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East West Academy of Healing Arts (EWAHA) is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization (EIN 23-7353699) established in 1973 by founder and president, Effie Poy Yew Chow, Ph.D., R.N., Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM).
For the past 39 years, the East West Academy of Healing Arts has have been dedicated to providing training, clinical treatment, and the dissemination of information on Qigong and Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM). The the core of our philosophy and practice is the combination Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Western Medicine.
As health costs rise and medical care at times becomes impersonal East West Academy offers consumers and institutions a cost-effective, humane option in health promotion and treatment. Our programs and services complement and work closely with Western approaches to find a common meeting ground, a practical dimension, for a new concept of health care and healing.
Our founder, Dr. Effie Chow, is a Qigong Grandmaster and California Certified Acupuncturist and has been practicing for over 30 years. She is also an international health practitioner, a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services advisor and a public health and psychiatric nurse with a Masters in Behavioral Sciences and a Ph.D. in Higher Education. View her Profile, and accreditations on our page.
Dr. Chow has trained and spoken worldwide to more than 450,000 people. She has given seminars, lectures and motivational and training sessions to more than 350 corporations, hospitals, public agencies, educational institutions, and professional agencies: Prudential Insurance, the American Public Health Assn., Westinghouse, Levi Strauss, Planned Parenthood, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Walter Reed Army Medical Center (D.C.), Columbia Lutheran Home (Seattle), the UC San Francisco School of Medicine, Georgetown University, Southern California (Kaiser) Permanente, the Chinese Hospital (San Francisco), the University of British Columbia, the Institute for Managerial and Professional Women (Portland, OR) and many others.
Deepak Chopra, M.D.
Dr. Chow’s approach is holistic and treats the whole of her clients.
Her approach center's on the Body/Mind/Spirit connection as she supports and encourages her clients to taking responsibility for their healing journey.
Our 23rd Annual World Congress is scheduled for September 2023 (9/23 -9/25). More information coming soon!