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Heiner Fruehauf, PhD, LAc

Founding Professor, School of Classical Chinese Medicine

Bio

Heiner Fruehauf has researched East Asian civilizations and Chinese medicine for more than 30 years. After studying comparative literature, philosophy, sinology, and Chinese medicine at universities in Germany, China, Japan, and the United States, he received a PhD from the Dept. of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. During five years in China, he researched Chinese medicine both within the institutionalized TCM model (Chengdu University of TCM), as well as the traditional lineage system that continues to function outside government schools.

Dr. Fruehauf is the Founding Professor of the School of Classical Chinese Medicine at NCNM, where he has taught since 1992. He also has an active private practice in the Columbia River Gorge area, specializing in the treatment and prevention of chronic, difficult, and recalcitrant diseases with Chinese herbs. His interest in preserving some of the traditional features of Chinese medicine led him to develop a database dedicated to the archiving of classical knowledge, and an herbal patent series for chronic and difficult diseases. A selection of his publications, as well as archived video lectures by him and other contemporary scholar physicians can be accessed at www.ClassicalChineseMedicine.org.

Courses taught:
•    CCM624 Qi Gong V Retreat
•    CCM993 Master Thesis II
•    CCM999 Master Thesis III

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION  
1990-1992 Postdoctoral research in advanced aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Pharmacology, China
1986-1990   Department of East Asian Languages & Civilizations, University of Chicago (Ph.D. 1990)
1987-1988  Dissertation research, Waseda and Tokyo Universities, Japan
1985-1986   Department of East Asian Languages & Civilizations, University of Chicago (M.A. 1986)
1984-1985 Graduate studies in Chinese Literature & Chinese Medicine, Hamburg University, Germany
1982-1984 Studies in Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
1980-1982 Qualifying exams in Sinology, Philosophy, Comparative Literature, Tübingen University, Germany
1980                                     Student Certificate for deep tissue massage/acupressure, Institute of Postural Integration, San Francisco, CA
   
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2008-present Visiting Professor, Guangxi College of TCM, P.R. China
2006-present Founding Professor, School of Classical Chinese Medicine, NCNM
2004-2006 Professor and Dean, Department of Classical Chinese Medicine, NCNM
2002-2004 Professor and Chair, Department of Classical Chinese Medicine, NCNM
1994-2002 Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Classical Chinese Medicine, NCNM
1992-1994 Assistant Professor, Department of Classical Chinese Medicine, NCNM
   
AWARDS  
2011 Lifetime Achievement Award, NCNM
2010 Best Teacher Award, NCNM
2009 Limelight Award, NCNM
2009 Vollum Family Foundation Award (to support scholarship in classical Chinese life science; for summer quarter research)
2009 The Rick and Ellie Myers Foundation Award (to support scholarship in classical Chinese life science; for spring quarter research)
2009 Vollum Family Foundation Award (to support scholarship in classical Chinese life science; for winter quarter research)
2008 Building Bridges of Integration for Traditional Chinese Medicine Award, Traditional Chinese Medicine World Foundation
2008 NCNM Faculty Scholarship Award (for fall quarter research), NCNM
2004 Metamorphosis Award (“Most Transformational Teacher”), NCNM
2000 Inspiration Award (“Most Inspiring Teacher”), NCNM
1991-1992 Postdoctoral China Fellowship, The German Research Fund
1989-1990 Whiting Fellowship for Dissertation Research in Chinese Studies
1985-1989 Century Fellowship, The University of Chicago
1987-1988 Fellowship for Dissertation Research in Chinese Studies, American Council of Learned Societies
1984-1985 Cusanuswerk Fellowship, Germany
1982-1984 China Fellowship, German Academic Exchange Service
1981-1982 Cusanuswerk Fellowship, Germany
   
HONORARY MEMBERSHIPS
2011            Academic and Clinical Advisor, Anatara Group, San Francisco, CA
2006            Citizen Board Member of Portland State University’s Confucius Institute
   
MEDICAL LICENSES
1995            L.Ac. (acupuncture license), Oregon (current)
   
RECENT PUBLICATIONS (see complete CV below for a list of all publications)
2012 “Sikao chuantong zhongyi de xijie xing he linchuang xiaolü de guanxi” (Reflections on the Relationship of Traditional Wisdom, Precision, and Clinical Effectiveness), in Disijie Fuyang Luntan lunwen ji (Collected Essays from the 4th Supporting Yang Discussion Forum). Beijing (National Publishing House for Traditional Chinese Medicine and Pharmacology, 2012).
  “Xuyan” (Preface), in Steve Xue, ed., Shiyong heliao yiyao xue: jianlun yu chuantong zhongyi de bijiao (Practical Homeopathy: An Introduction and Comparison with Traditional Chinese Medicine), Shanghai (Shanghai University of TCM Press, 2012).
  “The Flagship Remedy of Chinese Medicine: Reflections on the Toxicity and Safety of Aconite,” Journal of Chinese Medicine 100/2012, p. 36-41.
  “All Disease Comes from the Heart: The Pivotal Role of the Emotions in Chinese Medicine,” in Will Fudeman, ed., Before Pharmaceuticals: Emotional Healing and Chinese Medicine, Alpine, NJ (Bryce Cullen, 2012).
2011 “Book Review: Pulse Diagnosis in Early Chinese Medicine by Elisabeth Hsu,” in Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society 3/2011.
  “Zhuiyi enshi Wang Huade” (Remembering My Teacher Wang Huade), in Shupai dashi Wang Huade (Wang Huade: Master of the Sichuan Style of the Ancient Lute), Chengdu (Sichuan Daxue Chubanshe, 2011).
  “The Science of Symbols I,” in Orez 1/2011 (Israel; Hebrew translation of original article).
  “The Science of Symbols II,” in Orez 3/2011 (Israel; Hebrew translation of original article).
  “Treating Chronic inflammatory Diseases with Chinese Herbs: ‘Gu Syndrome’ in Modern Clinical Practice,” in Oriental Medicine (Summer 2011), p. 1, 10, 28.
2010 “Kosmologie: Symbolgehalt der zwölf Organsysteme” (Cosmology: Symbolism of the Twelve Organ Systems), in Claudia Focks, ed, Leitfaden Chinesische Medizin, München (Elsevier, 2010), p. 132-135.
  “Chronisch-entzündliche Erkrankungen und Gu-Syndrom” (Chronic Inflammatory Diseases and Gu-Syndrome), in Claudia Focks, ed, Leitfaden Chinesische Medizin, München (Elsevier, 2010), p. 1642-1657.
  “Classical Chinese Medicine: An Introduction to the Foundational Concepts and Political Circumstance of an Ancient Science,” in Steve Xue, ed, Holistic Medicine and Rehabilitation: Global Sustainable Healing Systems for Health Professionals of the 21st Century. Assesse (B. Jain Archibel, 2010), p. 57-128.
2009     “Die Behandlung chronischer Entzündungen mit chinesischer Arzneimitteltherapie—Ein Interview mit Heiner Frühauf über die therapeutischen Möglichkeiten bei Gu-syndrom” (Treating Chronic Inflammatory Diseases with Chinese Herbs—An Interview with Heiner Fruehauf about Therapeutic Strategies for Gu-Syndrome), Chinesische Medizin (Societas Medicinae Sinensis) 3/2009.
      “Elke ziekte begint bij het hart: De centrale rol van de emoties in de klassieke Chinese geneeskunde” (All Disease Comes from the Heart: The Role of the Emotions in Classical Chinese Medicine), Huang Ti (October, 2009).
      “All Disease Comes From the Heart: The Role of the Emotions in Classical Chinese Medicine,” The Journal of  Chinese Medicine: 30th Anniversary Edition (June, 2009)
      “Foreword,” in Leon L. Hammer, The Patient-Practitioner Relationship in Acupuncture, Stuttgart/New York (Georg Thieme, 2009), p. v-vii.
2008 “All Disease Comes From the Heart: The Role of the Emotions in Classical Chinese Medicine,” The American Acupuncturist 43/2008.
   

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•   Traditional Discipleship Studies
•   Lectures/Workshops Presented
•   All Publications
•   Continuing Education
•   Special Projects & Activities

Updated Dec. 4, 2012