ACTCM President Lixin Huang recently joined other international speakers at an all day conference in Singapore sponsored by the World Wildlife Federation. She addressed the issue of sustainability of Chinese medicinal herbs in a world where the demand for these products increases. ACTCM recognizes that in order for the future of the acupuncture and Chinese medicine profession to be sustained, so must its resources. Lixin, a long-time advocates for conservation and TCM, continued the work of promoting this message at this conference entitled “One Living Planet”.
The event, held on June 14, 2012, gave the stage to forward-thinking individuals—inspiring leaders who shared their endeavours and insights that are challenging and changing the way we think, live and work to meet the challenges of living on our one planet.
William Winram – Ocean Environmentalist / Shark Publicist/Photographer
Irshad Mobarak – Founder, Natural History Tours
Tim Macartney – Founder, Embercombe
Sudhanshu Swaroop – International Law Barrister
Darrel Webber – Secretary General, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil
Lixin Huang – President, American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Simon Tay – Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs
Stuart Chapman – Conservation Director, WWF-Greater Mekong Programme
The program was thought-provoking, moving, creative, emotional and essentially positive and uplifting – in the spirit of ‘ideas worth spreading’.
You can view video’s of Lixin’s presentation as well as the presentations of others at http://www.tedxwwf.com.
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About American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) has provided affordable, quality health care to the public and trained professionals in acupuncture, massage and Chinese medicine since 1980. In addition to its graduate curriculum, ACTCM offers continuing education, public education, community outreach and clinical services in acupuncture and herbal medicine. ACTCM has been the recipient of many awards for its curriculum, faculty and clinic, and has been voted “Best of the Bay” by both the San Francisco Weekly and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. ACTCM is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is a private, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.