Sino-American Transcultural Institute - Continuing Education

Learning Objectives:  

At the conclusion of this symposium, participants will be able to:

1. Compare and contrast theories and practices of Chinese and Western physical therapy and    massage therapy.
2. Discuss fundamental Taoist concepts and how they relate to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and exercise practices.
3. Describe how basic Qigong  can be utilized in Western rehabilitation medicine.
4. Describe how elements of TCM can be integrated into professional practice.
5. Describe how diagnoses are made in the practice of TCM.
6. Describe the use of acupuncture, moxibustion and cupping in the treatment of pain, musculoskeletal disorders and other disease processes
7. Describe the theoretical basis and clinical applications of Tuina and TCM musculoskeletal manipulation.
8. Apply basics of Qigong, TCM, Chinese Physical Therapy and Tuina in professional practice.

Target Audience
This CME program is designed to meet the educational needs of Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Technicians, Massage Therapists, Chiropractors, Acupuncturists, Rehabilitation Medicine Physicians

Conference Location
The program will be held in Beijing, Hangzhou and Shanghai, People’s Republic of China. Daily itinerary can be found at:

Participants will be responsible for airfare from the United States to Beijing International Airport, and from Shanghai Pudong International Airport to the United States.  All transportation while in China is provided as part of the Symposium.

Hotel Accommodations
Hotel accommodations are provided at 4-Star Hotels as part of the symposium: Standard Room, double occupancy required, 2 twin beds per room. Upgrades to King/Queen bed are available.  Single supplement applies for single occupancy.  Reservations must be made before February 28, 2015 to ensure availability.

Most meals, while in China, are provided.

Continuing Education Hours Statement
The Sino-American Transcultural Institute has made application to the State of Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses, for a maximum of 30.0 CEUs to be awarded upon completion of this symposium to Physical Therapists, Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists and Chiropractors. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty Disclosure
Sino-American Transcultural Institute requires course directors, speakers, instructors, planners and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by SATI for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. The faculty disclosures and the discussion off-label usage will be indicated in the course syllabus.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be made in writing to the Sino-American Transcultural Institute. Cancellation policies can be found at 

Special Needs Disclosure
Unfortunately, wheelchair accessibility is limited or non-existent in China. Most of the venues have multiple stairs to climb with no ramp or elevator available. In addition, wheelchair storage aboard trains, subways, busses and smaller vehicles that we use for transportation is highly problematic. 

SATI regrets the inability to provide ADA compliant hotel rooms and accessibility in China.

Additional Information
Contact the Sino-American Transcultural Institute by phone: 208-949-7661,

Christina Linane, BA, CMT
Symposium Coordinator
Certified Massage Therapist
Yoga and Qigong Instructor                         
Boise, Idaho

Alex Tan, BHSc
TCM Practitioner
Straight Bamboo TCM Clinic
Qigong Instructor
Beijing, PRC

Tang Xuezhang, MD
Associate Senior Physician
Director, Massage Therapy Department
China-Japan Friendship Hospital
Beijing, PRC 

Xie Yuxiao, MD
Director, Physiatry Department
China-Japan Friendship Hospital
Beijing, PRC

Symposium Faculty

Harold W. Allerton, CRNA, MS
Symposium Director
Executive Director
Sino-American Transcultural Institute, Inc.
Kuna, Idaho

Chu Hailin, MD
Director, Associate Professor of Acupuncture and Tuina
Zhejiang Chinese Medical University
Hangzhou, PRC

Fang Jianqiao, MD, PhD
Vice President, Zhejiang Chinese Medical University
Professor of Acupuncture and Moxibustion
Hangzhou, PRC

Ji Qiujian, MD
Deputy Director, Acupuncture and Tuina Department
Third Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang Chinese Medical University
Hangzhou, PRC

Li Jianhua, MD
Deputy Chief, Rehabilitation Medicine Department
Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital
Hangzhou, PRC


2015 Chinese Physical Therapy And Massage Symposium
March 12-24, 2015
Beijing, Hangzhou and Shanghai
People's Republic of China

Sino-American Transcultural Institute - Continuing Education