About Dr. Roger Jahnke
Dr. Roger Jahnke, OMD is a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine with 40 years of clinical practice and 9 research pilgrimages to China to study its healing traditions. He is director of the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi (IIQTC), and serves as a consultant to hospitals, social service agencies, and corporations in Complementary and Integrative Medicine (CAM/IM), wellness, and medical cost reduction.
- Dr. Jahnke is author of The Healer Within (HarperSanFrancisco, 1999) used in body/mind programs worldwide. His most recent book, The Healing Promise of Qi (McGraw-Hill, 2002) has become an instant classic in the western literature on Qigong and Tai Chi.
- In 2005, Dr. Jahnke was appointed to co-convene a National Expert Meeting on Qigong and Tai Chi in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the National Blueprint for Active Aging.
- Dr. Jahnke cited and translated the clinical chapters for Chinese Medical Qigong (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2010), the first English translation of the only official textbook of medical Qigong, used in colleges and universities of Traditional Chinese medicine in China.
- Dr. Jahnke and associates published a comprehensive review of the evidence base of the health benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong in the prestigious American Journal of Health Promotion July/August 2010, Vol. 24, No. 6. in collaboration with Arizona State University and the University of Arizona.
Praise for The Healing Promise of Qi by Dr. Roger Jahnke
"Roger Jahnke is a wise teacher and healer. Here he introduces the healing power of Qigong and Tai Chi—a simple yet profound method of achieving wellness of the body and mind."
-- Deepak Chopra, MD Author, Grow Younger, Live Longer; Quantum Healing
"Qi, the energy that sustains all life, holds the key to health and longevity. The Healing Promise of Qi shows you how to access this potent force. And that's very good news, indeed."
-- Christiane Northrup, MD Author, Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause
"The Healing Promise of Qi has the power to change your life. Dr. Jahnke not only practices oriental medicine, he lives it authentically. His teaching is pure and potent, combining mind and heart to give you the practical skills you need to be your best self. This book is a gem that you will treasure for the rest of your life."
-- Joan Borysenko, PhD Author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind and Inner Peace for Busy People
"The ancient tradition of Qigong is masterfully revealed in this book. Whether you are new to Qigong or a seasoned practitioner, Jahnke's insights will add new understanding and depth to your practice."
-- Larry Dossey, MD Author, Healing Beyond the Body, Reinventing Medicine, and Healing Words
"A timely book of gentle persuasion and clear understanding, with easy-to-follow instructions to guide the readers, step by step, toward the success of achieving health and well-being."
-- Chungliang Al Huang, Living Tao Foundation and Author, The Essential Tai Ji;
Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain
Praise for The Healer Within by Dr. Roger Jahnke
"The wisdom in this book will lead you not just to better health but to greater serenity as well."
-- Larry Dossey, MD author of Prayer Is Good Medicine; Healing Words; Recovering the Soul;
executive editor of Alternative Therapies.
"Practical and inspiring."
-- Deepak Chopra, MD, Author of Quantum Healing; The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success;
Ageless Body, Timeless Mind
"This book is a gem: it is full of simple yet profoundly effective health practices that anyone can use to regain or maintain optimal health."
-- Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom, and
editor of Health Wisdom for Women.
"Nothing can guarantee your recovery if you lose your health. The Healer Within presents you with the opportunity to choose health over illness."
-- C. Norman Shealy, MD, PhD, founding president of the American Holistic Medical Association,
Author of Science of Intuition, Creation of Health and Miracles Do Happen
"Roger Jahnke's gem of a workbook brings ancient Eastern modalities into our hectic Western lives."
-- Candace B. Pert, PhD, research professor, Georgetown University, Author of Molecules of Emotion
"Both inspirational and immensely practical...The kind of book you will keep close at hand, make notes in, and actually use."
-- Body, Mind & Spirit
Praise from Readers and Students of Dr. Roger Jahnke
"Professionally for 20 years I gave people access to medical treatment. This training gives me a tool to transform my employee benefits business to a wellness business -- helping people to unlock their own potential for optimal living. Qigong and Tai Chi have proven to be the best and most practical way for me to be at one with my inner source while helping others to manage stress, control anxiety and maximize function for family, work and society."
-- Henderson Smith Jr, Insurance Broker / President Benefits Design & Workplace Wellness, Houston, TX;
Teacher Training Graduate 2008
This training was so much more than I expected. I not only learned to teach Qigong, but also personally benefited from the combined skill and compassion of my classmates. I graduated with the confidence to teach and with many options to explore for my own health and well-being.
--Nancy Saum RN Registered Nurse Washington, DC and Integral Qigong and Tai Teacher Training Graduate 2004
"When I was 50 (I am now 72) I was introduced to Tai Chi. Over the years, I practiced intermittently. Wanting to take it up again, I realized without going into Qigong, I would always be doing what I always did, an elegant sort of ballet. After two weeks, I feel I have entered into the secret four word treasure of success! Your two books have helped me face the forthcoming years. Will they be fatal? Will they be fun? Whatever they will be, they certainly will be about breathing and Qigong. Your two books, The Healer Within, and The Healing Promise of Qi are indeed the most eloquent, poetic and effective tools in our quest for personal breakthrough and peace of mind."
-- Iris Faratzi, Rhodes, Greece, 2006
"I find Roger Jahnke's book The Healing Promise of Qi so beautifully written. The manner in which he writes, personifies meditation, relaxation and overall good health. I am inspired to learn more about Qigong as I continue to read his book. I have included his book at my website www.relaxmedia.biz as I feel many people can benefit. I like to include topics that help people live happier healthy lives. I look forward to learning more about Qigong and meeting the people who help to share the practice."
-- Teresa, Santa Barbara, CA 2005
"I will never forget the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi teacher training at Omega Institute, if I live to be 150! So many terrific things and people. Let's spread the Qi to the mainstream."
-- Bernard Lorenz, Belcamp, MD, Integral Qigong and Tai Chi Teacher Training Graduate 2005
"It is the mark of a skillful teacher when a student can go home and practice on her own what she has been taught in such a few hours. Since I returned home, I have had a fine time beginning to incorporate our weekend's teachings and some material from both your books into my daily life. I find your second book, The Healing Promise of Qi, particularly delightful. It is a fine balance of diverse types of information, compellingly organized and attractively presented. A pleasure! I look forward to studying with you again."
-- Metta Winter, Ithaca, NY, Omega Institute, July 2005
"The best money I have ever spent!"
-- Doreen Black, Massage Therapist, Integral Qigong and Tai Chi Teacher Training Graduate 2003
"Excellent seminar--I plan to use this information to teach my patients effective and simple Qigong."
-- Doctor of Chinese Medicine, AOMAlliance Annual Conference participant, May 2004
"I just finished The Healing Promise of Qi. It is wonderful! It took me several months to read it, and I feel as if I should begin to read it again right away. It took me so long to read because I stopped and learned and practiced the exercises.... I felt Qi-led to study it. The e-mail today from your assistant Rhonda is another example of the wonders of Qi. I was thinking last night, after I finished the book, about writing to thank Dr. Jahnke today. Now you have given me the opportunity. Thanks forbeing Qi-tuned. I want to let Dr. Jahnke know that from my humble perspective he is "right on" when he talks about the infinite possibilities if Qigong. I am glad to be among those who realize the value of this simple practice,not so much for personal peace, although it is wonderful, but for the opportunity to "see how well we will use these tools to consciously determine and pursue our preferred future." My preferred future is Peace, and I know it is established in every human Heart/Mind. The Qi will bring it into conscious Being. Peace to you, Dr. Jahnke and all the members of your group."
-- Sally W., Reader and Subscriber FeeltheQi.com Email List, 2004
"I used your video program following a risky bowel surgery even though I could not stand or even sit up for several days. I could feel the internal healing benefits as I imagined doing the practices lying in the hospital bed. It seemed as if Qi was transmitting from the television screen."
-- China trip participant and resident of Charleston, VA, 1999
"I love this video. It is like having Dr. Jahnke as a practice buddy, right in my own home. The practices are so easy that I feel comfortable doing them in the park nearby."
-- M.L., Florida, 2000
"The Healer Within topped our bestsellers list for months following Dr. Jahnke's interviews."
-- Wisdom Television, 2001
"We find Dr. Jahnke's video to be among the best and most popular of the learning programs for Qigong and vitality cultivation."
-- The Store at Canyon Ranch Spa
"I purchased Dr. Jahnke's video program and a copy of The Healer Within for each of my 8 grandchildren. I am committed to doing my part to have my family be involved in solving America's health care system problems."
-- California Grandmother, age 79, 2002
"Roger demystifies complex material and encourages us to adapt and extend the practice. His lessons are easy to follow but not just simplistic...accessible, informal, inspiring and funny. He has a knack for simplifying complex concepts...across dynasties and decades of political transformation...into the powerful Qigong practices that are relevant today. I left with a buzz of bliss and the encouragement to continue the practice because it's such a powerful tool in preventative and longevity medicine.
--Thomas Wittenberg, Athens, GA, Omega Institute at Sueno Azul, Costa Rica, 2004
"This workshop was the perfect combination of spirituality and science. Nothing has made spirituality come alive for me quite as much as this session with Roger Jahnke. Roger has a great respect for the individual and was able to address difficult concepts and health issues well."
-- Participant, Esalen Institute, June 2003
"Qigong content and instruction in Roger Jahnke's workshop and video learning programs were outstanding in every respect and presented with joy and humor."
-- Gene Box, Seal Beach, CA, Esalen Institute, June 2003
" I would like to thank you for sharing your knowledge and energy with the world. I think your are doing great work in educating and teaching others of the healing benefits of "Chi" (cosmic energy). Thank you."
--Sifu Gary Tong, Kennesaw, GA, Tai Chi and Chi KungTeacher
"Roger Jahnke leads with candor, sense of humor, and humility, gradually unfolding the practices and concepts, with sensitive soul full explanations I can take back to the 'real world'."
--Claire Tallman, Santa Barbara, CA, Esalen Institute, June 2002
"Rarely do I go to a workshop that exceeds my expectations--often I am disappointed. I am glad to say this is the exception. I got what I wanted--something I can take home and use whenever and wherever I get the desire. I like the practices because they are simple and practical. Yours is perfect."
-- Richard Liss, Malibu, CA, Esalen Institute, June 2002
"Roger Jahnke is an authentic, sincere, and poetically humored leader, who gracefully transmitted many Qigong tools during our workshop at Esalen. Thank you!"
-- Deva Nirguna, Watsonville, CA, Esalen Institute, June 2002
"I have used the techniques from The Healer Within on and off for years. Recently my family and I moved overseas for my husband's work. It has been a difficult transition for me, and I found myself trying to get involved in various activities but not enjoying my life at all. I even wished I were dead at times! It was a terrible, scary time for me. I was praying for help, and it came to me "go back to The Healer Within book and do the practices. I got up every morning and practiced for twenty minutes and within one week I felt like myself again! It saved my life. I am truly grateful for this information. It is inspired and priceless. I'm expecting a baby now (due any day). I know I'll be using the massage, relaxation and breathing techniques during labor. I've been trying to adapt the gentle movements for my changing body. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!"
-- Jennifer H., Living in Italy, 2003
"I wanted to let you know that I am loving Qigong, thanks to your very excellent teaching and permission to just do it! Also, I am excited to let you know that I decided to facilitate a Qigong group!In the fall, I shared what I had been practicing with a few women friends at a weekend by the shore. Later in the fall at a Unitarian retreat, I offered to share some Qigong with the group I was with--about 15 people. So, I decided to offer a free class, letting people know that I am learning and practicing and am willing to share from that place. It's at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation where I am a member, so I have the use of our very lovely sanctuary! At 12:30 p.m. every Monday (my day off) 10 to 12 people show up for Qigong! As a Trager practitioner and workshop leader, I have taught the gentle Mentastic movements of that practice. Facilitating the Qigong just seems natural and, of course, I am learning more by doing it in this way! I've also been suggesting your books as a resource--they are the best! Thank you again for your encouragement and excellent manner of teaching."
-- Maxine Forster Guenther, Red Bank, NJ, Integral Qigong and Tai Chi Teacher Graduate 2003