At 93 years-old, Dr. Duan is a wealth of knowledge and spirit. Born into a respected, medically-oriented family, young Duan was raised inside the Forbidden City in Beijing, as his grandfather was a personal physician to the last Chinese Emperor. Master Duan’s father was a bodyguard to the Emperor, specializing in the martial arts. Learning in the ancient way, directly from his grandfather, Dr. Duan was taught Traditional Chinese Medicine and is an expert in acupuncture, herbs, and Qigong “Qi” healing. Raised through turbulent times in Chinese history, Dr. Duan excelled in the Wushu fighting arts, including Kung Fu and Bagua. He fought in many battles as a highly-regarded soldier, excelling in his martial arts training. Taught in the traditional ways, he feels fighting skills and medical skills go hand-in-hand, as a good warrior must also be a good field doctor.
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Master Duan, continues to operate two humble TCM clinics in Beijing as he has for the past 70 years. He charges only a few dollars per treatment and is renown for his healing abilities, generosity, and compassion. Appearing regularly on the covers of both martial arts and medical magazines in China, Master Duan is also featured in the PBS television documentary on Qigong, as well as in the book “Qigong – Essence of the Healing Dance,” both by Francesco Garri Garripoli. Master Duan has been honored by the China government s Medical Qigong Health Department, and is a senior advisor to many associations including the International Medical Qigong Society of Beijing, the Swedish Medical Qigong Society, the International Society of Chinese Medicine, and the Chinese Kung Fu Training Alliance of Beijing. He teaches regularly in parks throughout Beijing each morning at dawn.
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