14 November 1999
Published by Frances Ann McKenzie, Copyright (c) 1999, all rights reserved.
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In this issue:
Qigong News gets a new home (and other interesting announcements)!
Third World Congress on Qigong and the Second American Qigong Association Conference November 19-21, 1999 in San Francisco, California, USA
Qigong News gets a new home!
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A message from Effie Poy Yew Chow, Ph.D., R.N., L.Ac., Dipl.Ac. (NCCA), Qigong Grandmaster, President, EWAHA, Congress Chair
Hello, Qigong is the Leading Edge of Healthcare in the Next Millennium. We would like to extend you an invitation to a landmark conference Nov. 19-21/99 in San Francisco.
East West Academy of Healing Arts
450 Sutter Street, Suite 2104
San Francisco, CA 94108
Telephone: (415) 788-2227
Fax: (415) 788-2242
Dear Qigong family,
The Honorable Mayor Willie Brown, the co-sponsors, and I warmly invite you to join us at the Third World Congress on Qigong and the Second American Qigong Association Conference, November 19th - 21st, in the beautiful and dynamic city of San Francisco.
Participate in the scientists' discussions regarding cutting edge research on Qigong, learn the ancient wisdom from Qigong experts as they demonstrate their knowledge and skills, and celebrate with dignitaries and celebrities as we enjoy food, music, and Qi-dancing. It will be a truly inspirational event as we direct our energy toward health and holism, a momentous and historic occasion for a world and people that need positive revitalization of body, mind, spirit, and environment.
The Third World Congress will cap off World Qigong Week, November 15th-21st, and will celebrate World Qigong Day, on November 20th. People from all over the world are invited to celebrate with us by having activities at home base involving media if they cannot come to the Congress. But of course, we want everyone to come! We will have many significant people involved as we did in the Second Congress such as President Bill Clinton and the Assistant Surgeon General. The last Congress was a tremendous success, attracting 65 presenters and more than 700 participants from 16 countries.
Qigong, an ancient science and art of health, is a traditional form of Chinese energy exercise and healing for the body, mind, and spirit. Qigong is practical for all ages and physical conditions, over 80 million people practice Qigong daily in China! Qigong is suitable for finding emotional balance in today's stressful lifestyle, training of top Olympic and World-Class athletes, as well as helping heal the seriously ill--those with paralysis, cancer, asthma, cardiovascular and other conditions.
The Third World Congress on Qigong and the Second American Qigong Association Conference will raise the awareness of the public regarding the need to develop a system of health care that promotes healthy lifestyles and affordable care--Qigong can be a powerful means of achieving this goal! The Congress will further act as a springboard for raising funds for much needed Medical Qigong scientific research and will continue to establish new associations and national organizations to expand and coordinate Qigong globally. The World Qigong Federation, the American Qigong Association, and other national organizations such as the German Qigong Association were established at the last Congress.
Through these means we will propel Qigong to the Western world as an exciting and essential health concept for the 3rd millennium, year 2000 and beyond!
If you would like to participate in the Congress please get the appropriate form or brochure from our web-site, http://www.eastwestqi.com/, or contact us so that we can mail/fax it to you. The instructions must be followed precisely as to what is required.
Be a part of the excitement by participating in any or all of the following ways:
1. Register and participate in the Congress by sending in the registration form that is enclosed in the Third World Congress on Qigong Brochure.
2. Co-sponsors, exhibitors, fundraisers, and potential advertisers, please send in the completed form, "An Invitation to Participate".
3. Apply to be a presenter by sending in the "Call for Abstracts" and requirements.
4. Join and support the World Qigong Federation and/or the American Qigong Association!
5. Promote and publicize Qigong and the Congress by contacting and educating as many people and organizations as possible. Get your Mayor, Governor, or other official to proclaim World Qigong Week and World Qigong Day! Involve the Media.
The momentum is building! Please send in your resume and background information if you want to help promote Qigong on an ongoing basis. We need volunteers in many areas and will be able to use your skills and expertise.
We look forward to you being part of our 'Qi family' at this extraordinary healing event as we move toward greater heights of health and wholeness with Qigong!
Effie Poy Yew Chow, Ph.D., R.N., L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.(NCCA)
President, EWAHA, Congress Chair
Sponsor: East West Academy of Healing Arts.
Cosponsors (partial listing):
World Qigong Federation; American Qigong Association; German Qigong Association; Romania Qigong Association; American Association of Oriental Medicine; American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine; School of Social Welfare and School of Nursing at the State University of New York, Stony Brook; Pacific Rim Publishing/TC Media; EWAHA Qigong Institute; The Empty Vessel Magazine; The Commission on Aging, The City and County of San Francisco; Wuji Productions; Traditional Chinese Medicine World Foundation; Richard Yennie, DC, DiplAc (NCCA); John Kinzell, PhD; Surrey and White Rock Home Support Association; and others.