Ken Cohen-Chi Gong Healer
Ken Cohen is a renowned health educator, Qigong Master, and practitioner of indigenous medicine. He is the author of the critically acclaimed books The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing and Honoring the Medicine: The Essential Guide to Native American Healing, as well as numerous audio/DVD courses and more than two hundred journal articles on spirituality and health. Ken speaks and reads the Chinese language, and his academic training includes graduate study of Taoism and theology.
Highly respected as a traditional healer, singer, and storyteller, Ken spent many years learning from Native American/ First Nation elders. He is a member of various medicine societies and maintains close ties with his adoptive Cree Indian family in Canada. In addition, Ken studied African Zulu medicine for five years with Fred Lee “Ingwe,” in the lineage of the High Sanusi (Holy Man), Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa and was one of four North American students of a master dibia (diviner) of the Igbo tribe, Nigeria.
Ken is passionate about the dialogue between ancient wisdom and modern science. He was able to demonstrate extraordinary physiologic states in the laboratory of Ed Wilson, M.D. and was one of 9 "exceptional healers" studied in the Menninger Clinic’s Copper Wall Project.
The American Cancer Society, the Canadian Ministry of Health, the Mayo Clinic and numerous medical schools, conferences, and organizations, has sponsored Ken’s lectures and workshops. In 2003, he won the leading international award in energy medicine, the Alyce and Elmer Green Award for Innovation and Lifetime Achievement. Ken Cohen has been involved in these healing ways for more than forty years.
Qigong (ch’i kung, chi gong), China’s ancient system of energy medicine, consists of exercises and meditations that stimulate the flow of qi, life energy. Qigong Master Kenneth Cohen personally teaches both the theory and practice of qigong and related arts such as Tai Chi (Taiji Quan) and Chinese tea culture and ceremony.
Qigong has many applications. As a healing art, sometimes called “medical qigong,” it includes exercises for personal wellbeing as well as “External Qi Healing” to transmit healing energy to clients or patients. Qigong is a powerful and enjoyable way to improve health, increase vitality, and develop a “contagious” healing presence.