San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 14, 2012
During TEDxWWF Singapore today, Lixin Huang, President of American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine San Francisco, will deliver a call-to-action to her peers in the traditional Chinese medicine industry and beyond to adopt new conservation practices.
Themed “One Planet Living,” TEDxWWF Singapore is an event independently organized by the renowned idea and awareness spreading nonprofit Technology Education Design (TED), in collaboration with the World Wildlife Federation (WWF). It will combine TEDTalks video and live presentations by forward-thinking individuals that are changing the way people think, live and work to meet the challenges of living on one planet.
“Some of you may question how traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) relates with our living planet,” said Huang, who was invited by the WWF and TED to speak at this event. “The two are inherently linked. Chinese medicine is about harmony and balance in the body and this extends to the way we as human beings should live in balance with nature. ”
According to Huang, tiger bones, rhino horns and deer musk are among the most exhausted resources historically used in traditional Chinese medicine that directly affect the sustainability of animal life on the planet. While legitimate practitioners of Chinese medicine have stopped the use of these animal products, there is still a large demand for these resources on the black market.
For years, Huang and ACTCM had noticed a wide separation, with no cooperation or communication, between conservation efforts and traditional Chinese medicine communities. Luckily, this has been changing in recent years.
During Huang’s presentation, she will address conservation and protection for endangered species, sustainable utilization of Chinese herbs in TCM practices, and the industry’s obligation to do its part in saving these resources.
Huang and the ACTCM do not support the use of any animal byproduct that negatively impacts the well-being and preservation of animal life, and have been actively involved in campaigns focused on research and development of alternatives for resources from endangered species.
People who can’t attend TEDxWWF Singapore can stream the talks live from their desktops and iOS devices from 9 am to 5 pm (GMT+08:00). Visit http://www.wwf.sg/what_we_do/tedxwwf/ to find out more information.
For more information about the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and its community clinic, call (415) 282-9603 or visit ACTCM.edu. ACTCM’s clinic is located on the ACTCM campus at 450 Connecticut Street, San Francisco, California.
About the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM)
The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) has been at the forefront of educating students in Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Bay Area since its inception in 1980. The college offers two degree programs—the Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MSTCM) and the Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM). Both programs provide exceptional professional education and ACTCMs teaching clinic provides affordable, quality patient care.
Bay Area acupuncture treatment, as taught by ACTCM, restores balance and health, and is used for everything from chronic pain to drug dependence. It is also effective for allergy relief, weight loss, pain management and fertility treatment.