Maria Furlano

CURRICULUM VITAE

DMQ (China), DTCM (China), L.Ac., MTOM
Email Contact and Website:  www.mariafurlano.com
Podcast: The Art Of Tuning In Podcast with Maria Furlano
CA State Board Acupuncture License #CA10574

EDUCATION

Doctorate of Medical Qigong (China) | Western District Medical Qigong Science and Traditional Chinese Medicine Research Institute Beijing, China, and the International College of Medical Qigong under Bernard Shannon, D.T.C.M. (China), D.M.Q. (China). 2012.

Doctorate of Traditional Chinese Medicine (China) | Western District Medical Qigong Science and Traditional Chinese Medicine Research Institute Beijing, China, and the International College of Medical Qigong under Bernard Shannon, D.T.C.M. (China), D.M.Q. (China). 2012.

Masters Degree of Traditional Oriental Medicine | Magna Cum Laude (USA). Emperor’s College, Los Angeles, CA. 2005.

Myofascial Therapies (Eastern & Western Techniques) – 2000 hours training |First certified in 1996
The Touch Therapy Institute, Encino, CA.
Yo San University, Santa Monica, CA.
Emperor’s College, Santa Monica, CA.
The Body Mind College, San Diego, CA.

The Boston Conservatory of Music – BFA Musical Theatre Program | Boston, MA. 1991- 1994 Conservatory Diploma Voice, Dance, Theatre 1994.

LICENSES AND CREDENTIALS

Licensed Acupuncturist, California Acupuncture Board | October 4, 2005. Clean Needle Technique, Certificate of Completion | Council of Colleges Los Angeles, CA March 27, 2004.

Bureau for Private, Postsecondary & Vocational Education | CEU Instructor in CA 2000 to 2008.

Medical Qigong The International Institute of Medical Qigong (1000 hrs) Masters level certification September 2010.

Medical Qigong The International Institute of Medical Qigong (500 hrs) Therapists level certification September 2009.

Medical Qigong The International Institute of Medical Qigong (200 hrs) Practitioner level certification September 2008.

Qigong Instructor Level 1 Cert. | Master Wan Sujian | Beijing Red Cross Medical Exchange Center. Beijing, China 2002.

Black Belt, Second Degree | Certified under World Grandmaster David Chaanine | Formal training began age 12 1982-1992 | 1st Degree (1985) | 2nd Degree (1987) | The International Taekwon-Do Center, Chula Vista, CA.

CPR – Red Cross Community | American Red Cross, Santa Monica, CA.

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

Maria Furlano Studio of Well-Being | Owner | www.mariafurlano.com | www.theartoftuningin. com |Coronado, CA Present

Sacred Space Acupuncture Center | Owner | 11712 Moorpark St. Ste. 110A Studio City, CA 91604. 7/2006 – 12/2011

Integrative Bodywork | Owner | 15720 Ventura Blvd. Suite 101B Encino, CA 91436. 2000 – 2005

Cri Help, North Hollywood, CA | 13-Week Externship. Emperor’s College, under Shelly Bobbins, RN, L.Ac., QME. 2005

Acupuncturist Alcohol & Drug Detoxification Center. NADA Protocol.

UCLA Ashe Center Los Angeles, CA | Acupuncturist 13 wk Externship | University California Los Angeles Emperor’s College. 2005

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Instructor/ co-facilitator (Susan Crimmins, Ph.D.) “Spiritual Intuition Workshop” | 2 day workshop Encinitas CA 2018

Instructor | International Institute of Medical Qigong 2011. Reference: Executive Director Bernard Shannon, DMQ (China), DTCM (China). 800-848-0649.

32-Hour Seminars. Practitioner level – “Introduction to Medical Qigong Therapy.” Reference: Executive Director Bernard Shannon, DMQ (China), DTCM (China). 800-848-0649.

32-Hour Seminars. Practitioner level – “Introduction to Medical Qigong Diagnosis and Treatments.” Reference: Executive Director Bernard Shannon, DMQ (China), DTCM (China). 800-848-0649.

Assistant Instructor | International College of Medical Qigong – Master levels 2013

Abbot Bernard Shannon, DTCM (China), DMQ (China). The Temple of Peace and Virtue Palm Desert, CA.

Assistant Instructor | International College of Medical Qigong – Therapist level 2012

Abbot Bernard Shannon, DTCM (China), DMQ (China). The Temple of Peace and Virtue Palm Desert, CA.

Assistant Instructor | International Institute of Medical Qigong – Practitioner level 2011

Executive Director Bernard Shannon, DMQ (China), DTCM (China). Palm Desert, CA Instructor | Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) | 44-Hour CEU Seminars 2006 – 2011

Injury theory and PNF treatment techniques. National Holistic Institute Regional Director: Joe Bob Smith Owner

Instructor | Fibromyalgia Syndrome | 12-Hour CEU Seminars 2006 – 2011

Syndrome theory & treatment techniques. National Holistic Institute. Regional Director Joe Bob Smith

Instructor | Medical Qigong Exercises | 16-Hour CEU Seminars. 2006 – 2011

Theory & Qigong exercises. National Holistic Institute. Regional Director Joe Bob Smith

Instructor | Medical Qigong Exercises | The Lionheart Institute of Transpersonal Energy Healing 2005 – 2011 Director: Laura Fine, E.H.P., M.F.T. (Degree) Office: 858-722-5472

Instructor | Basic Systemic Anatomy and Diaphragm Breathing Techniques. 2005 – 2011

The Lionheart Institute of Transpersonal Energy Healing. Dirr: Laura Fine, E.H.P., M.F.T. (Degree) Office: 858-722-5472

Instructor | Professional Practice Development | The Lionheart Institute of Transpersonal Energy Healing 2010

Owner/Director: Laura Fine, E.H.P., M.F.T. (Degree). Office: 858-722-5472

Instructor | Eastern Bodywork & Theory | 720-Hour Training Program Massage Therapy and Health Education 5/2007- 10/2000 National Holistic Institute, Encino, CA Managing Director Joe Bob Smith.

Instructor | Fibromyalgia Syndrome Syndrome theory & treatment techniques | 12-Hour CEU Seminars 2000 – 2006

The Touch Therapy Institute® Encino, CA Owner/Founder Maria Grove (Passed away Oct. 2012)

Instructor | Muscular Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Basic Systemic Anatomy. 2000 – 2006

200-Hour Massage Technician Program. The Touch Therapy Institute® Encino, CA. Owner/Founder Maria Grove (Passed away Oct. 2012). Owner: Joe Bob Smith

Instructor | Body Mechanics for Injury Prevention and Gait Analysis. 2000 – 2006 Lead Body Mechanic Instructor for morning & evening programs. 200-Hour Massage.

Technician Program. The Touch Therapy Institute® Encino, CA Owner/Founder Maria Grove (Passed away 2012). Owner: Joe Bob Smith

Instructor | Business Basics for the Massage Therapist. 2000 – 2000

200-Hour Massage Technician Program. The Touch Therapy Institute® Encino, CA. Owner/ Founder Maria Grove (Passed away Oct. 2012). Owner: Joe Bob Smith

Instructor | Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) | 44-Hour CEU Seminars. 2000 – 2005

Injury theory and PNF treatment techniques.The Touch Therapy Institute®, Encino, CA. Owner/Founder Maria Grove (Passed away Oct. 2012)

Instructor | Medical Qigong Exercises | 16-Hour CEU Seminars. 2000 – 2005

Theory & Qigong exercises. The Touch Therapy Institute® Encino, CA. Owner/Founder Maria Grove (Passed away Oct. 2012).

Instructor | Director for “On Stage” Musical Theatre Program Summer 1998

Summer youth programs ages 7 to 12 yrs old. University California Los Angeles. Manager: Greg A. Pilan

Assistant Instructor Shakespeare Language, Scene Study (Grade levels 4 & 5). Fall 1998 Assistant Instructor Brentwood Science Magnet School. The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum Los Angeles, CA.

SOCIETIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

American Association Of Oriental Medicine (AAOM) The American Acupuncture Council.

POST GRADUATE STUDIES

American Association Of Oriental Medicine (AAOM) The American Acupuncture Council

Doctor of Medical Qigong (China), & Doctor of TCM (China) 2012
DMQ 1: “Introduction to Oncology with Chinese Medical Qigong.”
DMQ 2: “Clinical Protocols for Brain Cancer, and Esophageal Cancer – Chinese Medical Qigong Therapy.”
DMQ 3: “Clinical Protocols for Breast Cancer and Lung Cancer – Chinese Medical Qigong Therapy.”
DMQ 4: “Clinical Protocols for Stomach, Pancreatic, and Liver Cancer – Chinese Medical Qigong Therapy.”                                                                                             “Clinical Protocols for Radiation and Chemotherapy – Chinese Medical Qigong Therapy.” “Treatment for Phantom Pains – Chinese Medical Qigong Therapy.”
DMQ 5: “Clinical Protocols for Ovarian, Uterine, Cervical, Prostate & Colon-Rectal Cancers – Chinese MQ Therapy.
DMQ 6: “Clinical Protocols: Bone, Multiple Myeloma, Leukemia, Lymphoma & Skin Cancers – Chinese Therapy. Doctoral Dissertation: Reduction of Asthma rescue inhalers using Medical Qigong prescription exercises.

Master of Medical Qigong – 2010
M9: “Introduction to Chinese Energetic Alchemy.”
M10: “Energetic Anatomy & Physiology.”
M11: “Treatment of Cancer with Medical Qigong Therapy.”
M12: “Medical Qigong Treatments for Spiritual Disorders.”
Exam M: Examination: Clinical, Oral & Written.

Medical Qigong Therapist – 2009
T5: “Sensory, Intuitive & Perceptual Diagnosis.”
T6: “Medical Qigong Dao Yin Therapy & Rectifying Qi Deviations.”
T7: “Medical Qigong Therapy for Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Neurology, & Psychology.”
T8: “Introduction to Medical Qigong Therapy for Oncology.”
Exam T: Examination: Clinical, Oral & Written.

Medical Qigong Practitioner – 2008
P1: “Introduction to Medical Qigong Therapy.”
P2: “Introduction to Medical Qigong Diagnosis & Treatments.”
P3: “Clinical Foundations of Medical Qigong Therapy.”
P4: “Medical Qigong Treatment of Internal Organ Diseases & Prescription Exercises.”
Exam P: Examination: Clinical, Oral & Written. International Institute Medical Qigong changed to International College of Medical Qigong in 2013: Bernard Shannon, DMQ (China), DTCM (China). Temple of Peace and Virtue, Palm Desert, CA. Overseas college for Western District Medical Qigong Science and Traditional Chinese Medicine Research Institute Beijing, China.

Daoist Studies: Abbot Bernard Shannon, Temple of Peace and Virtue, 21st Gen. Dragon Gate Sect, Qing Cheng Shan. “Daoist philosophies, meditation and Qigong cultivation.”

April 2015. “Daoist meditation and talismans.”

November 2014. “Daoist meditation, Qigong cultivation, talismans and philosophies in Taoism.”

May 2012. “Philosophies of Daoism.”

June 2011. “Philosophies of Daoism.”

Herbal First Aid & Kitchen Medicines Instructor Cathy McNease, Herbalist (Dipl.C.H.) Emperor’s College – Traditional Chinese Medicine, Los Angeles, CA.

Internal Medicine Program for Acupuncturists Bruce H. Robinson, M.D. “Integrative Medical Solutions.” Location: Yo San University, Los Angeles, CA. 10-month seminar program. 2006.

Positional Release Techniques, Lecture and Tactile Course | Leon Chaitow, N.D., D.O. The Touch Therapy Institute® Los Angeles, CA. September 2005.

Lymphatics for Immune Response Levels 1 & 2 | ulie Beck, CCN, CSCS, D.C. The Touch Therapy Institute® Los Angeles, CA. June 2004 & August 2004.

CranioSacral Therapy Level 1 & 2 | The Upledger Institute, Inc.® San Diego, CA. July 2003 & July 2004.

Fibromyalgia Syndrome Theory & Treatment Instructor, David W. Bond, QME, A.A.P.M., D.C. | The Touch Therapy Institute® Los Angeles,
CA. 2002.

Whiplash Injuries | David W. Bond, QME, A.A.P.M., D.C. The Touch Therapy Institute® Los Angeles, CA Dec. 2002

Qigong, Tai Chi, Dao Yin. Yo San University Los Angeles, CA: Master’s program Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Jan. 2000 – 2001 Emperor’s College Los Angeles, CA: Master’s program Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Jan. 2002 – 2005

Tui-Na | Jevons Lee, O.M.D. Yo San University Los Angeles, CA. Sept. 2001

Myofascial Trigger Points | Anders Jelveus, MTOM, L.Ac, D.N. The Touch Therapy Institute® Los Angeles, CA Feb. 1999

Rotator Cuff Solutions – Anders Jelveus, MTOM, L.Ac, D.N. The Touch Therapy Institute® Los Angeles, CA Nov. 1999

Therapeutic Stretching Levels 1 & 2 | Anders Jelveus, MTOM, L.Ac, D.N. T May | Nov 1999 The Touch Therapy Institute® Los Angeles, CA

Abroad Medical Qigong Training/Experiences

Medical Qi Gong – Beijing, China. | Master Wan Sujian – Beijing Red Cross Medical Exchange Center and the National Qi Gong Association. Two-Week Intensive Program Beijing, China. September 2002.

Medical Qi Gong – Beijing, China. | Master Wan Sujian – Beijing Red Cross Medial Exchange Center and the National Qi Gong Association. Two-Week Intensive Program Beijing, China. September 2001.

INTERVIEWS & PUBLICATIONS

The Art Of Tuning In Podcast with Maria Furlano | mariafurlano.com/podcast |  iTunes | Spotify | April 2019 – Present.

Jing Herbs Podcast | #35 “The Healing Power of Qigong” guest Mind/Body expert in Medical Qigong March 21, 2015.

Spa Magazine March 2010 Issue. “How To Balance Your Body’s Nervous System” author Taylor Morgan.

Interviewed as expert for stress reduction and wellness, Medical Qigong & Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques.