As many of you have heard from your peers, qigong communities, and others, we lost our alumni, teacher and friend Suzanne Friedman March 3. Suzanne taught with tremendous knowledge, skill, clarity, humor and grace. She was an excellent teacher and practitioner who inspired many people through her teaching, patient care and determination to fight with her cancer. Learning in her presence was a pleasure and ACTCM lost a great faculty and alum. We will always remember her beautiful smile, kindness and warmth.
From Suzanne’s soon to be published book, Zen Cancer Wisdom: Tips for Making Each Day Better, we can continue to learn from her: “Layman Wang once asked his attendant, ‘What would you do if a dragon suddenly arrived here?’ His attendant answered, ‘I wouldn’t pay attention to anything else.’ This is how it feels when you’ve been diagnosed with cancer. Suzanne’s passion for Qi-Gong and Chinese medicine brought her deep healing on the spiritual, emotional, energetic, and physical levels. She will be terribly missed.
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.