Sharon Kleyne Welcomes Dame Dr. Effie Chow

Qigong Grandmaster Dame Dr. Effie Chow Recognized for Revolutionary Health Care Career. Dame Dr. Effie Chow Is Ancient Chinese Medicine & Qigong Expert Practitioner.

Dame Dr. Effie Chow is a health care innovator with a remarkable record of achievements. Recently, Dr. Chow’s accomplishments were recognized on air by Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® on VoiceAmerica.

Dr. Chow is known the world over as a Qigong Grandmaster whose motto is “Giving individuals the power to determine and manage their own health and destinies is the secret of true healing.” For over forty years, Chow has been working to integrate Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with Western medicine. Her awards along the way have been many. She was the 1997 Visionary of the Year, the 1999 Humanitarian of the Year, and a recipient of The Visionary of the Decade 2000 Awards. In July 2000, Chow was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the original 15-member White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy.

In 1973, Chow founded the East West Academy of Healing Arts (EWAHA) in San Francisco; in 1988, an affiliation, The EWAHA Qigong Institute was established to promote research and clinical work in medical Qigong. Chow has been named a Chinese-American hero for her work in integrative medicine. She sees clients all over the world, offers seminars and trains practitioners. She has made presentations to over 700,000 people of all cultures, and to more than a 1,000 corporations, including Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, universities, health clinics and government agencies. Chow is also a bestselling author, acupuncturist, energy healer, nurse and futurist. Kleyne, acknowledging her colleague’s impressive practice and accolades, noted that in 2008 Chow was knighted, becoming Dame Dr. Effie Chow.

Chow interjected that she shared Kleyne’s interest in water and evaporation. “Moisture (water) is the primary essence in our lives,” said Chow. Reflecting on their parallel work paths, Kleyne said, “As you know, our atmosphere is drying up. We’re seeing the dehydration of people who aren’t drinking enough water or misting to replenish the rapidly evaporating water vapor of their bodies.” Chow added that the first question she asks any patient is ‘how much water do you drink every day?’

Dr. Chow told the story for Kleyne and listeners of how she became inspired to integrate TCM and western medicine in her practice. “I was a rebel from the very beginning, even in my mother’s womb,” Chow said. “My parents were living in Canada, but I refused to be born there. I had to be born in China.” Dr. Chow’s family was steeped in ancient Chinese medicine and her father, whom she adored, encouraged her studies. When he became ill and died, Chow vowed to master the ancient healing arts, and that led her to her to the practice and eventual mastery of Qigong.

Asked by Kleyne to define the practice of Qigong, Dr. Chow explained that Qigong itself is the basis for all Chinese medicine. “Qigong,” Chow said, “is a non-confrontational series of energy-breath exercises. Qigong teaches you to tune in to and listen to the energy of your body. It teaches you to ‘feel’ your energy system, your lymph system, your nervous system. Qigong teaches that you are not just a kidney. Every cell is connected. That is why you and I are connected to every other living being on earth, and to the wider universe as well.”

Kleyne, also the co-founder and research director of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, said that everyone must understand that the water vapor is a living organism that keeps other organisms alive. Kleyne said that people should do all they can to slow down the body’s water evaporation, and Chow and Kleyne agreed that means drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water each day and learning to breathe properly.

“85% of the people in the world don’t know how to breathe properly,” said Dr. Chow, who shared an effective breathing exercise for those who breathe from their shoulders up. “You must breathe from your diaphragm,” said Chow, “not from your neck and shoulders. Also, one should integrate into one’s life a lifelong practice, such as I have done with Qigong.” Chow went on to describe how she had ‘died’ three times in 2015 during medical procedures, but had come back each time thanks to her deep Qigong practice.


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Dr. Chow Participates At Opening Of First Medical Qiqong International Museum In China

Chow, Hong & Kleyne Talk Qigong and Chinese Health. Global Dragon TV Exec & Dr. Chow Visit Kleyne’s Radio Program.

It seems impossible that there has never been an actual Medical Qigong International Museum in the world, but until very recently, that was exactly the case. How did that happen? After all, Qigong is perhaps the oldest practice in the world and has engaged trillions—not just billions—of practitioners. Was it just an oversight?

Whatever it was, Dame Dr. Effie Chow , an international Qigong Grandmaster, nationally licensed acupuncturist and registered public health & psychiatric nurse in California and Rose Hong, Executive Director of Global Dragon Television were thrilled to meet in China as participants of the opening of the first of five medical Qigong international museums in the world. Recently, they shared their excitement with water advocate and Qigong practitioner Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated radio program The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®.

Dr. Chow explained how for thousands of years, the practice of Qigong has been the foundation for holistic health science in China. Formerly overlooked in much of the western world, Qigong has gained in popularity in western countries since the 1980s. In eastern lands, its popularity has never diminished. But this year, the opening of the first museum has brought the venerable practice even more attention. The first museum opened in China to pay tribute to famed Master Wang. Dr. Chow was one of a dozen international experts invited to exhibit and present while television and news producer Rose Hong and crew attended the opening and produced a film.

At Kleyne’s request, Dr. Chow, a frequent and favorite visitor to Kleyne’s radio program, explained the meaning and essence of Qigong. Dr. Chow, who has taught and treated an estimated 450,000 people worldwide in her forty-plus years of practice, explained that Qi means breath or life-force and gong means cultivating health with the breath. “No breath, no oxygen, you are dead,” said Chow. “It’s all about the balance of the Qi,” she continued. “It is arriving at health through your breath. However, without water moisture in the air there is no breath!”

“Human life depends on this water breath,” Kleyne added.

“Water is key to all natural health and medicine,” Hong said. “In the future, water will be more valuable than gold.” Hong, who described meeting Dr. Chow as a translator for a PBS documentary on Chow’s work, looks forward to the opening of four additional international Qigong museums.

Dr. Effie Chow Talks about Chinese Medicine, Qigong, Proactive Health Education and Modern China

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Alternative and Integrative Medicines, Chinese Philosophy, Acupuncture, Air and Water Pollution

Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water interviews renowned lecturer Effie Chow, PhD on World Talk Radio, Voice America, Green Talk Network, Apple iTunes and

Traditional Chinese medicine.

Sharon Kleyne, water advocate, entrepreneur and radio talk show host, interviewed Chinese medicine practitioner Dr. Effie Chow on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, August 1, 2011. Mrs. Kleyne’s proactive health education mission, on World Talk Radio and Apple iTunes, is empowering the public to avoid environmental health problems such as dry eye and computer eye strain.

Effie Chow is a PhD, licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine. Well known in China, she has been an Alternative Medicine advisor to President Clinton, had a documentary produced about her life and is a frequent television talk show guest.

A Changing planet.

Dr. Chow advocates avoiding formulated medicines and drastic medical procedures through prevention and health maintenance. As Sharon notes, “To survive on our changing planet, we must be responsible for our own health and the planet’s health. We can all be proactive by educating ourselves about health, lifestyle, diet, nutrition and natural healing.”

Sharon and Dr. Chow agreed that nothing is more important than water to the life and health of individuals and the planet. They also agreed that we must all learn to live with the planet’s changing environment. Increasingly dry and polluted air worldwide is causing multiple health problems and dehydration symptoms such as dry eyes, dry skin and dry breathing passages.

The key to survival in the “age of dryness,” is proactive health education – making it your personal business to discover and learn without waiting for someone else to “fix” things.

China today.

Although her family was Christian and lived in the United States, Dr. Chow’s father was a Chinese healing arts and herbs practitioner with a Buddhist and Taoist influence. At a time when the world is discovering the benefits of ancient Chinese medicine, China itself is Westernizing. With rapid industrialization, China faces critical problems with water shortages and air and water pollution.

Water and air, according to Dr. Chow, are the two basic essentials to life. You can survive for weeks without food but you cannot live long without clean air and water.

Eye infections are common in China, due to air and water pollution. The Chinese are taking water from the more agricultural south and using it to support populations in the industrial north.

The key to survival for individual Chinese citizens will be proactive health education.

Internal health and qigong.

The education turned to internal health, noting that each person is a microcosm of the planet and that each cell is a microcosm of the whole body. Our internal life force must correspond with the external life force. Thus, China’s national experience, and America’s national experience, reflect the internal health of its citizens.

Dr. Chow talked about “Qi,” (pronounced “Chee”), referring to energy flow or God force, as an essential element in health. “Qigong” is the Chinese term for traditional Chinese medicine.

There was considerable discussion of breathing. Dr. Chow explained that breathing is the first thing she teaches. Breathe with your shoulders back and from the diaphragm. Take long deep breaths, in the nose and out the mouth. Doing this two or three times a day for ten minutes could have a profound health effect. Proper breathing could improve muscle tone, reduce girth, benefit heart and lungs, and has benefited diseases such as fibromyalgia, glaucoma, macular degeneration dry eye and computer eye strain.

Sharon noted that everything breathes: the lungs, skin, hair, soil and planet. Without the “breath of life,” there can be no life.

Dr. Chow mentioned the relation between liver and eyes. Build-up of toxins in the liver can affect vision. It is interesting that liver contains more beta-carotene by far than any other food.

Final words.

Dr. Chow’s final words: Live with the planet and trust yourself – you were born with everything you need for this life, and for other lives that may follow. Start by giving eight hugs a day and allowing yourself three long laughs a day. Dr. Chow’s website:

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