The 15th World Congress on Qigong/ TCM (15WCQ/TCM), is the leading international educational event always featuring a plethora of world renown experts, including Qigong, Tai Chi and Martial Arts masters, Traditional Chinese Medicine doctors, physicians, and clinical researchers, as well as other healthcare professionals involved in modern western medicine and natural health care. The 15WCQ/TCM aims to advance the education of natural health practitioners as well as educating the beginner on health and well-being. It supports the development of clinical research, and facilitates the delivery of high-quality natural healthcare worldwide. The Congress will be filled as usual with spectacular feats and amazing demonstrations, powerful workshops and innovative keynote speakers.
Features of the Congress: Extravagant Opening Ceremonies All Day Workshops featuring: Natural Healing /Qigong/Tai Chi Chuan/Martial Arts/TCM Traditional Chinese Tea served all weekend Gala Awards Banquet Spectacular performances in Qi-Healing and Martial Arts Dinner with Entertainment, Music, and Dance Grand Closure
Letter from Dr. Effie Chow, Chair of WCQTCM
Dear, dear friends,
Advancing my/our global vision for natural/Qigong/TCM healing in every home, East West Academy of Healing Arts and co-sponsors will convene the 15th World Congress on Qigong/TCM on three continents in 2013: San Francisco, California, USA ( MAY 17-20, 2013 ) in collaboration with the Asian Heritage Street Celebration; ~ Chengdu, China (June 21-25, 2013) in collaboration with the 22 International Conference on TCM/Yang Sheng and the Chengdu University; ~ Tokyo, Japan (September 21-23, 2013) in collaboration with Japan Shaolin Temple.
We are very excited to share with you a few very important dimensions added to this Congress: 1) an international public nomination process for our much coveted annual awards to discover hidden unpublicized talents and experts;
2) raise funds for much needed Qigong/TCM research;
3) a competition for a creative Logo and flyer for our 15th World Congress on Qigong/TCM;
4) a competition for a dedicated song composition for our World Congress;
5) Saturday, May 18 will be a free day because of our fortunate annual co-sponsorship with The Asian Heritage Street Celebration, where I am the coordinator of The Healthy Living Pavilion-Natural Medicine, which boasts a crowd that day of 100,000 transitional attendees, many of whom are eager to learn about Qigong/TCM. We will have an outdoor venue, Larkin and O’Farrell Streets and an indoor venue, the historic Whitcomb Hotel on Market Street! This is a chance to be a vendor to publicize and sell your services and products! Please check our websites for details. www.eastwestqi.com and www.asianfairsf.com.
We are inundated with daily news about the chaos and rapid destruction in our desperate world. Qigong/TCM can establish/restore peace and harmony! This necessary expansion of our World Congress also allows infinitely more people to enter the fascinating realm of Qigong/TCM, experience the healing power of these ancient systems and discover their own innate ability to heal themselves. In healing of self, the planet will also be healed. Over thousands of years, Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine have helped billions of people stay healthy and recover from disease with a holistic approach that addresses the mind/body/spirit in connection with nature. A global and universal Shift has been evolving, creating birth to a new era of love, compassion, and peace by the people’s choice.
CNN, Time Magazine, “Escape Fire” The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare (Documentary Teaser 2012) http://vimeo.com/27450676 and other films have made it increasingly clear that our western healthcare system is, in fact, an outrageously expensive sick-care system, fraught with unacceptable levels of risk of medical errors, drug reactions and hospital acquired infection. Statistics report that Iatrogenic Disease is the biggest ‘killer” in the hospital along with heart and cancer! Physicians themselves are frustrated with overwhelmingly huge patient loads; people suffering from common diseases for which the usual medical response is ‘another drug’. There is a better way. Dr. Oz on Oprah says: “If you want to live to 100, do Qigong!” In his world tour experiencing anti-aging and health promotion practices, he favored “Tai Chi Chuan”!
Come and experience with us! Drop your worries and stress for 3 days and be joyful with us which may be a life-changing experience for you as it has been for thousands of others! Learn how to self-heal with Qi your outstanding problems or to become super-healthy! You can turn around and help heal others, and expand your career or create a new one in the healing field which is now noted as the largest and most sustaining industry! One of our major thrust is working with the Veterans with success for PTSD, physical or emotional pain, preventing suicides and other problems. Some scholarships are available for Veterans.
We welcome your participation in many ways…a donor, co-sponsor, presenter, promotional expert, fund-raiser, volunteer in organizing the Congress as we pride ourselves as a volunteer-run Congress! OR, just come be an attendee! Again, see our website for details on all levels of participation.
Looking forward to seeing you at our Congress for some serious learning with lots of fun! Our prescription is to have at least 8 hugs and 3 belly-aching laughs a day! However, even if you get 100 in one day, you have to start with number 1 the next day! You can start right now! Much Blessings….
In Loving Qi with hugs and laughter, Dr. Chow - Effie, and Congress Committee.
When & Where
1231 Market Street San Francisco,
Friday, May 17, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 6:00 PM (PDT)