Health and Human Performance Through the Lens of Traditional Chinese Medicine
About the Webinar
This webinar will cover an overview of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the interconnectedness of diet, emotions, and training, and how to incorporate TCM into daily routines.
Andy Chan will discuss his recently published book, “Dynamic Balance: Integrating Principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine into Strength and Conditioning,” which aims to demystify traditional Chinese medicine.
Chan is a graduate of Concordia University Chicago’s Master of Science in Applied Exercise Science program. He developed his book as a final project within the Human Movement Science concentration.
In writing the book, Chan enlisted the help of co-author Yat Kwan (Stella) Wong, who has her PhD in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) from the University of Hong Kong.
In exploring research papers and materials, Chan discovered two perspectives.
“One was the exercise science perspective from the West, that focused on the soft tissue or the fascia that wraps around the muscles. Yet if you look at the Chinese perspective, this is where things get a bit mystical,” Chan said. “Chinese medicine practitioners in the US usually use language that people wouldn’t understand, and I think that put a seed in me. Because moving forward, if I could produce something that would unpack and demystify traditional Chinese medicine language, I think it would help out the fitness community in understanding the original mindset or thought behind using these methods, so people can utilize these modalities.”
Learn more about Andy Chan, and his book, “Dynamic Balance: Integrating Principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine into Strength and Conditioning.”