Meet Kate

*Member of the National Qigong Association (NQA), in good standing, and former member of the Annual Conference Planning Committee for the NQA. Guest Speaker on Qi Talks (January 11, 2018).


Kate Kellman, DMQ

Kate Kellman, DMQ, PhD

Doctor of Medical Qigong

Kate first discovered her healing abilities during hypnosis when a powerful energy emanated from her palms. Later, she realized we all have access to this miraculous substance called Qi, which is the great communicator, allowing us to tap into our unlimited potential for health and well-being. Sometimes, it is part of our life plan to experience these challenges. Other times, we can uncover the root issue causing our disease, and by changing our perspective, discover the reason for our sickness, helping us to heal on all levels - mind, body, and spirit.

Medical Qigong Therapy is a branch of Chinese Medicine originating from the Classical period of oral tradition when secret knowledge was handed down through families. It helps clients get to the root of their medical or psychological issues by exploring possible environmental and/or emotional causes, and then re-adjusting the energetic matrix to promote self-healing through better Qi and blood flow.


For several years, Kate studied Taoism, finding serenity in its simple wisdom. Later, she learned Tai Chi with Mark Tolstrup in Saratoga Springs. In 2014, she began training in Medical Qigong. Her first teacher was Robert Peng, a world-renowned Qigong Master and Healer.

In April of 2018, she graduated from a three-year intensive training certification program with Dr. Ted J. Cibik at Inner Strength in Leechburg, PA. Kate now holds the title of Doctor of Medical Qigong and also attained her PhD in Advanced Energetics, enabling her to work on more complicated cases by accessing the Shen state of being.  She feels very fortunate to be the only practitioner in our area to have obtained this level of study in Medical Qigong Therapy.

The practice focuses on reaching a high level of self-cultivation to enable the practitioner to work with most diseases, both physical and emotional, by adjusting the energy matrix.  This is done by talking to patients with targeted questions to identify the pattern of imbalance, according to Chinese Medicine, then working energetically to assist them with their healing process.

Sessions are aimed to empower individuals by giving them tools and prescriptions, in the form of qigongs (simple movements) and dietary and lifestyle recommendations, so they can take part in their own healing and discover the root of the pathology or emotional issue.

Dr. Kellman's doctoral thesis focused on Pediatric Leukemia and learning how to safely assist in the side effects associated with cancer treatments, helping those who are currently undergoing chemo and radiation or who have gone through it in their past.  MQT can help in the recovery process.   

Kate's lineage is from her primary teacher, Dr. Ted Cibik, who is a Daoist Priest, DMQ, Chinese Physician (Zhong Yi), and Naturopathic Doctor (N.D.). Dr. Cibik is a senior student of Dr. Jeffrey C. Yuen, a Daoist Master from the 88th generation of the Jade Purity Sect and the Complete Reality Dragon Gate School.

Kate continues to study Taoism in The Immortal Mind Program with Dr. Cibik. She is grateful to all the amazing teachers in her life and honored to help all those who find her through their own journey.

Her private practice was established in January of 2017, and she currently works out of Saratoga Springs, NY.

Kate is currently working out of The Garden in Saratoga, located just minutes from downtown Saratoga (434 Church Street). The Garden offers a beautiful and tranquil environment for health and healing. The talk part of the session is often held outside during the warm summer months in the colorful gardens or near the koi pond. 

Please contact her to set up an appointment (see Services tab) via email: or by phone or text at (518) 775-7798.

Now offering Remote Sessions, as well!  (Please see Services tab for more information).