Lectures and Keynotes
Ken Cohen is a leader in the dialogue between ancient wisdom and modern science. His workshops, lectures and keynotes have been sponsored by the American Cancer Society, the Mayo Clinic, Health Canada, the International Conference on Taoist Studies (Taiwan), and numerous medical schools, universities, conferences, and cultural organizations. Use the contact information at the bottom of the page to request additional information.
THE WAY OF QIGONG: AN EVIDENCE-BASED APPROACH TO CHINESE ENERGY MEDICINE
Qigong, literally “energy work,” is the foundation of Chinese medicine. It includes health enhancing exercises, breathing techniques, and meditations, as well as a sophisticated method of health assessment and therapy. Thousands of studies conducted in both China and the West demonstrate qigong’s positive effects on cancer, heart disease, chronic pain, psychological health, and many other conditions. Qigong is essential training for physicians, nurses, and other health-care providers who wish to prevent “healer burn-out” and educate patients in self-care. It can help anyone maintain a high level of “contagious” positive energy. Professor Cohen will offer a dynamic slide presentation and critical discussion of qigong development, research, dangers, and benefits.
QIGONG FOR CANCER
Qigong is the most popular and best researched method of CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) in the world. It is an ancient Chinese system of exercise and meditation for health and well-being. In this dynamic lecture, Ken Cohen will discuss cancer from a qigong perspective, including cancer and liver function, cancer and pace of life, the genetics and epigenetic (lifestyle) connection, and how western medical science validates qigong’s effects.
QIGONG FOR STRESS: THE PRACTICE OF INNER BALANCE
Stress is a maladaptive response to any demand made on the body– a heart that races in response to traffic, high blood pressure at tax time, weakened immunity because of long work hours. Sometimes, stress becomes prolonged, maybe for a lifetime; the sympathetic nervous system is on overdrive– from a Chinese viewpoint, too much yang and not enough yin. You know the cliché: we have become human doings rather than human beings. In this lecture internationally renowned qigong grand master Ken Cohen will discuss the Chinese philosophy of stress, including its causes, detrimental effects, scientific foundations, and most importantly, what can be done about it!
QIGONG PSYCHOLOGY: HOW THE BODY TRANSFORMS THE MIND
With more than 3 million practitioners in the U.S., qigong is the world’s most widely practiced method of integrative medicine. Qigong is a form of psycho-physiologic self-regulation that uses precise postures, breathing techniques, and meditations to enhance psychological wellbeing. We will explore the culture and science of qigong, including a cross-cultural discussion of concepts of healing, and summary of peer-reviewed evidence about how and why qigong works. We will identify how cutting-edge Western research confirms ancient Chinese understanding of the body-mind system.
FROM GREEN TEA TO OMEGA 3: THE TAO OF DIET
Ken Cohen, author of The Way of Qigong, will share his East-West approach to nutrition, combining the best of both Chinese medicine and Western nutritional science. He will also offer an entertaining yet critical look at the myths that link diet with both enlightenment and interior alchemy in ancient China.