On Saturday December 3rd, Tachi Plus Inc. and the International Students Psychology Association (ISPA) at Teachers College, Columbia Universty will hold a workshop to demonstrate the stress management skills using the applications of traditional Chinese medicine and Taichi given by two experieced professionals in the fileds: Dr. Chan and Mr. Richard Zhang.
Tai Chi + (www.taichiplus.net) is an innovative Tai Chi/Taiji startup. Inspired by the power of serenity and tranquility of Tai Chi, a group of young Chinese Tai Chi lovers seek to spread the ancient Chinese philosophy of mind-body balance, and promote practical and efficient Tai Chi learning experience.We are currently constructing a website for all Tai Chi practitioners and Chinese culture lovers to learn Tai Chi and related knowledge more easily and safely.
ISPA (International Students Psychology Association) was founded in 2012 by a group of Chinese students who majored in Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. As the first student-run psychology organization in New York, we endeavor to promote the psychological well-being of international students and provide a platform for students to share their ideas on psychology-related topics. ISPA grows and thrives under the canopy of TC. Meanwhile, we also collaborate with other student organizations at main campus, medical center and other universities in New York City.
Dr. Chan's Biography
Tsoi Nam Chan is a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a naturopath, and an iridologist. Practicing Chinese medicine in the United States for almost forty years, he was originally trained in China where he did extensive research with the Chinese Health Department in head acupuncture (acupuncture for stroke, paralysis, and coma). In his practice located near the U.N. he specializes in integrating Western holistic medicine with traditional Chinese techniques, creating an effective combination of healing arts designed not simply to relieve symptoms but to cure the root cause of the disease. Besides being considered one of the leading authorities of TCM in the United States, he is a master of Feng Shui, calligraphy, Qigong and Tai Ji.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that today stress accounts for approximately 75 percent of visits to a doctor's office. According to Occupational Health and Safety News and the National Council on Compensation of Insurance, up to 90 percent of visits to a primary care physician are for stress-related complaints. Over the long run stress even kills, contributing to six of the leading causes of death in the United States: cancer, coronary heart disease, accidental injuries, respiratory disorders, cirrhosis of the liver and suicide.
Because stress is such a pervasive problem in modern society, and because there are effective ways of controlling it that do not require tranquilizers, anti-anxiety medications or other palliative measures, Dr.Chan will focus his discussion on non-chemical TCM methods of stress relief. In the process he will introduce his audience to a few key acupuncture points, provide a Qi Kung visualization exercise, and teach an ancient breathing technique designed to relax the body and center the mind.