nan lu, OMD, LAc

Nan Lu, OMD, LAc

Nan Lu, OMD, LAc, is the president and founding director of the Traditional Chinese Medicine World Foundation and its sister organization, the Tao of Healing. Dr. Lu holds a doctorate from Hubei College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hubei, China, and is a New York State—licensed acupuncturist. Classically- and university-trained, Nan Lu, OMD, is a master herbalist as well as an internationally-recognized Taiji expert and Qigong master. In addition his contribution to healthcare media, he is also the best-selling author of a special series of three self-care books on TCM published by HarperCollins: A Woman's Guide to Healing from Breast Cancer, A Woman's Guide to a Trouble-Free Menopause, and A Natural Guide to Weight Loss That Lasts. He has released a recording of solo piano music, Music for Healing, Volume 1 (available on CD and through iTunes), as well as several powerful guided Taoist mediations.

Master Lu possesses the unique gift of cross-cultural communication and lectures frequently for organizations like National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (NICABM), Integrative Symposium for Health, Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology and the People of Colour Conference. Frequently, he partners with doctors of Western medicine who embrace preventive and complementary approaches for their patients. His specialties include women's health, cancer and immune system disorders and stress management.

He is the founder of Building Bridges of Integration for Traditional Chinese Medicine, a landmark gathering where Eastern and Western healthcare professionals meet to experience energy and explore the roots of contemporary illness and disease and the role of consciousness in healing. He has served as an advisor to the Rosenthal Center for Alternative and Complementary Medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. He currently serves on the boards of the National Association of Transpersonal Psychology and the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology, and is an executive board member of the Center for Culturally Competent Education and Training, School of Social Welfare, SUNY at Stony Brook.

Master Lu was appointed clinical associate professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His educational efforts with social workers and other healthcare providers is devoted to expanding awareness of the Five-Element diagnostic processes used by practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine to go beyond symptoms and discover the energetic emotional roots of illness and disease. He has been featured in Newsweek (special issue on alternative medicine) and was a subject of the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) documentary “Harmony and Spirit: Chinese Americans in New York.”

Master Lu practices traditional Chinese medicine at the Tao of Healing www.taoofhealing.com in New York City. He may be contacted by calling 212-274-0999.