Posts Tagged ‘Taiji’

1. Why Dr. Arthur Fan set up Virginia institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine(VITCM)?

Since practicing Chinese medicine in the U.S. almost ten years ago, I have been impressed at how many of my patients love and trust Chinese Medicine. More than a few of my patients have actually been inspired to become practitioners of Chinese Medicine. Having studied in China and lived and practiced now in the U.S., I want to bring an authentic and effective curriculum in Chinese Medicine to the Northern Virginia and DC metropolitan area. Chinese Medicine is a deep and old tradition of at least 3000 years old. At VITCM, our faculty has an understanding of the classics and seeks to bring their spirit into the classroom.  www.vitcm.org

2. What is the background of Dr.Arthur Fan?http://www.chinesemedicinedoctor.us/   https://arthuryinfan.wordpress.com/category/dr-fans-med-education/

* A licensed acupuncturist in Virginia and Washington DC since 2002;

* A physician in Chinese medicine and Conventional medicine (China, from 1986 to 2001,16 years), chosen by Chinese government as a High-level physician in Chinese Medicine(1999-2000);

* A PhD in Chinese Internal Medicine, and had special TCM training in neurology and gynaecology (in China);

* A researcher / scientist in acupuncture and Chinese herbology studies(safety and efficacy), was a research fellow under NIH funding;

* An academic reviewer for CAM research journals, such as JACM; and book publishers;

* An academic consultant for the Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore (since 2006);

* A board director in Virginia state acupuncture society(2009-2010, ASVA);




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” I initially came to Dr.Fan for help with back pain. My L5 vertibrae is broken in two places and the disc is degenerating along with this, there is some arthritis there–I am 57 years old, so that’s not unexpected. Several months of acupuncture and herbal treatment have led me to be almost completely pain free.”

“While treating me for this, Dr. Fan also used acupuncture to treat my inhalant allergies and a long standing problem with fatigue–both of which have improved greatly.”

“At his repeated recommendation, I decided to try Tai Chi. I was absolutly stunned to find out how much energy I had from just doing a few basic moves.”

“After a lifetime of trying different exercise regimens, supplements, medications, and eating programs to overcome this fatigue problem of a lifetime. I just couldn’t believe what 5-10 minutes of Tai Chi did for me!!! I now have the most amazing amount of energy and I just generally feel better. I now do Tai Chi everyday–I wouldn’t miss it! Also, my back feels good. I was reluctant to try Tai Chi because I thought that moving around would mess up back and initially it did. But after a few weeks of doing it, I built up the core muscles enough to support the Tai Chi movements and now I find that it keeps back pain away!”

“Do Tai Chi!!!  Best advice I’ve ever been given!”

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