Category Archives: Community and Cultivation


Issues of patient-doctor relationship, doctor-doctor relationship, mentorship, self cultivation, meditation, community interaction, professional development and so on

Integrative medicine: What is the purpose of two kinds of medicine interpenetrating?

At NCNM, we learn Western medicine as part of our Classical Chinese Medicine education. Part of that is simply because a working knowledge of biomedicine is necessary for licensure. Part of it is because it’s good to be able to talk to Western physicians and Western educated patients about things that they can easily understand. […]

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Exploring the World of Classical Chinese Medicine

Please enjoy this guest post by my friend and classmate, Christopher Thombs, Candidate, M.S. in Oriental Medicine at NCNM. Reprinted (in abbreviated form)in Oregon Acupuncture Association newsletter, Fall2007 Classical Chinese medicine celebrates bian hua, or the breath of nature. Only through unrestricted movement of breath will the body and spirit function optimally.  Bian hua is […]

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