In 1995, Grand Master Nan Lu along with Ellen Schaplowsky had a vision to establish an organization that would merge ancient wisdom with modern science. Their goal was to share these teachings with practitioners to effect a change in health outcomes.

As medical doctors, nurses, acupuncturist, psychologists, teachers, business professionals, and lay persons engaged in the foundation’s programs, their passion to share this healing wisdom grew. They now make up the workforce that supports the foundation’s initial purpose.

The result today is a body of educational programs, curricula, and activities to help everyone discover their own healing abilities and the effect of consciousness on the body, mind, and spirit. This work helps people live consciously aware of their lives.

For more than 25 years, the foundation has served as a leading nonprofit organization engaged in promoting the wisdom of Taoist philosophy and the body-mind-spirit, self-healing knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine. It focuses on TCM’s comprehensive system and its Five Element Consciousness framework — by-products of a profound spiritual practice. Above all, the foundation seeks to help individuals recognize that each of us creates our own reality and healing is in our hands.

The center, located in New York City, is the home of Dr. Lu’s clinic and Wu Ming Qigong school. It offers a full range of traditional Chinese medicine modalities including acupuncture, herbal support, Medical Qigong, Qigong Meridian Therapy, and a salt room. Tao of Healing is a healing oasis within the city’s Flatiron district. Practitioners train extensively together in the same system and offer patients consistent quality care.

The Tao of Healing Qigong School is open to serious students who are looking for a traditional style of learning. 

For more than 20 years ago, this project has empowered women to prevent, and heal, from breast cancer. Its mission is to help women create a partnership with their bodies — moving beyond fear, finding inherent capabilities, and most of all, enjoying life. The project also offers Professional Breast Health instructor training (6 PDAs). offers free educational resources including Qigong and meditation practices, foods to create better health, strategies for enhancing recovery after treatment, and ways to integrate complementary care and treatment.