I’m really excited to let everyone know that my colleague and friend, Ben Walker, is organizing the ICEAM Shang Han Lun series to take place in Boston, starting in June.  I highly recommend this series.  All of the instructors for the program are excellent.

From: Ben Walker

Dr. Arnaud Versluys and the Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine will be launching their flagship East Coast branch in Boston, beginning June 3-4 2017.  The complete Diplomate in Canonical Chinese Medicine training spans 17 weekends over the course of 2 years.  It is a unique combination of in-depth instruction on the theoretical aspects of Han Dynasty herbal medicine, and hands-on transmission of a classical pulse system in a clinical setting.  At the core of Dr. Versluys’s scholarship is the view of the Shanghan Zabing Lun as the condensation and application of Neijing theory, Bencao Jing herbs and Tangye Jing formulas.

This work is given immediacy and clinical relevance through its synthesis with Tian family pulse diagnosis, a system of profound clarity and practicality.  In addition, there are practical sections on Fukushin abdominal diagnosis, and on creating acupuncture treatments that dovetail with classical herbal formulas.  The training is open both to licensed practitioners and to current Master’s students. Each weekend is approved for 16 NCCAOM CEU’s.  Package deals for the first 8 weekends are currently available on the ICEAM website

Dr. Versluys is one of the few Westerners to have received his full medical training in China. He spent a total of twelve years at the Chinese medical universities of Wuhan, Beijing and Chengdu, where he pursued his Bachelor, Master and Doctorate degrees in Chinese medicine.

In 1999, Dr. Versluys met Dr. Zeng Rongxiu 曾榮修, under whom he trained in traditional Shanghan Lun discipleship for 13 years. Dr. Zeng was the last living disciple of the great Shanghan pulse master Tian Heming 田鶴鳴.  During his long career as an internal medicine doctor in Chengdu, he synthesized a highly effective system of constitutional approaches to chronic illness. He was known for his unrelenting enthusiasm for clinical precision and the healing power of classical herbal formulas. Dr. Zeng passed the leadership of his lineage, his personal writings, and all Tian lineage materials to his main disciple, Dr. Versluys, and the Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine, where his legacy is now secured for posterity.