Institute of Chinese Medicine
East Asian medicines are living traditions. Tradition refers to the cultivation and passing on of knowledge and skills. In my own practice I have benefitted from having been able to study with exceptional teachers. Lecturing and writing are part of my own efforts at giving something back to the life and continuity of the tradition.
I mainly teach postgraduates in Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture. My goal in teaching is to facilitate access to the various currents of the East Asian medical tradition and to encourage students to engage with them in a critical manner. I attempt to make medical history come alive, and to show how drawing on different currents enables effective clinical practice.
I lecture at the University of Westminster (London) and the European Institute of Oriental Medicine (Munich). I am a visiting professor at the Zhejiang University of Chinese Medicine in Hangzhou (China), and a visiting lecturer at BACOPA (Linz, Austria), and the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine (USA). I also regularly give invited lectures at schools and conferences throughout the world.
Another way I aim to contribute to the transmission of East Asian medicine is through the writing of books and articles, such as the forthcoming Chinese Herbal Medicine: Formulas & Strategies (2nd edition).
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