President Clinton Names Five Members to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy (10/19/00)
                              THE WHITE HOUSE

                       Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release                                          October 19,


     The President today announced his intent to appoint David Bresler,
Veronica Gutierrez, Linnea Larson, Xiao Ming Tian and Donald Warren as
members of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative
Medicine Policy.

     Dr. David E. Bresler, of Los Angeles, California, is one of the first
contemporary American scientists to study and research acupuncture, guided
imagery, and other mind/body approaches.  As a professor in the UCLA
Departments of Anesthesiology, Gnathology/Occlusion and Psychology, he
applied his findings to treating clinical problems that did not respond
well to conventional care, beginning with chronic pain.  As the Founder and
Executive Director of the UCLA Pain Control Unit, he and his team created
the first multi-disciplinary, university-based chronic pain program in
America.  Dr. Bresler has authored or co-authored numerous publications, as
well as twenty books and workbooks. Currently, Dr. Bresler serves as
Associate Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology at the UCLA School of
Medicine, Executive Director of the Bresler Center, Clinical Consultant to
the UCLA Pain Medicine Center, Dean of Mind/Body/Spirit of the University
of Integrated Studies, and Co-Director of the Academy for Guided Imagery.
Dr. Bresler received his B.A. from Brandeis University, his M.A. from Bryn
Mawr College, and his Ph.D. from UCLA.  He received his Certificate in
Acupuncture from the Institute for Taoist Studies.

     Dr. Veronica Gutierrez, of Lake Stevens, Washington, practices with
Gutierrez Family Chiropractic.  She is a professional member of the World
Chiropractic Alliance, serving on the Board of Directors.  She serves as
Chair of the Council on Women?s Health and Director of Programs in Public
Policy.  Dr. Gutierrez has been very active in the chiropractic community,
serving on many boards and commissions.  She has received numerous awards
in her profession, including awards from the Chiropractic Society of
Washington, the Straight Chiropractic Academic Standards Association, and
the International Chiropractic Association.  Dr. Gutierrez received her
Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic and did
post-graduate work at Cleveland College of Chiropractic.

     Ms. Linnea Larson, of Oak Park, Illinois, is Associate Director of
West Suburban Health Care (WSHC), Center for Integrative Medicine in Oak
Park.  Previously, she was the Behavioral Science Coordinator at WSHC
Family Practice Residency Program.  She was a clinical social worker at St.
John?s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois, where she provided inpatient and
home hospice services and was also associated with the St. John?s Center
for Mind-Body Medicine.  She also has worked as a family therapist and as a
lecturer at the University of Illinois at Springfield.  Ms. Larson received
a B.A. from Knox College and a M.S.W. from the University of Illinois at

     Dr. Xiao Ming Tian, of Bethesda, Maryland, is Director of the Academy
of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and Wildwood Acupuncture Center.  Dr.
Tian is currently conducting a National Institute of Health (NIH) supported
clinical trial with Georgetown University Medical School to treat
fibromyalgia patients using acupuncture.  He has completed many research
projects on the use of Chinese herbal medicine and dietary supplements to
treat and prevent arthritis, sports injuries, and fibromyalgia, in
collaboration with NIH and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Nutrition
Center.  In 1991, Dr. Tian was the first person to be appointed a Clinical
Consultant of Acupuncture to the NIH medical staff.  He is an Adjunct
Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine at the United States Uniformed
Health Service.  Dr. Tian is the President of the American Association of
Chinese Medicine.  He is also the Honorary Director of the China
Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Vice President of The
International Academy of Medical Qigong, both in Beijing, China.  He
currently serves as an advisor to World Health Organization and
Pan-American Health Organization on traditional medicine.   Dr. Tian
received his Medical Degree from Beijing Medical University and was a Ph.D.
Research Fellow at NIH.

     Dr. Donald W. Warren, of Clinton, Arkansas, currently practices
general dentistry, which includes dental cranial osteopathy, an alternative
and complimentary approach to health; temporomandibular joint dysfunction
treatment, an alternative treatment for head, neck and facial pain and
othodontics/orthopedics.  Since 1989, Dr. Warren has presented seminars on
dental cranial osteopathy, temporomandibular joint dysfunction treatment,
contact reflex analysis and designed clinical nutrition, and correct dental
occlusion.  Since 1999, these seminars have been accredited by the Academy
of General Dentistry.  He also instructed a hands-on clinic at the Texas
College of Osteopathic Medicine, hosted by the Sutherland Cranial Teaching
Foundation.  Dr. Warren has taught in the United States, the United
Kingdom, and Australia.  Dr. Warren received a B.A. from Hendrix College
and a D.D.S. from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry.  Since
then, he has continued to study in his fields of expertise and is a
diplomat of the American Board of Head, Neck and Facial Pain.

     The White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine
shall provide a report, through the Secretary of Health and Human Services,
to the President on legislative and administrative recommendations for
assuring that public policy maximizes the benefits to Americans of
complementary and alternative medicine.


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