The Science & Practice of Chinese Cultural Arts for Healthy Living(養生). SERIES 2.
This new Series stems from the one previously offered at the South Coast Chinese Cultural Center in 2015-2016. The present Series includes new lectures, demonstrations, and more emphasis on hands-on learning on how the traditional Chinese healing arts and Mind-body practices (Tai Chi and Qigong) can be used effectively to enhance health and wellness in today’s world. While the previous Series covered a broad range of topics, this Series is focused on STRESS (壓力) and INFLAMMATION (炎), the two biggest threats to our health. The presentations explain both the “how’s” and the “why’s”, based on latest scientific research indicating the most effective ways to prevent and relieve these damaging conditions that could lead to impaired immune function, cardiovascular diseases, inflammatory diseases, cancer, and premature aging. Much of the information in this Series is gleaned from scientific journals, international conferences on Oriental Medicine and Integrative Medicine and Health, and materials from the U.S. National Center on Complementary Medicine and Integrative Health. The presentations are in English, with important concepts and terms also given in Mandarin and Cantonese..
Dr. Shin Lin (林欣) has extensive background in all of the fields he will be presenting in this Series. On the Western side, he received his Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry at the UCLA School of Medicine and postdoctoral training in the Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics at UC San Francisco School of Medicine. He went on to become Professor and then Chairman of Biophysics at Johns Hopkins University for two dozen years, and became a leading authority on mechanisms of action of natural products that affect the cytoskeleton and movement at the cellular level. He was then recruited by UC Irvine to become Dean of the School of Biological Sciences and he subsequently served as Associate Vice Chancellor for Biomedical Initiatives. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Developmental & Cell Biology and the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine at UC Irvine. On the Eastern side, Dr. Lin completed formal coursework in Oriental Medicine, therapeutic therapy, mind-body medicine, and acupuncture for physical therapy. An expert on Tai Chi and Qigong, he is a senior “in-house student” (入門弟子) of the 19th generation inheritor (傳人) of Chen Style Tai Chi (陳式 太極), Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei (陳正雷), of China’s Chen Family Village (陳家溝), the birthplace of Tai Chi. For the past 15 years, Dr. Lin’s Laboratory for Mind-Body Signaling and Energy Research (Website: http://MindBodyLab.Bio.UCI.edu) has been focusing on the use of hi-tech approaches to study physiological and bioenergetics effects of Tai Chi/Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies on mind and body functions. He was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services to the National Advisory Council on Complementary Medicine and Integrative Health, and he is Visiting Professor at Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Permanent Co-Chair of the World Congress of Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hon. President of the Chen Zhenglei Taiji International Promotion Organization. He was an Academic Advisor for the 8-volume set Traditional and Classical Chinese Health Cultivation (中華傳統經典養生術) published by the Shanghai Tai Chi/Qigong Research Institute of the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and is on the editorial board of the journal Chinese Medicine and the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. He frequently gives presentations in the U.S. and abroad, and appears regularly in the media, including a national broadcast of NBC Nightly News and “Longevity Tai Chi” seen frequently on PBS nationwide.
Date: 2/13/17, 3/13/17, 4/10/17, 5/8/17, 6/12/17.
Time: 7:30 to 9:30PM
Location: Multi-Purpose Room, South Coast Chinese Cultural Center (9 Truman, Irvine, CA 92620).
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- February 13, 2017: Biology of the Causes, Effects, and Prevention of Stress.
- March 13, 2017: The Biology of the Causes, Effects, and Prevention of Inflammation.
- April 10, 2017: Science-Based Tai Chi with Music for Mind and Body Health.
- May 8, 2017: Science-Based Tai Chi for Muscle, Bone, and Cardiovascular Health.
- June 12, 2017: Science-Based Qigong for Stretching to Prevent Pain and Inflammation.