As Occidental Institute moves into 2012 we will be celebrating our Fortieth (yeah, that is our 40th) Anniversary Year. Version 1.0 of Occidental Institute opened its doors in Weston, Ontario Canada on July 2, 1972. On a personal level I just cannot imagine where all those years have gone. I guess the old saying about “time flies when you’re having fun” must apply, since there are so many exciting and wonderful memories to look back on.

From a professional perspective looking back at the changes and progression since those early days as an acupuncture school is amazing. I remain in awe of our founder Dr. Walter D. Sturm for his vision, research abilities, teaching skills and expertise. The challenges and projects that face us in the coming year take on additional meaning as we look back at the historically innovative legacy of Dr. Sturm and this Institute.

Walter D. Sturm

Progressing from our days of being hassled as an “illegal medical school” for teaching acupuncture in the 1970’s, we are now looking forward to the acceptance of these diverse biological methods by natural healthcare practitioners around the world and to the registration of many recommended devices with Health Canada and the US FDA.

In spite of the very difficult worldwide economic crises, Occidental Institute has “soldiered” on and we have survived in spite of falling membership numbers. We have continued to bring you the most cutting edge information in this field of Biological Medicine with our regularly published newsletter “The Bridge”. We have continued to make training available for all instrumentation or methods which we recommend. Plans are underway for another busy and active year with seminars, symposiums and yet another Biological Medicine Tour to Germany (our 39th) next Fall.

As a non-profit organization, your annual membership funds represent our most basic and important fund raising activity. Help us make this 40th Anniversary Year a banner year for membership enrollments. We are seeking your support to allow us to continue the work and research that Dr. Sturm envisioned so many years ago, and to bring our memberships back up to pre-crisis levels of 600 active members. Fill in and return the (renewal) application form by fax or postal mail, and then recommend us to your colleagues and fellow practitioners.

About the author

  • Founding director, administrator and executive director of Occidental Institute; the first English language acupuncture “school” in North America founded 1972 which over the years developed into the largest educational and promotional advocate of Biological Medicine until its closing in 2018.
  • 35 years experience with medical and technical translation and literary research in English, French and German.
  • Participation in every seminar, workshop and tour program sponsored by OIRF
  • Participation in more than 35 Medicine Week Congress programs as well as events too numerous to count sponsored by German instrumentation, homeopathic and research organizations
  • Training and certification in multiple Biological Medicine Methods including BioResonance Therapy, EAV, AMA, VEGA, Mayr Therapy, Ionized Oxygen Therapy, Magnetic Field Therapy, BioPhoton Therapy, the so-called Global Diagnostics and many others.
  • As a teacher, lecturer and author she has already trained hundreds of practitioners from diverse English-speaking countries.
  • Her passion and insight provide an overall view of the most effective German Biological Medicine diagnostic and therapeutic methods

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