I don't think it is as rare as people think it is to find teachers that are fully and properly trained and have good personal developmental practices, practice qigong for themselves and on others, and practice Chinese Medicine. What I've noticed is that many, many practitioners simply don't look. They run through school, get out, do their thing or not, takes some ceu's as required, but I don't see many at all truly look around. This includes getting treatments from many different practitioners - part of this, even if they are not that skilled, will enhance your training, but it is the best opportunity to truly see what people are doing. The more you look, the more you will find. Now I might have been very lucky, but I've been able to train closely with some very high caliber people who have influenced my practice and my life in nearly indescribable ways. But I'm not from a family of practitioners, nor did I have to travel beyond a few hours, but I did look (and haven't stopped looking) and experienced them and their practices with an open mind.
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