Sabine Wilms (USA)

StartTime: Sat 21 April 2018 9:00 am
Location: Wellington

Wellington City Council, Committee Room 2 – Korimako,

Ground floor 101 Wakefield Street, Wellington

This day will serve as an introduction to the world of classical Chinese medicine. Following the lead in the medical literature of the Han to Tang dynasties (ca. second century BCE to tenth century CE), we will focus particularly on practices and theories of “yangsheng” 養生.

Literally translated as “nurturing life,” this term describes ways of supporting and nurturing the body’s natural processes, promoting health, and preventing disease from occurring, taking hold, or deepening, which are also sometimes referred to as “treating disease before it arises.”

Inspired by Sun Simiao’s vision of the “eminent physician,” Sabine hopes to encourage participants to rethink and expand the meaning of “practicing Chinese medicine,” clinical and otherwise, to conceptualize your practice in the spirit of the ancient sages as going far beyond treating disease, with the ultimate goal of harmonizing Heaven and Earth.

 Approved by Acupuncture NZ for 6 hours CPD

 Participant Learning                                     

The “Classics”: Foundational Texts and Key Ideas

Contemporary Clinical Relevance and Relationship with TCM

Yangsheng: Classical “Nurturing Life” Practices and Ideals for Physicians and Patients

Similarities and Differences Between Medicine and Alchemy

Discussion: Cultivating Self or Other, Body or Spirit, Heavenly Nature or Destiny?

 About Sabine

Sabine Wilms is the author and translator of more than a dozen books on Chinese medicine. With a PhD in East Asian Studies and Medical Anthropology, she specializes in bringing ancient Chinese wisdom to life. 

In addition to writing, translating, and publishing her work through her company Happy Goat Productions, she lectures at conferences and schools around the world and is on the faculty at the College of Classical Chinese Medicine at the National University of Natural Medicine. Some of her favourite topics are gynaecology, paediatrics, medical ethics, and “nurturing life,” as envisioned by the great medieval “King of Medicinals” Sun Simiao, in addition to such Han dynasty classics as the Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic (Huang Di Nei Jing) and the Divine Farmer’s Classic of Materia Medica (Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing).

With a strong academic background in early Chinese philosophy, science, cosmology, and language, Sabine is known for her historically and culturally sensitive approach to Chinese Medicine, but she also sees it as a living, effective, ever-changing, and much needed response to the issues of our modern times. She lives happy as a clam on Mutiny Bay on Whidbey Island near Seattle.

See attached poster for registration.

Numbers strictly limited so book early.