SPECIAL CHINESE NEW YEAR EVENT CELEBRATES LIFE OF THE INNOVATOR OF MODERN CHINESE MEDICINE

Welcome in the New Year of the Wooden Horse at a special event in honour of the late Professor Man Fong Mei, a man who changed the face of integrative medicine.

On Saturday 1st February 2014, AcuMedic and chinalife, situated in Camden High Street, will be paying tribute to the late Professor Man Fong Mei and welcoming in Chinese New Year. This year’s celebration will be between 12 – 2:30pm and includes a special speech honouring company founder Professor Mei, as well as a traditional Chinese lion dance, Chinese food and music.

It was with immense sadness that AcuMedicchinalifeCMIR and the Mei family announced the tragic news that Professor Mei passed away on 8th January 2014, aged 67, during his recent travels to the Far East. A pioneer in Chinese medicine and East-West integration, a philosopher, a physicist and a poet, he will be sorely missed by all those who he touched with his inspiration and positive energy.

A passionate integrator of Eastern and Western medicine for over four decades, Professor Mei was actively involved in many leading academic and clinical institutions in developing a global integrative model for medicine. His passion inspired his vision for a globalised medicine that cares for humanity and a new paradigm of medicine and health.

In 1972 he founded AcuMedic – an integrative Chinese medicine clinic, which has treated over 50,000 patients since it opened, and professional shop, which supplies acupuncture equipment, books and herbs to medical professionals and hospitals worldwide. He revolutionised modern Chinese medicine through his invention of the world’s first disposable acupuncture needle and designed the earliest range of micro-processor electro acupuncture and TENS apparatuses. He also pioneered the systematic approach to Chinese herbal medicine by developing the TCM Classic range of capsulated Chinese herbal extracts.

Professor Mei maintained a regular clinical practice at the AcuMedic Clinic and was also an enthusiastic teacher. He was dedicated to raising the level of practice, education, and research of Chinese medicine and acupuncture to ensure its safety and effectiveness on a global scale. Together with Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, he established the Chinese Medical Institute and Register (CMIR) in 1994, one of the leading educational and professional organisations in the UK for promoting clinical excellence in Chinese medicine and acupuncture. A visiting professor at many universities across China, Professor Mei was also one of the principal lecturers for the academic courses held by CMIR and regularly taught Chinese medicine and acupuncture to Western trained medical professionals.

Among the many official positions he held, Professor Mei served as Chairman of the Chinese Medicine Council and the China-UK Consortium for Medical Integration, Research and Collaboration. He also served as Executive Chairman of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies and the Chinese Medicine Education Instruction Committee in China. In addition, he was appointed as a member of the Steering Group set up by the Department of Health to report on the regulation of Chinese medicine, acupuncture and herbal medicine in the UK.

He was also a passionate physicist and philosopher, two areas he explored extensively in his MFM E-Letters. An avid writer, Professor Mei also enjoyed composing poetry in both English and Chinese. He will be greatly missed by his patients, students, customers and staff.

Professor Mei’s son, Don Mei said “We know that many who we could not invite to his funeral service would like to honour Professor Mei and we would like to invite you all to a celebration of his life as we see in the New Chinese Year of the Horse. We have enjoyed hosting a New Year event every year and this year will be no exception.”

Chinalife will open its doors at 12pm for a speech by Don to commemorate his father’s life and continue the positive inspiration of his father’s legacy into the New Year. This will be followed by a traditional Chinese lion dance, which is said to bring joy and happiness to the people watching. The lion dance is performed by two performers in a lion costume made from papier mâché and combines art, history and kung fu moves. The movements of the lion are believed to increase the luck and prosperity of the business, with the tail of the lion sweeping away bad fortune and unpleasant things from last year.

This year Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year, will be on Friday 31st January. The celebrations will be welcoming the year of the Green Wooden Horse; bringing a new cycle of creative energy. The Green Wooden Horse is a symbol of spring, freedom and renewed life, making it a dynamic year with rapid movements. It is said to be a lucky one for most, full of unexpected adventure, fast victories and surprising romance. According to the Chinese zodiac, 2014 will offer the opportunity to make life better and will set the milestone for the next decade to come.

If you would like to attend please RSVP to Adena Zhao on 0207 388 6704, or online via our contact form, by Tuesday 28th January 2014. If you would like to send condolences, please also send them c/o Adena.

PROFESSOR MAN FONG MEI – A TRUE INSPIRATION     Professor Man Fong Mei  Professor Man Fong Mei. jpg  Chinese New Year in London

The Heart and Mind in Chinese Medicine and Culture

A Report on the Event held at

The Forum, AcuMedic Centre, 5th October 2013

The key principles of Chinese medicine and acupuncture were explained in this lecture focused on the relationship between heart, mind and health. The free presentation was delivered by Professor Man Fong Mei, Clinical Director at the AcuMedic Clinic where over 50,000 patients were treated with Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture. A diverse audience attended the talk to learn more about the Chinese medical perspective on the connections between mental and physical health.

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Organic Farming and Chinese Herbal Medicine

with Sir Julian Rose, Jadwiga Lapota and Professor Man Fong Mei

A Report on the Event held at

The Forum, AcuMedic Centre, 10th August 2013

A group of well-informed participants concerned with the ecological crisis facing our planet got together to discuss organic farming as the basis for solutions. Several interrelated social and environmental catastrophes will certainly descend upon our world should we carry on in the current direction of development. Intense discussion ensued after the presentations by Jadwiga Lapota and Sir Julian Rose on the crucial importance of organic farming and how it can be done.

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ORGANIC FARMING AND CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE

with Sir Julian Rose, Jadwiga Lopata and Professor Man Fong Mei
on Saturday 10 August, 3pm – 5pm at AcuMedic, 101 – 105 Camden High Street, London, NW1 7JN

Organic farming is essential, not only to our own health, but also for the environmental health of the planet. Cross-contamination of chemical fertilisers and GM crops filterthrough our food chain and affect water and soil for generations to come. The effects on herbal medicine are no different.

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My Magnificent China – A Personal View on Her People, Land, Culture, History & Philosophy

Date: Saturday 6th July 2013, 3pm – 5pm

Venue: The Forum, AcuMedic Centre, 101-105 Camden High Street, London NW1 7JN

This lecture is inspired by the many friends and colleagues who expressed to me their views of the Chinese civilisation, past and present. There are both positive and negative comments on the various aspects of China. Some of these views are passionate and some are constructive, amongst which are frank but critical views of China in the process of the current global contentions.

While China is becoming an economic power to be reckoned with, Chinese culture and philosophy, as a civilisation, have not received enough attention from scholars or the media. My intention in this lecture is to fill the gap by bringing in the ideas, the values the arts and the wisdom essential to the Chinese civilisation. This heritage can be used to create positive contribution to the world’s enlightenment and progress.

Specific emphasis will also be on the way of health and lifestyle in the Chinese tradition that is relevant to each of us living in the 21st Century. Such wisdom is important especially when we are facing hard times caused by the global economic crisis.

The beautiful landscape of mountains and rivers, the tea-drinking people and their herbal food culture will hopefully bring a lighter touch to this lecture and discussion.

We invite you to come and enjoy this unique afternoon tea talk experience. It’s FREE

Please RSVP to Adena Zhao by calling 0207 388 6704 or email Adena

 

The Methodology and Epistemology of the Current Paradigm Shifts in Medicine – Summary Report

For the first time ever, Professor Man Fong Mei and Professor Claus Schnorrenberger opened the doors on their discussion of the shifting paradigms in Chinese and Western medicine. What was originally planned as a private meeting to exchange notes on an ambitious book collaboration was turned into an open public event with interactive lectures and a boundless conversation on the essential principles of Chinese Medicine and their relevance to you. On Saturday 27th April seats for this special event were filled in the Forum at the AcuMedic Centre in Lodnon.

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‘Heart, Mind and Medicine’ – The Hardwick Lecture Series

Join Professor Man Fong Mei at Hardwick House for his exciting lecture on ‘Heart, Mind and Medicine’, which will explore the comtemporary significance and dynamic of the ancient Chinese knowledge of Yin and Yang and how it underpins the process of holistic healing.

Date: Saturday 6th April

Time: 7pm

Location: Hardwick House, Whitchurch on Thames, Oxon, RG8 7RB

To book a place, please call the Hardwick Estate Office on 0118 984 29 or email [email protected] Tickets cost £10.

At The Asia House for the Chinese Health and Well-being Day

I was given an opportunity to deliver a talk on Chinse Medicine – Chinese Health and Beauty with Professor Mei as part of the Chinese Health and Well-being Day at the Asia House in London. It went very well!

"Prof Mei @acumedic_clinic teaches us how to be healthy & beautiful!" Asia House tweeted

The talk focused on herbal medicine and how it can benefit sufferers of conditions which conventional medicine may not be able to treat.