Community Classes & Events

A variety of classes and events throughout the year. Offerings include classes in Qigong, a summer botanical medicine services, lectures in Classical Chinese Medicine and natural health. New events are always being offered and we encourage you to visit this page often.

These events are open to the public. All are welcome.


Spring Cleansing Program with Glen Nagel, ND

Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2014

“Why a Spring Cleanse?” FREE Introductory Talk
Thursday, April 24 or May 1, 6:30 p.m.
Charlee’s Kitchen

21-day whole foods cleansing program

  • Create a healthy relationship with food

  • Healthy food demonstration and recipes

  • Group support for healthy eating, living

  • Optimize your weight, gain energy

  • Lessen your risks for chronic illness

  • Support healthy lipids and blood sugar

  • Decrease toxins and reduce cravings

Classes & Supplements: $125 (a $250 value)  Limited to 20 participants!

Class held at Charlee's Kitchen, NCNM's Helfgott Research Institute & Community Education Center, 2220 SW 1st Avenue, Portland.

Email Dr. Nagel to schedule screening visit or for more information. 503.552.1776


2014 Lan Su Chinese Garden Series

Ancient Chinese Cosmology: The Grand Cycle of Nature
Thursdays, February 20 - May 8, 2014, 12 - 1 p.m.

Weekly lectures on traditional Chinese symbolism describing the energetics of the current month, including significant markers like the 24 seasonal nodes of the Farmers’ Almanac, and the 10 Heavenly Stems and 12 Earthly Branches.  We will explore the hexagrams of the Yijing, and learn why 12 of the 64 hexagrams were awarded a special status in understanding the waxing and waning of Yin and Yang during the grand cycle of the year.

2013–14 Chinese Classical Medicine Scholar's Hour

A monthly presentation, October 2013 – May 2014, on different aspects of Chinese Classical Medicine by NCNM scholars.


Qigong Classes

NCNM offers Tuesday and Thursday evening classes in the Jinjing lineage of qigong, learning walking and moving forms, as well as standing and sitting meditation. With beginning and ongoing classes, students learn foundational qigong moves that within themselves provide a complete practice and can also be incorporated as part of a  “form”. There is a charge for these classes.

Upcoming Events

Spring Cleansing Program
Thurs, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2014

2014 Lan Su Chinese Garden Series

Classical Chinese Medicine Scholar's Hour

Qigong Classes
Tues/Thurs, Ongoing