Classical Chinese Medicine Presentations

Scholar’s Hour Lecture Series 


Roger Batchelor, DAOM, LAc

Friday, January 30, 8 – 9:20 a.m.
Academic Building, Bob Wilson Minor Surgery Room, Room 226

Dr. Batchelor will present the first CCM Scholars’ Hour of the year with all new information for acupressure and acupuncture practitioners of all types. Content has not been taught in any of his classes.

  • • Diagnosis and treatment of psycho-spiritual aspect of the organs through points on the spine

• A new portal for delivering essential oils to the body

• New approaches to balancing organ systems through laterality

• Ergonomics of ‘Qi Flow’—essentials for bodyworkers using Foundation Training and manual methods to reduce joint stress of bodyworkers and increase patient results

• Use of the new technology in the Bob Wilson Minor Surgery Room for everyone to get an up-close look at acupuncture techniques

We will review the application of seven levels within abdominal acupuncture/acupressure as a model for the interconnections possible in any aspect of the body. 

The talk will be tailored to the needs of both ND and CCM community members.

Farm to Pharmacy: Issues of Cultivation and Ecology in Chinese Medicine

Monday, February 16, 2015, 2:00–3:30 p.m., Academic Building Room 321

Issues affecting Chinese herbal quality control have attracted tremendous media attention in recent years, particularly regarding contaminants such as pesticide residues, heavy metals, and aristolochic acid. This lecture explores the current situation in Chinese medicine with regard to natural resources, ecology, and herbal cultivation, with particular attention to:

  • Wild-crafted and cultivated herbs, GAP cultivation trends, and concerns with pesticides and heavy metals

  • The concept of “dao di” medicinal materials- medicinal authenticity and the influence of proper growing regions, harvesting methods, and processing

  • Current challenges in the herbal market, including endangered species, aristolochic acid concerns, and commonly misidentified herbs

About the Speaker: Eric Brand, LAc

A graduate of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and a fluent Chinese speaker, Eric has pursued extensive academic and clinical opportunities in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. He is the author of A Clinician’s Guide to the Use of Granule Extracts and the co-author of the text Concise Chinese Materia Medica, and he has edited a variety of modern and classical texts.

Eric has a particular passion for Chinese herbal processing, herbal authentication and quality discernment. He is currently working on his PhD at the School of Chinese Medicine at Hong Kong Baptist University, and he is the owner of the granule company Legendary Herbs. Eric is a Chinese medicine advisor to the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia, and he serves as a delegate representing the USA on the ISO TC 249 committee on TCM standards.