"Back to Basics" Workshop

A Weekend Workshop on Chinese Integrative Medicine
with International Expert Dr. Andre Sorger, M.Sc, B. Com

When: January 17 and 24, 2009 (9 am)

Where: Sterten Place Condominum, 7th Floor, 116 Maginhawa St., Teachers Village East, Quezon City

Healing begins now.

This weekend workshop will give a thorough discussion on the basics of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The participants will do hands-on Acupressure and Tui Na Massage, learning points and techniques to help friends, family and members of the community. Common misconceptions on Traditional Chinese Medicine will be discussed. Participants may schedule one-on-one diagnosis with Dr. Sorger between Jan. 20 and 23, 2009.

You will learn take-home tools:

  • A new understanding on the value of one mode of alternative healing and why learning this is very apt in these trying economic times
  • Basics on Acupressure and Tuina massage
  • Healthy lifestyle changes for you and your family
  • The use of foods as medicine

Who needs this?

  • People interested in the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine;
  • Health care workers interested in integrating this healing art with modern medicine;
  • Practitioners looking to broaden their skills;
  • Policy makers gearing towards a healthy health system through policy change

Let's go Back to Basics.


Jan 17

8:30 – 9:00 Registration

9:00 – 10:30 Foundations of Chinese Medicine

The Yin & Yang / 5 Elements / Meridian Therapy

10:30 – 12:00 Acupressure Meridians Part 1

1:00 – 2:30 Acupressure Meridians Part 2

3:00 – 5:00 Acupressure Hands-On

Jan 24

9:00 – 10:30 8 Principle Theory

10:30 – 12:00 Food & Herb as Medicine

1:00 – 2:30 Tuina Hand-On Part 1

2:30 – 4:00 Tuina Hand-On Part 2

4:00 – 5:00 Closing Discussion and questions

Click here for more information on BACK TO BASICS Workshop

For reservations, you may contact:

Sonia G. Astudillo at (0917) 434-4246

sonia.g.astudillo@ gmail.com

Masters of Heaven and Earth

To buy a DVD copy of the film, "Masters of Heaven and Earth" released by Empty Mind Films, click here.

You may also buy at Target (U.S.) for $29.95 -- I don't think it is available in the Philippines yet.

Traditional Medicine Week

Announcing the forthcoming 3-day annual celebration of

organized by the Philippine Institute of Traditional and Alternative Health Care (PITAHC)
of the Philippine Government's Department of Health.

When: Nov. 19 - 21, 2008
Where: Pan Pacific Manila, Metro Manila

NOTE: Tai Chi and Qigong is tentatively scheduled on November 20, 2008 at 1:00 to 1:30 under the PM session on "The Way to Natural Health".

Tentative program of the DOH-PITAHC event:

NOV. 19, 2008

8:00 to 8:30 AM Registration

Session Title: Advancement of Alternative Medicine in the Health Care Delivery System
Moderator: Dr. Jaime Galvez-Tan

8:30 to 9:00 AM Government
Islands of Wellness: The Tourism Haven
Asec. Cynthia L. Carrion

9:00 to 9:30 AM Academe
Academic Breakthrough in Asian Health Practices
Dr. Teresa L. Yap

9:30 to 10:00 AM Open Forum

10:00 to 10:30 AM BREAK

10:30 to 11:45 AM Raw Food Preparation
Raw Food Diet: Prescription for Wellness
Chef Felix Schoener

11:15 to 12:00 NN Open Forum

12:00 to 1:00 PM LUNCH BREAK

Session Title: The World of Wellness
Moderator: Dr. Jaime C. Montoya

1:00 to 1:30 PM Alternative Exercise: Dance Your Way to Health
Ms. Estelle Niña W. Gulfin

1:30 to 2:00 PM Private
Natural Medicine: The Alternative Cancer Therapy
Dr. Edna S. Lao

2:00 to 2:30 PM Health and Wellness
The Beauty of Wellness
Ms. Cory Quirino

2:30 to 3:00 PM Open Forum
3:00 to 3:30 PM BREAK
3:30 to 4:00 PM Closing Program

Closing Remarks
Dr. Angel C. Alcala

NOV. 20, 2008

8:00 to 8:30 AM Registration

Session Title: Herbal Remedies for Health
Moderator: Dr. Vivencio R. Mamaril

8:30 to 9:00 AM Herbal Medicine Research and Development
Screening of Medicinal Plants for Dengue
Dr. Filipinas F. Natividad

9:00 to 9:30 AM Herbal Medicine Research and Development
Drug Development from Natural Sources
Dr. Isidro C. Sia

9:30 to 10:00 AM Open Forum

10:00 to 10:30 AM BREAK

10:30 to 12:00 NN Product Launching

12:00 to 1:00 PM LUNCH BREAK

Session Title: The Way to Natural Health
Moderator: Dr. Duvia D. Tabugo

1:00 to 1:30 PM Tai Chi / Qi Gong
Ms. Nena Tan

1:30 to 2:00 PM Nutritional Oncology
Your Food: Your Medicine
Dr. Romulo Jacinto S. de Villa

2:00 to 2:30 PM Yoga
Explorations on Preventive Medicine Through Mindfulness Practices and Movement Modalities in Hatha Yoga
Dr. Dante G. Simbulan, Jr.

2:30 to 3:00 PM Open Forum

3:00 to 3:30 PM BREAK

3:30 to 4:00 PM Homeopathy
Homeopathic Medicine: Potion for Health
Dr. Rey D. Acis

NOV. 21, 2008

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8:00 to 9:00 AM Registration

9:00 AM Opening of Exhibits
Ribbon Cutting
Hon. Juan M. Flavier, Sec. Francisco T. Duque III, Usec. Jade F. del Mundo, Ms. Cory Quirino and Dr. Juvencio F. Ordoña

9:15 to 10:00 AM Viewing of Exhibits

10:00 to 10:15 AM BREAK
10:15 to 12:00 NN Opening Program

Invocation and National Anthem
Philippine Tourism Chorale

Opening Remarks
Dr. Juvencio F. Ordoña

Inspirational Message
Sec. Francisco T. Duque III

Keynote Speaker
Hon. Manuel B. Villar, Jr.

Intermission Number
Philippine Tourism Chorale

Master of Ceremonies: Dr. Othello V. Enoveso

12:00 to 1:00PM LUNCH BREAK

Session Title: Traditional and Alternative Medicine in Modern Practice
Moderator: Dr. Isidro C. Sia

1:00 to 1:30 PM Acupuncture
Acupuncture for Neurological Disorders
Dr. Tan Cho Chiong

1:30 to 2:00 PM Medical Anthropology
Anthroposophical Concept of Filipino Traditional Healing
Dr. Michael L. Tan

2:00 to 2:30 PM Open Forum

2:30 to 3:00 PM BREAK

3:00 to 3:30 PM Spiritual Healing
Enrich Your Soul: The Key to Total Wellness
Fr. Momoy Borromeo

3:30 to 3:45 PM Open Forum

Note: This announcement was extracted from Tai Chi and Qigong Philippines Yahoo! Group.
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