Theory & Practice of Canonical Chinese Medicine

Los Angeles, California
Saturday, October 22, 2011
The California State Oriental Medical Association (CSOMA)
Proudly Presents...
Theory & Practice of Canonical Chinese Medicine
Saturday, October 22, 2011 9:00 AM -
Sunday, October 23, 2011 6:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
13315 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90066
United States

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NOTE: This class will meet from 9:00AM to 6:00PM PDT on Saturday, October 22, and Sunday, October 23, 2011.

This course has been approved by the California Acupuncture Board, Provider Number 25, for 15 hours of Category 1 continuing education.

Course Description

The seminar will introduce you to multiple foundational aspects of Canonical Chinese Medicine by investigating the Shanghan Lun and its relationship to the Yellow Emperor’s Inner Canon (Huangdi Neijing), the Canon of Difficulties (Nanjing), the Divine Farmer’s Canon of Materia Medica (Shennong Bencao Jing), and the Yiyin Decoction Canon (Yiyin Tangye Jing).

Upon completion, you'll have a more profound understanding of the structure and development Chinese clinical medicine, a deeper theoretical knowledge, and improved clinical outcomes.

What You'll Learn...
  • Introduction to the original lineages of Chinese Medicine
  • Shanghan Zabing Lun as the fusion of theoretical and clinical medicine
  • History and background of Zhang Zhongjing and his writings
  • Evolution from shamanic medicine to pharmaceutical medicine
  • Confucian influences in herbal medicine
  • Huangdi Neijing views on the importance of herbal medicine
  • The Seven Formulas of the Neijing and their relationship to the Shanghan formulas [Never before taught!]
  • Shanghan Zabing Lun as a primer on acupuncture-herb integration
  • Origins and importance of pulse diagnosis in the Shanghan Lun
  • Relationship of the Shennong Bencao Jing and the Shanghan Lun
  • Relationship of the Yiyin Tangye Jing and the Shanghan Lun
  • Herb Classes and Formula Classes
  • Tangye Jing Five Phase Flavor Dynamics and Shanghan Lun formula analysis
  • Tangye Jing Constellational Formulas and Shanghan Lun formulas
  • Shanghan Lun Formula-Pulse Patterns and Clinical Work Flow Algorithm
  • Survey of Shanghan Lineages
  • Introduction to the Tian-Zeng Canonical Formula Lineage
  • Examples of Tian-style Pulse Diagnosis
  • Examples of Tian-style Formula Modifications
  • Examples of Tian-style Case Studies

What Others Are Saying...

“… I am a student of Chinese medicine for over 25 years and the lineage of classical medicine that Dr. Versluys teaches is the most clinically relevant approach I have come across. His approach to teaching the classical information is what a Western mind craves: clarity and focus on fundamental principles instead of the dry and barely relevant approach we are all so familiar with. His teachings truly give access to the classics, a rare gift. The pulse system that he teaches makes more sense and is immediately clinically accessible more than anything I have been exposed to...”

Alon Marcus, DOM, LAc, DAAPM
Author, ‘Foundations for Integrative Musculoskeletal Medicine’

“…I strongly recommend that practitioners of Chinese medicine study with Arnaud as he has devoted many years to penetrating the essential theory and clinical applications of the Shanghan Lun, Jingui Yaolue and Suwen, and presents material never before offered to Western audiences.”

Z’ev Rosenberg, MS, LAc
Dean, Herbal Medicine Department,
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

“… Dr. Versluys has established himself as an authority in the field of Chinese herbal medicine in the occidental world. His frequent lectures across Europe and Canada, and his numerous publications are clear testaments to this affect. I can strongly endorse Dr. Versluys as a valuable contributor to the area of medicine in the USA!”

Deng Zhongjia, MD
Dean Emeritus, School of Basic Medicine,
Chengdu University of Chinese Medicine

More testimonials can be found at

About Arnaud...
Arnaud Versluys PhD, MD (China), LAc, is one of the very few Western scholars to have received his full medical training in China. He spent more than ten years at the Chinese medical universities of Wuhan, Beijing and Chengdu, where he pursued his Bachelor, Master and Doctorate degrees in Chinese medicine. He also trained in traditional Shanghan Lun discipleship for many years. Dr. Versluys’ passion lies in the Han-dynasty canonical style of Chinese medicine.

He has worked as a Professor at the School of Classical Chinese Medicine at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon, USA. In 2008, Dr. Versluys founded the Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine ( to offer postgraduate training in canonical Chinese medicine worldwide. He is a popular and inspirational teacher and lectures all over the world at seminars and conferences. He runs a private practice in Portland, Oregon. Arnaud can be reached at


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