First Annual Acufest at The Biltmore Hotel

AcufestThe Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables will be hosting the First Annual Acufest on Sunday, October 04, 2009 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Bring your friends and family for this exciting day experiencing acupuncture and healthy living through interactive exhibits, practical demonstrations, participatory classes, panel discussions, lectures and an extraordinary organic food and wine tasting – all within the serene sophistication of the Biltmore.

To purchase tickets, log on to tickets and enter CELLAR2009 as your promo code to receive your preferred rate.
Members $15, Non-members $25

Country Club Ballroom & Biltmore Conference Center of the Americas
If you need any further information on this event please call 305.913.3203 or

Something For Everyone at Acufest


Organic Food & Wine Tasting

Experience fabulous gourmet organic foods as well as an international selection of over 40 organic wines and an offering of organic cocktails.

Try the local farm organic tomato soup with cucumber salpicon, the chickpea baked polenta with porcini ragout, or the grilled eggplant rolls with herbed goat cheese and dates.

For a taste of dessert, how about chocolate pot de creme, pineapple upside-down cake, or fruit tart. All organic, of course!

Savour 40 wines from around the world, sip a tyku martini or enjoy a green juice. We are quite sure you will find something sublime at the food and wine tasting.


Experience Auricular Acupuncture

Get into the spirit of the day! Florida State Oriental Medical Association acupuncture physicians will be offering acupuncture seeds on the famous Spirit’s Gate point of the ear. Utilized to relax and relieve stress, this needle-less procedure is a great way to experience the easeful experience that acupuncture can offer. Anyone who wishes may try this.


Community Ring: Earthrose Institute 

As individuals we are a microcosm of the community and cosmos, at once independent and dependent upon the environment in which we live. The community ring, sponsored by Earthrose Institute, will celebrate those in our community working to create a healthy community and planet for all of us to enjoy and offer ways you can help too! Here are some of the groups that will be present –

Sierra Club
Tacolcy Center
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Deering Estate
Earth Save
Miami Dade County Department of Environmental Resources
University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
Florida Public Archeology Network at Florida Atlantic University
Urban Oasis
Urban Paradise
Bike Miami
Operation Green Leaves
Fertile Earth Foundation
The Wellness Community
Camp 4 Health
EDGE: Early Development of Global Education


Herb Exhibition

Chinese herbal medicine is one of the world’s most complete and comprehensive healing systems. Learn about the origins and modern applications of these herbs, as well as the stringent safety measures that are now in place. Here’s your chance to taste herbal elixirs, touch and feel Chinese herbs in their raw form, ask questions of practicing herbalists and see modern applications of this ancient medicine.


Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation

As far back as the Song Dynasty (960CE-1270CE), acupuncture was applied to the face to enhance the beauty of the Empress. Acupuncture facial treatments are today quickly becoming one of the world’s favorite approaches for increasing the energetic and physical vitality of the face. See different stages of the acupuncture rejuvenation process in live demonstrations throughout the day.


Culinary Interactive: Biltmore Culinary Academy

Nothing beats good, homemade, lovingly prepared organic foods. Organic granola bars have been a pleasing staple in the natural foods world for many a decade. Here’s a chance for you to learn how to do it yourself! Roll up your sleeves and create your very own masterpiece at this truly delicious interactive in the fabulous Culinary Academy kitchen.


Feng Shui Lounge

Feng Shui is an ancient art and science developed over 3,000 years ago in China. It is a complex body of knowledge that reveals how to balance the energies of any given space to assure the health and good fortune of the people people inhabiting it. Anything and everything comes into play in Feng Shui, including color, shapes, placement of objects, room design and layout, floor plan, and more. We welcome you to relax and enjoy Acufest’s Feng Shui lounge.


Energy Healing: American Holistic Nurses Association

Nurses have been at the forefront of preventive medicine and energy healing throughout the world. Begin or end your day with a brief energy healing session and literally get into the flow of Acufest. Members of the American Holistic Nurses associations will be balancing energy flow in the body through human energy transfer. Enjoy and remember, in balance there is health and in health there is growth, order and wholeness.


Medical Qi Gong Demonstration

Qi Gong is a mind-body practice that improves one’s mental and physical health by integrating postures, movement, breathing techniques, and focused intention.

Medical Qigong therapy is the eldest therapeutic modality of Chinese medicine. It is a comprehensive system of health care addressing the root cause of symptoms or disease, and treats the client as a whole.

Join us “under the tent” for medical Qi Gong demonstrations throughout the day.


Tai Ji Demonstration

Tai Ji is a healing art that combines many martial arts movements with Qi (energy) circulation, breathing, and stretching techniques. Enjoy ongoing Tai Ji demonstrations and classes from some of Florida’s finest instructors.


Acupuncture Exhibit Hall

This is the place to learn everything you ever wanted to know about acupuncture and more. Interactive exhibits on acupuncture’s illustrious history, unique empirical diagnostic system utilizing the “four methods,” fascinating acupuncture anatomy and physiology and a wide array of treatment techniques will be sure to intrigue and fascinate. The hall will also include ongoing demonstrations of modern and innovative acupuncture techniques.


Acupuncture Schools & Networking

Interested in acupuncture education? Want to know what’s the cutting edge in the healing arts? Florida’s acupuncture colleges, professional organizations, continuing education providers and post-graduate programs will provide you with the in and outs of acupuncture and the healing arts.


Five-Phase Typology

Here’s your chance to learn what the Five Phases are all about! Take the Typology Self Assessment Profile and discover who you are in the Five Phase model. Are you the Wood Pioneer ? The Metal Alchemist? The Fire Wizard? The Earth Peacemaker? The Water Philosopher? Discovering your type will enable you to identify your strengths and weakness and allow you to become a more effective and integrated person.


Extraordinary Vessel Experience

Come and Journey into your Self in this unique walk-through interactive exhibit. The extraordinary vessels represent the deepest and most profound aspects of human functioning. Travel from the ordinary reality of the exterior world deep into the mystical symbolism of the interior world. Engaging sight, sound, touch and smell this exhibit allows a new insight into the human experience.


Organic Lifestyles

The world is finally discovering what these experts have known for years: individual choices impact the health of the individual and the planet as well.

Come and see what’s in the food and vitamins you eat, the personal care products you put on your body, and the endless products that occupy our lives. Experts will be available throughout the day to share the latest on organic living and to answer any questions you may have about living the organic life.


Meditation Chamber

Yes you can meditate. Acufest’s meditation chamber will have brief meditation sessions every half hour presented by a variety of meditation instructors. Here’s your chance to experience profound relaxation and awareness in just minutes.


Total Performance Golf

Interested in seeing a cutting edge, high tech collaborative approach to achieving golfing excellence? Total Performance Golf (TPG) utilizes the expertise of golf swing instructors, physical therapists, fitness trainers and acupuncture physicians working together to provide players with the ultimate golf learning and wellness experience. This team approach to golf instruction utilizes high-tech evaluation processes pioneered by the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI).

For more info please see our website

The Biltmore Hotel | 1200 Anastasia Avenue | Coral Gables, FL 33134

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