A look at the current state of Traditional Chinese Medicine, told by the doctors leading the field.
ABOUT THIS PROJECT
Dr. Tsung-Jung Ho, Director of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at the China Medical University, offers an in-depth look at the importance of TCM as well as its contemporary application. We will utilize Dr. Ho’s unique perspective to offer our viewers an understanding of the different elements of TCM, in addition to the crucial role China Medical University plays in the preservation of these methods.
Having spent time with Dr. Ho and seeing firsthand how his work has helped me to deal with serious chronic pain, I decided to produce a film to inform and encourage other people suffering from to seek this kind of treatment because there has never been a comprehensive feature-length documentary about Traditional Chinese Medicine. With acupuncture boasting over 5,000 certified facilities in just the United States alone, this documentary will look to illustrate the ever-growing interest in eastern medicine while spreading awareness of its dynamic capabilities.
The basis of Dr. Ho’s treatment focuses on a combination of both Acupuncture and Ear Acupuncture. Ear acupuncture is different from traditional acupuncture in that it is based on the idea that the ear is a micro system with the entire body represented on the auricle, the outer portion of the ear. These specific ailments of the entire body are believed to be treatable by the stimulation of the surface of the ear exclusively.
In addition to acupuncture, Dr. Ho’s program will integrate several other Chinese Medicine techniques:
Tai Chi, which research has been proven to show increased balance, control, and flexibility in those dealing with chronic pain.
Qigong, is a practice based in learning to control and manipulate “qi,” a form of body energy. In the body, qi represents the unseen vital force that they believe sustains life.
Music Therapy: in Chinese Medicine, it is believed that each organ/element is accompanied by its own specific musical counterpart. This section of the program will focus on specifically aiding in the recovery through musical influence.
Acupressure is a medical technique derived from acupuncture. In acupressure physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points rather than through the use of needles.
Cupping involves placing cups containing reduced air pressure (suction) on the skin. This method applies acupressure by creating a vacuum on the patient's skin. The therapy is used to dispel stagnant blood and lymph, thereby improving qi flow.
Herbal Medicine involves using local natural ingredients in developing specific herbal remedies to accompany the rest of the healing.
But we need your help to complete this important project. There are still many steps need to with this film. We have set a goal of raising $10,000 and we must raise this money in 30 days. We must make our goal. Please support us and donate today!
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Once completed, we plan to donate a percentage of the film’s gross revenue to further research initiatives. We hope that the film can provide a necessary means for Dr. Ho to move closer to reaching his goals of expanding this research throughout the world.
WHAT WE NEED & WHAT YOU GET
We need your help to cover the following expenses:
• Film editing and finishing
• Music licensing
• Conversion to digital format
• Distribution fees
In gratitude for your support, please accept the following thank-you gifts, listed to the right. Please join our team! Become a Producer!*
OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP
If you are unable to donate, please help us get the word out. We need your help to get this film funded and seen. Please let everyone know that you are a supporter of our project. Tell everyone you want to show the world this incredible place. Help us show the world so such we can help preserve this heritage and tradition!
Jesse Barrett-Mills, Producer/Director
Jesse Barrett-Mills is an award-winning Director, Producer, and Cinematographer. His work has received acclaim at several different international film festivals including New York, Berkeley, and Cannes. He is the Founder and CEO of JBM Films, an independent media company dedicated to the production and distribution of feature-length films, documentaries, and other video content. Seven of their films are presently being distributed around the world and he is preparing to release three other projects in the coming year.
His most recent film, Put Up Your Dux, premiered as part of the 2010 Cannes International Film Festival. He graduated with Dean’s Honors and a B.A. in English and Sociology from Case Western Reserve University and later with an M.F.A in Film Directing from the California Institute of the Arts.
Dr. Tsung-Jung Ho, Production Coordinator
Dr. Ho’s principal research interests lie in the Transitional Chinese Medicine (Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture), Tai Chi, and Qigong. He is currently doing research in both Acupuncture: Using functional MRI to study the Meridian of Acupuncture, investigating the use of Acupuncture with Olympics athletes, and in public health and epidemiology and Tai Chi/Qigong: research in improving the quality of life by using Qigong as a way to increase overall health and well-being, as well as for disease prevention and longevity.
Hungchun Chang, Executive Producer
Director of Operations and Associate Producer for JBM Films since its inception in 2005, Hungchun Chang oversees the company’s operations and strategic initiatives across various media projects. With over a decade of experience in educational consulting, Hungchun has also spearheaded multiple entrepreneurial ventures. Additionally, he holds a joint degree in law and business administration from Boston College.
*(The Filmmakers retain all creative control over material. Please contact us if there is some other way you would like to help!)
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on January 29, 2012.
Dec 30, 2011 - Jan 29, 2012 (30 days)
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THERAPY? With your contribution you will have chance to travel to Taiwan and undergo therapy by some of the world's best Chinese medicine doctors!Estimated delivery: Feb 2013