THEME: Traditional Chinese Medicine: Integrating Body, Mind, and Spirit

DATE: September 28, 2017, 1:00 pm

LOCATION: GT-Toyota Asian Cultural Center, Magsaysay Avenue, University of the Philippines, Diliman, 1101 Quezon City, Philippines

ORGANIZERS:  University of the Philippines-Diliman Confucius Institute, Asian Center, Center for Integrative and Development Studies


  • The Confucius Institutes have become important platforms of TCM. According to Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban, 91 Confucius Institutes in 51 countries offered TCM courses and organized lectures, workshops, and conferences on TCM culture in 2016.
  • TCM is a type of holistic, natural health care system that originated in ancient China and has evolved over the years. TCM is becoming increasing popular all over the world. 
  • TCM practitioners use herbal medicines and mind and body practices like tai chi, acupuncture, massage therapy, moxibustion, cupping therapy, and nutrition to treat all kinds of ailments, including chronic pain, fatigue, headaches, infertility, liver disease, indigestion, high blood pressure, hormonal imbalances, and cancer recovery or chemotherapy.
  • In the West, TCM is primarily considered to be a “complementary treatment approach,” which means it is best to try TCM in addition to working with a medical physician and following his advice. 
  • TCM is at its best when it is combine various preventative and lifestyle habits, including eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, receiving physical therapy and taking supplements or medications for pain management.
  • It was not until the 1970s that TCM was widely practiced in Asia, and the health effects of its modalities researched and investigated in the United States.


  1. To create awareness about the role of TCM in the proper maintenance of one’s health and wellness;
  2. To understand how TCM restores health and promotes well-being;
  3. To illustrate that TCM can be integrated in Chinese language and culture courses; and
  4. To provide a broad overview of TCM theory and practical application.


The lecture is divided into three parts:

  • The first part briefly introduces TCM and its features.
  • The second part focuses on the concepts of health maintenance.
  • The third part encompasses the sharing of experiences as well as acupuncture demonstrations.


Dr. Qian Xiaoyan is a Professor at the Xiamen University's medical college, and has been a TCM practitioner for 30 years.  Her expertise in acupuncture is exceptional in cosmetology, facial paralysis, insomnia, weight loss, and in gynecology.

QIMING ZHENG is a Lecturer of TCM & Acupuncture Course at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Quezon City since 2005. He is a Consultant of the Philippine Institute of Traditional & Alternative Medicine Health Care, Department of Health Philippines. He graduated from Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1986. 


Higher education institutions (HEIs) in the Philippines, Philippine government agencies, private organizations, and the community.

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