Dr. Effie Chow

Qigong Grandmaster

In July 2000, Dr. Chow was appointed by President Clinton to the original 15 member White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy. She is a world-renowned Qigong Grandmaster energy healer, acupuncturist, author, international speaker, Humanitarian, Futurist, and Visionary.

Dr. Effie Poy Yew Chow has for over 40 years been working to integrate Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with Western Medicine. “Giving individuals the power to determine and manage their own health and destinies is the secret of true healing” is her motto.

Clients come from all parts of the world to consult with Dr. Chow. She travels internationally to see clients, give seminars and train practitioners to audiences up to 10,000 people in one event. She has personally made presentations to over 700,000 people of all cultures, and to more than 1,000 corporations, including Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, health clinics, universities, and governmental agencies.

She is the only Qigong Grandmaster-Nurse-Acupuncturist in North America who has been active in the development of national health policies within the U.S. epartment of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in the field of cultural diversity, alternative and ethno-medicine. In the early development (1970’s) of acupuncture licensing law in California, Dr. Chow was a consultant to Senator Moscone and other legislators. For over 35 years she has been consultant with the DHHS in various areas, such as the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute/NIH, and the Minority Task Force. She has served as an appointed member of the National Advisory Council to The Secretary of DHHS on Health Professions’ Education for Medicine, Osteopathy, Dentistry, Veterinary, Optometry, Pharmacy and Podiatry (MODVOPP).

On over 700 occasions, Television/radio/news media publications internationally have featured Dr. Chow.  They come to San Francisco from USA, Canada, Russia, Denmark, Australia, Korea, Japan, Rumania, and England to film her. Over 15 one hour or half-hour TV/Radio shows feature solely on her work.  She is in a four-part TV series on alternative medicine.  Many continue worldwide re-showing. Numerous awards honor her for being a pioneer/ leader in the fields of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Qigong, Natural & general health care.