Healing the Whole Person: The Role of Complementary & Alternative Medicine in Japan

May 3, 2004
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Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) refers to diverse medical practices and traditions that are not considered to be part of modern Western medicine. Promoting natural healing power, they are applied to prevent illness, reduce stress, alleviate side effects and symptoms, and control or cure disease. This program explores the important role of Complementary and Alternative Medicine and introduces some of the successful alternative therapies in Japan, including Kiko (Qigong in Chinese), the art of practicing the flow of ki (qi in Chinese) in your body, and acupuncture.

Fredi Kronenberg, Director, The Richard & Hinda Rosenthal Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine, Columbia University
Hajime Orimo, Director, Tokyo Metropolitan Geriatric Hospital
Shuten Suzuki, Kiko master and instructor
Fumiko Yasuno, acupuncturist

Mitsuko Shimomura, President & CEO, Center for Health Care & Public Concern, Tokyo

Followed by a reception.

Tickets: $10; Japan Society members & seniors $8; students $5.

  • Monday, May 3, 2004
  • 6:00 pm