Dr. Judith Boice Interviews Dr. Heiner Fruehauf

2021-06-14T19:20:36-07:00Tags: , , , , , , |

JUDITH BOICE
American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine

HEINER FRUEHAUF
College of Classical Chinese Medicine,
National University of Natural Medicine


This interview was recorded for a clinical mentorship class that is part of the online doctorate completion program at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM). Judith Boice, ND, LAc, FABNO is an adjunct faculty member at ACTCM as well as an award-winning author and teacher.

ClassicalChineseMedicine.org is delighted to share this dialogue with you, and we extend our gratitude to Dr. Boice for making this recording available.

Developing the Core Essence of Chinese Medical Science: An Interview With Liu Changlin

2017-02-20T15:52:53-08:00Tags: , , , , |

WITH LIU CHANGLIN
Chinese Academy of Social Science,
Department of Philosophy


TRANSLATED BY HEINER FRUEHAUF

In these translated excerpts from a comprehensive interview, one of China’s leading theorists explores the philosophical differences between Eastern and Western modes of thinking, and how they shaped two distinct systems of medicine: Chinese medicine, described as a medicine of time, and Western medicine, described as a medicine of space.

FROM THE ESSAY COLLECTION LIU CHANGLIN: CHINESE MEDICINE: PHILOSOPHICAL VIEWS ON THE PROFESSIONS

GERMAN TRANSLATION BY MARKUS GOEKE

Chinese Medicine In Crisis: Science, Politics, and the Making of “TCM”

2019-04-27T22:22:14-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , |

BY HEINER FRUEHAUF
National University of Natural Medicine,
College of Classical Chinese Medicine


This article is based on the conviction that the traditional art of Oriental medicine is dying—both in mainland China, home of the mother trunk of the field, and consequently overseas where branches of the tree are trying to grow. It may be an anachronistic piece, written at a time when TCM administrators around the world are celebrating major advances in the field, such as increasing numbers of students, practitioners, patients, colleges, universities, and hospitals, which all appear to reflect a booming state of Oriental medicine.

GERMAN TRANSLATION BY SEPP LEEB

Traditional Chinese Perspectives on the Importance of Trust and Integrity in the Field of Medicine

2021-06-11T15:52:46-07:00Tags: , , |

LIU LIHONG
Institute for the Clinical Research and Preservation of Classical Chinese Medicine, Guangxi University of TCM

Dr. Liu Lihong, pioneer of the classical Chinese medicine movement in China, lectures on the central position of the phase element 'earth' in Chinese medicine and the associated virtue of trust and belief.

Total running time: 75 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English by Heiner Fruehauf

The Crisis of Modern TCM – An Analysis

2021-06-11T17:48:05-07:00Tags: , , |

LIU LIHONG
Institute for the Clinical Research and Preservation of Classical Chinese Medicine, Guangxi University of TCM

Part 1 of the presentation The Path of Transmission - Restoring the Art of Teaching Chinese Medicine

In this presentation, one of the primary proponents of the Classical Chinese Medicine movement in China offers one of the clearest analyses to date regarding the problems of Oriental Medicine in the modern educational environment. Furthermore, he asserts that the clinical efficacy of medicine has already declined and enumerates why this must change.

Total running time: 65 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English Heiner Fruehauf

The Path of Transmission – Restoring the Art of Teaching Chinese Medicine

2021-06-11T15:53:55-07:00Tags: , , |

LIU LIHONG
Institute for the Clinical Research and Preservation of Classical Chinese Medicine, Guangxi University of TCM

Part 2 - a continuation of the presentation The Crisis of Modern TCM – An Analysis

In a continuation of the previous seminar, Prof. Liu suggests specific ways of how to immerse oneself in the classics and begin one’s cultivation toward the timeless ideal of the superior physician.

Total running time: 74 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English by Heiner Fruehauf

Preserving the Whole

2021-06-11T17:47:15-07:00Tags: , , |

DENG TIETAO
Professor at Guangzhou University of TCM; principal of the legendary Chinese medicine SARS task force

Honored in China as one of the “four elders of Chinese Medicine,” Prof. Deng discusses the power of the classical approach to Chinese Medicine. In this presentation, he shares valuable philosophical insights into this system’s emphasis on function, over structure, and discusses specific relevant clinical examples from his many years as a practitioner and teacher of this medicine.

Total running time: 76 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English
by Heiner Fruehauf

Chinese Medicine Past and Present: Problems and Solutions

2021-06-11T17:45:06-07:00Tags: , , , |

DENG ZHONGJA
Professor, Chengdu University of TCM

In this video conversation, one of China’s most outspoken experts on the philosophy of teaching Chinese medicine issues a comprehensive analysis of the state of modern TCM. As a scholar and former university administrator, he pinpoints the problems of the present PRC model of TCM education. Furthermore, he gives us his own suggestions on how to productively face the challenge of learning, teaching, and practicing an ancient medicine in a modern world.

Total running time: 93 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English by Heiner Fruehauf

The Meaning of Health: Harmony and Balance in Classical Chinese Medicine (3 Parts)

2021-06-11T15:56:13-07:00Tags: , , , |

LIU LIHONG
Institute for the Clinical Research of Classical Chinese Medicine, Guangxi University of TCM

In these lectures, Prof. Liu systematically traces the root concepts of Chinese medicine, and makes bold suggestions how its classical spirit needs to be interpreted dynamically to meet the clinical needs of our time. A brilliant plaidoyer to all natural health professionals for recognizing and healing the emotional causes of disease.

Total running time: 163 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English by Heiner Fruehauf

Excerpts from Sikao Zhongyi (Contemplating Chinese Medicine)

2020-11-18T14:00:30-08:00Tags: , , , , |

BY LIU LIHONG
Institute for the Research and Preservation of Classical Chinese Medicine; Guangxi University of TCM

TRANSLATED BY TAN WEIWU AND ERIN MORELAND

It is imperative that we ask the following questions: Does the Chinese medicine we see today, that we know of today, reflect what Chinese medicine truly is? Does the level of competence of doctors working in various Chinese medicine institutions today reflect the actual potential of Chinese medicine? And just what is this potential? Where do the apexes of Chinese medicine lie? Were they attained in ancient times or in recent times?

Chinese Medicine In Crisis: A Letter From An Intern At A Mainland TCM College Hospital

2019-04-27T22:22:19-07:00Tags: , , , |

AUTHOR UNKNOWN

TRANSLATED BY HEINER FRUEHAUF

This letter, which first appeared in Ziran liaofa (Traditional Chinese Medicine and Naturopathy), offers an account of a Chinese medicine student who was discouraged by his Chinese teachers' predilection for Western medicine over Chinese medicine.

Preface to ‘Chinese Medicine: Philosophical Views on the Profession’

2019-04-27T22:22:19-07:00Tags: , , , |

BY MAO JIALING
Editor, Chinese Agency for Chinese Medicine and Pharmacology News

TRANSLATED BY HEINER FRUEHAUF

How dramatically time has passed for the profession of Chinese medicine! On one hand, we have the glories of the past and the prospects of the future, while on the other we have the sobering reality of the present. The field of Chinese medicine is currently undergoing a relentless assault by the technological culture of Western science, casting it into alternating states of pain and exhilaration. In the process of modernization we may have managed to dress up our field in contemporary attire, but what a heavy price we had to pay: the constant pain and discomfort as we see ourselves violate the foundational tenets of Chinese medicine every day, and most importantly, as we witness the vanishing of its soul, its spirit.

Proposing a Renaissance of Chinese Medicine

2019-04-27T22:22:19-07:00Tags: , , , , , , |

BY LI ZHICHONG
Academy of Chinese Medicine, China

TRANSLATED BY NATHAN GARRETTSON

The latter half of the 19th century up and through the 20th century has been a time of great political, economic, cultural, and scientific transformation in China. Chinese Medicine, as a shining gem of traditional science and culture has undergone many assaults, which has led to the field sinking into a sort of quagmire, and it has had to fight bitterly for its own survival. This course of events has come to be called the “Hundred Years of Perplexity.” In the last twenty years, through serious contemplation and reflection on its causes we have become more and more clear how the course of history has chained the study of Chinese Medicine to these complex shackles.

Alcohol Use in Traditional Chinese Formulas

2017-04-01T20:00:20-07:00Tags: , , , |

BY VARIOUS AUTHORS
Translated by Heiner Fruehauf

Prior to the process of treating disease, the sage (superior doctor) must be able to distinguish the Yin and Yang of Heaven and Earth. S/he must know the rhythmic flow of the four seasons and the intricate relationships between the five organ networks and the six bowel systems. S/he must be able to distinguish the Yin/Yang and exterior/interior quality of the meridians, and know what kind of diseases to treat with acupuncture, what kind with moxibustion, and what kind with herbs. S/he must understand the relationship between health and social interaction, master the standard procedure of diagnosis and treatment, and discern the constitutional differences in rich and poor people.

FROM INNER CANON OF THE YELLOW EMPEROR (NEIJING SUWEN, CHAPTER 77: "ANALYZING THE FIVE MISTAKES IN DIAGNOSIS" (FL. 200 B.C.

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