What Are the Goals of the Conference?
- Develop a deep understanding of the theoretical, philosophical, and spiritual concepts through which the established medical system of TCM operates
- Offer insights for today’s healthcare practitioners into TCM principles, theories, techniques, and case studies as well their correlation with principles of modern science
- Raise awareness and increase integration of TCM in the United States by defining and explicating its body–mind–spirit approach
- Introduce protocols of prevention, care, and cultivation for self and patients that encompass body–mind–spirit medicine
- Study the connections between consciousness, body–mind–spirit medicine, and good health
What are the learning objectives of the conference?
At the conclusion of this educational event, participants should be able to:
- Summarize the theoretical, philosophical, and spiritual framework within which the ancient medical system of TCM operates
- Compare the advantages of treating the whole person by restoring balance and strengthening the individual’s healing ability instead of focusing exclusively on illness or disease to improve patient care
- Differentiate some of the positive contributions TCM could make to prevention within contemporary healthcare
- Explain the purpose and value of self-cultivation in the practice of body–mind–spirit medicine
- Demonstrate an ability to hold an informed discussion with patients about TCM as a complementary therapy for certain health conditions discussed at this event
Our Mission Statement
Building Bridges of Integration for Traditional Chinese Medicine seeks to offer innovative and effective ways to expand health options and improve healthcare outcomes in the United States. In a clear and comprehensive way, ancient philosophical principles and theories underlying TCM are presented with the goal of building an understanding of how anyone can apply this holistic medical system to create health and wellness. Theories, such as Five Element Consciousness, are offered as a framework to understand how emotions, lifestyle, beliefs, and environment each play a role in maintaining internal balance to sustain health or in creating imbalances that can lead to illness.
Our desire is to provide opportunities to view all health issues as internal energetic frequencies that can transform into physical issues such as pain or a mass. Without a foundation for understanding how this happens, the true relationship of body, mind, and spirit cannot be understood. Our ultimate mission is to broaden the contemporary understanding that everything is energy, all energy has a consciousness, and all consciousness has a purpose.
For the 15th time, the Traditional Chinese Medicine World Foundation convenes Building Bridges of Integration for Traditional Chinese Medicine. We are grateful to our conference co-chairs and our organizing committee for their guidance.
Frances L. Brisbane, PhD, Vice President, Health Sciences Work Force Diversity, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY
Nan Lu, OMD, Founding Director and President, Traditional Chinese Medicine World Foundation, New York City
Xiu-Min Li, MD, MS (committee chair), Professor, Pediatric Allergies and Immunology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City
Stephen Cowan, MD, FAAP, CAc, Pediatrician and ADHD Specialist, Westchester Center for Holistic Families, Mount Kisco, NY
Larry S. Stoler, MSSA, PhD, Founder, Budding Spring Healing, Wilmette, IL
Michael Taromina, Esq.