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Living With Hope: Guest: Dr. Effie Chow

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Dr. Chow has a Ph.D. in higher education, and a master's degree in behavioral sciences and communication. She is a registered public health and psychiatric nurse and Qigong Grandmaster with 40 years' experience.

She is a National Diplomate in Acupuncture (NCCAOM) and a California-licensed acupuncturist since 1977. Dr. Chow received her training in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Qigong in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Canada and the United States. Her Qigong experience includes Frolic of Five Animals, Six Sounds, Taoist Qigong, Eight Silk Brocades, Dayan, Taiji (Tai Chi), Wai Tan Kung, Shaolin, Microcosmic Orbit, and others.

She is the only Qigong Grandmaster-Nurse-Acupuncturist in North America who has been active in the development of national health policies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in the field of cultural diversity, alternative and ethno-medicine. In the early development (1970's) of acupuncture licensing law in California, Dr. Chow was a consultant to Senator Moscone and other legislators. For over 35 years she has been consultant with the DHHS in various areas, such as the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute/NIH, and the Minority Task Force.


"Effie Chow is one of the strongest energy based healers and acupuncturists I have met and I have seen with my own eyes some of the remarkable results of her Qigong work"   - Deepak Chopra, M.D.