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Roger Alan Jahnke, OMD
Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Director of Training and Research
Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi

EDUCATION/TRAINING (Begin with baccalaureate or other initial professional education, such as nursing, and include postdoctoral training.)

(if applicable)


University of Cincinnati, OH

University of Cincinnati, OH

North American College of Acupuncture, BC

Tai Hsuan College of Chinese Medicine, HI

California Acupuncture College, CA


Combo BA/BS


Master Acupuncture








Comparative world literature

Chinese medicine

Master Chinese medicine

Doctor of Oriental Medicine

A. Positions

1973 - 1974 Research assistant, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH
1976 - 1977 Private clinical practice, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Athens, OH.
1977 - 1980 Group practice, Beechwold Holistic Clinic (head of Chinese Medicine department), Columbus, OH.
1980 - 1983 Private clinical practice, Santa Barbara, CA
1983 - 1998 Professor of Chinese Medicine, Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine, CA.
1983 - 1999 Clinical director and CEO, Health Action Integrative Medicine Clinic,
Santa Barbara, CA.
1983 - present Author/lecturer- chapters-texts, articles-magazines, 2 books (Harper-Collins, McGraw-Hill).
1983 - present CEO, Health Action International, consulting in CAM for hospitals, research consulting, SB.
1984 - 1986 Founder and Clinical Director of Breakthrough Center (acupuncture detox), SB, CA

B. Founder, the National Qigong Association.
1999 - 2002 Chairperson, National Qigong Association.
2000 Founder, Institute of integral Qigong and TaiChi.
2001 – present Director, Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi.
2002 Founder, Healer Within Foundation, 501 C 3, education and research
2003 Consultant, UCLA Medical Coll., Norman Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology. LA, CA.
2003 - present Consultant, Tai Chi and Qigong Pilot study for seniors, National Council on Aging, Washington, DC.
2004 - Appointed Co-chair, Expert Roundtable on Developing Qigong and Tai Chi Practices for Specific Populations, collaboration of University of Illinois, National Council on Aging and the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi

B. Publications

1993 and 2002 Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide, contributing author, The Tai Chi and Qigong Chapter, Future Medicine Publishing, 1993, Celestial Arts Press, 2002.

1997 and 1999 The Healer Within: Using Chinese Methods to Activate Your Body’s Inner Medicine, Harper-Collins, lead author, hardcover, 1997, softcover 1999.

2001 Integrating Complementary Medicine into Health Systems, Aspen Publishing,
2001, contributing author. two chapters.

2002 The Healing Promise of Qi: Creating Extraordinary Wellness Through Qigong and Tai Chi, McGraw-Hill, lead author, hardcover.

2002 Boosting Immunity, New World Library, contributing author, one chapter.

2003 Medicine at the Edge, Tarcher Publishing, contributing author, one chapter on the Healer Within and the Circle of Life.2005 Optimal Digestive Health, Healing Arts Press, contributing author, two chapters

2004 Cardiac Illness: Integrative Treatment and Prevention, First Edition, Elsevier, contributing author, one chapter, Qigong and Tai Chi in Cardiology.

C. Additional information and partial client list

Widely referenced in magazines and books on complementary medicine, Chinese medicine, etc: Yoga Journal, Qi Journal of Traditional Chinese Culture, Empty Vessel Journal of Contemporary Daoism, Natural Health Magazine, Bottom Line Health Care Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Cincinnati Enquirer, San Jose Times, Sacramento Bee

Brief client list – consulting and lecturing:

American College of Health Care Executives
American Dental Association
American Hospital Association
American Medical Association
Blue Cross
Columbia University
John F. Kennedy University
National Council on Aging
National Wellness Institute
University of Arizona Health Center
University of California Los Angeles

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
VHA – Voluntary Hospital Association


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