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Tom Bowman: The Future of Holistic Medicine in the USA
and How to Protect Your Rights to Practice

by Tom Bowman | October 8, 2020 | Program Host: Vicki Dello Joio

NQA Legislation Committee Chair, Tom Bowman, will chat with Vicki about the following:
  • Current legislative activity involving qigong. 
  • A discussion on how to track any legislation being proposed in your state and at the federal level.
  • What is involved in writing legislation, along with the thought process necessary.
  • A discussion of the importance of communicating with other like associations (holistic, complementary, integrated) so as to gather numbers of practitioners either for or against a proposed legislation.
  • The importance of educating legislators along with explaining your opposition to a specific bill.
  • Groups that want to have governance (control) over qigong.
  • Bill types that we support, e.g., Health Freedom Act.
  • Mention of Qigong and Asian Bodyworks bill in Illinois. 

Tom Bowman headshotTOM BOWMAN began his formal qigong studies in August of 1999 with Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming (YMAA) and was granted a branch school in February of 2001. He received his qigong certification from Dr. Yang in 2007. His clinical qigong training continued with Hong Liu (MD-China) and he completed the Advanced Medical Qigong course of studies in June of 2003.

Tom's mission is to bring qigong to the level of acceptance in which we can operate alongside Western medicine as partners, by proving that qigong is an integrated medical system.

He is a professional member of the National Qigong Association (NQA), former member of the Board of Directors, is chairman of the Legislation Committee and is a member of the Certification Committee. Tom is recognized as a Clinical Qigong Practitioner and a Level III Advanced Qigong Instructor by the NQA.

Founder and Director of Qigong of Tulsa, Tom teaches qigong and provides clinical qigong treatments.

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