.  I might have spent years, even decades, in other systems without achieving this kind of progress.

If you have an intuitive inkling that you should go to Inner Strength – just do it.  You won’t regret it!

Jeremy Duke


825 Lovers Leap Rd, Leechburg, PA 15656