Today's Medical care is compartmentalized and is failing as an effective health care system. Many prominent physicians have referred to our health care system now as "A Sick Care Monitoring System.” It divides physical, mental/emotional, spiritual factors which in cultural systems of care they are integrally related in the care of the whole person. Combining Traditional Chinese Medicine/Qigong with modern health principles, The Chow Integrated Healing System (CIHS) of mind/body/spirit solicits remarkable instantaneous results where western medicine and other methods have failed in all situations particularly with the elderly, for wellness, diseases, pain, disabilities and rehabilitation. Learn Qi/life-energy whole health practices to heal oneself (self-help) and others.
In this workshop, emphasis will be on the integrated and total holistic approach to natural healing using the ancient Chinese concept of Qi-energy or the life force. Individuals will learn through observing the demonstration of and experiencing the various ways of energy healing particularly through Qigong.
One will be able to:
- Define Traditional Chinese Medicine and Qigong;
- Demonstrate mind/body/spirit integration;
- Know essentials of nutrition for good health;
- Experience and demonstrate 4 Qi/life-energy practices;
- Use holistic approaches for wellness/disabilities/rehabilitation situations;
- Name some research/clinical TCM/Qigong/CIHS resources.
About the Workshop Leaders
Dame Dr. Effie Chow, PhD(Ed); RN(Psychiatry/Public Health); M.S.(Behavioral Sciences/ Communication); LicAc(CA); DiplAc(NCCAOM); Chow Qigong Grandmaster; "Mother of Qigong in the West"; President Clinton's 20 member White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy; AAAOM Chinese Medicine Pioneer in America. UofH.
*Terry Shintani, MD, JD, MPH, KCSJ, American physician, attorney, nutritionist, professor, lecturer, radio show host and community advocate in Hawaii. Author: latest “The Peace Diet™” (2015). In 2006, honored as Living Treasure of Hawaii.
*Elizabeth Chen Christenson, MD, LAc, Integrative Holistic Medicine Board Certified Physician located in Kailua, HI. Founder and Medical Director of CHI Medical Center, Harp Music Therapist.
*Ann Colichidas, MS, First 50 Licensed Gerontologist in USA. Activities Director at San Francisco’s landmark retirement community, The Heritage Center. Chow Qigong Coach The Qi of Dance.
*Elvia Perez, RN. Maternal and Child Health Specialist, (76 years young!) Teaching Chow Qigong weekly at San Francisco Laguna Honda, USA's premiere Rehabilitation Center (wheelchair-bound patients), and at The Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital Wellness Center.