on-demand  Course • Shen nong Collection

Revisiting the
Three Treasures as the Foundation of
Meta-Practice in Chinese Medicine

Which is the real Chinese medicine? There are many, many different ways of practicing Chinese medicine. There is a diversity that arises from plurality. There are no clinical studies that show that one style is better than another style. It's left to the practitioner.
The question is then, how might we both individually and collectively, configure a way of dealing with the plurality of Chinese medicine that works for us here in the present century? Volker Scheid’s notion of meta-practice is precisely that. It's an attempt to teach us or facilitate us to think about how we might constellate thousands of years of knowledge so that it’s relevant right now to each of us.
Goals and Objectives
  • Revisit the Three Treasures (San Bao) as the foundation of meta-practice 
  • Relevance and criteria of meta-practice
  • Attachments to notions we might dispense with and keep
  • How we might constellate Chinese medicine without destroying its productivity

Course Requirements
NCCAOM National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) Professional Development Activity (PDA) points are awarded for active learning that is earned in an in-person or e-learning environment. 

Registrants must complete all modules in the course, including a mandatory worksheet, and pass the end of course assessment. Passing is 70%.
Meet Your instructor

Volker Scheid PhD, FRCHM, FBAcC

Prof. Scheid has a unique status in the field of Chinese medicine as an accomplished practitioner with almost forty years of clinical experience but also as one of the foremost academic scholars in the field of East Asian medicines. He has lectured internationally and is the main author of Chinese Herbal Medicine: Formulas & Strategies (2nd edition) and Handbook of Chinese Herbal Medicine.

He has published two influential monographs on the history of Chinese medicine in late imperial and contemporary China as well as over twenty papers in peer-reviewed journals on topics ranging from depression and menopause to changes in Chinese medical understanding of the body. He was the first western historian to have his work translated into Chinese and the first professor of East Asian medicines in the West at the University of Westminster, London.

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