The Use of Stone Medicine for Alchemical and Spiritual Transformation
6 week program on Wednesday Evenings 7-8 pm ET
September 21- October 26, 2022
Stone medicine historically uses the rocks and minerals naturally created by the Earth for healing purposes as well obtaining enlightenment.
As many supplements and herbs are at risk for being regulated or hard to find, Stone Medicine remains a viable choice for healing and transforming.
You will learn:
- How the Law of signatures affects the properties or qualities of the stones. For example, how a stone is formed either by volcanism or erosion can affect its signature.
- The Yin and Yang aspects of Stones
- Crystal structure and sacred geometry
- Stone affinities
- How to use Stones based in Chinese Medicine for healing including specific accupoints and combinations
- Defensive Wei Qi Stones
- Topical applications and internal applications
- The three stages of alchemical transformation
- Stones (that are safe, unlike cinnabar) and their applications for Spiritual Awakening including meditations
A list of stones will be provided upon signup for use during our meditations
Class will be recorded and available to watch later ( upload will be available on the class page by Saturdays after the class)
When you purchase the class via paypal, you will be send a link to the class page with more information and all the videos in the series.
6 week program for only $149
QiGong Weekly Class with Dr Ted Cibik
A Program for a deeper study of Qigong for Self Heath and Cultivation
This is your opportunity to study Qigong with Dr Ted Cibik, a Doctor of Medical Qigong and one of the few in North America with a active qigong healing clinic for over 20 years. He brings his expertise in teaching qigong for self health, working with clients and patients with serious and chronic conditions and certifying new Qigong Doctors.
These online classes teach a blend of background information, meditations and qigong movements to allow you to active this healing potential from your own home. Live class students have the opportunity to ask questions and techniques are practiced during the class time. Live classes are held Wednesday Evenings from 7-8pm ET. Classes are held on a ZOOM platform. You can use your smartphone, tablet or PC/MAC to attend live. You can purchase anytime during a 4 week LIVE session, and have access to all classes.
You may also purchase a series that is already completed, and have those videos to watch over and over.
There is a Facebook private group that student join to connect with other students, and have access to all the class videos within the current session. Dr Cibik is active in that group to answer questions and support your learning.
Your instructor and personal coach is Dr. Ted Cibik who began his career as a private personal trainer, and health coach. He went on to become a Naturopathic Doctor then a Doctor of Medical Qigong/Chinese Medicine. He has been teaching and running an active QiGong healing clinic since 1999, He is also the Professional Track trainer for the National QiGong Association(NQA), and chairman of the Certification Committee for the NQA. His passion is in healing people live their best quality life.
Previous Recorded Series classes – 4 classes in each series
The Tao Te Ching and Enlightenment
This series departs from out typical themes and moves into the foundational book of all Taoism, Chinese medicine and Philosophy – the Tao Te Ching. We will discuss and approach the book, taking some key chapters and discus them accordingly using the philosophy of Formless Taoism.
As you might know, Formless Taoism is based in Classical Chinese Medicine, specifically the Zhou Dynasty with a modern pragmatic approach to life. Using this classical book as a compass, we will delve into key aspects of enlightenment, kindness and compassion with specific meditations focusing on the alchemy of transformation.
Tuition: $75 for all 4 sessions
Recorded Nov 3- 24 2021
End of Life Care
If there can be one truth – it would be that we all die. No one has escaped yet to my knowledge. The fact that we are all faced with this and will witness this many times in our lifetime, but absolutely have no formal training and preparation for it still astounds me.
This 4 part class will discuss from a spiritual perspective, caring for the dying, calming the Shen (spirit) and preparing for the transition: for the person transitioning and for those who bear witness to this miraculous event.
Tuition: $75 for all 4 sessions
Accupoints and QiGong to Lower Blood Pressure
Nearly half of adults in the United States (108 million, or 45%) have hypertension defined as a systolic blood pressure ≥ 130 mm Hg or a diastolic blood pressure ≥ 80 mm Hg or are taking medication for hypertension. Only about 1 in 4 adults (24%) with hypertension have their condition under control.This 4-week series will teach you accupoints that you can use at home to help lower BP. There can be many underlying causes of high BP in Chinese Medicine and we will discuss quite a few unique approaches to managing the this overwhelming disease.
Tuition: $40 for 4 sessions
Immune System Health
in this series, we will be chatting about and practicing for Immune health. The first session will discuss the new NOVA vaccine and if it is what they are touting it to be. Also, we will be discussing variants of COVID 19 and what practices you should be putting forth now before the Flu season starts in a couple of months.
The remaining 3 weeks, we will be discussing post-natal Qi building for immune health. Foods that you should be consuming now, and what you should be consuming in the Fall months in prep for Flu season.
Tuition: $40 for 4 sessions
Recorded Aug 4- Aug 25, 2021
QiGong for Deeper Restorative Sleep and Dealing with Insomnia
This 4-week QiGong series will focus on something that I see in my clinic all too often – Sleep deprivation and insomnia.
Nothing can ruin all the work of a healer faster than the client not getting enough sleep or not having a good quality of sleep. After all, your healing completely depends on the quality of your sleep. In order to heal, you must have at least 7 hrs of sleep depending on your age. Adults between 18 and 64 per night need 7 – 9 hrs of sleep. Adults over 65 need 7-8 hours. An average healthy sleep consists of about 2 hours of dreaming and REM sleep per night.
This series will cover what we know from the latest Western research sleep studies as well as Eastern methods to obtain deeper levels of sleep, relaxation and enhanced healing.
We will be covering:
- The stages of sleep and why each one is important
- Preparation for a good night’s rest
- Prescriptions for how to fall asleep quickly
- How to stay asleep
- QiGong for Sleeping
- How to mimic sleep during the day through changing brain waves
Do your body and mind a favor and learn how to sleep better!
Tuition: $40 for 4 session
Series 16 Qi Gong Walking Drills
This QiGong series takes a in depth look at the many different medical walking styles of QiGong done in China’s Medical QiGong facilities over time. Walking has always been one of favorite healthy activities. I have used many Walking QiGong different ways and have invented some as well to accomplish bringing environmental energy into my body for health and healing specifically building defensive Qi or Wei Qi. This 4-week course will delve into the many options and possibilities to add variety to your current practice and to open the mind to new growth of working with energy medicine.
Some of the topics include circle walking with mudras, points to medicate on while walking in the woods, points to medicate on while walking by the ocean or streams, different breathing techniques when walking up hills for more endurance, as well as Tai Chi walking.
Tuition: $75 for 4 sessions
Series 15 Qi Strong 4 week Commitment to Health
A 4-week immersion into how to prevent injuries and disease, regain your physical and mental strength back and reverse the clock on aging! Change your physique in 3 months!
Ancient wisdom meets modern sport medicine science in this lecture and participation in reclaiming your vitality and health. Research from around the globe in sports medicine meets 5,000 years of ancient Chinese wisdom on becoming the immortal.
No package has ever offered this unique combination of using Qi and exercise science in one bone building, immune system enhancement and cancer prevention strategy. Dr Cibik has been training for 45 years, and applies his weightlifting knowledge and his expertise as years as a personal trainer, with the power of qi in your workout. This was offered as on onsite porgram in 2020, to individuals to come and train in the Inner Strength gym, one weekend a month, to build ultimate strength and power.
We will combine lecture, theory and then application in the gym allowing each person to find their own pace and level of conditioning.
We will cover the ultimate strength building exercises using free weights and Qi circulation for muscle building, strength enhancement and bone density building. Covered will be duration of workouts, intensity, sets and repetition schemes, rest / recuperation strategies, frequency for different goals taking into consideration different experience levels and proper breathing techniques for lifting.
Additionally, meridian sequencing for lifting heavier weights, how to stabilize the anterior and posterior chain simultaneously using breath, advanced breathing techniques for squats and deadlifts, as well as how to recuperate properly from demanding workouts. Do not worry if this sounds technical, we will explain this all in easy to understand explanations.
$75 for all four classes.
Series 14 Spring Dragon Qigong
This next series of 1 hour classes will discuss the QiGong I teach this time of the year called Spring Dragon QiGong.
This system is perfect as a Spring Cleanse that also is used to clear and move the static Lymphatic system of Winter with its heavy foods and lack of movement.It is also extremely beneficial for the Cardiovascular system as well as the Liver itself.
Besides teaching you the 8 positions of the Dragon, there will be discussion on food and tonics made to cleanse the entire body and to elevate Qi flow and its density.
This program is a higher price than the others as this a a complete qigong practice. $75 for all four classes. This was previously taught as a one day event for $100, this special video series give you the ability to watch over and over and get all the same techniques as the previous in person event!
Series 13 Death, Dying & Grief
A very special healing Qigong and Taoist online class series to discuss the topics of dying, death and healing from grief.
This ending of physical life is something we all experience, yet no one like to talk about it. As a 2-time survivor of being pronounced dead, I bring some insight on what happens on the other side. As I work with patients who are grieving, this process has given me unique experiences using QiGong, Naturopathic methods and Chinese medicine.
All classes are recorded and available to watch later. You will be able to access these on the special webpage for this class in the far future. There is also a Facebook group for the class, in order to share thoughts, questions and healing.
$40 for all four classes.
Series 12 Qigong Emergency Medicine
This is going to be a very different weekly QiGong series this month. I will be discussing a school of thought called WAI KE which is a specialty in Classical Chinese medicine for understanding Wei Qi or the host defense system of the human body. Originally taught for herbalists, it evolved into including so much more. Predominately used for emergency medicine on the battlefield, but it now includes sports medicine along with skeletal alignment techniques, Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) and dermatology. All these things are related to the Lungs in Chinese medicine.
We will discuss points that are used to stop profuse bleeding for emergencies, points for toothaches, sore throats, sinus infections, how to make draws to extract splinters or other objects etc.
This is a unique class in that it has Naturopathic elements as well as Chinese Medicine elements – in a complete package.
I$40 for all four classes.
Series 11 Four Powerful Acupoints for the Human Energy system
Acupuncture points have been shown to have amazing effects on physical, mental and spiritual development. They have been used successfully for over 5,000 years in treating a myriad of symptoms and keeping the body in health and balance.
From beginners to advanced practitioners, this course will examine some the most powerful points to stimulate on the human body.
A little known fact is that you can meditate on points and have a very stimulating effect much like acupuncture! Everyone should know how to do this self care to keep their immune system healthy and vibrant – especially in these uncertain times. I will be teaching how to locate these points as well as how to properly stimulate them.
In this four-week course, I will be teaching how to meditate on the workhorses of acupuncture points. These specific points do so much and affect so many different bodily functions, that combined together can act as a total system reset for the body. Think of a computer, that when nothing else works to clear the stagnation, you turn off the main power source and turn it back on – is similar to how this works. Now obviously we are not turning the body off, but just resetting some of its main breakers is the point here.
$40 for all four classes.
Series 10 Protect yourself from emotional carnage and drain
In these tumultuous times. It is more important than ever to take care of your health and immune system. Emotional drain with fear, angst, worry, anger and many other emotion states when perpetual – drain the immune system faster than any chemotherapy drug. It places you at real risk for physical illness and reduces your ability to recover.
The time between Christmas and the New Year can be very challenging even to healthy people. There is so much to do and the extra stress of getting it all done. Not to mention if your holidays are without those you love and it is not a nurturing time for you. It is no wonder that people become more frequently ill this time of year.
This next series of QiGong and Classical Chinese Medicine, I will be discussing / demonstrating how to protect your immune system beginning with how to protect yourself from emotional carnage and drain. These are new prescriptions that I use with my patients that I have not shared before.
$40 for these four classes
The 7 manifestations of the Po. You can think of them as levels or states of becoming or levels of enlightenment that one will go through when walking a spiritual path.
Immortal Mind and your Qigong Practice.
This installment of our weekly qigong series will discuss the 7 manifestations of the Po.
You can think of them as levels or states of becoming or levels of enlightenment that one will go through when walking a spiritual path.
The Hun and the Po
The Hun and the Po were spiritual constructs designed to teach about the true essence of spiritual development. Using this Chinese model, we will delve into the spiritual practices of QiGong that apply to all forms of spiritual practice.
The foundations are so simply profound, that they may change your vision forever. Deeper study of being spiritual does take a lot of mental effort and focus, but with the proper focus and keeping things simple – Yin and Yang – they are attainable. We will build on these foundations in class.
Series 6 – Structural Integration
Structural integration address body tension, scar tissue and allows your Qi to flow more naturally with a focus on the connective tissue, or fascia, of the body. Fascia surrounds muscles, groups of muscles, blood vessels, organs, and nerves, binding some structures together while permitting others to slide smoothly over each other.
Series 5 – The Brain
Brain Health QiGong. This series explains how to safeguard against Alzheimer’s, dementia while making sure that your brain serves you well into your Golden years. We will be teaching you acupoint combinations to insure that lymphatic drainage takes place in the brain to prevent the buildup of plaque, the leading cause of Alzheimer. Diet as well as acupuncture points will be discussed as well.
$40 for 4 classes
This series covers unique breathing combined with sounds that have been used in China to battle COVID-19. Classes will cover the abdominal breathing that we learned in series one, plus expand on the understanding of what 6-directional breathing is internally and externally. The healing sounds will also be discussed as used in this research article.
$40 for 4 classes
This series focuses on point combinations for successful qigong practice
$40 for 4 classes
Class will consist of Classical Chinese medicine concepts, understanding acupoints from acupuncture that have very specific meditations in Taoist culture, grounding and purging techniques to get rid of Qi that is stagnant and causing emotional and physical problems, as well as the discussion of emotions and their energetic implications in real life.
$40 for 4 classes
This series focuses on boosting immune system and specialty information on preparing for COVID-19