East West Academy of Healing Arts (EWAHA)

Founded: 1973

Founder and President: Effie Poy Yew Chow,Ph.D., R.N., Dipl.Ac . (NCCAOM).

A Non-Profit 501(c)3 Corporation

For the past 39 years we have been dedicated to training, clinical treatment, and the dissemination of information on Qigong and Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM). Combining the best of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Western Medicine is the core of our philosophy and practice.

Dr. Effie Chow, founder of EWAHA is a Qigong Grandmaster and California Certified Acupuncturist and has been practicing for over 30 years. She is also an international health practitioner, a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services advisor and a public health  and psychiatric nurse with a Masters in Behavioral Sciences and a Ph.D. in Higher Education. View her Profile and accreditations on our page.

Over the past three decades, Dr. Chow has trained and spoken worldwide to more than 450,000 people. She has given seminars, lectures and  motivational and training sessions to more than 350 corporations, hospitals, public  agencies, educational institutions and professional agencies: Prudential Insurance, the  American Public Health Assn., Westinghouse, Levi Strauss, Planned Parenthood, Harcourt  Brace Jovanovich, Walter Reed Army Medical Center (D.C.), Columbia Lutheran Home  (Seattle), the UC San Francisco School of Medicine, Georgetown University, Southern  California (Kaiser) Permanente, the Chinese Hospital (San Francisco), the University of  British Columbia, the Institute for Managerial and Professional Women (Portland, OR) and  many  others.

As health costs rise and medical care at times  becomes impersonal East West Academy offers consumers and institutions a cost-effective,  humane option in health promotion and treatment. An option that complements and  works closely with Western approaches to find a common meeting ground, a practical  dimension, for a new concept of health care and healing. Our areas of expertise are in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) focusing on acupuncture, Qigong, Tui Na and Ahn Mo massage, Qi Pressure, and other related techniques fostering overall Mind/Body/Spirit wellness and treatment for disease, pain, and physical trauma and physiological imbalances. Treatment at the clinic includes acupuncture, Qigong, Chinese Massage (called Tui Na and Ahn Mo), and moxibustion. Dr. Chow’s approach is truly holistic and treats the whole of her clients (she prefers this term over “patients”). This means a Body/Mind/Spirit approach with the goal of the client taking responsibility for their condition and receiving the tools to regain balance in all aspects of their lives.

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