How to Select from the Healing Modalities of Chinese Medicine

Thursday, 11/02 at 8:45 AM to 9:50 AM

Chinese medicine is noted for its various modalities, ranging from acupuncture and herbal medicine to qigong, tuina, and dietary therapy, as well as others. Given the repertoire of all these possible techniques, one of the most important questions is how to select the most appropriate modality for the patient. While an integrative approach that utilizes a number of these modalities is common, it is significant for clinicians to ponder which of these techniques would be most suited for the patient. This brief talk will examine the relevance of each of these modalities and their roles within the comprehensiveness associated with Chinese medicine.

Jeffrey Yuen

Jeffrey is a frequent lecturer at Pacific Symposium. Coming from a classical Chinese medical approach, he offers different perspectives to understanding the rigors of Chinese medicine. He comes from two Daoist traditions: the Shangqing and Quanzhen schools. He was instrumental in developing the first classical Chinese medicine doctoral program in the state of California and is the Director of Classical Studies in Daoist Traditions at an acupuncture school in Asheville, NC. He was the first recipient of the “Educator of the Year” award, conferred by the AAAOM. Jeffrey is most noted for bringing the influence of Daoism into the practice and teachings of Chinese medicine. He resides in New York City and serves as President of the International Tai Chi Institute.