The Inaugural International Medical Qigong-Taichi Forum at Harvard University

09/22/2018 (全天) to 09/23/2018 (全天)
Massachusetts General Hospital
114 16th Street, Conference Room C.
Charlestown MA, 02129-4404

The Inaugural International Medical Qigong-Taichi Forum at Harvard University
Hosted by ATCMA’s
Medical Qigong-Tai Chi Academic Committee

Continuing Education Credits

The forum will provide 16 NCCAOM PDAs and meet state requirements (CA, FL, IL, etc) for CEUs (Pending)

1. Course Category: TBA
2. CAB Provider#: TNA
3. Pending approval from CAB
4. Refund Policy : One month in advance of the conference - full refund;
Less than one month - no refund;
(All refunds are subject to a fee of $ 20.00 - including money wiring transfer, check payments and website payments)

Conference Themes

Medical Qigong and Tai Chi Exchange, Workshops, Lectures

 Be Trained! Be Certified! Be a Pioneer!

Exchange Various Styles of Qigong and Tai Chi;  Share experience and learn from one another!




Massachusetts General Hospital

114 16th Street, Conference Room C.

Charlestown MA, 02129-4404



American Traditional Chinese Medicine Association (ATCMA)
ATCMA Medical Qigong & Tai Chi Committee


1. September 22, 2018

  AM/ Morning: 

  • 08:00a-09:00a  Registration / Vendor Setup
  • 09:00a-09:30a  Opening Ceremony/VIPs Remarks
  • 09:40a-10:40a  Dr. Tianjun LIU Keynote
  • 10:50a-11:50a  Dr. Peter WAYNE Keynote
  • 12:00p-13:00p Lunch break


  • 13:10p-14:10p Dr. Herbert BENSON Keynote
  • 14:20p-15:20p Dr. Guanyuan JIN Keynote
  • 15:20p-16:10p Dr. Deguang HE Lecture/Workshop
  • 16:10p-17:00p Dr. Liling GAO Lecture/Workshop

After 17:00pm  Dinner/Free Time

2. September 23, 2018


  • 07:30a-08:30a Morning Practice (Optional)
  • 08:30a-09:30a Social Hour/Breakfast
  • 09:00a-09:50a Dr. Hongtao XU Lecture/Workshop
  • 10:00a-10:50a Dr. Fumin XUE Lecture/
  • 11:00a-11:50a Dr. Linda Y. QIU Lecture/Workshop
  • 12:00p-13:00p Lunch break


  • 13:10p-14:00p Dr. Louis Lei JIN Lecture/Workshop
  • 14:10p-15:00p Dr. Jack X. FU Lecture/Workshop
  • 15:10p-16:00p Keynote Expert Panel Discussion with Audience / Q&As
  • 16:00p-17:00p Closing Ceremony/Distribution of Certificates/Farewell

Keynote Speakers and Topics

1. Prof. Tianjun Liu, O.M.D.

Prof. Liu is the professor and director of the Qigong research laboratory at Beijing Univ. of TCM where he has taught Qigong for more than 20 years. He is also the secretary general of the National Qigong Education and Study Assoc. as well as the China Academic Society of  Medical Qigong, and the first government-approved academic mentor for Ph.D. candidates in the field of Medical Qigong in  China. He is also the Editor-In-Chief of Qigong Study in TCM, the only official Qigong text used in Chinese TCM schools, while visiting more than 20 countries for academic exchanges of Medical Qigong. 


2. Prof. Peter Wayne, Ph.D.

Prof. Wayne is the associate professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, the director of research for the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine and the founder/director of the Tree of Life Tai Chi Center. Dr. Wayne’s research focus is to evaluate how mind-body exercises and related integrative medicine therapies can be used to prevent, rehabilitate and manage age-related health conditions. He has served as a principal or co-investigator on more than 25 NIH-funded studies. Dr. Wayne has more than 40 years of training experience in Tai Chi and Qigong, and is a globally recognized teacher of these practices. He is also the author of Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi, which won an Award of Excellence in Medical Communication by the American Medical Writers Association.






3. Prof. Guanyuan Jin, M.D(China), L.Ac

Prof. Jin is one of U.S.'s leading experts in Medical Qigong, Clinical Acupuncture, Holistic and Systems Medicine. In 1996, he was one of the first researchers in the world to conduct studies involving acupuncture and fMRI. A direct disciple of Master Jiao, Mianzhai (Expert of Qigong/Acupuncture from Shandong, China). Dr. Jin draws from a wealth of experience of 52 years in both Chinese medicine and biomedicine, while authoring 26 books and over 150 papers.



4. Prof. Herbert Benson, M.D.

Professor Benson is of the Education System” and “People’s Teacher”. Herbert Benson, MD,  has been a pioneer in Mind-Body Medicine, and one of the first Western physicians to bring spirituality and healing into medicine. Throughout his 40+-year career, Dr. Benson has worked to build awareness of Mind-Body Medicine, to validate it through research, and to bridge the gap between Western and Eastern medical practices. Dr. Benson is the Director Emeritus of the Benson-Henry Institute (BHI), and Mind-Body Medicine Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School.

At BHI, Dr. Benson continues to lead the field with research into the efficacy of Mind-Body Medicine to counteract the harmful effects of stress. The recipient of numerous national and international awards, he has lectured widely about Mind-Body Medicine and the BHI’s work. His expertise is sought by national and international news media, and he appears in scores of newspapers, magazines, and television programs each year. Dr. Benson’s research extends from the laboratory to the clinic.

A graduate of Wesleyan University and the Harvard Medical School, Dr. Benson is the author or co-author of more than 190 scientific publications and 12 books, including:

  • The Relaxation Response, 1975
  • The Mind/Body Effect, 1979
  • Beyond the Relaxation Response, 1984
  • Your Maximum Mind, 1987
  • The Wellness Book, 1992
  • Timeless Healing: The Power and Biology of Belief, 1996
  • The Relaxation Response – Updated and Expanded (25th Anniversary Edition), 2000
  • The Breakout Principle, 2003
  •  Mind Over Menopause, 2004
  • Mind Your Heart, 2004
  • The Harvard Medical School Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure, 2006
  • Relaxation Revolution, 2010

Subject Speakers:

  • Deguang HE, M.D. (China), L.Ac: Qigong for Depression: Tianyuan Xiaoyao Qigong
  • Liling GAO, O.M.D, L.Ac: Wild Goose Qigong
  • Hongtao XU, M.D.(China): Guigeng Qigong
  • Fumin XUE, Ph.D. TBA
  • Linda Y. QIU, M.D. (China), L.Ac : Zhineng Qigong
  • Louis Lei JIN, DAOM, L.Ac: Palm Qigong
  • Jack X. FU, DAOM, L.Ac: TBA

 ♦ More information about Subject Speakers

1. Dr. Deguang He is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist and was a medical doctor in China. Dr. He graduated from Anhui College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is the first person in China to receive a Master's Degree in Medical Qigong & Acupuncture. He has eight years of training in both Eastern and Western Medicine and over 28 years of clinical experience in China, Soviet Union, Japan and the United States. He is Assistant Professor, Qigong instructor and clinical supervisor at the New England School of Acupuncture in Newton, Massachusetts. He also practices in the wellness center of Salem Hospital in Salem, Massachusetts. Dr. He specializes in treating pain, cancer, depression, and anxiety, overweight by using acupuncture, Qigong and/or herbs. He offers regular classes of Taichi and Qigong as well.

2. Dr. Liling Gao is a licensed Acupuncturist with Oriental Medicine Doctor and Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco with a special interest in Tai Chi and Qigong.

3. Prof. & Dr. Hongtao Xu,  is The Founder of Guigen Qigong, Licensed Higher Education Teacher, Ministry of Education, P. R. C. Dr. Xu followed a local master and studied traditional qigong in his hometown during his teenage years, and engaged in the work of medical herbs at hometown hospital. He also worked at Qigong Department, Xiyuan Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences. During his first years there, he practiced under the guidance of Qigong master Zhao Guang and Director Lu Guangjun. Technical titles were promoted from Resident... to Prof.(Chief Physician). In 2016, he retired from the hospital and now continues to spread Qigong Medicine through lecture series in Brazil, South Korea, Bosnia, Herzegovina and the United States.

Academic organization: Standing Director, Life-long Member, China Association of Medical Qigong.Publication: Published more than 10 papers on medical qigong specialty. The author and founder of Guigen Qigong (1994):

4. TBA

5. About Linda Y. Qiu, M.D.(China), L.Ac

Dr. Linda Y. Qiu, earned the degree of Bachelor in Medicine in 1996 from the Hebei University of Medicine, Master in Medicine in 1999 from Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Worked at Huguosi Teaching Hospital of Beijing University of TCM from Aug 1999 to Dec 2000. Taught Chinese medicine and Qigong in AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine from Jan 2001 to Dec 2010, served as director the Integral Studies Department from Oct 2007 to Dec 2010. Since Jan 2011 teach Chinese medicine, Qigong and Taiji in Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. From 2012-2016 served as director of Medical Qigong Practitioner Certificate Program at New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Qiu has published many articles and books on Chinese medicine and Qigong. Qiu is a licensed acupuncturist in New York, member of Traditional Chinese Medicine American Alliance Association and vice secretary of its Medical Qigong and Taiji Committee. Qiu have practiced many styles of Qigong and Taiji, including Zhi Neng Qigong, Shen Zhen Gong, Wu Ji Qigong, Shao Lin Qi Gong Nei Jin Yi Zhi Chan, Chan Mi Gong, Long You Gong, Yang style Taiji, Chen style Taiji, Taiji Fan, Taiji Ball, Taiji Sword, Taiji Broad Sword, etc. Currently, Dr. Qiu focuses on the teaching of Zhi Neng Qigong and Chen style Taiji besides Chinese medicine.

6. About Dr.  Louis Lei Jin, DAOM, L.Ac

Dr. Louis Lei Jin, a WI state licensed and nationally board certified acupuncturist. Ever since a young age, Dr. Jin has been fascinated with and inundated by Chinese medicine books and experiences. In order to carry forward the tradition and the lineage of the family, as well as develop and advance traditional Chinese medicine, after high school, Dr. Jin began to understudy directly under his father and worked hard at the craft for many year, and successfully passed the NCCAOM board certification exams and obtained his acupuncture license in 2006, and began to work at his father's Acupuncture clinic in Milwaukee Wisconsin. In 2008, he started his private practice in the suburb of Milwaukee to serve more patients. In 2011, he was named as one of BEST 3 acupuncturists by more than 300 health professionals in Milwaukee Magazine. Dr. Jin's expertise in traditional Chinese acupuncture is in treating infertility, sports injuries, endocrine diseases and incurable cancers. In 2015, due to his increasing higher reputation among Chinese clinicians, Dr. Jin was a member of the Standing Committees of both Specialty Committees of Endocrine and External Cancer Therapy of World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies. Also, many professional athletes such as professional speed skater Mathew Lints, MLB player - former All-star first baseman, Prince Fielder, NBA player - Los Angeles Clippers' power forward - Luc Richard Mbah a Moute- all came to Dr. Jin to be seen to either speed up their rehabilitation of injuries or to avoid surgeries. In his spare time, Dr. Jin enjoys teaching Tai Chi and various healthwise Qigong classes to senior communities in the great importance to the development of medical theory with peers to share new knowledge or exchanges ideas. Since 1998, Dr. Jin has participated in the writing, editing, translation or published of 6 English acupuncture & oriental medicine books, charts, 5 papers, and 17 instructional videos or DVD movies, some of his representative works are "Elmbrook Breath - Beginner's Guide to Tai Chi & Qigong, 2008", "Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, 2007", "The Art and Science of Acupuncture (Illustrated Guide) - An Integrative Exploration of Oriental Medicine, 2006 "," Dr. Jin's Self-Healing Series, 2005 "," Clinical Acupuncture and reflexology (Chinese), 2004 "," Self-Healing with Chinese Medicine, 2003 ", "Whole Body Reflex Charts, 1998".

7. About Jack X. Fu, DAOM, L.Ac 

Dr. Fu is a Dr. of Acupuncture and has a PhD. in Oriental Medicine. He is a Qi GONG Master and an 8 degree black belt Master in Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Wushu.Dr. Fu comes from a long line of doctors of traditional Chinese Medicine. A sixth-generation acupuncturist, Dr. Fu’s training started at age 5, when he began studying martial arts and Qi Gong (practices that awaken one’s inner chi or subtle energy). Dr. Fu believes that because every patient is unique, treatment plans should be customized to fit their individual needs. “The patient and the doctor must build a true partnership.”

Dr. Fu’s unique skills, acquired over a lifetime of intense training, and mastery of Qi Gong and martial arts, allows him to share not only his medical knowledge, but also enables patients to access abundant and powerful Qi (“Chi”), a palpable healing energy, that allows healing on a holistic level.

Dr. Fu has twenty years of clinical experience and is versed in painless acupuncture.


Nearby Lodging

1. Constitution Inn

Address: 150 3rd Ave, Boston, MA 02129

Phone: (617) 241-8400

Reg. Rate: $270-$280/night

Mention ATCMA Discount: $169-$175/night

2. Courtyard by Marriott Boston Downtown/North Station

Address: 107 Beverly St, Boston, MA 02114

Phone: (617) 725-0003

Reg. Rate: $350/night

Mention ATCMA Discount: $249/night

Special Group Rate Link – Must click the link -> to book online

           Reservations available before 9/01/2018. Discount rate rooms are limited, and not guaranteed, even if booked before the deadline (9/01/2018). Please book your room as early as possible. Refer to code: ATCMA when calling to book your room.


Anyone who is interested in Qigong, Tai Chi, Chinese Medicine, including working in education, research, clinical applications, health and lifestyle, medical equipment providers, Chinese herbal medicine suppliers, other professional experts and scholars, and current students who enrolled in qualified TCM acupuncture programs are welcomed.

Invitation Letter:

If you need an invitation letter to attend this Forum, please specify your requirements for an invitation letter at the time of registration.  Also, please provide contact information (email, phone number and WeChat).  Once the registration letter fee and letter request are received, we will contact you.

If you are an international participant who needs an invitation letter for visa application, please specify your requirements for an invitation letter at the time of registration and email to Dr. Deguang He  (Link sends email) Also, please provide contact information (last and first name on your passport, title, company name and work address,). Once the registration fee, the signed no overstay agreement, and invitation letter request are received, we will contact you.

Registration Fees:

Reg, Fees Pay at Door (If registering online after 9/21/2018, this fee will also apply):
Member/Non-Member: $295.00/2 days,$180.00/day

Early Bird Discount (Register before 9/21/2018):
Member/Non-Member: $255.00/2 days,$150.00/day

Non-Harvard Student Discount (With valid ID/ .Edu email address):
Member/Non-Member: $200.00/2 days,$100.00/day

Harvard/MGH Student/Faculty Special (With valid Harvar/MGH ID/ .Edu email address):
Member/Non-Member: Free (Registration Required)

Exhibitor Fees

Participation fees for medical equipment or Chinese Herbal medicine suppliers: Normal fee: $1200.00
Discount price ends on 09/01/2018: $1000.00
Discount price for advertisers who have signed contracts on ATCMA website or WeChat: $900.00
Interested exhibitors, please email Dr. Deguang He  (Link sends email)

Refund Policy:

One month in advance of the conference - full refund;
Less than one month - no refund;
(All refunds are subject to a fee of $ 20.00 - including money wiring transfer, check payments and website payments)

Payment Methods:

• Check: make checks to ATCMA; send check to Dr. Jihong Ding  (address: 1139 Raritan Rd Suite 103, Clark, NJ 07066)

• PayPal or Credit Card (see the bottom of page)

Call for Papers and Paper Requirements

1. Scope of Paper Topics: Papers related to medical qigong and tai chi are welcome; papers on subjects related to the themes of the forum are preferred for compilation into the forum proceeding (digitial)

2. Paper Requirements:

  • The front page should include the followings: paper title, author's name, address and 300-word abstracts, preferred in English, dual language in English/Chinese is also accepted.
  • Word document format. Attach and email the paper to Dr. Louis Lei Jin (Link sends e-mail). Use “annual meeting papers-author name" as the subject of the email, and include author's name, mailing address, and telephone number in message content.
  • Deadline: Papers must be submitted before Sept 1, 2018 to be considered accepted into the forum proceeding (digital).

Forum Organizing Committee

Deguang He, Haihe Tian, Hui Wei, Yin Fan,  Jihong Ding, Jipu Wen, Yarong Wang, Liling Gao,  Guanyuan Jin, Hongtao Xu, Linda Y. Qiu, Azure Duan, Louis Lei Jin, Yiqian Shen,Xiqun Chen

Visiting Boston:

For any first-time visitor to Boston, there are so many things you'll want to do and see. When you are visiting in the spring, summer or fall, be sure to plan a historic walking tour of Boston known as the Freedom Trail. Boston is a great walking city. Its compact downtown area makes it the perfect place to see everything and enjoy the ambiance. Several companies provide Freedom Trail Tours. Typically, the Freedom Trail is divided into two pieces to make it manageable: Downtown and the North End/Charlestown, with Faneuil Hall as the "middle" place. Guided walking tours of each piece take somewhere around 90 mins. Boston CityWalks offers a daily "Whole City" Walk that covers the Downtown Freedom Trail, Beacon Hill and Back Bay in around two hours that includes history and historic architecture.  Free Tours by Foot offers tours of the Freedom Trail and beyond.

There are many fantastic museums for both adults and kids. The Museum of Fine Art, The Museum of Science, the New England Aquarium, and many more. Save these in case you get a rainy day while you're visiting. If going to the Aquarium, especially on rainy days and weekends, get there early.

Boston is a sports town that has you covered through the seasons. Take in a Bruins hockey game or a Celtics basketball game at the TD Garden by North Station. Hop on the Patriot's train to get to Gillette Stadium outside the city in Foxborough. During the baseball season, you're in Red Sox Nation! Head over to Kenmore Square to catch the game at historic Fenway Park.

Go for a walk through Faneuil Hall Marketplace for some buzzing activity and people-watching. There will be street performers and plenty of food options if you're hungry. Countless bars will whet your appetite if you head over later in the day. Just a bit further along is the city's North End, with the best Italian food and some of the best seafood in the city. .

For less touristy fare than Faneuil Hall and the city's top shopping, head for Newbury Street. Summer or winter, this street will delight shoppers and foodies alike with its boutiques and wide variety of restaurants. It starts right at the Public Garden and proceeds for the length of the Back Bay neighborhood.

If antiques are more your thing, Charles Street has some of the best antique stores in Boston as well as a number of fun restaurants. Charles Street is long enough to keep you occupied, but no more than a reasonable stroll. But leave the kids -- it is definitely more of a grown-up scene. Start with a coffee at Starbucks at the Common end and finish with a drink in The Clink (Liberty Hotel) at the other end.

Charlestown is just across the Charles River from the North End. It does not get a ton of tourists, although it has a couple of worthwhile sights in the Charlestown Navy Yard (home to the U.S.S. Constitution, aka "Old Ironsides") and Bunker Hill. Both are worth a visit for history buffs and the area around Bunker Hill has a number of quaint streets.

Cambridge is synonymous for many with Harvard University, but that's only a small corner of this expansive city across the Charles River from Boston. Some of the funkier restaurants and bars cluster around the various "squares" in Cambridge. The Squares are overgrown intersections, but are handy reference points and typically have a Red line T stop, making them easy to reach from Boston if you want to sample one of the many Brazilian restaurants or authentic Boston Irish pubs. Cambridge also features MIT, and both MIT and Harvard have museums worth visiting. Harvard Square is just 20 minutes by T from downtown Boston and its restaurants make a great launching point to see the University, explore bookstores, or just to buy a sweatshirt at the Coop. It used to boast a more eclectic array of eating, drinking, and shopping but in the past decade there have been a bit too many banks and the same chains that can be found elsewhere.

If you are looking for kid-friendly dining during your visit, Bertucci's is a safe bet with a number of locations in and around Boston. The pizza is pretty good and they arm each kid with coloring books and some dough to play with. Legal Seafoods is surprisingly kid-friendly, although many find it a bit expensive of an option for the whole family, and yes, there are Dunkin' Donuts pretty much everywhere you turn.

If you are planning on taking in the sights, you might want to consider n All-Inclusive Go Boston Card or a Build Your Own Pass. The former is good if you intend to spend a few days of intensive sightseeing as it gets you into pretty much everything for a single, fixed price. The Build Your Own Pass allows you to choose any attractions from the list offered and add them to your pass with an automatic applied discount of 15-25% as long as you choose 2 or more attractions. -- You have 30 days to use it -- so a good option if sightseeing is only part of your reason for visiting Boston. Both options also have skip the line privileges at some of the busier sites. CItyPASS is another attractions savings option which lets you see the top five Boston attractions over a 9-day period.

Don't stress about driving. Boston is fairly compact, so you can walk to many of the things you want to do or just take the T. It's affordable and easy to get around the city! Note that the last train runs at 12:45 A.M. Cabs can be a bit expensive (for estimates try TaxiFareFinder - Boston) for getting around the city so use sparingly if you're watching your budget. This applies for getting into town from the airport as well. There are a couple of relatively easy options: the Silver Line (it is actually a bus, but ends up on its own underground route, so it goes quickly) and the airport shuttle to the Airport subway station on the Blue Line. The Silver Line will get you to South Station -- the main (and modern) Boston transportation hub, right next to downtown, and provides access to subway lines as well as commuter rail and Amtrak to points farther afield. The airport shuttle bus is frequent and has you there in 5 minutes. The downside is getting your luggage on and off the free bus and then transferring to the subway. But it's worth it if you want to save money and it puts you right on the Blue Line which will take you into central Boston after just a couple of stops. Boston recently started a bike rental program, called the Hubway, for an exciting way to get around the city cheaply. Regardless of what you do, you will enjoy your stay in historic and vibrant Boston!


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