Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncturist & Master Qigong Practitioner
“My mission as a Doctor of Chinese Medicine and Teacher is to help people uncover the essence of who they truly are, to live with abundant freedom and to have an experience that they are connected to something bigger than themselves.”
Hi, I’m Peter Caughey, a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncturist and Master Taiji & Qigong Practitioner.
I love helping people break free from their stories that I believe make them unhappy, discontent and unwell. I’ve helped people from all around the world and discovered that most of us have similar patterns and beliefs that are limiting us from living our full potential as human beings.
During my combined 25 years of teaching Taiji and Qigong and treating people in my Acupuncture Clinic, I have guided people how to create a higher quality of health and how to break their limiting belief stories.
I didn’t start out this way as my background, prior to healing, was 16 years with the New Zealand Army and 7 of those in the NZSAS (New Zealand Special Forces) reaching the position of Patrol Commander and Group Commander. I loved the mental and physical discipline in the SAS. I became a weapons and explosives instructor and an advanced medic. I also learned Hand to Hand combat and ended up teaching many different ways to incapacitate an opponent. Now, I do exactly the opposite.
I was a two-packets-of-camel-cigarettes-a-day man and could down a bottle of scotch in a sitting. I’m not saying this to impress you or elicit judgement, I just want to share where I started, as I didn’t come from a background with an awareness around health or any spiritual wisdom about life.
I became interested in Chinese Medicine at the age of 28 when I went to get my first acupuncture treatment for a long term neck injury from playing rugby. After the first treatment, I felt incredible and I was amazed at how a few small needles could make me feel so good.
I Truly Believe That My Life Changed That Day.
I wanted to find out what this Acupuncturist and Doctor of Chinese Medicine knew that he could fix my neck and also make me feel so good and so alive. I wondered what he knew that everybody else didn’t know that he could fix me in just one treatment. I haven’t been back to a Western Medical Doctor for a consultation since and that was more than 30 years ago.
I started learning Taiji and Qigong from the same Acupuncturist and Doctor of Chinese Medicine. This practice opened a door for me to see my life and the world in a completely different way. A world of new possibilities. It was so different to what I had ever experienced and what I was brought up to believe in. I changed my life, I gave up drinking, smoking and taking drugs and I became a vegetarian. My whole outlook on life changed.
“Through the practice of Taiji and Qigong, I started experiencing energy in my body, which was completely different to the physical strength I’d experienced from being an athlete. I slept better, I had more energy, I was happier, I had a clearer mind and I felt peace and harmony in my life. My life had completely changed.”
Through my own practice, I have changed the way I live so that I can be healthy and free from my own limiting beliefs about how I think the world should be.
A Little Bit More About Peter
Peter has a Bachelor degree in Health Science in Acupuncture and Diplomas in Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine, Qigong and Taiji Quan and Tuina from the New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which he received in 2001. He was a Tutor at the New Zealand School of Acupuncture and TCM from 1999 – 2013, where he designed and taught the Qigong Diploma Course as well as teaching Traditional Chinese Medical Qigong principles, theory and techniques. He currently serves as a member of the World Academic Society of Medical Qigong based in China.
Peter has been running Taiji Retreats for over 17 years, based on Traditional Chinese Monastery philosophies and also teaching weekly Qigong and Taiji classes for the same number of years.
Making his teachings available to as many people as possible, he has online courses teaching different Qigong systems, Reflexology, TCM for specific conditions such as Insomnia, Stress and how to quiet a busy mind. He runs Qigong Teacher Trainings Courses, Acupressure and Reflexology courses as well as Medical Qigong Workshops and TCM Health Retreats around the world.
Trained in Traditional and Classical Taiji styles, such as Chen styles, Yang style, Wu style and Sun style, Peter also instructs 13 different Qigong styles, which include Shi Ba Shi Taiji Qigong, Ba Duan Jin, Dao Yin, Zhan Zhuang Gong and Lao Tzu Shao Dan.
He is also a Husband, a Father, a Writer and a Philosopher. He loves travelling the planet with his wife Josephine and son Rayner, meeting new people and experiencing their culture and their country. He currently resides in Bali, Indonesia.