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Lama Tantrapa

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Dr. Effie Chow is an international health practitioner, acupuncturist, a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services advisor and a public health  and psychiatric nurse with a Masters in Behavioral Sciences and a Ph.D. in Higher Education. She is not only the founder of one of the few institutions teaching Qigong in this country, but also the founder of the American Qigong Association and the World Qigong Federation. 

As an internationally renowned expert in Qigong and Taoist arts with over 30 years of experience in teaching subtle energy methods internationally, she is one of the most recognized leaders in the field of Qigong in America today.

Recipient of the "Visionary of the Year 1997," "The Humanitarian of the Year 1999" and "The Visionary of the Decade 2000" Awards, Dr. Effie Chow has for over 40 years been working to integrate Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine with Western Medicine. Toward this goal, she founded the East West Academy of Healing Arts in 1973 in San Francisco. In 1988 an arm of that organization was established within the Academy to promote research and clinical work in medical Qigong.

In 2003 she was appointed by the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago to their National Task Force on The 21st Century Initiative on Life and Health. In 2004 she was invited to join the Advisory Board of the CAM Health Expo, and in 2005 - the Advisory Board of the National Library of Medicine - Asian American Health Website Users Group. "The Journal of the Science of Healing Outcomes". In October of 2007, American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine honored her as one of the "Pioneers and Leaders of Oriental Medicine in the USA".