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Classical Chinese Medicine: Introductory Discussions

av-ccmThis section features discussions on the art and science of Chinese medicine by some of China’s brightest and most senior scholar practitioners. Together, they present a vision of Chinese medicine that is inspiring, compassionate, and firmly grounded in the timeless wisdom of the classics. They also offer a critical review of the generic approach promoted by modern TCM institutions, and urge to avoid a path that has been charted by political or business oriented agendas.

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

LIU LIHONG
Institute for the Clinical Research and Preservation of Classical Chinese Medicine, Guangxi University of TCM
Total running time: 37 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English
by Heiner Fruehauf

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.

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The Crisis of Modern TCM – An Analysis

LIU LIHONG
Institute for the Clinical Research and Preservation of Classical Chinese Medicine, Guangxi University of TCM
Total running time: 65 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English
by Heiner Fruehauf

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.

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

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

LIU LIHONG
Institute for the Clinical Research and Preservation of Classical Chinese Medicine, Guangxi University of TCM
Total running time: 75 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English
by Heiner Fruehauf

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.

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

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The Concept of the Upper Level Physician

LIU LIHONG
Institute of Research and Preservation of Classical Chinese Medicine, Guangxi University of TCM
Total running time: 134 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English
by Heiner Fruehauf

In another inspiring lecture presented at Baishi Dongtian Monastery, Dr. Liu Lihong transmits an important ideal within the holistic approach of Chinese medicine: the concept of the upper level physician as defined in the medical classics, and how it contrasts from the lower, more technique oriented ways of practicing the art of medicine.

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Clinical Insights from a Fever School Expert (Part 1)

ZHANG ZHIWEN
Professor, Chengdu University of TCM
Total running time: 41 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English
by Heiner Fruehauf

In the first of a 2-part interview, China’s most distinguished Fever School expert comments on the unique challenges and opportunities that Chinese medicine faces in the 21st century.

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Preserving the Whole

DENG TIETAO
Professor at Guangzhou University of TCM; principal of the legendary Chinese medicine SARS task force
Total running time: 76 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English
by Heiner Fruehauf

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.

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Chinese Medicine Past and Present: Problems and Solutions

DENG ZHONGJA
Professor, Chengdu University of TCM
Total running time: 93 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English
by Heiner Fruehauf

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.

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

LIU LIHONG
Institute for the Clinical Research of Classical Chinese Medicine, Guangxi University of TCM
Total running time: 163 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English
by Heiner Fruehauf

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.

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