Founder Bio

Bio of  Founder

Dr. Liping Zhu, DAOM, L.Ac., founder of Qi Dragon Healing Center and the Heavenly Essence Qigong Institute received her Qigong master level training in China and is a certified Qigong instructor. She has received direct transmission from her masters and is a disciple of both the Heavenly Essence Qigong lineage and Tai Yi Swimming Dragon Gong Sect.

Dr. Zhu is the Master Instructor for the Heavenly Essence Qigong Institute. She has more than 20 years of experience in teaching Qigong and Taichi. She is one of the leading instructors and translators who brought Heavenly Essence Qigong system to the west. Dr. Zhu was the Qigong Professor at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine for more than 15 years. In 2010, she became a Shuso in the Soto Zen tradition after a 10-year residency at the San Francisco Zen Center. Dr. Zhu is also an acupuncturist licensed in California and nationally and holds a doctorate degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She currently lives and practices acupuncture in Eureka, Humboldt County.