Saint Martin’s University to host three-day exhibit on
Traditional Chinese Medicine
June 17, 2013
LACEY, Wash. – Presentations by faculty and students from the
Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, as well as an
exhibit of items from the university’s museum collection, promise to
offer a fascinating look at Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
during a three-day
July 18-20 on the Lacey campus of Saint Martin’s University.
The museum items, which include a photo-electrical human acupuncture
model, have been on display throughout the world for other various
exhibits before their arrival at Saint Martin’s. It is the first
time the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine is
participating in an exhibit within the United States.
“We are very excited to have these items here on campus and for
the surrounding community to see and learn more about them,” says
Josephine Yung, vice president of International Programs and
Development at Saint Martin’s, who has been working in coordination
with the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine to
prepare for the three-day event.
Both universities are cosponsoring the exhibit, which is based on
an eight-year history of cultural and academic collaboration between
the two institutions.
Traditional Chinese Medicine dates back to the second century
B.C.E., and its practices are based on a belief of
interconnectedness, that the human body is part of its larger
environment. TCM focuses on maintaining balance in one’s life and
practices include herbal remedies, acupuncture, moxibustion,
cupping, tui na therapeutic massage, dietary therapy, qi gong and
The event is free and portions of it are open to the public.
Exhibit planners are extending a welcome to a variety of people from
the surrounding community who wish to attend the exhibit, including
TCM practitioners, health care practitioners and senior centers.
Children are also welcome to take part in an interactive
demonstration that is going to be assisted by staff from the Lacey
Timberland Public Library. That workshop, “TCM for Children” (ages
5-12), will be held Friday, July 19, 10 a.m.–noon, at Cebula Hall,
and will include a lesson in Tai Chi exercise, the TCM view of how
the human body works and what causes diseases.
Two other workshops will be offered. Practitioners of TCM are
invited to attend a session on the “Integration of Western Medicine
and Traditional Chinese Medicine in China” on Friday, July 19, 8–9
a.m., in Cebula Hall. Presenters will examine the current trends and
development of TCM, as well as the synergy between TCM and Western
medicine in China. The public is invited to attend “The TCM’s
Approach to Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle,” Saturday, July 20,
10–11:30 a.m., in Cebula Hall.
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Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year,
coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300
acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic
Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedictine
colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the
only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University
prepares students for successful lives through its 23 majors and
seven graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business,
education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more
than 1,100 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students from
many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and 300
more undergraduate students to its extension campuses located at
Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Centralia College. Visit the Saint
Martin’s University website at
For additional information:
Vice president, international programs and development
Meg Nugent Dwyer
Media relations manager