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Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare Free documentary screening

Location: 4701 West Gate Blvd, Classroom E1, Austin TX 78745

From: September 26, 2013 at 6:30pm to: 9:00pm



Reserve free tickets

Light snacks and drinks will be provided. The film is 99 minutes and will be followed by a lively discussion lead by local health professionals, including Dr. Tracy Stuardi.

ESCAPE FIRE is a feature-length documentary that examines the powerful forces maintaining the status quo, a medical industry designed for quick fixes rather than prevention, for profit-driven care rather than patient-driven care. After decades of resistance, a movement is gaining ground to bring innovative high-touch, low-cost methods of prevention and healing into our high-tech, costly system. This film follows dramatic human stories as well as leaders fighting to transform healthcare at the highest levels of medicine, industry, government, and even the U.S. military. ESCAPE FIRE is about finding a way out. It’s about saving the health of a nation.

Past East West Forums

Escape Fire movie screening - April 2013

John S. Finnell, ND, MSAOM, MPH, MS
Raja Mandyam, MD (India)

Fibromyalgia - November 2012

Yongxin Fan, LAc, MD (China)
Jan Hutchison, PT, MT, CNMT, CZB
Margaret Martin, LCSW

Treating Chronic Pain - May 2012

Dr. Georgeanne Freeman
Song Luo, PhD, MD (China), LAc
Joel Cone, DC-APC (NM), BS 

Holistic Pediatric Health - November 2011

Violet Song, PhD, LAc
Amelia Love, NDAmy Myers, MD
Elliot Trester, MD
Jeffrey Harper

Death & Dying - May 2011

Rupesh Chhagan
Pamela Ellen Ferguson
Anne Province
Miriam L. Klotz, LCSW
James Davis, RN, MSN Download a pdf of his presentation.

Diabetes - November 2010

Kimberly M. Morris MS, RD, LD, CDE
Dr. Marlene Merritt, LAc, DOM (NM), ACN
Qianzhi (Jamie) Wu, LAc, MD (China), MS

Read about this forum on our blog. Download presenters power point presentations there.

Fertility - July 2010

Rosalind Haney, RN, ACN
Sadie Minkoff, LAc
Zheng Zeng, LAc, MD (China)

Read about this forum on our blog: East West approach to fertility according to the clinical experiences of a wide range of practitioners from Western and alternative Medicine.

Stroke and Neurological Health - April 2010

Michele Melkerson-Granryd, MEd
Song Luo, LAc, PhD, MD (China)
Charlotte H. Smith, MD

Stress & Anxiety - November 2009

Violet Song, PhD
Steve Milan
Cynthia Clark
Paula Fracasso, Registered Yoga Teacher
Alison R. Jones, MD 

Optimal Weight and Cardiovascular Health - June 2009 at the Seton Medical Center Williamson

Warren Kramer
Xiaotian Shen LAc, MD (China), MPH
Victor Carsrud, DC

Chronic and Acute Neck, Back, Hip & Knee Pain - April 2009

Fred N. Lerner DC, PhD. Dr. Lerner shared a link to a helpful ergonomics checklist.
Mark Uridel, MSPT, LMT, RYT
Yongxin Fan, LAc, MD (China), BMed
Simon Carlson, MD, (Johns Hopkins NeuroRadiology Fellowship)
Margot Roth, Global Risk Manager for Whole Foods Market

Working Creatively with Cancer - November 2008

Nancy G. Marquez, MD, FACS
Yuxin He, LAc, PhD, MD (China)
Hannah O’Donoghue, CCVI, RN, MS
Betty Edmond, MD - view PDF of power point on Nutrition and Cancer
Pamela Ferguson, Dipl ABT (NCCAOM), AOBTA®-CI, LMT (TX)

Exploring Pain – Medication or Meditation? - June 2008

Yuxia Qiu L.Ac, MD(China)
Pamela Ellen Ferguson Dipl ABT (NCCAOM), AOBTA®-CI, LMT (TX)
Lorena Monda LAc, DOM, MSd 
Edward R “ERJ” Johnson  M
Donna Robinson  RNC, MHS