5 Element Medical Qi Gong Certificate Program
September 25-26, 2013
8:30AM - 5:30 PM

- A clear, powerful transmission for beginners and experienced
Qi Gong practitioners that precisely matches the 5 Element tradition.

Presented by Pat Gorman, Stephen Flores, and Margaret Olmsted.

14 CA & FL CEUs and 14 NCCAOM PDAs Approved.

Registration Fee...................................$350

Click here to view a video invitiation from Pat Gorman

This remarkable Qi Gong system is designed to seamlessly integrate into your practice, strengthening and supporting your patients' energy, CF and spirit. The moves, postures and massages can be used as homework, or within a treatment to further sustain your work together.

"A wonderful tool… The teaching is great… I feel empowered."
In addition, even a small amount of work is very supportive for ourselves as practitioners, to keep our energy at its peak all day long.

This program integrates the 5 Element traditions of Prof. JR Worsley and Prof. Cheng Man Ch'ing, noted healer and T'ai Chi Grand Master. For over 40 years, Pat Gorman, M. Ac., (TAI, 1983; CTA, 1985) documented the Qi Gong exercises Prof. Cheng assigned to his patients, and followed their progress. Many of the very ill attributed their survival to this combination of classical Chinese medicine and Qi Gong.

Over the past 20 years, Pat, now a T'ai Chi/Qi Gong Legacy Holder, has partnered with Gerrie Sporken, Ac.M., (CTA, 1983), Legacy Holder, to develop this work into its current form:

A simple and powerful 5 Element system of Qi Gong that integrates easily into your regular practice.

Included as a part of this program is a beautiful and inspiring two DVD set of this work, performed by Master T'ai Chi teachers, narrated by Pat and introduced by Dr. Robert Abramson, MD.


  1. Learn:
    Learn powerful, subtle moves, postures, and Qi Gong energy massages, along with deep breathing techniques which strongly affect the Ancestral Jing, the Five Elements and the twelve Officials. Roots and Branches Five Element Qi Gong will strongly support your own qi as well as your patients.
  2. Diagnosis and Selection:
    Learn to work with your patients' CF diagnosis and state of health; select the appropriate moves for the best results; and adapt to their changes and improvements, all based on Five Element theory.
  3. Teaching One-On-One:
    Learn teaching techniques and T'ai Chi/Qi Gong principles to help your individual patients achieve a smooth flow of Chi, integrated with breath and movement, supporting the acupuncture treatment they receive from you.

"Excellent, simple techniques for myself and my patients…"

"Presented with passion and simplicity… Loved it!"


Adding Roots and Branches Five Element Qi Gong to your practice expands your acupuncture repertoire, giving you new tools with which to approach patient issues as well as strengthening yourself.

Over the years, Pat, Gerrie, and acupuncturists Margaret Olmsted and Stephen Flores, and many others have been using these Qi Gong moves with their patients as homework, achieving remarkable results.

These include: amplifying and extending the effects of each acupuncture treatment; preventing entry – exit blocks from returning; help with recovery from serious illness or debilitating medical treatments; help with depression, will, and joy of life.


A beautiful Certificate of Completion from the T'ai Chi Foundation will be presented at the end of the intensive along with your fourteen NCCAOM CEU credits. The T'ai Chi Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that teaches and qualifies teachers of T'ai Chi, and acupuncture practitioners of Medical Qi Gong. Completing this intensive qualifies you to participate in other Roots and Branches trainings in the US and Europe.

"I've had wonderful results with my patients."

"Very valuable for my practice… And it feels so good!"


Pat Gorman, M.Ac., (TAI, 1983; CTA, 1985); Five Element practitioner for nearly 30 years, T'ai Chi/Qi Gong teacher, over 40 years. Yang family T'ai Chi Legacy Holder; Developer of Roots and Branches 5 Element Qi Gong.

Margaret Olmsted, L.Ac.; Five Element practitioner; T'ai Chi/Qi Gong teacher of teachers for nearly 40 years. Yang family T'ai Chi Legacy Holder.

Stephen "Tuna" Flores, M.Ac., (WICA, 1996; CTA, 1997; AFEA, 2001) Five Element practitioner and teacher for over 15 years; Roots and Branches teacher for many years.

Pat, Margaret and Steve all use Roots and Branches in their practices as well as for themselves. They teach together as a team, providing a highly focused, enjoyable learning environment with plenty of personal attention. Their goal is your embodiment of the course material, giving you the confidence and support to bring this powerful work to yourself, your patients and into your healing practice.

"Qi Gong In Motion"



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You will receive an email confirmation of your registration from the Institute within 48 hours of submission.
Contact the Institute at 310-453-2235 with any questions or concerns regarding your registration.

Registration Confirmation: All registrants will receive a confirmation of registration. Please bring it with you to the program. If you do not receive confirmation within 2 weeks of submitting registration, please contact us to confirm that we received it. The Institute is not responsible for registrations for which we do not send a receipt of confirmation.

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One of the most wonderful things about this Five Element Qi Gong program is learning moves, not just for myself but for my patients. The focus on "Principles of Movement" helped enormously. I've never taught T'ai Chi or Qi Gong, so the special one-on-one techniques I learned are invaluable with my patients, and the effects are both powerful and empowering.

~ Shion Bushner, Ac.M., (CTA, UK)  

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Cancellation and Refunds
The Institute must receive notices of cancellation by mail, FAX (310) 453-2236, or email. Cancellations postmarked by July 26, 2013, will receive a full refund, minus a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations postmarked by August 26, 2013, will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be given past August 26, 2013, including no-shows.

Venue Information
The DoubleTree by Hilton, Los Angeles - Westside
6161 W. Centinela Ave., Culver City, CA
(310) 649-1776 -
Rates: Single $119/night, Double $129/night, Cutoff date for room block/rate: Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Please contact the hotel direct (310) 649 -1776, toll free 1-800-222-8733 or via Fax at (310) 649-6566.
Parking: There is no valet parking, only self-parking. Rates: $15/day overnight guests; $11 maximun for visitors.
The hotel front desk will provide discounted $5/day overnight and event parking for Symposium participants.
The DoubleTree Los Angles - West side is ~3 miles from LAX. Cab fare ~$15; Super Shuttle ~$18.
The hotel does not provide shuttle service to/from the airport.

2926 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica CA 90404-9900
(310) 453-2235