Emei Qigong

Experience Real Health through Emei Qigong

 Qigong is said to be one of the most powerful healing modalities known to humankind. This places healthcare back in the hands of the individual.

Emei Qigong is the knowledge and practice, based on over 800 years of energy science, that through cultivating a compassionate heart, physical  exercises and movements, helps create clarity and understanding of the Universe so that we can attain gradual or sudden Enlightenment.

Catherine has been recognized since 2000 as a Laoshi (Master) by Grandmaster Fu Wei Zhong, who is the direct 13th Lineage Holder of Emei Chan (Zen) Qigong.  The Chinese sometimes refer to him as the “Emei wizard” and “China’s medical Buddha,” and regard him as “the father of modern medical Qigong.” He is a learned scholar: He has read thousands of books, both Chinese and foreign, and is well versed in the medical, philosophical, and theological theories of different schools, both Eastern and Western. He has published six books and more than 20 treatises in China. He has been made lifetime president of two Qigong institutions, the International Medical Qigong Academy and the Emei Linji International Qigong Medical Research Institute. He holds honorary positions and titles in more than 50 hospitals, medical colleges, Qigong clinics, and Qigong associations in China.

About Catherine

Catherine Burns

L. Ac.
Master of the Emei Qigong Tradition

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Catherine practices integrative health care  located in Los Altos and San Carlos, California. She has been practicing Qigong since 1984 and has employed it as a part of her Traditional Chinese Medicine practice since 1992.

In her everyday practice she works with individuals suffering from acute illnesses (colds, flu, virus), Woman's health, dermatology, musculoskeletal disorders, oncology to recalcitrant illnesses. She regularly helps Western practitioners understand Traditional Chinese Medicine through forum presentations and panel discussions

She works with Stanford University actively providing educational support for Standford Interns and participates in National Institute of Health funded studies which have included “Acupuncture for Post Menopausal Hot Flashes” and “Acupuncture for the Treatment of Depression during Pregnancy”, among others. Catherine is also a Traditional Chinese Medicine  provider for the Integrative Oncology Network based in Mountain View, CA. Her contributions mitigate the side effects of chemo and radiation therapy and she employs Medical Qigong to increase the overall effectiveness of these treatment regimes.


She is a Master of the Emei Qigong tradition having studied under Grandmaster Fu Wei Zhong, the 13th lineage holder of Emei Linji Qigong among others including the 100 year old “Simu” in San Francisco. This Qigong tradition has a focus on regenerative health. Master Burns also teaches Self-healing Qigong classes,  leads weekly group practices, and lectures frequently

Catherine Burns is a continuing education provider in California.



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