Classical Chinese Medicine Presentations

2015 Lan Su Chinese Garden Lecture Series

The School of Classical Chinese Medicine at NCNM is pleased to be offering the following presentations at Lan Su Chinese Garden. 

Thursday, April 2, 12 – 1 p.m.

Classical Chinese Perspectives on the Spring Season
Heiner Fruehauf, PhD, LAc, Founding Professor, School of Classical Chinese Medicine
In this hour long presentation, Professor Fruehauf will take his audience on an entertaining ride through the traditional markers that accompany and define the traditional celebration of spring in Asian culture. He will draw broadly from the fields of classical cosmology, literature, and medicine to show how the phenomenon of spring linked the realms of Heaven, Earth, society and the human body in ancient China.

Thursday, April 9, 12 – 1 p.m.

The Chinese Cosmological and Symbological Relevance of Spring
Justin Neale, student–NCNM Classical Chinese Medicine program
This presentation explores the relevance of Spring time through the lens of ancient Chinese cosmology and symbolism. The ancient Chinese provided instructions in how we can stay in harmony with the natural transition from one season to the next. Discussed are lifestyle principles to follow during spring, as well as the related Chinese organ network.

Thursday, April 23, 12 – 1 p.m.

Living in Accordance with the Dao: Connecting to Spirit through Nature
Kaitlin Leonard, student–NCNM Classical Chinese Medicine program
This talk will focus on how, according to ancient Chinese wisdom, self-cultivation is informed by the forms and rhythms of nature.

Thursday, April 30, 12 – 1 p.m.

Chinese Block Printing and the Materia Medica
Maria Hicks, student–NCNM Classical Chinese Medicine program
"The Garden in Bloom" is a perfect time to explore studying the plants used in Classical Chinese Medicine. A brief introduction to the historical importance of Chinese block printing provides the context for a modern study of the materia medica through linoleum block printing. This presentation will include a demonstration of print-making.