“From my earliest days of practicing traditional Chinese medicine more than two decades ago, I felt a great passion to introduce this unique perspective on health and healing to as many people in our culture as possible. Today, I feel that passion more than ever. I saw that educating, patients, students and professionals through our TCM World Foundation would help bring the principles, theories and practices of authentic traditional Chinese medicine into our Western lifestyles for a spiritually fulfilling and healthful life. It is still remarkable to me that this ancient system and its Five Element framework reflect modern science so beautifully at its most profound level. Both frameworks help us understand that deep down, everything is energy, and underpinning our reality is a state of “oneness.” We are all connected to everything—worlds within and the world without. This Foundation is a living path that is devoted to helping those we touch to become conscious of their purpose, achieve vibrant health and recognize that when energy flows freely and the body works in harmony, disease and illness have no place to live.”
Founding Director and President, Traditional Chinese Medicine World Foundation and the Tao of Healing; New York, New York
Nan Lu, OMD, holds a doctorate in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) from Hubei College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hubei, China, and is a New York State–licensed acupuncturist. His work is dedicated to developing educational programs and curricula to help individuals discover their own healing abilities and the effect of consciousness on the body, mind and spirit. Classically and academically trained, Dr. Lu is a master herbalist and an internationally recognized Taiji expert and Qigong master. He is the best-selling author of three self-care books on TCM published by HarperCollins, as well as a newly published work, Ask Dr. Lu. He is a clinical associate professor at the State University of New York (SUNY), School of Social Welfare, where he also serves as an executive board member of the Center for Culturally Competent Education and Training.