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Chi Rivers co-founders and directors Peter Francis & Claire C Cunneen are in private practice in Geneva, Switzerland, Peter as an acupuncturist, herbalist and naturopath of Chinese medicine and Claire as a Qigong healer.

Since 1990, they share the methods and resources of the Integral Way as mentors and senior instructors of the College of Tao & Chi Health Institute. Their own learning path was stimulated by studies in movement and group dynamics and training in the awareness-in-action work of F.M. Alexander and Marjorie Barstow, then refined with the energy medicine studies of Taoist Internal Alchemy & Qigong. They bring this integrated personal experience to their teaching and clinical practice, transmitting a natural process of health transformation that patients, students and friends can readily incorporate in their daily lives.
Peter Francis Cunneen & Claire C Cunneen

aPeter Francis Cunneen

Peter Francis Cunneen

Energy medicine - training & experience
Peter Francis has over thirty-five years experience as a practitioner of Oriental medicine and Taoist healing arts. He holds a Masters degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) from Yo San University of TCM in Los Angeles, California (a four-year full-time program), and has advanced post-graduate, clinical training from Zhejiang College of TCM in mainland China. Included in his western & TCM medical training are specialized studies in the areas of internal medicine, gynecology & fertility, pediatrics, neurological rehabilitation, and in several methodologies of pain relief. A professor and clinical supervisor of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine at several US colleges for over 12 years, he has also served in the US as a national acupuncture examiner and as an advisor on herbology testing for the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine.

In recent years, he has participated in longevity medicine studies with Dr Maoshing Ni and in Cardio-Acupuncture with Dr Fokke Jonkman of Human Balance Teachings.

Swiss affiliations
He is accredited in acupuncture and Chinese herbology with the Swiss Professional Organization of Traditional Chinese Medicine and with the Registre Suisse de Médecine Empirique and is certified with Foundation ASCA for Naturopathy MTC including Chinese dietary therapy, Qigong & Anmo-Tuina massage. He is currently in private practice in Geneva, Switzerland (see: AcuCentre) and leads our TCM continuing education program.

Qigong certifications
Peter Francis is certified as a Taoist meditation teacher and as a senior instructor in Dao-In, Eight Treasures and Self-Healing Qigong methods by Chi Health Institute of the College of Tao.

Claire C Cunneen
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Claire C Cunneen

Claire is a Wellness coach of the College of Tao, certified InfiniChi therapist (see: College of Tao / Medical Qigong) and Alexander technique teacher graduated from the American Center for the Alexander Technique, NY. She offers therapeutic care with individually tailored Qigong protocols and with Qigong Therapy as part of the TCM modalities available at AcuCentre.

Qigong Certifications
Her certifications by Chi Health Institute include Taoist meditation, Dao-In & Cosmic Tour Merry-Go-Round and as a senior instructor: Self-Healing Qigong, Eight Treasures, Crane Style Qigong and Harmony Style Tai Chi.

She has been teaching self-development through movement, body-mind techniques and Qigong, meditation and reflection across the US and in Europe for over 25 years. She designed and taught the Qigong curriculum at Mercy College’s Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Program and was one of the original instructors in the Qi development program at Yo San University of TCM. Claire currently offers private coaching and group instruction in Qigong & Tai Chi and is co-moderating healthy cooking classes.

For more about Claire, see: About your coach & Feng Shui / About the practitioner.