Contributors


Jimmy Wei-Yen Chang, M.P.H., Ph.D., O.M.D., L.Ac. [i]

 

Dr. Jimmy Wei-Yen Chang, a renowned pulse diagnostician and herbalist with over 30 years of innovative clinical experience, is one of the very few licensed practitioners who is able to integrate TCM pulse diagnosis with Western biomedical conditions and also correlate definitive pulses with herbal prescriptions. He has made pulse diagnosis, Chinese medicines cardinal diagnostic technique, into a reliable diagnostic tool in itself. For additional information, please attend his online courses and read his book:

[ Online courses: www.elotus.org/speaker-bio

P   Allergy, Stress, and Depression: Pulse Dx & Herbal Tx

P   Cardiovascular & Respiratory Disorders: Pulse Dx & Herbal Tx

P   Dermatological, Endocrine, and Genito-Urinary Disorders: Pulse Dx & Herbal Tx

P   Fang Jia Fang: The Art and Science of Herbal Combinations, Part I-II

P   Gastrointestinal & Hepatic Disorders: Pulse Dx & Herbal Tx

P   Pain, Endocrinology, Dermatology: Pulse Dx & Herbal Tx

P   Pulsynergy Made Easy Part I-IV

P   The Successful Practice Pharmacy: Jimmy Chang's Latest Herbal Discoveries, Part I-IV

P   Women's Health & Infertility: Pulse Dx & Herbal Tx

[ Website: www.pulsynergy.com

[ Book: Pulsynergy by Dr. Jimmy Wei-Yen Chang and Marcus Brinkman

 

John Chen, Pharm.D., Ph.D., O.M.D., L.Ac. [a]

 

Dr. John Chen is a recognized authority in both Western pharmacology and Chinese herbal medicine, having combined formal training in both fields with extensive research in China. He teaches at the USC School of Pharmacy, Emperor's College, Yo San University of TCM, OCOM, Five Branches, AOMA and ACTCM, and has taught numerous professional seminars across the U.S. and abroad. Integrating medicines of the East and the West, Dr. Chen shares his invaluable knowledge of drug-herb interactions and herbal alternatives to drugs. Presently, Dr. Chen maintains his consulting practice in Southern California. For additional information, please attend his online courses and read his books:

[ Online courses: www.elotus.org/speaker-bio

P   Recognition and Prevention of Herb-Drug Interactions

P   Herb-Drug Interactions: An Advanced Class

P   Herb-Drug Interactions for the Collection Formulas, Part I-II

P   Internal Medicine: Herbal Alternatives to Drugs, Part I-II

P   Meet the Masters: Classic Formulas and Their Contemporary Applications

P   Evolution of Chinese Herbs in Treating Modern Diseases

[ Website: www.aompress.com

[ Books:

P   Chinese Medical Herbology and Pharmacology by John Chen and Tina Chen

P   Chinese Herbal Formulas and Applications by John Chen and Tina Chen

P   Chinese Herbal Formulas for Veterinarians by Signe Beebe, Michael Salewski, John Chen, and Tina Chen

 

Li-Chun Huang, M.D. (China), L.Ac. [RK]

 

Auricular medicine is a scientific medical system which can diagnose and treat many different diseases of the body and the mind solely through the ears. After more than 40 years of research and practice, Dr. Li-Chun Huang, an internationally renowned physician, founded this unique art of healing. Dr. Huang developed this complete system of auricular diagnosis with visual examination, palpation, and electrical probe diagnosis. Auricular medicine can precisely diagnosis and treat over 400 symptoms and over 200 diseases. The ears are one of the few areas where a practitioner can conduct diagnosis and treatment at the same time. It is very fast, effective, and safe. With vaccaria seed application, in which Dr. Huang uses two seeds per point, the therapy is minimally invasive while providing long-lasting stimulation to promote healing. Dr. Huang is very generous in sharing her knowledge and has recommended point prescriptions associated with formulas and conditions mentioned in this Clinical Manual. For in-depth study of auricular medicine, please refer to her books and online courses:

[ Online courses: www.elotus.org/speaker-bio

P   Auricular Medicine Class I: Introduction to Auricular Medicine

P   Auricular Medicine Class II: Auricular Points

P   Auricular Medicine Class III: Functions of Auricular Points, Part I

P   Auricular Medicine Class IV: Functions of Auricular Points, Part II

P   Auricular Medicine Class V: Auricular Diagnosis

P   Auricular Medicine Class VI: Auricular Diagnosis and Techniques

P   Auricular Medicine Class VII: Auricular Treatment

P   Auricular Medicine Class VIII: Auricular Treatment and Manipulations

[ Website: www.earmedicine.us/

[ Books:

P   Auricular Medicine (second edition) by Li-Chun Huang

P   Handbook of Auricular Treatment, Prescriptions & Formulae by Li-Chun Huang

P   Auricular Diagnosis with Color Photos by Li-Chun Huang

P   Color Ear Chart (Left Ear) by Li-Chun Huang

P   Color Ear Chart (Right Ear) by Li-Chun Huang

 

Cathy McNease

 

Cathy McNease is a nationally certified herbalist and the co-author of two books: The Tao of Nutrition and 101 Vegetarian Delights. She is currently on the faculty of Yo San University and a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild. In addition to her teaching profession, she also runs a private practice focusing on nutrition and dietary modifications. For additional information, please attend her online courses and read her book:

[ Online courses: www.elotus.org/speaker-bio

P   The Tao of Nutrition: Harmonizing the Seasons

P   The Tao of Nutrition: Healing with Food Energy

[ Book: The Tao of Nutrition by Dr. Maoshing Ni and Cathy McNease

 

Maoshing Ni, L.Ac., D.O.M., Ph.D., Dipl. C.H., Dipl. ABAAP

 

Dr. Maoshing Ni, known as Dr. Mao, is a 38th-generation doctor of Chinese medicine, an authority on Taoist anti-aging medicine, a Diplomat of Chinese Herbology and a Diplomat in Anti-Aging. He was awarded the Outstanding Acupuncturist of the Year Award in 1987. Dr. Mao is a co-founder of Yo San University and the Tao of Wellness, the acclaimed center for nutrition, Chinese medicine, and acupuncture, located in Santa Monica, CA. He is currently director and professor of Chinese medicine at Yo San University and runs a general practice with a special interest in immune, hormonal and aging related conditions. For additional information, please visit his website or read his book:

[ Website: www.taoofwellness.com/

[ Book: The Tao of Nutrition by Dr. Maoshing Ni and Cathy McNease

 

Richard Teh-Fu Tan, O.M.D., L.Ac.  [ӯS]

 

The late Dr. Richard Tan was a leading acupuncture authority in our profession. His skills represented the culmination of years of study. At age seven, he began his studies in Chinese Medicine with his family in Taiwan, and apprenticed with numerous masters in herbal medicine, five element theory, acupuncture channel theory, zang fu energetics, feng shui, and qi cultivation. Early in his career, he treated hundreds of patients who were also receiving Western medical care in an army hospital. Upon coming to the U.S., Dr. Tan revolutionized the acupuncture community with Balance Method Acupuncture. This school of acupuncture was derived from the I Ching, which consisted of six logical systems based on TCM Channel relationships and the Chinese Clock. He practiced in San Diego for over 25 years while leading many interns to become successful practitioners. Dr. Tan also lectured extensively throughout the U.S. and the world. For additional information, please attend his online courses, and read his books:

[ Online courses: www.elotus.org/speaker-bio

P   Dr. Tan's Balance Method: As Simple As 1-2-3! [Introduction]

P   Intro to Master Tung's Acupuncture: Richard Tan's Applications [Introduction]

P   Master Tung's Acupuncture - Dr. Tan Style [Introduction]

[ Books:

P    Twelve and Twelve in Acupuncture by Richard Teh-Fu Tan and Stephen Rush

P    Twenty-Four More in Acupuncture by Richard Teh-Fu Tan and Stephen Rush

P    Dr. Tan's Strategy of Twelve Magical Points by Richard Teh-Fu Tan

P    Acupuncture 1, 2, 3 by Richard Teh-Fu Tan

 

Matt Van Benschoten, O.M.D., L.Ac.

 

The late Dr. Matt Van Benschoten was a graduate of the California Acupuncture College of Los Angeles, with over 30 years of clinical, research, and teaching experience in acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and medical qi gong. He was the author of more than fifty papers on acupoint diagnostic methods, chronic fatigue syndrome, AIDS, autoimmune disease, breast cancer, mercury toxicity, and indoor mold exposure. His clinical practice focused on multidrug resistance infections, immune dysfunction, and environmental illness. For additional information, please attend his online courses, or visit his website:

[ Online courses: www.elotus.org/speaker-bio

P   Autoimmune Disorders, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities & Chinese Medicine

P   Chronic Fatigue and Chinese Herbal Medicine

P   Immunology and Chinese Herbal Medicine

P   Laboratory Test Results and Chinese Herbal Medicine

P   Multiple Drug Resistance and Chinese Herbal Medicine

[ Website: www.mmvbs.com/

 

Brad Whisnant, D.A.O.M., L.Ac.

 

Dr. Brad Whisnant is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture from Oregon who has studied, practiced, and taught Master Tungs acupuncture points extensively. Dr. Whisnant has studied under different lineage disciples of Master Tung and has demystified this great art of healing. Dr. Whisnant uses Tung Style Acupuncture extensively in his busy private practice in Oregon, and also during his countless volunteer engagements with Acupuncturists Without Borders and other associations. Backed up with over 40,000 successful treatments, Dr. Whisnant selects points that are easy to locate, easy to needle, and highly dependable and successful. He warmly invites you to experience the clinical wonders of Tung Style Acupuncture yourself! For additional information, please attend his online courses and read his book:

[ Online courses: www.elotus.org/speaker-bio

P   Essential Tung's Acupuncture: Clinical Strategies for Internal Medicine

P   Essential Tung's Acupuncture: Clinical Strategies for Treating Pain

P   Essential Tung's Acupuncture: Points and Locations

P   Essential Tung's Acupuncture: Real World Applications

P   Holographic Representations: Imaging Made Easy

P   Master Tung's Bleeding Techniques

P   Master Tung's Points for the Collection Formulas, Part I-II

P   Master Tung's Acupuncture: Case Studies with Brad, Part I-II

P   Master Tung's Acupuncture: Allergies, Digestion, & Insomnia Strategies

[ Website: www.sthelensacupuncturist.com/

[ Book: Mastering Tung Acupuncture V Distal Imaging for Fast Pain Relief by Brad Whisnant

 

Chuan-Min Wang, D.C., L.Ac. []

 

Born in Taiwan, Dr. Chuan-Min Wang received a Philosophy B.S. degree from Fu-Jen Catholic University in 1974 and an Education Master degree from National Taiwan Normal University in 1977. During his college years, Dr. Wang studied Chinese Philosophy and I-Ching from Master Hwai-Jin Nan. During 1972-1974, Dr. Wang learned Tung's acupuncture directly with Master Ching-Chang Tung. After his studies, Dr. Wang taught philosophy at a local college and practice acupuncture at home in Taiwan. After immigrating to the US, Dr. Wang studied chiropractic techniques and received a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1999. Soon after, Dr. Wang received his chiropractic physician and acupuncture licenses and began a practice in Illinois. Dr. Wang has also visited Peru, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, and Bolivia as a volunteer physician 7 times and received the Humanitarian Physician Award from the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation Taiwan in 2004 for his volunteer works. In addition, Dr. Wang was invited to promote Tungs Acupuncture three days in Henan Traditional Chinese Medicine by The World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Society (WFAS). For additional information, please attend his online courses and read his book:

[ Online courses: www.elotus.org/speaker-bio

P   Master Tung's Acupuncture: Five Zang System

P   Master Tung's Unique Points for Female Conditions

P   Top 30 Master Tung Points & Their Clinical Indications

[ Website: www.acup-chiro.com/

[ Book: Introduction to Tung's Acupuncture by Chuan-Min Wang