“501(c) 3” grants and IRS tax deductions donations are accepted
Mission: At the Foundation, our mission is to promote and advance Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and its fitness component, Taiji, for the holistic well-being and empowerment of individuals.
We believe in the transformative power of TCM and Taiji, ancient practices that harmonize the mind, body, and spirit. Our organization is dedicated to creating a community that embraces these practices, making them accessible to all and fostering a culture of wellness.
Through education, outreach, and collaboration, we strive to:
- Raise Awareness: We aim to raise awareness about the principles, benefits, and applications of TCM and Taiji. By providing educational resources, organizing workshops, seminars, and community events, we empower individuals with the knowledge to make informed decisions about their health and well-being.
- Improve Access: We work towards improving access to affordable TCM treatments and Taiji practice, particularly for underserved populations. By addressing barriers such as financial constraints and limited resources, we ensure that everyone has an opportunity to experience the healing and rejuvenating effects of these ancient practices.
- Empower Individuals: We believe in the power of self-care and self-empowerment. Through certified Taiji instructors and ongoing support, we empower individuals to cultivate their own well-being and develop a lifelong practice of Taiji. By nurturing physical health, mental clarity, and emotional balance, we enable individuals to lead fulfilling lives.
- Foster Collaboration: We actively seek partnerships and collaborations with individuals, organizations, and institutions that share our vision. By joining forces, we amplify our impact and create a network of support that promotes the integration of TCM and Taiji into various sectors, including healthcare, education, and community development.
- Advocate for Wellness: We advocate for the recognition and integration of TCM and Taiji in healthcare systems, wellness programs, and public policies. By sharing research, promoting evidence-based practices, and engaging in advocacy efforts, we strive to shape a society that values and prioritizes holistic well-being.
Through our mission, we aspire to create a world where TCM and Taiji are recognized as essential components of a healthy and balanced lifestyle. By embracing the wisdom of ancient traditions and blending it with modern approaches, we pave the way for individuals to achieve optimal well-being and live their lives to the fullest.
Together, let us promote the principles of TCM and Taiji, empower individuals, and build a healthier and more harmonious society.
History of the Foundation:
Since 2019, when the first COVID case occurred, as the gravity of the epidemic in China was beginning to grab everyone’s attention, Dr. Che was very moved to wonder what she could do as a health care professional to help out from where she lives in the State of Washington. At the same time, she was reflecting on her own clinical experiences with patients who presented very complicated conditions. During those times, she observed that the eight-points formula seemed to always be a ready solution with many of these critical clinical cases.
In China, Wuhan was completely locked down. It was impossible for anyone from the United States to go there to help. However, from the Chinese news, Dr. Che learned that Chengdu University of TCM was sending a medical team to support Wuhan. Upon learning that, she contacted the university through one of her professors. During that conversation, she was directed as to how to contribute this eight-points formula based on her professional clinical experience. This contribution achieved praise and recognition in the following official press release from Chengdu University of TCM, located in the Sichuan Province of China on February 5, 2020. It can be accessed at the link: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/XoR3-UsBPI46b-45bnODxA. (See the press release English Translation below).
“Praise To Chinese Medicine Personnel American Chinese Xia Che Contribution of the Prescription May Assist Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine’s Fight Against the ‘Epidemic’”
(Total Media Center: Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine 2020-02-05 23:52)
Xia Che is a doctor of classical Chinese medicine in the United States and has been practicing it there for nearly 20 years. She said in her letter that, “like every Chinese person, we are paying attention to the epidemic situation in our motherland at all times. As a Chinese, and, as a Chinese medicine practitioner, in the face of the new coronavirus ravaging the motherland, the national difficulties are a priority at the forefront. I feel that I have a responsibility. I am willing within my heart to contribute to our motherland, even if it is my smallest effort, to assist the acupuncture practitioners, as well as patients.
Xia Che described the prescription as—
Left: Xiangu St43, Zusanli St36
Right: Taibai Sp3, Yinlingquan Sp9
Left: Taiyuan Lu9, Chize Lu5
Right: Sanjian Li3, Quchi Li11
This acupressure formula is best done by pressing on the points following the above sequence, left and right alternatingly, two to three times a day for about 30 minutes. If it is done at these particular times: 6 a.m., 10 a.m., 3 p.m., the effect will be doubled.
Xia Che's medical interpretation of the prescription
This formula originated from Dr. Zhao Chen’s book “I Ching Acupuncture”(1998). It was further combined with Dr. Helu Tian’s theory that “…the heart is the foundation of pre-heaven Qi…, the lung and spleen are the foundation of post-heaven Qi” in his book entitled “Interpretation of ‘Pi Wei Lun’ Using the Wu Yun Liu Qi Theory” (2015). In her clinical experience, since the beginning of 2010, Dr. Che observed an unexpected, surprising effect. While treating a patient’s severe lower back pain with this formula, his other severe whole body skin cancer condition healed (see the attached article [in this actual press release]”The Enlightenment and Inspiration from A Clinical Case of Skin Cancer (2010)”). This eight-points formula has also been successfully used for other patients suffering from various cancers such as an oxygen tank dependent lung cancer patient, bladder cancer, colon cancer, etc. Also, this formula has been utilized effectively for influenza breathing difficulties as well as other virus-infected patients. It also helped other patients with various complicated diseases including a heart failure patient who had been given up by their hospital. This formula has been clinically validated during an entire Chinese zodiac cycle of up to 12 years.
Xia Che said that this eight-point acupressure formula explains the profound theory in a simple and concise way; it uses fewer points that are easy to remember and operate. The points can be needled or pressed. It is designed especially for non-medically trained persons. They can do the procedure on their own by looking at the pictures; their results are extremely fast with no side effects.
The epidemic in mainland China has touched the hearts of all overseas Chinese. They are always paying attention to the COVID-19 pneumonia epidemic of the new coronavirus infection that has occurred in China. They have taken action to help prevent and control the epidemic. Chinese medicine doctors including graduates from Chengdu University of TCM, who perform benevolent arts around the world, have always adhered to the foundation of benevolence. They have donated funds and materials to our country, and even selflessly shared their valuable clinical experience. This contribution gives Chinese medicine practitioners self-confidence in their work and gives the Chinese people confidence to fight against the epidemic. We praise them!
Resource: Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Graphic typesetting: Liu, Han-xi Responsible Editor: Liu, Han-xi Proofreading: Hong, Min-jiao
In the meantime, Dr. Che was instrumental in forming a global volunteer support group, named “TCM Yun Qi I-Ching Acupuncture COVID-19 Support Group”. It was formed through the Chinese social media WeChat platform. This group, for nearly two years, has been globally educating and helping many people learn and benefit from this self-conducted acupressure method. Later, as COVID-19 had raged into a pandemic stage during March, 2020, Dr. Che formed a nonprofit corporation 501(c)3 entitled “Che Family Foundation” on September 1, 2021. Grants and IRS tax deductible donations are accepted through the following link: XXX with a receipt available for tax filing.
Upcoming events of the Foundation:
September 18 -19, 2023: Dr. Che is invited to “The Science of Taichi and Qigong as Whole-Person Health” conference to be held at Osher Center of Integrative Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Her abstract regarding Taiji for school-aged students has been honorably accepted for a research poster presentation at the conference.
Past events of the Foundation:
Since the early 2020 stages of the pandemic, Dr. Che has desired to publish the self-conducted acupressure method internationally. However, with the advent of the vaccines, it appeared as if a possible solution was emerging. On the contrary, with breakthrough episodes of the virus and its variants, sharing information about this method may yet be timely and helpful. Her articles entitled “Acupressure for COVID-19 and its complications: Case Reports” and “Case Studies for Pain Management and COVID-19 Conditions with Nutrition” were published on The International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture in 2022. It is meaningful especially for the current most challenging situation long Covid for the whole century.
For nearly two years, besides COVID-19 patients, this Foundation has been also helping various low-income or no-income patients including patients with Medicare, Medicaid, etc.
September 18, 2021: Our Taiji team was honorably selected to participated in the Global Star “Moon Festival” show
(See the below video from the link: https://www.youtube.com/live/nWhmTUYZLxk?feature=share)
Taiji was honorably selected as a formal PE class at a local public school Woodside Elementary.
January 23 – February 3, 2023: Dr. Che and her medical fitness Taiji team volunteered for two weeks teaching Taiji to formal Physical Education (PE) classes in a local public school named Woodside Elementary. Nearly 600 hundred students from kindergarten to fifth grades, representing 16 different global languages, participated.
February 4, 2023: Dr. Che was invited to a global YouTube lecture entitled Traditional Chinese Medicine Health Care in the Post Pandemic Era – Chinese Medical Fitness Taijiquan. (https://m.youtube.com/live/7Aq8vqXscB4?feature=share)
February 14, 2023: Dr. Che was interviewed for the 4th time on the Family Life Program of Chinese Radio Seattle, on the topic regarding “Traditional Chinese Medical Fitness – Taijiquan” (https://chineseradioseattle.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/Family_02142023.mp3)
March 13 – April 24, 2023: Dr. Che and her team volunteered for 5 weeks after school Taiji Club in the same above-mentioned elementary school. After the PE – Taiji class, more than 60 students volunteered to form an after school Taiji club.
March 3rd, 2023: Dr. Che Joined the Supporters-Scientists group for the GLOBAL TRANSFORMATION PROJECT USE SCIENCE IN PUBLIC EDUCATION (https://globaltransformationproject.org/supporters-scientists-%232)
April 29, 2023: Dr. Che and her team volunteered the celebration with the other Taichi schools for the first World Taichi and Qi Gong Day in Bellingham, Washington a few days after the Proclamation of Taichi and Qi Gong Day signed by Governor Jay Inslee of the State of Washington.
May 19, 2023: Dr. Che, her team and 10 Taiji Club students volunteered to demonstrate Taiji during the above-mentioned school ‘s Family Fitness night.
May 27, 2023: Dr. Che and several of her patients volunteered to attend the “41st Can–Am International Martial Arts Championships” held at Olympic Stadium in Richmond, Canada. They won 1st place in the Team Taiji Form category.
August 12, 2023: Dr. Che was invited to make a speech at the 2023 “Maintain Campus Security and Protecting Student Safety” Seminar held by the World Peace Federation at Bellevue Library, in the state of Washington. In her speech, both her previous events from the Juvenile Detention Center and the Public Elementary School caught the attention of the seminar. These two events were covered in the World Peace Federation news report
Events prior to the Foundation’s formation:
Research Project: Non-UW Investigator (January 3rd, 2020 – 12 weeks)
Project Number: 3KL2TR002317-03S1
Title: Acupuncture for Headache of Post-Traumatic Brain Injury – A Feasibility Study
Sponsored by The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and conducted by the University of Washington.
March to May, 2019: Dr. Che was invited to be a guest in a radio program of Family Life aired by Chinese Radio Seattle with the conversation entitled “Talking about Chinese Medicine”:
- Mar 19, 2019 – Episode I https://chineseradioseattle.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/family_03192019.mp3
- April 16, 2019– Episode II https://share.qingting.fm/api/v2/link/0432fce05059aa445ccc3637a7173824.
- May 14, 2019 — Episode III https://m.qingting.fm/vchannels/290807/programs/11816988
July 17,2021: Dr. Che was invited to have YouTube lecture regarding the Summer Health Care and the Prevention of COVID-19 through Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VPsYtFBidTw&feature=share)
March 17, 2018: Dr. Che and her Taiji team was invited to present and teach Taiji at the local Denney Juvenile Justice Center for a potential class.
Feb. 10, 2015 – Dr. Che was invited to give a four hour’s global webinar of WuYunLiuQi Clinical Application for TCM professionals Seattle, Washington.
Mar 14, 2015 – Dr. Che was invited to give a lecture of TCM Psychopharmacology to students in Northwest University Kirkland, Washington.
Traditional Taichi Meetup:
2012 to present: Dr. Che has developed a weekly low-cost Traditional Taiji Meetup in-person group to help patients and community members locally, nationally and internationally, to maintain their health goals.
1. Case Report – Skin Cancer
a. Chinese version
(Che, X., 2010) The Enlightenment and Inspiration of a Case with Skin Cancer. CAMA Monthly Pp.5-6. May, 2010.
This article describes and documents the details of the unexpected healing of this patient’s skin cancer. Its unique
experience generated the hypothesis of Acupuncture based on classic medical therory on Oncology.
b. English version
Che, X., 2017) CASE REPORTS A Story of How Applying Chinese Medical Principles to Resolve the Root Cause of One Man’s Back Pain Healed His Skin Cancer, International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture, 26(1), 47–51. https://doi.org/10.3103/S1047197917010112
Seven years after the Chinese version was published, with recommendations from the editor, the title and article were revised and published in English. This new version further confirmed both the hypothesis and the result.
2. Case Report – Pituitary Tumor
(Che, X., 2018a) Effects of Classic Chinese Medicine vs. Contemporary Medicine for Cancer / Tumor : Case Report (Pituitary Tumor). International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture, 27(2), 123–128. https://doi.org/10.3103/S104719791802014X This article describes and documents the healing of another case based on the same ancient Chinese philosophy. It substantially supports and tests the hypothesis.
3. Exercise and Pain Management
(Che, X., 2018b) Exercise and Pain Management. International Journal of Clinic Acupuncture, 27(2), 126-129. https://doi.org/10.3103/S1047197918020138
The topic of this article mainly discusses how one’s health will be maintained, thus preventing illness from returning in the future through unique Taiji /Qigong exercises. Therefore, one can achieve their health goal toward physical, mental and spiritual longevity.