Nurturing life through the body, heart, and spirit with the wisdom of Chinese medicine

Events

Classical Texts reading group in Seattle
Nov
11
to Jun 9

Classical Texts reading group in Seattle

I will be leading a group of Chinese classical texts enthusiasts in reading early medical literature, meeting every 4 or 6 weeks in downtown Seattle. This gathering is intended for serious practitioners or very advanced students with some background in classical Chinese. Details are still being decided. Please contact me if you are interested in joining us.

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Australia lectures in Sydney and Melbourne
Apr
6
to Apr 15

Australia lectures in Sydney and Melbourne

Two three-day marathons, taught Friday through Sunday first in Sydney and then in Melbourne.

Tentative Outline

  • DAY 1: Classical Chinese Medicine and Yangsheng
  • DAY 2: Nurturing the Fetus: The Ten Months of Pregnancy from Early China to Today (taught with the fabulous Debra Betts)
  • DAY 3:  Birth and Postpartum Care, Classical Neonatal Care and Development, and Ethics (classical Chinese perspective by Sabine and a discussion of ethical considerations in modern practice when treating pregnancy by Debra) (again with Debra)
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Discussing yangsheng in New Zealand
Apr
21
9:00am 9:00am

Discussing yangsheng in New Zealand

This day will serve as an introduction to the world of classical Chinese medicine. Following the lead in the medical literature of the Han to Tang dynasties (ca. second century BCE to tenth century CE), we will focus particularly on practices and theories of “yangsheng” 養生. Literally translated as “nurturing life,” this term describes ways of supporting and nurturing the body’s natural processes, promoting health, and preventing disease from occurring, taking hold, or deepening, which are also sometimes referred to as “treating disease before it arises.” Inspired by Sun Simiao’s vision of the “eminent physician,” Sabine hopes to encourage participants to rethink and expand the meaning of “practicing Chinese medicine,” clinical and otherwise, to conceptualize your practice in the spirit of the ancient sages as going far beyond treating disease, with the ultimate goal of harmonizing Heaven and Earth.

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Integrative Fertility Symposium in Vancouver, Canada
Apr
26
to Apr 29

Integrative Fertility Symposium in Vancouver, Canada

I'd love to see you in Vancouver at the Integrative Fertility Symposium 2018. More information about the event is found at this link. I'll be teaching two courses:

  1. a day-long pre-Symposium workshop together with TCM pediatrician Assaf Mor on the topic of pediatrics in Chinese medicine.
  2. a lecture as part of the actual symposium: "Virtue Healing in the Creation of Happy Families: From the Yellow Emperor and Sun Simiao to Wang Fengyingsheng ("Nurturing Life")."

 

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Rothenburg Congress
May
8
to May 12

Rothenburg Congress

Usually on a two-year cycle, it looks like I'll be going back to Rothenburg near my childhood home in Germany again this year, for more music and Sun Simiao and wonderful company with friends from all over the world. Most likely, there will also be a repeat of last year's beautiful one-day workshop on Virtue Healing with Scott Tower, in the tradition of Wang Fengyi.

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“CLOUD HIDDEN/WHEREABOUTS UNKNOWN”  HARVESTING WILD MEDICINALS/STUDYING CLASSICAL CHINESE MEDICAL TEXTS
Aug
23
to Aug 27

“CLOUD HIDDEN/WHEREABOUTS UNKNOWN” HARVESTING WILD MEDICINALS/STUDYING CLASSICAL CHINESE MEDICAL TEXTS

  • Abominable Snow Mansion (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A five-day excursion and study program near Taos Mountain in New Mexico, with Z’ev Rosenberg, L. Ac., Alembic Institute, San Diego, and Sabine Wilms, Ph. D. editor and author, professor at National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, Or..

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Chinese Culture Immersion Retreat
Jan
15
to Jan 17

Chinese Culture Immersion Retreat

A fun retreat, taught by Dr. Brenda Hood and myself, for the first-year winter admit and dual degree students at the National College of Natural Medicine, School of Classical Chinese Medicine. Friday night through Sunday afternoon. Culture, philosophy, language, art, calligraphy, tea, qigong etc. To be held among the trees at Alton Collins Retreat Center near Eagle Creek, Oregon.

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Mar
24
to Mar 26

International Congress of Chinese Medicine (Israel)

I am delighted that I get to return to Tel Aviv in March 2015, for three lectures:

  1. Venerating the Root -- Sun Simiao's Teachings on Pediatrics (3/24)
  2. What did it mean to be a "Great Physician" in classical China? An Exploration of Sun Simiao's Vision of Medicine.(3/24)
  3. "Ten Times More Difficult to Treat": Sun Simiao's Famous Essay on Gynecology (3/26)

Check the conference website (http://iccm.org.il/program-2014-english/) for more information as the date approaches.

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Feb
20
to Feb 22

Chinese Culture Immersion Retreat

A fun retreat, taught by Dr. Brenda Hood and myself, for the first year winter admission students at the National College of Natural Medicine, School of Classical Chinese Medicine. Friday night through Sunday afternoon. Culture, philosophy, language, art, calligraphy, tea, qigong etc. To be held at beautiful Trout Lake Abbey in Washington.

 

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Jul
3
6:00pm 6:00pm

Zhuangzi reading

An intimate reading group for free and easy roaming in the Zhuangzi, with special focus on the clinical applications of this material. Please bring a snack and a donation. Send me a message if you are interested in joining us. Some knowledge of classical Chinese is highly recommended.

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