Welcome to the East West Qigong International!
A Nonprofit Organization



Limin Song, M.P.H., President & Treasurer

Qigong Master Teacher Limin Song began the study and practice of Qigong in 1989. She earned her Certificate of Qigong Training from the Medical Qigong Institute of Liaoning Province, China in 1992. Two years later she received her Qigong Teacher diploma from the Qigong College and Research Center of Practical Qigong in Benxi, China as well as her Acupuncture and Massage diploma from the Liaoning Chinese Medicine Institute. More about Limin.

Doris Segal Matsunaga, M.P.H., Vice President
Doris Segal Matsunaga has worked in community health education, research, and program administration in Hawaii for 25 years, and holds a Masters Degree in Public Health. She currently serves as Health Education Director for the Kalihi-Palama Health Center, training health professions students and coordinating community and clinic health education programs.

Doris' experience includes work with both rural and urban community health centers, a Native Hawaiian Cancer Research Project funded by the National Cancer Institute, the Hawaii State Legislature, the Kaiser Permanente Advisory Council, and the State Board of Health. Ms. Matsunaga has practiced Iyengar yoga for over 20 years, and aspires to learn and practice Qi Gong.

Robert ¡°BC¡± Cowling, Secretary

Since 1995 BC Cowling has served as the lead organizer for American Box Car Racing International (ABCRI). ABCRI is a Hawaii nonprofit organization whose goals are to facilitate healthy family activities and help kids become productively focused and stay out of trouble. Mr. Cowling is ABCRI¡¯s Executive Director and has provided tremendous serivces to the Hawaii communities. He is as well as a Qigong student.

Dr. Russell DesMarais, D.C., Director
Dr. Russell DesMarais is the founder of Three Rivers Crossing Center for Qigong and Traditional Chinese Healing in St. Paul, Minnesota. Dr. DesMarais is a Doctor of Chiropractic and Certified Chiropractic Internist (Northwestern College of Chiropractic, 1977 and 1988), Board Certified Acupuncturist and Certified International Qigong Master and Teacher (National Science and Research Center for applied Qigong in Benxi, China, 1995).

Dr. DesMarais has studied Traditional Chinese Medicine in the US, England and China and has been treating patients with a synthesis of Eastern and modern Western healing approaches since 1977. Dr. DesMarais served as the first president of American Medical Qigong Association in 1996.

Jizhou Yang, Director
Jizhou Yang is an outstanding international Qigong master. He was born and raised in Anhui, China. During his younger years, he suffered severely from a few major health issues and totally healed himself through practicing Qigong. Master Jizhou Yang is loved and treasured by many people who are lucky enough to come across him since he spends most of his time on retreats in remote areas in China. More about Master Yang.


Ted Baker, J.D.
The father of two children, Ted Baker has been an attorney in Hawaii for the past 15 years. During that time, Ted has worked as a trial and appellate lawyer with the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney, City and County of Honolulu; held a variety of legal and administrative positions with the Department of the Attorney General, State of Hawaii; and has been in private practice, concentrating on appellate litigation, since 1996.

Ted is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Hawaii chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving and participates in a number of community-based organizations. His personal interests include the practice of insight meditation.

Dr. Terry Shintani, M.D., J.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Terry Shintani¡¯s groundbreaking work in nutrition and preventive medicine and work with Native Hawaiians has helped many people improve their health and quality of life. Educated at Harvard and the University of Hawaii, Dr. Shintani is the widely known author of The Hawaii Diet. He is the Director of Preventive Medicine at the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center and is continually working to further the development of nutrition and preventive medicine.

Ronen Zilberman
Ronen Zilberman is a freelance photographer who has covered war activities in Beirut and Lebanon; and has worked professionally in Israel, New York, Los Angeles and Hawaii. Ronen has studied photography and media arts in Israel and Hawaii. His work ranges from war covering war to fashion, portrait and commercial photography. Ronen has an active interest in Qigong, Zen and Taiji.

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