About the National Institute of Chinese Medicine (Canada) Inc

The logo of the Institut National de Médecine Chinoise (Canada) Inc

The Chinese character at the center of the logo is the character Shen – benevolence. The left side of the character represents a man, in a stylized design, and the right part of the character represents the sky above and the earth below.

A man who is in harmony with the sky and the earth develops benevolence for himself as well as towards others and it is these two qualities that make him a good therapist.

The three sides of the triangle relate to the three aspects of Qigong, taught at the Institute.

Shaolin Qigong

The Institute teaches the Shaolin exercises practiced and transmitted by professor Lin Housheng and which enabled him to develop the great energy that made him famous throughout the whole of China, for his treatments as well as for the anesthesia he performed during numerous operations. The Shaolin exercises taught at the Institute aim to develop the therapeutic energy to enable self-regulation within on one's own practice or for the development of Wai Qi in a therapeutic mindset. The Institute does not teach the Shaolin exercises for martial arts or aimed at developing physical strength.

Taiji Qigong Shibashi

The Institut National de Médecine Chinoise is the official representative of professor Lin Housheng and teaches the sets 1, 2, 3, the therapeutic applications, as well as the Jing Hua Ban – Elite set, which condenses the most efficient movements of Taiji Qigong Shibashi.

Scientific Qiqong

The Institute continues the scientific path of professor Lin Housheng who demonstrated the tangible existence of Wai Qi, via his research with the Shanghai Atomic Institute in the 1980's. We are interested in all studies that bring a scientific dimension to Qigong.

The Institute wishes to train healthy therapists, who are in harmony, grounded and connected to the infinite, using their benevolence to treat people in a scientific approach, with the tools of Shaolin Qigong and Taiji Qigong Shibashi.


August 1990: the Institute is incorporated;

August 1990: signature of clinical teaching agreements with the "Beijing Hospital for Integrated Chinese Western Medicine";

May 1991: the Institute is recognized as a federal teaching institution (Canada);

May 1993: François Caron, director of the "Académie Européenne de Qigong Thérapeutique", becomes the new president of the National Institute of Chinese Medicine (Canada) Inc. Its founder, Evelyne Toui-Kan, becomes honorary president. François Caron includes in the teaching curriculum of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Soaring Crane Qigong he studied in Hong Kong with professor Cheung Chen Wa;

1994: François Caron becomes a registered member of the "Registre des Acupuncteurs du Québec";

1994: the Institute is recognized as a provincial teaching institution (Quebec);

1994 à 2006: the Institute trains numerous Qigong teachers, massage therapists and naturopaths in Traditional Chinese Medicine;

2006: François Caron concentrates more on his clinical practice and completes additional training in osteopathy. He also studies with the International Institute of Medical Qigong, oversea College of Medical Qigong, Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine;

September 2010: François Caron is awarded the Medical Qigong Therapist diploma with the International Institute of Medical Qigong, oversea College of Medical Qigong, Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine;

September 2011: François Caron starts private trainings with professor Lin Housheng in Qigong anesthesia, Taiji Qigong Shibashi and in Shaolin Qigong;

February 2012: professor Lin Housheng trains François Caron in the 4th set of Taiji Qigong Shibashi, which includes therapeutic applications of movements from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd set and complementary exercises. Professor Lin Housheng awards François Caron the title of Official Representative of Lin Housheng for Canada and France;

May 2012: professor Lin Housheng trains François Caron in the 2nd and 3rd set of Taiji Qigong Shibashi;

June 2012: the Institute orients its activities to train Qigong teachers. The teachings of professor Lin Housheng are the main approach of the Institute and include the different Taiji Qigong Shibashi series, their therapeutic applications, the therapeutic aspect of Shaolin Qigong, spontaneous Qi movement, breathing and relaxation techniques, as well as Qi projection training (Wai Qi);

February 2012: François Caron is named professor Lin Housheng's representative. We see him above with Lin Ping and professor Lin Housheng.