Tai Chi and Qi Gong Testimonals

I had suffered with depression for over 42 years. It started when I was a preteen, about age 12.  I thought it was normal. At age 27, after my 2nd child, I finally went to a doctor is seek some relief. After about 15 minutes answering questions I was told that my depression was caused by a chemical imbalance in my brain and was put on an antidepressant. The medicine provided relief for a time. Unfortunately the relief didn’t last long before adjustments needed to be made. The dosage kept increasing and increasing until I was maxed out on the two medicines I was on.

                  Because of a necessary change in insurance, the cost of the medicines skyrocketed. Additionally, I knew this much medicine was not good for my body. It was at this time that I decided to go off the medicine. For a while, I was okay. Eventually however, the depression spiraled out of control and I was left in utter darkness. Additionally, I started having anxiety attacks, which made life even more difficult. I was a mess.

                  It was at this low point that a friend gave me some information about Dr. Aihan Kuhn’s Healing Retreat.  I contacted Dr. Kuhn and was advised to book 4 days. I was skeptical – how could I possibly feel better after only 4 days? At the urging of my friend and my husband, I contacted Dr. Kuhn and set up a 4 day retreat. 

                  This retreat is an absolute MIRACLE. While I was there, I received several types of treatments –

                                    Daily Qi Gong and Tai Chi practice

                                    Daily natural healing treatments, including Qi-Puncture and Qi Gong massage

                                    3 delicious meals daily, with lessons on how to use food to heal

                                    Bike rides and walks

                                    Daily reflection time to plan implementation of new tools

                                    Instruction in Daoist principles

I started feeling better after the first day and this continued as each day went by. I left the retreat a totally new person. I feel so much better. The darkness is gone and the anxiety is manageable. I am now equipped with tools to help finish my healing journey.  And yes, it only took 4 days.

                -Kim B.

Thank you very much for your Qigong teachers' training program. I learnt so much within such a short period of time.  It's really amazing! The deepest knowledge was transferred without words, though. I feel confident now in practice and teaching Qigong, and remembering you and your encouraging words.  Yesterday while I was working in office, I felt a lot of energy, and it lasted all day, and felt so great.
Thank you for everything.
Wishing you Health and Happiness and Prosperity to your business,

          -Mandy J, from MN

Dear Dr. Kuhn,


I’ve been taking Tai Chi at your school for a few years now. I love it and look forward to continuing.


Recently, I shared with you that I have Scoliosis (curvature of the spine). This condition has always limited me and made exercise extremely difficult. You advised me to add Qi Gong to my practice because Qi Gong is very beneficial for many conditions, including Scoliosis.


Well, last night was my first Qi Gong class. I’m writing to tell you that I felt better afterward than I ever have in my life! I can’t believe how easy Qi Gong is to do, even with my severe orthopedic problems! After doing Qi Gong for the first time, my body felt opened up, full of energy and pain-free! I still feel that way this morning. I didn’t expect to get such immediate, dramatic results from Qi Gong, but I’m extremely grateful.


Thank you so much for your advice. I’m really glad I decided to take it!




Mary Ellen

Hello Dr. Kuhn,

Thank you so much! My dizziness has nearly gone nearly all the time and the tingling/electrical surges all down my body are nearly gone all the time. After 6 years and all different types of doctors and therapies, it's like a miracle! I have started doing the Qi Gong exercises from your DVD and I have great hopes that the ringing in my ears will go away along with the other symptoms.  See you next week.

          -Janet Griffin

Hi Dr. Kuhn-

I wanted you to know how well I have been feeling since beginning the Qi Gong classes, and my treatments. I have had acupuncture done prior to seeing you, but have found that your treatments are powerful and intuitive- you know exactly what hurts before I even tell you- the treatments have given me complete relief around the aching and stiffness I felt in my hips. As you know, I have been an active walker for many years, and now at 50, my muscles are still strong, but my joints needed a bit of support!

My entire experience at your clinic is always a pleasure. I really enjoy seeing ALL of you, everybody there goes out of their way to offer generous care and kindness.


You are really worth the drive for me, I truly appreciate all of the wonderful healing I have received. Thank you so much, and please feel free to use me as a reference for clients.


Wishing you great peace and every blessing!

When I first came to see Dr. Aihan Kuhn I was very sick.  I had been sick for two years.  Recovering from a hysterectomy I had many complications, anxiety, depression, urinary tract infections, yeast and bacteria infections.  Eight months before that I had a breast biopsy.  Headaches and fatigue were horrible.  I felt terrible from constant panic attaches.  I didn’t know what else to do and my doctors were going no where with me, but giving me more antibiotics, which made me worse. 


            Dr. Aihan Kuhn explained to me Chinese medicine.  I was very skeptical and frightened.  I recall her words “don’t worry”,  “don’t worry”, she said.  That day she did Acupressure on my ear immediately I felt better.  She sent me home with tea to make and drink for a wee.  After that week I felt better.


            Weeks later she did acupuncture on my bladder and I am doing quite well.  I have also had acupuncture on my back for arthritis and the pain and swelling are almost gone.  It has now been nine months and I think my progress has been very good.  I have also learned Tai Chi and Chi Gong.  These classes are a lot of hard work because you must practice a lot but it is a lot of fun and very rewarding.


            I never dreamed I could learn Tai Chi, but everyone in the classes I took were so helpful and gave me so much encouragement.  My first class was so stressful because I was so scared.  My hands and knees were shaking so hard I remember saying to myself“ I am so nervous, how can I even learn this, this is impossible”.  But everyone in the class said to me “don’t stop trying, you’ll get it, it takes time and practice”.  Okay I said and I practiced every day, every week for weeks and finally one week I got it.  It just clicked in and I did it I did Tai Chi!  I was so proud of myself and so thankful for meeting such wonderful people who helped me and gave me all this encouragement.


            Now I do Tai Chi and Chi Gong morning and night.  It keeps me in balance and very healthy.  I have more energy and less paid and disease.  Dr. Aihan Kuhn is a remarkable person.  I listen to everything she tells me and teaches me.  She takes the time to talk to you no matter how busy she is.  She cares about people, she is very honest and strict she expects nothing but the best you can do and she always has your best interest in mind.  I respect her so much as a person, teacher, philosopher and Doctor of medicine.  Alternative medicine, Dr. Aihan Kuhn and many people in her classes have helped me tremendously in my healing.  I thank everyone from the bottom of my heart.


            -Marylou K.

Dear Aihan,


            I just wanted to write and tell you how great and happy that I’ve been feeling since I’ve been coming to you, even though it’s only been a few short weeks.  I already feel like a new person inside and out.  I know the Chi Gong exercises have also kept me pretty healthy too!!  I have to say this is the first time in years that I haven’t gotten one cold, and I know its from doing the Chi Gong exercises.  I am so happy & grateful just to know you Aihan, because I truly feel that you do care about people and want to help them.  I also love your bubbly personality and always look to the positive side of things.  I know myself I’ve always tried to be positive, because the way I see, it, things go better from you when your positive, your body feels lighter.  When your negative things don’t go as well and your body feels much heavier.  It takes fewer muscles to smile than to frown.  When you feel good about yourself, you can make the people around you feel good too.  A little smile goes a long way.  I know the Chi Gong exercises have made

me so far a calmer person not so nervous.  Aihan I also want to tell you that I think you’re a wonderful, kind, caring and sincere person.  I enjoy the Chi Gong classes and plan on taking more.  I enjoy the meetings I think I can learn a lot from them and its nice just to be around such nice people.  I know if I keep doing the Chi Gong exercises I can stay healthy & grow old gracefully & happy.  Any way Aihan I thank you a thousand times & more from making my life better and keeping me healthy.



Charlene Brown

I am 84 years old and Chi Gong is part of my life.  I tell everyone about it and most people don’t know what it is.  For many years I have watched the people of China do their exercises out in the parks and many of them are old people.  I think of myself and how good I feel.  Some mornings I don’t feel too well and I feel like skipping them but I talk myself out of feeling sorry for myself and I put in the tape.  The music calms me and I get to work.  I have not mastered the deep breathing yet.  I know that when you breathe deeply your brain gets more oxygen and that helps you think more clearly.


            I think that if you do your exercises in the open air like on the town common people will take notice and become interested.  People are curious and when they hear the music they will stop and see what is going on.

            We in America are all out of shape.  Most workers just sit at a desk all day.  I myself, when I worked as a welder for General Electric just sat at my machine all day.  The only exercise I got was working my hands.

            I think industry should lay aside some time for a little workout to change the positions and breath new life into our robotic souls.

            Chi Gong could be taught in schools in the Gym class.  When I think of it I looked forward to Gym and I always got an “A”.  One of the very few that I got.

            Now I am busy nearly every day and I tell my friends that I keep moving so the Grim Reaper won’t know where I am

            These are my thoughts that are written here, they may not be of any value but just a few words to let you know how I feel and to thank you for giving me the privilege to strengthen my body.


             -John Holand

Since my introduction to Therapeutic Qi Gong in 1998 I have become convinced that it is an outstanding form of exercise for improving and maintaining general health and well being.  The benefits of its practice experienced personally included immune system function, greater flexibility and range of motion, breathing capacity, and balance.  With regular and diligent practice I have found this form can help to increase the quality of sleep and elevate the spirit.  I have also used it both before and after hard physical exertion to help prevent damage to muscle and joints.  As an instructor I see on a regular basis the progress in these area made by students who learn and do this form.                                                                                                 


Mathew Lang


Tai Chi and Qi Gong Healing Institute

3277 C Fruitville Rd. Suite 2

Sarasota, Florida 34237



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