Seasons and Cycles
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Seasons and Cycles

Natures flows in cycles. It's not always daytime and not always night. Winter flows to spring then summer then autumn. It's the ebb and flow that is the life force energy of the planet.
Humans evolved in the natural world, and we too have cycles. The body heals in cycles - daily cycles, monthly cycles (33, 28 and 23 day cycles respectively) and yearly cycles. Knowing how these cycles work and how to work with them rather than against them is the key to optimal health and healing,
Immortal Seasonal QiGong is a program developed here at Inner Strength  after being in health and fitness for over 35 years. Having coached thousands of people over the years in fitness, weight loss, recovery from heart attacks, cancer, MS and auto accidents, I amassed information of how the body heals, based on the ancient practices, and then applying that wisdom to hundreds of cases. I have now placed it collectively into one course.While we might not keep our bodies forever, the ancients considered this knowledge part of creating immortality.

I will be teaching how this philosophy aligns with nature with the seasonal cycles taught in classical Chinese Medicine. Even how the largest of cycles, the cycle of 10 years, fits into this picture as well. As with all Nature, things change and adapt. Learning how to change and adapt with these cycles is the key to being an Immortal.
Qigong exercises, meditations and practices are the keynote in the course,(and it's hours can be counted towards a certification level within the National Qigong Association). More than just learning what you might need to do in a season of the year, or time of the month, you understand how you can interpret the signs in your body (or that of a client) that indicate being stuck on a season, and realign the bodies energy to flow forward in the cycle. For exmple: depression is often being stuck in the 'winter' season, even if it is summer.

Included in this course I will also be teaching specialized walking programs for the cycles that involves unique Taoist breathing techniques. Our sensory system evolved in the natural world and when we’re in those spaces, our brains become relaxed because these are things that we were designed to look at, hear and to smell. For instance, our immune cells, or “natural killer cells,” which fight cancer, increase in forests. As a result, Japan now has 48 therapy trails. Called Shinrin-yoku, or Forest bating, the forest service is taking this seriously, as a public health benefit. They’re medicalizing the forest!  Taking this a step further at Inner Strength, I will teach you how to breath optimally on our numerous beautiful walking trails.

The upcoming program is offered in four 5-day sessions, once per quarter focusing on the energy of that season, as well as various other information on cycles and rhythms. One can take one session, and receive credit for 40 contact hours or all 4 sessions for 160 contact hours and an Immortal Season Qigong Certificate. (For optimal health we recommend attending all 4 sessions)

It this sounds of interest, please make plans to be here this year, as it might be quite some time before it cycles around again on our calendar of offerings!

~ Dr. Ted J. Cibik
Learn more about the Immortal Seasonal Qigong Program
..................................... Details and Register now! .................................
“Remember, the purpose of training today is
to defeat the limitations of yesterday” !

Ted Cibik
Medical Qigong for Self Health
Next session: March  25-26, 2017 * Weekend retreat workshop

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.
  • Learn qigong exercises for purging obstructions(repeated mistakes, emotional traumas, or injury pathology)  and unblock the qi from your body to enhance your health
  • Practice acquiring energy and regulating it in your body to reduce pain and inflammation
  • Learn methods to enhance your body's ability to heal from surgery or disease
  • Incorporate practices for protection against energy pathogens and toxic emotions; such as sadness, lack of elf worth, elf loathing, etc.
  • Strengthen you resistance to other people's emotional energy
Tuition: $350  Registration has opened for this class, and spaces are still available in CHI House!

Great course of the beginner to get a solid foundation of energy practice. 
Great course for the experienced energy practitioner to go deeper in their work, and fine tune their techniques.

Call 724-845-1041 for more information   or visit
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Total Fitness Plan Appointment!

Set up a total fitness plan  appointment with Dr. Cibik, in person or via SKYPE. This fast paced 1 hour session will give you the essentials you need for nutrition, exercise and stress management/mindset so that you can succeed on achieving your best personal health this year.
Normally $150, appointments booked before the end of January will be at $100 and also include Dr. Cibik's Fitness journal book to keep you on track with your new years best health.

Call today 724-845-1041 or email to set up your Total Fitness Plan!
Life Enhancing Sessions

QiGong/Tai chi Weekly Class: Available at $10 per class,QiGong has been recognized to help calm stress and stress related disorders.

Chinese Medicine Treatments: For those who have already had an initial evaluation and looking for treatments, sessions are $60 per 30 minutes, and $110 for 1 hour.

Far Infrared Sauna Treatments: For those who have already had an initial evaluation Dr Cibik can recommend the length of sauna treatment that can be most beneficial to your to rid the body of toxins. Booked in 30 minute increments for $45.

Medical Qigong sessions: For those who have already had an initial evaluation, Hour long Medical Qigong sessions are $125. Dr Cibik is the tri-state expert in Medical Qigong, having an active clinic since 1999. He is a Qigong teacher as acupuncture colleges round the USA, and the trainer for the Professional track offerings at the Nation Qigong Association.

Initial Evaluation sessions: For those who are on their first visit to Inner Strength or have an new issues that needs an evaluation, these session review your body/mind/spirit health. Outcome of the session is a treatment plan that might include diet, exercise, Chinese herbals, homeopathy, meditation ( or stress management activities) and Chinese medicine modalities of treatment. (Unlike other professional we do not push $1000 of supplements or expensive tests on our patients). Initial session are $250 and can be done in person or via Skype.
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