Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) originated in China and has evolved over several thousand years. Increasingly, some of TCM’s philosophy and practices are being incorporated into Western wellness practices. As a continuation of Crouse Hospital’s popular Integrative Medicine series, Sungwon David Yoo, DC, M.S.A.O.M., LAc., along with acupuncturist Stephanie Chow, will take the audience through the basics of TCM and its practical uses for health and wellness on Wednesday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Marley Education Center, 765 Irving Ave. The seminar is free and open to the public. Parking is also free in the Marley and Crouse Hospital garages. To register, call (315) 472-2464.
TCM is a range of medical practices based on the premise that the processes of the body are interconnected and are in constant interaction with the environment. The practices of TCM include herbal remedies, acupuncture, massage and Qigong (pronounced chee koong), which is a series of exercises involving movement and regulated breathing designed to be therapeutic. Based on Daoism, TCM is fundamentally different than Western medicine because it is based on the principal that the universe is interconnected.
Yoo earned both his Doctor of Chiropractic and his master’s degree in acupuncture and oriental medicine from New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls. He completed his clinical internship training at the Detoxification Clinic, the Springs Integrative Medicine Center and Spa at Clifton Springs Hospital, the Monroe Community Hospital and the Integrative Health and Wellness Clinic at NYCC’s Seneca Falls Health Center. He maintains his own practice, Healing Point Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, in Syracuse.
Chow is a Syracuse native who graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis. She also received graduate training in acupuncture and oriental medicine from Bastyr University and New York Chiropractic College.