Introduction to Daoyin
Guiding the attention, breath and sound to different areas of the body to aid circulation and prevent the '100 diseases'
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Traditionally, a doctor would practice internal cultivation to keep his own body healthy, as well as prescribe sounds and other Dao Yin exercises to patients. In Chinese, Dao Yin simply means guiding and leading. In these videos one guides their attention, breath and sound to different areas of the body, and thus leads and flows circulation. By having good flow and circulation the 100 diseases will not manifest.
These introductory videos are designed to expose participants to the basic concepts and varied practices of Daoyin.
This course has been approved by the California Acupuncture Board & the NCCAOM for 5 continuing education credit hours. Completion of all course videos and an 80% or greater score on the end of course test will automatically generate a certificate of completion to be used toward licensure requirements.
Andrew Nugent-Head is the founder of the Association for Traditional Studies (ATS), a 501c3 organization dedicated to the preservation, documentation and dissemination of China's traditional knowledge. Andrew moved to China in 1986 at the age of 18 to study Chinese medicine, martial arts, and internal cultivation. He spent 28 years in China dedicated to learning these arts and obtained the highest quality education possible in traditional, mentor-disciple relationships.
Andrew's studies and work have been featured on French and German television, the NBC Sunday Today Show, and on ABC News Special. He also worked on and appeared in the Mystery of Qi episode of the Bill Moyers PBS documentary series, Healing and the Mind. He has been featured in newspapers across the United States and written prolifically on Chinese Medicine, culture and the importance of preserving traditional knowledge worldwide.
Through his not for profit, Andrew has translated six books, produced over 400 educational videos and translated for and assisted practitioners of Chinese Medicine, Yin Style Bagua martial arts, Daoyin practices, and Calligraphy during more than 140 seminars between 1993 and 2003.
With the passing of his teachers, Andrew now dedicates himself to teaching the practice of Chinese medicine as he learned it to fellow practitioners through seminars around the world. He also runs a teaching clinic in Asheville, North Carolina where practitioners can observe him treating patients with herbs, acupuncture, bodywork, exercises and lifestyle advice.