World Qigong Federation

Mission Statement

The World Qigong Federation (WQF) will bring Qigong Masters and practitioners, Scientists and researchers together to exchange information and broaden the influence of  Qigong in mainstream health care and all aspects of life.  The global connections will make Qigong better known among the world’s peoples and improve access to this powerful energy system as a means of maintaining good health and healing disease.  By coming together we can foster good health and healing for the world’s people with this powerful healing technique.  By using Qigong’s many effective styles and long history of improving and maintaining health, individuals can be given the power to manage their own health and well-being.

GOALS OF THE WORLD QIGONG FEDERATION

  • Promote global unity through promotion of Qigong as an effective mainstream  method of healing, and as a way of enhancing the quality of life
  • Define Qigong as an essential component of Complementary Alternative Medicine  (CAM)
  • Integrate Qigong with Western medicine
  • Create a link to the World Health Organization (WHO) and inform policy makers
  • Foster creation of National Associations
  • Foster cooperation among National Qigong Associations, while preserving their  national character and uniqueness
  • Foster research

Qigong: “An ancient, subtle energy healing art and science for today’s lifestyle”

-Dr. Effie Chow

History

Discussion of establishing a World Qigong Federation and the American Qigong Association began in the early 1990’s; both organizations were ratified prior to the Second World Congress on Qigong and the First American Qigong Association Conference held in San Francisco, California on November 20-26, 1997.

It was decided by those present at the first meeting in 1997 to speed up the organizational process of both organizations they would initially be incorporated under the non-profit status of East West Academy of Healing Arts (EWAHA) for financial support by EWAHA until such time that it is advantageous for them to be free standing.  The Bylaws of EWAHA Corporation would be used.  EWAHA non-profit status papers and EWAHA Bylaws (available upon request).

In June 1997 there were forty-two members registered in WQF. Membership continues to increase, especially from the Congresses and Conferences.  This creates visibility and an opportunity for people to attend meetings and be a part of the organization.  Now there are 435 members.

 International Sponsorship

  • Dr. Lida Feng and Dr. Wu Jin,   China
  • Master Sifu Kiew Kit Wong,  Malaysia
  • Dr. Effie Chow,  USA and Canada
  • Dr. Steven Aung,  Canada
  • Master Andreas Kuhne,  Germany
  • Binhui He, China / USA
  • Lin Zhang Peng, China
  • Dr. Hector Solorzano,  Mexico
  • Master Adrian Florea,  Romania
  • Dr. Richard Yennie, USA
  • Dr. Frances Brisbane, USA
  • Dr. Gaspar Garcia, Spain
  • Dr. Nan Lu, USA

 INTERNATIONAL SPONSORSHIP

We are currently seeking individual and corporate partners worldwide for the creation of international chapters of the worldwide association.  Please send background information on yourself or your organization for consideration.

THE TIME FOR NETWORKING IS NOW

There is a burgeoning interest in the west among the general  population in self-healing and in trying new ways to improve health and energy. Many who  have tried other therapies are looking for help with conditions which seem incurable.  People are asking for the names of healers and teachers whom they can trust.  Masters, teachers and practitioners of Qigong want to be up-to-date on research. The  East West Academy of Healing Arts (EWAHA) with requests and cooperation from many  of these people has taken the initiative to inaugurate the World Qigong Federation  and the American Qigong Association in 1997 . EWAHA has been working since 1973 to  integrate western medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine, to educate people about  Qigong as an effective system for maintaining health, curing disease and improving  life. EWAHA continues to emphasize the oneness of body, mind and spirit. We welcome  all people.

Board of Directors

  • President: Dr. Effie Chow (USA & Canada)
  • Vice President: Dr. Lida Feng (China)
  • Secretary: Master Sifu Kiew Kit Wong (Malaysia)
  • Treasurer: Dr. Steven Aung (Canada)

Members of the Board:

Dr. Wu Jin (China/Canada), Master Andreas Kuhne (Germany), Dr. Hector Solorzano (Mexico), Master Adrian Florea (Romania), Master Sikung Lowe (England), Master Peter Andraes (Thailand), Dr. Kangmin Shu (China), Master Wang Yan (The Netherlands),  Master Sifu Kiew Kit Wong (Malaysia), Master Binhui He (China), Dr. Richard Yennie (USA), Dr. Frances Brisbane (USA), Dr. Evelyn Lee (USA).

 

Advisory Committees

  • Clinical (include standards and ethics) – Dr. Lida Feng & Dr. Effie Chow
  • Education (include standards and ethics) – Master Sikung Lowe & Master Wang Yan
  • Finance –Dr. Steven Aung & Dr. Hector Solorzano
  • Membership – Master Andreas Kuhne, Master Adrian Florea, Binhui He & Richard Yennie
  • Policies – Dr. Wu Jin, Dr.Rene Goris, Dr. Frances Brisbane
  • Public Relations/Promotion – Master Sifu Kiew Kit Wong & Peter Andraes
  • Scientific/Research – Master Binhui He & Dr. Kangmin Shu
  • International faculty:  135

World Congresses on Qigong

There have been five prestigious and dignified World Congresses on Qigong held in North America since 1990, which offer a platform to bring top Qigong Masters, and Qigong Scientists from China and around the world to North America to properly introduce Qigong to the West.  The First World Congress on Qigong was held in Berkeley, CA. The 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th World Congresses on Qigong were held in San Francisco, California. A Special Qigong Summit was held in Washington, D.C.

World Congresses on Qigong have been occurring for the following purposes:

  • To broaden the influence of Qigong as a viable practice for enhancing health in everyday life and as an effective system for use in mainstream healthcare
  • To bring together people to determine policies, to pursue research on Qigong and to act as a springboard for raising funds for much needed scientific research
  • To inaugurate an international and national organizations to promote the benefits of Qigong, and its Masters of Excellence, worldwide and in the United States
  • To involve government as co-sponsorships
  • To declare annually a World Qigong Week and a World Qigong Day
    • November 22, 1997, The Honorable Willie Brown, Mayor of San Francisco, declared “Dr. Effie Chow Day” and presented her with the Proclamation at the opening of the Congress.
    • November 15-21, 1999, The Honorable Willie Brown, Mayor of San Francisco, declared “World Qigong Week” & November 20, 1999 as “World Qigong Day” and presented Dr. Effie Chow with the Proclamation at the opening of the Congress.

 

The following World Congresses recognized outstanding Qigong Masters and Qigong Scientists who were recipients of these awards:

 

The First World Congress on Qigong was held in Berkeley, California in 1990

  • Chia Mantak – Qigong Master for 1990 (Thailand)
  • Yoshiaki Omura, MD, ScD, FACA, FICAE – Qigong Scientist for 1990 (USA)

The Second Congress on Qigong and the First American Qigong Association Conference was held in San Francisco, California on November 20-26, 1997. 

  • Sifu Kiew Kit Wong – Qigong Master of the Year for 1997  (Malaysia)
  • Katsumi Niikura – KI Master of the Year for 1997  (USA)
  • Lida Feng, PhD – Qigong Scientist of the Year for 1997  (China)
  • Effie Poy Yew Chow, PhD, RN, DiplAc (NCCAOM) – Visionary of the Year for 1997  (USA)
  • Ken Sancier, PhD – Recognized for his accomplishments in the Promotion of Qigong for 1997  (USA)

 The Third World Congress on Qigong and the Second American Qigong Association Conference was held in San Francisco, California on November 19-21, 1999.

  • Wang Yan – Qigong Master of the Year for 1999  (The Netherlands)
  • Binhui He – Qigong Master of the Year for 1999  (China)
  • International Society of Life Information Science (ISLIS) received Qigong Scientist Group of the Year for 1999  (Japan)
  • Nan Lu, OMD, L.Ac – Visionary of the Year for 1999  (USA)
  • Effie Poy Yew Chow, PhD, RN, DiplAc (NCCAOM) – World Humanism Award of the Year for 1999  (USA)

The Qigong Summit 2000 and The Third American Qigong Association Conference was held in Washington DC on April 21-23, 2000.

  • Bill Douglas – Community Service Award 2000  (USA)
  • Kevin Chen, PhD, MPH – Qigong Scientist of the Year for 2000  (USA)
  • Garri Garripoli – Media Excellence of the Year Award 2000  (USA)
  • Zhi Xiang Gao – Qigong Master of the Year for 2000  (China)
  • Grand Master Fei Long Qi – Hard Qigong Master of the Year for 2000  (China)

The Fourth World Congress on Qigong and the Fourth American Qigong Association Conference was held in San Francisco, California on May 4-6, 2000.

  •  Janet Wu, PhD, ND, DD & Tom Wu, MD, PhD, CN, DSc – Community Service Award 2001  (USA
  • Wenwei Ou – Qigong Master of the Year for 2001  (USA)
  • Professor Zhong Peng Lin – Qigong Scientist of the Year Award 2001 (USA)
  • Rustum Roy – Visionary of the Year for 2001  (USA)

 The 5th World Congress on Qigong and the Fifth American Qigong Association Conference was held in San Francisco, California on November 1 – 4, 2002.

  • Alex Feng, L.Ac, OMD, PhD – Community Service Award 2002  (USA)
  • Kangmin Shu, MD – Qigong Scientist of the Year for 2002  (USA)
  • Deepak Chopra, MD — Humanitarian Award of the Year 2002
  • Zhi Gang Sha, Master – Qigong Master of the Year: Soul & Spirit for 2002
  •  Jian-Dong Zhang, MD – Qigong Master of the Year: Hard Qi and Medical Qigong for 2002  (China)
  • Chin-Sheng Tu, Master – Qigong Master of the Year:Wushu and Medical Qigong for 2002
  • Konstantin G. Korotkov, PhD – Visionary of the Year Award for 2002
  • Nicholas Martin Tschense – 1st Children & Youth Project for Healing and Peace Award

 The 6th World Congress on Qigong and the Sixth American Qigong Association Conference was held in San Francisco, California on December 19-21, 2003.

  • Steven Aung, MD —Qigong Master of the Year 2003
  • Yoshio Machi, MD, PhD – Qigong Scientist of the Year for 2003
  • James Chen, MD– Senior Visionary of the Year Award for 2003
  • Adam “Dreamhealer”– Junior Visionary of the Year Award for 2003
  • Viola Chow Ong – Humanitarian Award of the Year for 2003
  • Hope Spencer – 1st Miracle Client of the Year Award

 The 7th World Congress on Qigong and the Seventh American Qigong Association Conference was held in San Francisco, California on November 12-15, 2004.

  • Shin Lin, PhD – Qigong Scientist of the Year for 2004
  • Hui Liu, Grandmaster —Qigong Master of the Year 2004
  • Kay Lahdenpera, RN, MPH – Community Service Award for 2004
  • Gigi Oh – Media Excellence of the Year Award for 2004
  • Taylor Benbough – Miracle Client of the Year Award for 2004

 The 8th World Congress on Qigong and the Eighth American Qigong Association Conference was held in San Francisco, California on November 18-21, 2005.

  • Beverly Rubik, PhD – Qigong Scientist of the Year for 2005
  • Steven Aung, MD —Qigong Master of the Year 2005
  • Frances Brisbane, PhD – Community Service Award for 2005
  • Bill Douglas – Media Excellence of the Year Award for 2005
  • Elizabeth Monacelli – Miracle Client of the Year Award for 2005

 The 9th World Congress on Qigong/TCM and the Ninth American Qigong Association Conference was held in Los Angeles, California on November 10-12, 2006.

The 10th World Congress on Qigong/TCM was held in Tokyo Japan in 2007.

 The 11th World Congress on Qigong/TCM and the Eleventh American Qigong Association Conference was held in San Francisco, California on September 19-23, 2008.

  • Stanley Ngui, Dr.TCM, Dr. Ac, DNM — Medical Qigong Master of the Year 2008
  • Guang H, Yue, PhD – Qigong Scientist of the Year for 2008
  • Jack Tu – Martial Artist of the Year 2008
  • Jwing Ming Yang, PhD – Martial Artist Publication of the Year for 2008
  • Master Anguang Sun– Tai Chi of the Year for 2008
  • Sandra Rose Michael, PhD – Qi-Technology of the Year for 2008
  • Leland Yee, PhD – Outstanding Public Service of the Year for 2008
  • Peter Andraes – Master Sports Qigong of the Year for 2008
  • Donna Fujii– Community Service Award for 2008
  • Lee Holden – Media Excellence of the Year Award for 2008
  • Jolyn Parker – Miracle Client of the Year Award for 2008
  • Ziggy (Yao Yap) – Qi-Animal of the Year for 2008

2 Responses to World Qigong Federation

  1. Radzi says:

    Hi, i am from Malaysian csr foundation. We like to help initiate chi kung world federation chapter for malaysia. Please provide us sample constitutions.

    Regards

    Radzi

    • admin says:

      Hi Radzi,
      Please email eastwestqi@aol.com for more details. We are glad you are interested in creating a chapter for Malaysia. Can you perhaps email us your contact information as well?

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