The Unfolding of the Vessel: Human Growth and Development from Eastern and Western Perspectives

Friday, 11/03 at 8:45 AM to 9:50 AM

This plenary will explore the different lenses that Chinese medicine uses to understand human growth and development. From the roles of the extraordinary vessels to the spirits of the organs and how channels develop over time, we can gain a greater understanding of ourselves as beings. Our journey from single cell to fully formed adult is structured and predictable, but also amazingly elegant and revealing. Considering this process through the compatible views of Chinese medicine and evolutionary biology gives us a profound glimpse into our patients as well as ourselves.

David Miller

David is one of the only MD physicians in the U.S. to be dually board certified in pediatrics and Chinese medicine (NCCAOM). His practice, East-West Integrated Medicine, LLC, is located in Chicago, Illinois, and he enjoys seeing patients of all ages for holistic and integrative care. David has designed curricula in integrative physiology and is an active participant and leader in numerous state and nation medical associations. He is currently national chair of the American Society of Acupuncturists.