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  Dr. Effie Poy Yew Chow

Dr. Effie Poy Yew Chow, of San Francisco, CA, is the founder of the East West Academy of Healing Arts in 1973 and, more recently, The EWAHA Qigong Institute, the American Qigong Association, and the World Qigong Federation. She is the recipient of over twenty awards including "The Humanitarian of the Year 1999" and the "Visionary of the Decade 2000" awards. She has been the only Qigong Grandmaster and acupuncturist involved in the development of national health policies within DHHS. She was also involved in the first Ad Hoc Advisory Panel of the Office of Alternative Medicine at NIH. She has made over two hundred and fifty media appearances and interviews in the area of complementary and alternative medicine. Dr. Chow received her training in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Qigong in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Canada, and the United States. She is a registered public health and psychiatric nurse and has received a Master's degree and a Ph.D.

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