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When: 6/18/2011
10:00 AM
Where: NCNM - National College of Natural Medicine
49 SW Porter Street
(east end of Ross Island bridge)
Portland, Oregon  97201
United States
Contact: Greg Baker

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"Back To Our Roots"

Part One - "The Ideal of the Ancient Chinese Scholar Physician: The Legacy of Sun Simiao (581-682)"
Presented by: Heiner Fruehauf PhD Lac.

Part Two - "Past, Present & Future of American Herbal Medicine"
Presented by: "Herbal Ed" Smith


Date/Time: 10am - 3pm, June 18th, 2011 In NCNM Room 322

Includes Tour and Talk In Newly Opened NCNM Herb Garden.

Available Via Live-Video-Webinar From Any Internet Location!

Heiner Fruehauf, PhD Lac presents:

  • Relationship of Chinese medicine and Chinese culture
  • Gnostic arts of cultivation & their role in Chinese medicine history
  • Life & legacy of Sun Simiao
  • Synthesis of the "Thousand Ducat Formulas"
  • Sun Simiao as a Model for the Natural Medicine Practitioner in the 21st Century

About Heiner Fruehauf, PhD LAc:

He has researched East Asian civilizations and Chinese medicine for 30 years. After studying comparative literature, philosophy, sinology, and Chinese medicine at universities in Germany, China, Japan, and the United States, he received a Ph.D. from the Dept. of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. During five years in China, he researched Chinese medicine both within the institutionalized TCM model (Chengdu University of TCM), as well as the traditional lineage system that continues to function outside government schools.

He presently serves as the Founding Professor of the School of Classical Chinese Medicine at National College of Natural Medicine, where he has taught and practiced since 1992. He also has an active private practice in the Columbia River Gorge area, specializing in the treatment and prevention of chronic, difficult, and recalcitrant diseases with Chinese herbs. His interest in preserving some of the traditional features of Chinese medicine led him to develop a database dedicated to the archiving of classical knowledge, and an herbal patent series for chronic and difficult diseases. A selection of his publications, as well as archived video lectures by him and other contemporary scholar physicians can be accessed at

"Herbal Ed" presents:
  • Evolution of Native Indian herb lore and American folk medicine into professional medical herbalism
  • Early herbal pharmacy texts: U.S. Pharmacopoeia, National Formulary, U.S. Dispensatory, Remington's Practice of Pharmacy, etc.
  • The Herbal Dark Ages & the Herbal Renaissance
  • Modern medical herbalism & the challenges of scientific research & government regulation
  • Modern scientific validation of some ancient herbal remedies: Kava, Maca, Echinacea, Milk Thistle, Centella & others

About Herbal Ed:

Ed Smith, who is known across the globe as "Herbal Ed" has been working as a medical herbalist for over 25 years. His work and teachings incorporate the ancient wisdom of herbal folk knowledge with modern herbal science, and also express his love for nature and above all for plants. He is a founding member of the American Herbalist Guild and has served on its board of directors. He taught at The California School of Herbal Studies for eleven years, and is a regular guest lecturer at the naturopathic medical schools.

Professional Credits:

4.0 General Naturopathic CEU - approval pending by OBNM for Oregon.
4.0 General Naturopathic CEU for all other states except California approved by NCNM.


$65 Any Masters/Doctoral Clinician Program Student (no CEUs included)
$95 NCNM alumni, faculty
$140 Professional & community members



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