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    World Congress on Qigong and TCM in San Francisco

    I'm embarrassed that there is no thread on this event. We've covered it for years.

    13th World Congress on Qigong and TCM in San Francisco
    Sausalito, CA
    Friday, April 08, 2011

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    CONTACT: Chaired: Dr. Effie Chow PhD, RN, LicAc, Qigong Grandmaster
    April 30-May 1 with pre and post Congress Masters workshops.
    Historic Whitcomb Hotel 1231 Market St. (@8th Street) San Francisco, CA

    SAN FRANCISCO)--The World Congress on Qigong/TCM brings together over 50 of the World's BEST Qigong Masters, Martial Artists, Celebrities, and Scientists for you to experience & learn from their powerful Qi-energy!

    The Congress is also a fundraiser for Japan Disaster Relief led by famous Japanese Film Star/Martial Artist Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa with other stars

    Donate NOW www.eastwestqi.com

    2011 Theme: Energetic Anti-Aging, Optimum Wellness & Longevity:

    For Self and The Planet

    What: Eye-opening, Entertaining, Educational (Edutainment!) and Life-changing

    An Extraordinary opportunity to experience the powerful energy field of and learn from over 50 World Class Qigong Masters and scientists and celebrities.

    ! Scientific Symposium on Science and Art of energy healing. Hands on and Distant Healing! Feel the Profound Qi for health in Dance, Music, Humor, Love, Hugs, Laughter and Performance. Witness super-human feats…walking on elevated paper, boiling water with the Master's Qi emission, Shaolin Monks defy spears, swords to body.

    Hand stand on two fingers! Experience and learn how to instantaneously rid self and others of pain and stress-related conditions of body/mind/spirit to environmental energy, from even cancer, heart conditions.

    Learn Skills on how to not only survive, but THRIVE in a Toxic World and Financial Crisis! You will be amazed with the impossible being possible, and miracles that take place at this Congress and can also in your daily life! Come with your aches and pains and long-term problems with a physician's note describing your condition.

    Sample quotes from previous attendees:" I am completely turned around from severe depression with many body/mind/social problems including much pain, to suddenly pain free and enlightened to the many possibilities for my life… it is a miracle." SB "…25 years debilitating fibromyalgia gone at the Congress and since for 6 years now!" BF

    "Two years 'frozen shoulder' with severe pain scheduled for surgery…gone within 2 minutes at the Congress. No surgery needed and 7 years now I am still great! Thank you." Carol. There is no promise of treatment, but the masters will teach you how to heal yourself.

    This annual Congress is one of the few venues that combine Eastern modalities with a Western scientific paradigm for understanding how to incorporate these practices into healthcare, consumer education and self-care. The central theme of "Qi" (bio-energy) is explored via research, direct experience, health education and exceptional feats of human performance; all in one exciting weekend conference. Exhibits open to the public.

    When: April 30-May 1 with pre and post conference activities April 29-May 2. Come full or part-time.

    • Saturday 10 am: Grand Opening Celebration of World Tai Chi and Qigong Day

    • Saturday 6 pm: Gala Banquet: Cultural Spectacular Qi Performances, Awards and Dancing

    • Sunday 9 am – 12:30 pm: Science Symposium; Lunch Program 12:30 – 2:00 pm

    • Sunday 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Science Panel and Concurrent Sessions

    Where: Hotel Whitcomb, 1231 Market Street at 8th Street, San Francisco 94103

    Why: . Modern western science is just catching up with ancient Chinese medicine and philosophy in discovering that Qi (bio-energy) is life and health. Attendees will have the rare opportunity to learn and experience directly from the world's top masters and scientists about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) that patients as well as practitioners are adopting at an accelerated rate

    • As our nation struggles to find efficient, cost effective ways to improve health, this Congress offers 50+ masters with notable contributions to the art and science of Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine and others inordinately successful in studying its effects.

    •Dr. Andrew Weil calls for a restoration of the focus of medicine on health and healing; and emphasizing the centrality of the patient-physician relationship in his book Why our Health Matters,

    •The National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), part of the US National Institutes of Health, found that in 2002, 62.1% of adults in the US had used some form of CAM in the past 12 months and 75% across lifespan.

    Who: Celebrities in Healing and Martial Arts, Dr. Sharyn Wynters and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa headline a faculty of 50+ presenters. Featuring Dr. Shin Lin PhD, Professor of Developmental & Cell Biology School of Biological Sciences at University of California-Irvine researches the physiological changes in mind/body functions and bio energy fields associated with mind-body practices and acupuncture therapy, who will be joined by Dr. Kevin Chen, Dept of Integrative Medicine, University of Maryland, Dr. Qing Dong, Sound Pediatrics, and Dr. Beverly Rubik, founder of the Institute of Frontier Science, to present the most recent research in this emerging field. A special distant energy healing is offered for all by Michael Mohoric.

    For details and the below, go to website: www.eastwestqi.com

    Full List of Presenters

    Detailed Schedule (* subject to change)

    Register at www.eastwestqi.com


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    ttt for this weekend

    This is a Tiger Claw Foundation sponsored event.

    13th World Congress on Qigong/TCM and 12th World Tai Chi and Qigong Day

    The Tiger Claw Foundation is supporting the 13th World Congress on Qigong/TCM and 12th World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, held at Hotel Whitcomb in San Francisco, CA on April 29-30, 2011

    In cooperation with EastWestQi.com and KungFuMagazine.com.
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    Free Scholarships

    Free Scholarships to attend the 13th World Congress of Qigong & TCM
    * April 27th, 2011 9:03 pm ET
    Violet Li
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    At the eve of the 13th World Congress of Qigong & TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) in San Francisco, California, founder Dr. Effie Chow announced that to spread the benefits of Qigong and TCM to everyone, the event will offer free scholarships to financially stressed individuals. In general, this colorful, exciting and educational event is a volunteer effort. This year’s program is extremely rich with masters and experts from all over the world to present and teach. This Congress is also a celebration of the World Tai Chi & Qigong Day on Saturday April 30. Dr. Chow said that “we trust people to be honest and they don’t need to provide any financial document to be qualified for the scholarships to attend the event for free.”

    The theme of this Congress is “an extraordinary gathering of Qi”. It will be held at the beautiful historical Whitcomb Hotel with easy BART access. The pre-Congress master workshops (with extra fee) will kick off on Friday evening. Master Nikolas Maricic from Croatia will donate the proceeds from the workshop to the Japan Disaster Relief. Dr. and Master Wang Yan will start her Weight Loss and Skin Problem workshops. Grandmaster Ting-Jue Zhou will talk about collecting Qi the ancient way.

    Saturday April 30, the Congress will officially start with Lion Dance, Healing Taiko Drumming, Tai Chi Sifu May Chen, Qigong Master Mingtong Gu, Actor Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Dr. Sandra Rose Michael, Masters Stanley Ngui and Justin Ngui, Dr. Sharyn Wynters, Lama Tantrapa, Drs. Tom and Janet Wu, Ann Colichida, Sifu Zhenwu, and many others will perform or lead Tai Chi/Qigong practices.

    On Saturday afternoon, there will be simultaneous workshops:

    * Lama Tantrapa - Qigong Coaching for Peak Performance in Push Hands
    * Elliot Susel – The Qi of Dance - Swing Dance preparing for dance party
    * Michael Santos – Spring Forest Qigong
    * Dr. Janet Wu - Qigong Laughing
    * Sifu Zhenwu (George Xavier Love OMD, A.P.), Qigong Rap, Including Meridians
    * Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa – Breath, Gravity, Water, Centre
    * Grandmaster Ting-Jue Zhou - Qigong for Opening the Microcosmic Orbit and Developing Healing
    * Dr. Linda Hole – Divine Tsunami Qi: Some Qi Secrets
    * Bina Jangda - Longevity of Beauty without Cosmetic Surgery
    Violet Li, who has written for us before, was originally slated to cover this event for us but met with an unexpected schedule conflict. We'll still have a reporter there, as well as our Publisher, Gigi Oh, of course, who holds a seat on the planning committee.
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    Award recipients

    Winners of 13th World Congress on Qigong & TCM Awards
    * April 30th, 2011 5:01 pm ET
    Violet Li

    After the careful selection, World Congress on Qigong &Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has announced the winners of this year’s awards. Dr. Effie Chow, Founder of the World Congress said that the awards will be presented during the Congress’s Gala this evening in San Francisco, California. The winners and their accomplishments are as the following:

    Judo Master of the Year –

    Keiko FukudaSensei, born in Japan on April 12, 1913, is the highest-ranked female judo practitioner in history. She holds the rank of 9th dan from both the Kodokan and the United States Judo Federation, and is the last surviving student of Kanō Jigorō, founder of Judo.

    In 1966, she traveled to the USA to demonstrate her art at Mills College; the institution immediately offered her a teaching position. She taught there from 1967 to 1978. In 1990, Fukuda was awarded Japan's Order of the Sacred Treasure, 4th Class (Gold Rays with Rosette), and the United States Judo Incorporated (USJI) Henry Stone Lifetime Contribution to American Judo Award. In 2004, she published Ju-No-Kata: A Kodokan Judo textbook, a pictorial guide for performing Ju-no-kata. Fukuda has served as a technical adviser for US Women's Judo and the USJI Kata Judges' Certification Sub-committee. She has also served as a National Kata Judge, and was a faculty member of the USJI National Teachers’ Institute, a member of the USJF Promotion Committee, and a member of the USJF and USJI Women’s Sub-committee. At the age of 98, she continues to teach her art in San Francisco.

    Qigong Master of the Year –

    Master Mingtong Gu is an internationally recognized Qigong Master who received his training from Grandmasters of China and Tibet and with Grandmaster Dr. Pang at the world’s largest Qigong hospital in China. Mingtong Gu is the founder of The Chi Centerand Wisdom Healing Foundation located in San Francisco.

    Master Gu brings the profound teachings of Wisdom Healing Qigong to new audiences to better heal themselves. Master Gu was born and raised in China and was the first from his village to attend college, receiving his MA from University of California at San Diego and MFA from Ohio State University. Master Gu leads workshops, events and retreats for individuals and wellness professionals and also partners with other Qigong and organizations internationally, including Institute of Noetic Sciences, California Institute of Integral Studies, Esalen Institute and Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Master Gu is the author Sound Healing Technologies and Wisdom Healing Qigong: Activate and Embody Wisdom and Energy for Health, Healing and Happiness. He has modeled the Center’s retreats on China’s largest Qigong Hospital, welcoming people with emotional and physical challenges, including neurological diseases, cancer and stress, into a residential setting.

    Martial Artists of the Year –

    Sifus Phillip Wong and Zhang Hong Mei – Pacific Wushu.

    Phillip Wong is the Founder of Pacific Wushu and Stanford University Wushu Club. With over 25 year martial arts teaching experience, he has 13 national and international Grand Championships. He won the all-around silver medal at the 2nd International Wushu Games, second only to China. He was named by Inside Kung Fu Magazine as Competitor of the Year. In the computer world, you may recognize him as Lei Wu Long in Tekken I, II, and III; he performed the motion captured for this character. This is just one of over a half-dozen video games Master Wong has to his credit. He has also been featured on a variety of magazine covers in the USA, China, Italy and Japan. In the film world, he has starred in films in Asia and choreographed feature films in the USA.

    Zhang Hong Mei, born in Beijing, China, she began studying Wushu at the age 9 and was selected from thousands of children to join the prestigious Beijing Wushu Team. Soon afterwards, she became one of the country’s elite athletes. At China’s National Games, she captured gold medals in Bagua, sparring routines, and Double Straight Sword. In recognition of her skills and dedication, she was selected to China’s National Team to compete in the 1st International Games held in Xian, China where she captured a gold medal in the Women’s Straight Sword competition. Over her long study of Wushu, she has mastered 20 different styles most notable Straight Sword, Double-Straight Sword, Yang Style Tai Chi, Long Fist, and Staff, among others. Master Zhang has traveled the world as an ambassador, performing and teaching the art of Wushu and spreading Chinese culture. By invitation, she taught Wushu and Tai Chi in Yokohama and Tokyo, Japan. She has appeared on dozens of international magazine covers and has been featured numerous times on TV, film and video.

    Qigong/Martial Arts Movie Star of the Year –

    Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa was born in Tokyo with his father in counter-intelligence and his mother an actress. He began ardent martial arts training in his teens. In conscious awareness of his warrior's spirit, at 36, Tagawa began acting and has since played 80 plus roles including his first real break: "The Last Emperor", then "Rising Sun", "Mortal Kombat", "The Phantom", and "Memoirs of a Geisha" and appearing in many hit TV series. Most recently, Tagawa was selected for the role of Heihachi Mishima in Tekken, the film adaptation of the popular video game franchise. He was also featured as the voice of Brushogun in Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo. He has recently been involved off-screen in addressing student groups (at SFSU and Stanford). He has also been coaching the martial artist portraying Shang Tsung in the Mortal Kombat Live Tour, and in his free time, developing his new form of Martial Arts, called "Chuu Shin." Cary says, "What most people don't know is that I was a healer long before I began acting. It is my first love."

    Scientist of the Year –

    Dr. Shu-Ming Wang holds a B.S. from Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan, and earned her M. D. at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ. She did her professional training at New York University as well as Yale University, and held a Fellowship in Acupuncture from the American College of Acupuncture, New York, NY. She has held academic appointments in at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and Yale University School of Medicine, and is currently at the University of California –Irvine Medical Center. In 2000 she won the Osher Award for Best Presentation in Clinical Science at the International Scientific Conference for Complementary and Integrative Medical Research in Boston, Massachusetts.

    Dr. Wang is a practicing pediatric anesthesiologist and licensed acupuncturist. Her research interests focus on the use of acupuncture and related interventions as treatment for various clinical problems during the perioperative period. Dr. Wang uses functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to study the mechanisms of action of the analgesic effects of acupuncture. She is also a R21 grant recipient from The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine to study
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    TCMSchoolof the Year -

    Five Branches University - President Ron Zaidman and Joanna Zhao Zhen-Ping

    Five Branches University offers programs on traditional Chinese medical theory and diagnosis, acupuncture, herbology and Western medicine. When founded by Ron Zaidman and Joanna Zhao on February 4, 1984, it had one classroom; the clinic had three treatment rooms and five teachers with 18 students. It now has two campuses, 12 classrooms with 33 treatment rooms and 100 teachers. They are up to 450 students and see 160 patients a day.

    Ron Zaidman, MTCM, MBA, DAOM Fellow, is president of Five Branches University. Zaidman grew up in Europe and speaks several languages. He completed his Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine (MTCM) from Five Branches University where he is presently also a fellow in the Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Zaidman earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Stanford University. Zaidman was an international management consultant specializing in strategic planning prior to dedicating himself to the TCM field. He also co-founded and is the president of Eastern Currents, a medical supplies importer and distributor. Zaidman sees himself as an entrepreneur. He is dedicated to the transmission of traditional Chinese medicine to the West.
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    Joanna Zhao Zhen-Ping, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac. (N.C.C.A.), M.T.C.M. (China),Dean of Five Branches Institute, has been Director of Five Branches' TCM Clinic since she founded it in 1985. Joanna graduated from Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the People's Republic of China, where she trained in both Western medicine and TCM. After graduation, she studied with noted medical doctors and acupuncturists Xiuyan Lu and Yuan Fang. Since then, she has spent more than a quarter century teaching and practicing TCM in China and the United States, working with a local oncologist and developing specialties in cancer, immune diseases, mental and emotional disorders, and infertility. She has led study tours to China since 1992, where Five Branches' graduates study in Shanghai's Shuguang Hospital and Zhejiang TCM College. Ms. Zhao is an accomplished musician, integrating Eastern and Western styles of music, as well as medicine. Like her teacher and great-grandfather, she is also an excellent Chinese calligrapher.

    Qigong Hard Qi Performer/Healer of the Year -

    Grandmaster Zhou Ting-Jueis a Qigong master who at age 7 began learning TCM and martial arts in China under his uncle, a Taoist priest of the Dragon Gate sect, at his temple on Wudang Mountain. Later, Master Zhou’s reputation spread to all of China and he has been called a "Treasure of the Nation." Founder of China US Wu Dang Qigong Association, Grandmaster Zhou created his own school of Qigong. His unique skills and techniques have contributed to and broadened the scope of traditional Qigong. These abilities form the basis of the care he provides and the amazing effect it has in promoting health and healing disease. His mentors included many famous Chinese Qigong masters who passed on to him their personal knowledge about the mysterious power of Qigong. For almost half a century, Master Zhou has been diagnosing and treating disease with his amazing Qigong skills and techniques. Qigong treatment, which differs from Western medical therapy, is noninvasive and uses neither instruments, medications nor drugs. Qigong therapy combines Chinese massage pressure on the body, acupuncture points with the power of Qi, and the simple radiating of Qi – which is usually felt as heat – without actually touching the body
    Naturopathic Physician of the Year -

    Dr. Sharyn Wyntersis an author and doctor of naturopath with more than thirty years experience. She is internationally recognized for the regenerative program she advocates based on a lifestyle that includes raw, whole-food nutrition and a toxin-free living environment. She is a popular motivational speaker and authored three books. Her latest book, SURVIVE! is a reflection of over 30 years of research into the dangers of the toxins in our living environment and how to avoid them.

    Dr. Wynters began her professional life far removed from the world of health and wellness. At the age of seventeen, she became Miss Pennsylvania in the Miss World competition. Her career advanced when she became a top fashion model for Oleg Cassini. Trying her skills as an actress, Sharyn’s first major role was as Cat Girl on the original Batman TV series. She later appeared in a number of films such as Odd Couple, Hook, Line & Sinker, and West World. Unfortunately, in the prime of her career she was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing to accept the grim portrayal of her future, she sought the help of Dr. William Donald Kelley. After her recovery, she became his student. Her healing journey not only left her cancer-free, but also gave her a new passion. Today, as a naturopathic doctor, motivational speaker, author, and advocate of an internationally recognized regenerative program based on whole food nutrition and toxin-free living, Dr. Wynters is in a unique position to help thousands on the road to optimal health.

    Community Service of the Year -

    Dr. Charlene Ossler RN, PhDis Vice President of Zhi Dao Guan, The Taoist Center. She has a distinguished career in public health as a researcher and educator and is currently Vice President, Zenith Insurance, a workers compensation insurance carrier. A graduate of the University of Maryland, Catholic University and Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Dr. Ossler co-founded the Taoist Center in Oakland with her husband, Dr. Alex Feng. She has supported the World Congress on Qigong/TCM for many years and finds joy in the many ways the Path of Tao reveals.

    Tai Chi/Media Excellence of the Year -

    Arthur Edward Rosenfeldis a martial arts master and authority on Chinese wisdom for the Western world. He specializes in using Tai Chi movement and philosophy for personal growth and transformation. His writing and teaching has been covered in local and national media including Newsweek, Ebony, New York Daily News, FloridaSun-Sentinel, Parade, Fox News Channel, Boca Raton Magazine, and syndicated radio and television shows. His syndicated blog appears on The Huffington Post, and is recurrently featured on Google News, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal and more. A critically acclaimed, best-selling author, he has sold scripts to Hollywood and has published nine novels, two non-fiction books, several screenplays, and numerous articles for national magazines. He founded Pen & Sword Tai Chi in 1997 and teaches Tai Chi nationally and in South Florida. He is the creator and host of a documentary series on Integrative Medicine and is the host of American Public Television’s Longevity Tai Chi With Arthur Rosenfeld and other forthcoming programs.

    Qigong Cancer Specialist of the Year - Drs. Thomas and Janet Wu

    Dr. Tom Wu was born in China. He studied Western conventional medicine in France and received a M.D. in pathology from the University of Bordeaux and a MD in Alternative Medicine from Open International University, Columbo, Sri Lanka. He returned to China to serve his countrymen and learned Qìgong and oriental healing methods including a special modality to treat and heal diabetes. He came to the United States to study nutrition at American Health Science University and became a licensed certified nutritionist. He attended Clayton College of Natural Health and received his doctorate degree of Naturopathy and a Ph.D. in Nutrition from American Holistic College of Nutrition.

    At age 30, Dr. Wu was diagnosed with advanced stages of lung cancer, and was told he had only a few months to live. The secrets of how he won the fight against lung cancer and maintains a healthy body are revealed in his first book Principle of Natural Cures. Dr. Wu combines his knowledge of the ancient Chinese healing with his traditional western training in Naturopathy and alternative medicine together to create a pathway to good health through dietary and lifestyle changes. His worldwide wellness seminars have benefited thousands of people and practitioners. Dr. Wu has received numerous awards for his tireless efforts to help people achieve and maintain good health.

    Dr. Janet Wu was born in a Taoist family. She was taught that the best way to help people is to "teach them to fish instead of giving them the fish". Because of this philosophy, she developed a unique holistic health care program called "Do It Yourself and Selfcare Healing Art".

    She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Stanford University and from Open International University. She studied Western natural healing art at Clayton College of Natural Health and received her doctorate degree in Naturopathy. She further studied nutrition at the American Holistic College of Nutrition and received her Ph.D. in Nutrition. She is one of the founders of CBN Flying Hospital and visiting professor for the Open International University, De La Salle University of Medicine at La Cavite, Philippines and Hei Long Jiang Traditional Chinese Medicine University in Shen Yang, China. She is commissioned to organize annually a team to include only selected doctors in alternative medicine, psychologists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, researchers and holistic healers to China to learn Wai Tan Kung which is sponsored by Chinese government to culturally exchange the scientific proven natural healing art.
    We'll have a full report in our Sep Oct issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneChing View Post
    o...m...g....this is going up on facebook, priceless find!
    "The true meaning of a given movement in a form is not its application, but rather the unlimited potential of the mind to provide muscular and skeletal support for that movement." Gregory Fong

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    This year was challenging

    It was the same weekend as the New Living Expo, which is a major event held at the Concourse Exhibition Hall in S.F. That surely drew some attendees away.

    Nevertheless, I'm told Dr. Love was very, very popular.
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    more in tthe wake

    I should temper my earlier comment with the fact that the Congress was well attended this year on all accounts.
    Master Mingtong Gu Awarded the World Qigong Master of the Year by 13th World Qigong Congress
    San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 05, 2011

    Master Mingtong Gu accepted the World Qigong Master of the Year Award from Dr. Effie Chow before a sold-out crowd at the 13th Annual World Qigong Congress Gala in San Francisco. Mingtong Gu is founder of The Chi Center in Petaluma, CA and a trained master and world teacher in the ancient and modern practice of Qigong. Dr. Chow added that "Master Gu was selected for his important accomplishments in his Qigong teachings and for building world awareness of Qigong's benefit for today's world."

    "I am humbled and honored to be awarded World Qigong Master of the Year. I feel gratitude for all the teachers over thousands of years who come before me, and all those practitioners teaching now." Master Gu added "I will continue my work ahead, for this ancient wisdom is needed for our modern times."

    "Why live a life with only one candle lit, when we have the sun within us waiting to shine? So much is possible in all of us by doing Qigong. With Qigong a mother lives more joy and so can teach more joy, a nurse renews calm and so can be calm in crises, an elder builds balance and stays mobile longer, and a cancer patient builds whole strength and is better prepared for treatment and recovery. The tools were discovered long ago, now it's simply getting the word out to begin the practice."

    The Awards Ceremony was held at the Hotel Whitcomb, San Francisco, April 30, 2011, during the 13th Annual World Qigong Congress. Master Gu shared the Gala stage with honorees in other categories. The four-day World Congress event brings over 50 of the world's top Qigong masters, teachers, health scientists and traditional Chinese medical practitioners from over 15 countries to give training, exhibitions and performances for the public. The next time to learn from Master Gu, is at the Chi Center's Healer Within workshop, for beginning to advanced students on May 28 and 29 in San Rafael, CA. " Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Chi Center offers classes and retreats, web events, and teacher training programs. Go to chicenter.com.

    About the Chi Center:
    Master Mingtong Gu is an internationally recognized teacher of Wisdom Healing Qigong. Master Gu is the founder of the Chi Center, which offers events, classes, retreats and online programs for the public and for professional practitioners and teacher training. Master Gu received his Qigong training from grandmasters in China and Tibet and at the world's largest medicine-less hospital in China. Founded in China over 5000 years ago, the Qigong practice improves energy and wellness through gentle movement, meditation, sound and visualization. The Chi Center is based at the Earthrise at IONS campus in Petaluma, CA, and Marin County.
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    Dang. I've let this thread slide again.

    Again, this is a Tiger Claw Foundation supported event. Our Publisher Gigi Oh is a co-chair. Here's our facebook album from it (only photos from 2013 at this posting).

    he 17th World Congress on Qigong/Tai Chi/TCM will be held in San Francisco at the Hotel Whitcomb

    2016-08-25

    The 17th World Congress on Qigong in San Francisco offers scientific presentations and programs on the cutting edge science of Internal Arts of Tai Chi, Qigong, and Traditional Chinese Medicine

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    As seen in recent media on Olympic athletes and health news, Tai Chi, Qigong, and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are at the cutting edge of popular culture.

    In just a few days, beginning September 2nd, 2016, the annual World Congress on Qigong/Tai Chi/TCM will be held in San Francisco at the Hotel Whitcomb on Market Street.

    This event provides the general public and mind-body professionals an opportunity to learn from top scientists and Internal Arts professionals from around the world how Tai Chi, Qigong, and TCM can not only improve personal health, but very literally are affecting the course of humanity's future.

    This year, best-selling Tai Chi author and 2009 World Internal Arts in New York, Inductee, William Douglas, will be presenting on his just released book "The Tao of Tai Chi: The Making of a New Science," explaining how these ancient arts align with Quantum Physics, Chaos Mathematics, and Social and Neurological Sciences, and are very literally a prescription for humanity's challenges of the future.

    Tai Chi, Qigong, and TCM are now recognized and used in many of the world's largest health institutions. Harvard Health Publications called Tai Chi "medication in motion" for all the myriad health benefits it can prevent or even treat.

    The Founder of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day will present at this year's Congress in San Francisco in a few days on how these mind-body medical practices are now spread worldwide.

    And on why World Tai Chi & Qigong Day (celebrated annually in 100s of cities in over 80 nations) has been officially proclaimed by 22 US Governors; and by Senates, including, New York, California, Puerto Rico; and by the National Congress of Brazil, as well as being supported by consulates, embassies, and government ministries and bodies all over the world ... now advocating the use of Tai Chi and Qigong for their citizens.

    Learn how, at this World Congress on Qigong, how mind-body arts can save global society trillions of dollars in saved future health costs, and foster a new generations of more intelligent, more creative, more compassionate citizens worldwide by incorporating these mind-body practices into public educations worldwide ... and learn why the scientific research on these practices proves that it is long over due that these mind-body sciences become a standard part of public education worldwide.

    World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's efforts have been reported by The New York Times; Wall Street Journal; CNN; FOX News; BBC Television; Associated Press Television; Agence France Presse Television; China's Global News CCTV; and by national media in nations across teh planet.
    This year's draw are leading medical qigong masters, Grandmaster Wang Yan and a group of Guolinxingqigong representatives. I don't know either of them because I don't know that much about the medical qigong circles, but I'm told they are very well known.


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    Gone virtual

    Just got this press release:
    Join the Movement for Making this World a Better Place!

    Virtual conference on January 1 through 8, 2021

    I hope you have been enjoying a lovely holiday season. The grand Qigong event of the year - The 20th World Congress on Qigong/Tai Chi/TCM/Daoism/Natural Healing brought to you by East West Academy of Healing Arts and Academy of Qi Dao - is right around the corner. It is starting on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2021, which means that you will be able to ring in the New Year with thousands of like-minded people from all over the world!

    The theme of this congress featuring over 30 experts in Qigong, Tai Chi and related disciplines is - quite appropriately - The Art and Science of Thriving in Interesting Times.

    Although throughout this entire it might seem like there were enough problems to make your head spin, I believe that there is always a way to make the best of even the most dire situations, including our current state of affairs in America, Europe, UK, and throughout the world. That is why I would like to share with you some simple tips on how to thrive during these uncertain and challenging times, to stay grounded and centered, so that you can go through your daily life with confidence and abundance of energy. Here are three no-nonsense tips to help you thrive:
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