About Lee Holden

Lee Holden's Introduction to Qi Gong

Lee Holden is an internationally known instructor in meditation, tai chi, and qigong, lecturing and teaching workshops in the United States, Europe, and Asia; he is also a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and writer.  Holden hosts the qi gong program featured on American Public Television and the first five programs available at Exercise to Heal.  Lee's education in holistic wellness combined with his experience working with tao master Mantak Chia and self-improvement leader Deepak Chopra have provided him with an in-depth knowledge of qi gong.

Lee Holden began the practice of qi gong to improve his performance as an athlete, and, later, to recover from an injury that almost ended his athletic varsity soccer career at Berkeley.  Like many young boys fascinated by Kung Fu movies, Lee studied martial arts from a young age, and he credits high school athletic successes in track, football, and soccer to the practice of qi gong.  Later, as a varsity soccer player at Berkeley, Lee injured his back and was told he would never play soccer again.  Again, Lee turned to qi gong, this time for healing, and within a month he was back on the soccer field.  Lee continues to participate actively in a variety of recreational sports, including rock climbing and beach volleyball.

Lee Holden's first-hand experience with qi gong's healing benefits led him to build a successful practice in the healing arts.  (For more information about Lee's health-care practice, visit his website at www.pacifichealingarts.com.)  Lee believes that this discipline helps practitioners absorb energy from the earth into the body and activates and circulates chi, or internal energy, enhancing health, and helping heal a variety of ailments - including his own back.   

Lee Holden created Qi Gong for Beginners, along with three companion DVD titles and a CD (Meditation for Health and Healing) to introduce the powerful practice of qi gong to a wide audience.  Qi Gong for Beginners was introduced to the American public via American Public Television in conjunction with your local PBS affiliates.  Companion DVD titles addressing specific healing needs include Qi Gong for Upper Back and Neck Pain, Qi Gong for Low Back Pain, and Qi Gong for Stress, all available for purchase here.

Lee Holden's Biography

Lee Holden is an internationally known instructor in meditation, tai chi, and qigong, as well as a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and writer.  He currently teaches at the Five Branches Institute for Chinese Medicine and the Twin Lakes College of Massage. Holden is also the chief editor for Master Mantak Chia (the world's foremost qi gong expert).  Mr. Holden has facilitated the workshops "Seduction of Spirit" and  "Mind/Body Medicine with Deepak Chopra" in San Diego, California, and he was the wellness director, stress-management consultant and acupuncturist with Rob Schneider and Adam Sandler on the motion pictures The Animal and Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo.

Holden also works as a stress management consultant to many corporations in Silicon Valley, including Apple, 3COM, and Cisco.  Holden's video Tai Chi for Fitness has been featured on television shows and in numerous magazine articles.  Holden is a graduate of U.C., Berkeley, with a BA in Psychology.  A "Doctor of Chinese Medicine," Holden is also a graduate of Five Branches Institute in Santa Cruz, widely considered the leading acupuncture college in the U.S.

If you are interested in further information about Lee's acupuncture and Chinese medicine practice, please visit www.PacificHealingArts.com.  To book an appointment with Lee, please call 1-408-356-9659.