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Traditional Chinese Medicine, September 17

Brought back by popular demand! If you were previously unable to attend this program, you now have a second opportunity to attend.

“Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine: A Powerful Form of Holistic Healthcare”

11-Chinese-HerbsAAFSW/FBS cordially invites you to discover the ancient and powerful realm of healthcare that is known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

Our program will take place on Thursday, September 17 at 10:30 am at the Wildwood Acupuncture Center Academy of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine, located in Champlain Building, 6410 Rockledge Drive, Suite 418, Bethesda, MD 20817.

Our esteemed speakers are: Dr. Xiaoming Tian, L.Ac., CMD and Dr. Christina Tian, MAOM, L.Ac., Dipl. OM, CMD, BSBA. They will present information on the topic at their clinic in Bethesda, MD and will also provide a demonstration of acupuncture treatment.

The practice of TCM has evolved over thousands of years in China and across the Asian continent, and also has fascinating historical, spiritual, and cultural context. The medicine is vast and includes therapies such as acupuncture and acupressure, herbal medicine, the energetics of medical Qi Gong, bodywork, and nutritional counseling — all customized to patients’ underlying personal constitutions and particular health conditions. Today TCM is studied, medically researched, and clinically practiced around the world to treat a wide range of acute and chronic health disorders affecting both body and mind. It represents an important aspect of integrative medicine in today’s modern healthcare system and can also be effective in preventing illness by supporting a strong immune system and promoting internal balance.

Please RSVP by Monday, September 14th to office@aafsw.org or call 703-820-5420 to register. There is no fee for this program. We will begin the program promptly at 10:30 am. It will last approximately one hour. There is parking available.

We look forward to seeing you.
Sheila Switzer
AAFSW Program Chair


Biographies of the Presenters

dr tian Xiaoming Tian, L.Ac., CMD., is a licensed Acupuncturist, Doctor of Chinese Medicine, and Director of the Academy of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and Wildwood Acupuncture Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Tian previously obtained his medical degree from Beijing Medical University where he specialized in sports medicine and bone pathology, and did his post-doctoral fellowship in bone pathology ultra-structure and biochemistry at both Johns Hopkins Medical University and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He has run a successful clinical practice in Bethesda, MD since 1986, and he and his associates have provided acupuncture and Chinese medicine treatments for more than 15,000 patients in the Washington D.C. area. In 1991, the NIH Clinic Center appointed him as the first clinical consultant on acupuncture, where he provided acupuncture treatments on the medical staff for sixteen years. In 1996, Dr. Tian cofounded the Academy of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine to develop research on Chinese herbal medicine and dietary supplements to treat and prevent osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and sports injuries. In 2000, Dr. Tian received an NIH research grant on acupuncture for Fibromyalgia at Georgetown University Medical Center as co-investigator and served as Adjunct Professor of Rheumatology at Georgetown University Medical School. In 2001, he was appointed as a member of the White House Commission of Complementary Alternative Medicine Policy by President Clinton. Dr. Tian also received the World Distinguished Doctor of Chinese Medicine Award from the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies in Beijing in 2008. He was appointed by the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services as a member of the National Advisory Council of Complementary and Alternative Medicine at NIH.

Also presenting will be Dr. Christina Tian, MAOM, L.Ac., Dipl. OM, CMD, BSBA, who is a licensed Acupuncturist & Doctor of Chinese Medicine. Christina is a second generation practitioner and was greatly influenced by watching her father’s work with his patients and dedication to Traditional Chinese Medicine. Christina graduated from Boston University and received her Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine, specializing in Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture, from the New England School of Acupuncture, the oldest acupuncture school in the United States. Her clinical experience spans adolescent, adult and geriatric medicine. Her experience treating patients at the Elder Service Plan of the North Shore assisted her development of gentle acupuncture techniques that all patients young and old appreciate. Some of her work experiences include serving as Chief Acupuncturist at Sibley Memorial Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine; completion of post-graduate work at Beijing University’s First Teaching Hospital, among other work experiences and certifications. Through her upbringing and exposure to Chinese Medicine she is an avid cook and loves looking at the medicinal properties of foods and spices and is currently working on a book utilizing ancient Chinese nutritional therapy for modern use.

For complete bios of our two accomplished speakers, please visit their clinic website: http://www.acupuncturebethesda.com/our-providers/.