The Eyes Have It

It’s amazing what 10 minutes of Qi healing power from Grandmaster’ Chow’s touch can do especially if you are a new Chow Medical Qigong student with a 50 + year “incurable” eye condition originating from birth defects.

The Eyes Have It

In May, this student experienced an instant 20 % improvement to a lifetime of low vision.  With regular meditation and Chow Qigong exercises, this student’s vision has improved another 10% in the past 7 months. The sources of his defective vision are due to nystagmus, astigmatism and an apparent lack of cones and/or rods in the eyes (organic pixels) usually associated with albinism.  Dr. Chow has also noticed some limitation to his peripheral vision.  He is halfway to fulfilling one goal to have enough vision to acquire a standard driver’s license for the first time.

He works in the television industry.  He was once a producer and award winning director of broadcast quality television at a low vision friendly public access television facility in his spare time.  There was no technological or managerial discrimination there to hold him back.  The director’s video monitors were positioned close enough for him to see them clearly.  That facility no longer exists.

For 17 years his paid day job has been at a TV station where many of the director’s monitors are built into walls and consoles too far away from the position where he could see them clearly. So, he has always been doing other important work there but in the last 2 years, most of the work he used to do has been increasingly outsourced and that has severely reduced his work hours.  Most of his former income has evaporated and his very lively hood has been seriously threatened.  Being able to direct TV there would change everything.

Because of Chow Qigong, in November last month he was able to read critical data on one of the director’s monitors and work at a distance that was never before possible for him.

If this improvement continues, he may soon be able to work full time in broadcast television again and finally fulfill his 30 year dream since college of becoming an award winning paid professional television director at a major television station.

Our hopes are with him as he energetically works with Chow Qigong and Grandmaster Chow to finally reach that 30 year goal!

A Highly Successful Conference in Rome, Italy

Marisa Vocca Chair 3rd Italian International Symposium and Dr. Effie Chow, Chair of 16th World Congress on Qigong/TCM with all prominent speakers, October 18 to 20, 2014. A very special thanks to our wonderful co-speakers and organizers, dear friends, Marisa Vocca with family members, husband Kenneth, son Nicolas, and daughter Giada who together are responsible for the growth of Qigong in Italy.  We call them The Qigong Family of Italy! They are now officially part of the Chow Qigong Family at East West Academy of Healing Arts in San Francisco!





Honoring Our Veterans

On Veterans Day, we are reminded of the service that our Veterans have dedicated to our country by putting their lives in harms way. We are also reminded of the shocking numbers of service members and families who have been afflicted by post-traumatic stress and ailments resulting from war. 

This is why we have partnered with organizations and veterans in the community to provide a program for veterans and families with Chow Medical Qigong. 


Read about our Veterans Project and many of our successes in treating symptoms of physical pain, PTS, and teaching veterans and the community to become catalysts for healing! Veterans can sign up for our existing classes on a possible free scholarship.

As Rep Grace Napolitano states, “We put these people in harm’s way so I think it’s up to us to at least ensure that they get all the assistance needed to bring them back to society in a workable fashion.” That continues to be an important mission in the work we do at East West Academy of Healing Arts! 

A healing journey of 16000 miles

Article by Violet Li of National Tai Chi Examiner
Read full article here 

Thai patient “Amy” before the treatment. For privacy, Amy’s facial features have been erased.

Dr. Chow chatted with patient “Amy” after the treatment. Amy’s facial features have been erased.

At an invitation from the Ambassador of Thailand to Japan Virasakdi Futrakul, Qigong Grandmaster Dr. Effie Chow of East West Academy of Healing Arts in San Francisco, CA, recently made remarkable trips to Bangkok, Thailand and Tokyo, Japan and successfully treated 47 people with great results.

Dr. Chow is a world-renowned Qigong Grandmaster, energy healer, acupuncturist, author, speaker and visionary. She is also the founder of the prestigious non-profit World Congress of Qigong & Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and a creator of Chow Qigong system. In July 2000, President Clinton appointed Dr. Effie Chow to the original 15-member White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy. She has been a recipient of many awards and honors for her significant contribution in promoting complementary and alternative medicine as well as for her healing records.

Dr. Chow (front, second from right) and Ambassador Futrakul (front, right)

Educated both in the U.S. and Thailand, Ambassador Dr. Futrakul, 61, has been a veteran diplomat and served as Thai Ambassador to Myanmar, Canada, United Nations’ offices in Geneva, France, and United States before becoming the Ambassador to Japan in 2009. Recently, the Japanese Government awarded him the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun. He also just received the highest decoration award from King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand for his civil service to the nation. Dr. Futrakul is a Christian and will be knighted by Hospitaller St. Johns on Nov. 18, 2012 in New York.

When he was the Ambassador to Canada, he met Dr. Chow in Ottawa. First, he was a client; he then became a student of Chow Qigong. His passion for Qigong is strong. Six years ago when Dr. Chow hosted Qigong workshops in Spain, then as the Ambassador in Geneva for UNESCO, he travelled to Spain to assist her with the programs. When he was in Washington D.C., his embassy hosted many programs for Chow Qigong.

Dr. Effie Chow visited and treated patient in Thailand.

In August, Dr. Chow visited Bangkok and Tokyo. She met and treated 47 people with a variety of ailments ranging from muscle pain, memory loss, persistent headaches, paralysis in a wheelchair, severe brain injury, knee damage and one on deathbed. Patients age from 19 to 95, including retired ambassadors, successful businessmen and women and others.

Dr. Chow taught patients and their caretakers intensive diaphragm breathing method, head and neck rotation massage and Chow Qigong techniques. She worked on patients’ Qi pressure points, adjusted their body alignment or posture and stretched their muscles. In almost all cases, there were immediate visible improvements. One female patient, who had a car accident 20 years ago, was walking with a walker and bending almost 90 degree at the hips for years. After one treatment, she was able to stand up straight and felt great. You can read more success stories via a link here.

Dr. Effie Chow visited and treated patient in Thailand.

As a holistic healer, Dr. Chow approached each patient differently. She examined them and diagnosed their health issues – some of them were very complex. She listened to their problems, their interests and their goals in life. Besides treating them and teaching them how to continue self-healing, she made suggestions of diet, life style modification, and new or different activities.

The trips were very rewarding for Dr. Chow since she solved many people’s chronic health problems in the short nine days, relieved much of their pain, strengthen their body, and gave new meanings to their life. She also appreciated the opportunity to meet Ambassador Futrakul again and treat his family, friends and acquaintances.