Charmian is the Head of Chinese Medicine Department and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Health and Bioscience at The University of East London. In her talk she talks about her 20 years' experience in learning about and practising acupuncture in the UK and Nanjing, China. What is it about those little needles that make them alleviate pain, treat illnesses and even help women to get pregnant? What is TEDx? In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxBratislava, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxBratislava event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations) Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which is composed of plants and animals, originated in China 3,000 years ago. While a crucial part of Chinese culture, the demand for Chinese medicinal materials has risen both in China as well as in international markets. China's economic growth has allowed Chinese consumers with high purchasing power to seek Chinese herbal medicine and other natural health products. The interest in using Chinese herbal medicine for wellness, medical treatments and longevity by people in other parts of the world has created new markets for TCM products. The development of TCM depends on natural resources so medicinal wildlife resource conservation is a precondition of sustainable use and continuation of TCM. Unfortunately, medicinal natural resources have declined rapidly, with Chinese manufacturing companies searching for large quantities of supplies inside and outside China to produce old-brand products and to develop new products for profit. The overuse of resources has caused a number of both animal and plant species to become extinct. The conflict between demand and supply is a big challenge for the development of traditional Chinese medicine and biodiversity conservation. In her presentation, Lixin will address how the TCM profession views these challenges and addresses them to promote healthy people and a healthy planet? She also discusses strategies that can be developed to bring TCM and conservation communities together to work with a shared vision to protect our one and only planet.
Jon Paul talks about leaning into adversity, alternative lifestyles, and acupuncture in this riveting and insightful talk. Jon Paul Morse L.Ac. D.N.B.A.O. is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Diplomate of The National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics. He has been practicing in Twin Falls Idaho for twelve years. Jon Paul loves people, animals, school busses, and the entire gem state. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
This talk aims to address the two predominant perspectives in the West towards the East (specifically China) -- ambivalence and ignorance. Given my first-hand experiences working with top global brands in Shanghai this summer, and having worked with Chinese corporations going public in HK, I would like to share my stories as a mean to showcase the opportunities embedded in China, and the crucial importance for our generation in the West to abandon all preconceptions, and become truly accepting of the fact that West is not better than the East. I will share some anecdotes of my experiences in dealing with the common criticism against China -- censorship, communism, state ownership, corruption, lacking international property, social apathy, superstition, culture of emulation and copy-cats, corruption, etc. Thereafter I will illustrate how the Chinese people are actually very content with how their society has grown over the last five decades, and explain why ignorance to this contentment has led to many major foreign corporations failing in this exciting market. I will end the presentation in challenging the audience to see China through a new and objective lens, and to find ways to apply their western education to support the exciting growth that will occur in China in the next few decades. China will certainly change the overall socioeconomic landscape of the 21st century world, and our generation has a lead role in shaping that. (http://terry.ubc.ca/tedxterrytalks) About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations). www.ted.com/tedx
Lissa Rankin, MD is an OB/GYN physician, author, keynote speaker, consultant to health care visionaries, professional artist, and founder of the women's health and wellness community OwningPink.com. Discouraged by the broken, patriarchal health care system, she left her medical practice in 2007 only to realize that you can quit your job, but you can't quit your calling. This epiphany launched her on a journey of discovery that led her to become a leader in the field of mind/body medicine, which she blogs about at OwningPink.com and is writing about in her third book Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof You Can Heal Yourself (Hay House, 2013). She teaches both patients and health care professionals how to make the body ripe for miracles by healing the mind and being healthy in all aspects of life, not just by promoting healthy behaviors like good nutrition, exercise, and adequate sleep, but by encouraging health and authenticity in relationships, work, creative expression, spirituality, sexuality, finances, and living environment. She is leading a revolution to feminize how health care is received and delivered by encouraging collaboration, fostering self-healing, reconnecting health care and spirituality, empowering patients to tap into the mind's power to heal the body, and encouraging women not to settle for being merely well, but to strive for living vital, joyful, authentic lives full of "mojo." When not spreading the word, she chills out, paints, does yoga, and hikes in Marin County, CA with her husband and daughter. Event video by: http://repertoireproductions.com/