Tatiana Britvina is a certified Qigong teacher and a licensed acupuncturist. She has a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Calgary (U of C) and a Master of Science degree in Physics from both Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and the U of C. As a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience at U of C, she worked with patients that had Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, depression, chronic pain and epilepsy. She taught mathematics and physics to university students at the Moscow Aviation Institute and at U of C and was awarded for teaching Neuroanatomy to undergraduate medical students at U of C.
Tatiana has been intensively practicing and studying Qigong for the last three years. After completing comprehensive training, she obtained certification from her teacher, Shifu Michael Rinaldini. Michael Rinaldini is a National Qigong Association Level IV Certified Qigong Teacher, a member of the Qigong Institute, a founder of the Qigong and Daoist training center in the USA, and an author of several books. Tatiana’s training involved: fundamental Qigong concepts and philosophy (relating to the healing benefits of Qigong), deliberate analysis of the healing nature of individual Qigong exercises, prescription of specific Qigong exercises based on TCM diagnoses and specific health issues, elements of self-massage and healing sounds, Zuowang meditation, and Qigong Circle walking, along with other topics.
Tatiana studied TCM, acupuncture, and herbs, and graduated from the Calgary College of TCM and Acupuncture. During her four years of study, Tatiana worked extensive extracurricular clinical hours and deepened her skills in herbology- especially in prescribing custom-tailored herbal formulas. Tatiana has developed an awareness that the integration of Qigong, herbs, Tui Na massage, and acupuncture, along with personalized approaches for individual patients, produce the best results. She observed that these treatment modalities may work synergistically and complement one another in order to reach the main goal – to allow the self-healing program of the body/mind to operate more efficiently.
As a physicist and neuroscientist, Tatiana was astonished by the mystery of the Qigong phenomenon. She is passionate about combining Qigong practice with TCM and western medical science knowledge in her clinical practice.