45th Parallel Classical Chinese Medicine Conference: Speakers

Gu Syndrome and Chronic Inflammatory Conditions

Heiner Fruehauf, PhD, LAc

Bio: Heiner Fruehauf has researched East Asian civilizations and Chinese medicine for more than 30 years. After studying comparative literature, philosophy, sinology, and Chinese medicine at universities in Germany, China, Japan, and the United States, he received a PhD from the Department 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.

Dr. Fruehauf is the founding professor of the School of Classical Chinese Medicine at NUNM, where he has taught 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.

Gentle Acupuncture and Manual Therapies for Chronic Lyme Disease

Bob Quinn, DAOM, LAc

Bio: Dr. Quinn earned his masters and doctoral degrees in Chinese Medicine in 1998 and 2008 respectively. His doctoral capstone project was on the topic of “Wholeness in Traditional East Asian Medicine.” Bob has also worked in recent years to bring the practice of dream work back into Chinese Medicine.

In his clinical practice at the college and in his private SE Portland clinic Bob treats a variety of conditions, ranging from musculoskeletal pain, to anxiety, to chronic conditions, including Lyme disease. A writer as well, Dr. Quinn has contributed articles, case studies, book reviews, and interviews to professional publications such as the North American Journal of Oriental Medicine and The Journal of Chinese Medicine, along with monthly columns in community papers for the public.

Essential External Applications of Chinese Herbs; Common Uses for Uncommon Herbs and Uncommon Uses for Common Herbs

Andrew Ellis, BA

Bio: Andrew Ellis first studied Chinese medicine with Dr. James Tin Yau So at the New England School of Acupuncture. He left New England in 1983 to study Chinese language in Taiwan and apprenticed with Chinese herbalist Xu Fu-Su there for several years. Later he studied internal medicine and gynecology at the Xiamen Hospital of Chinese medicine. While there, he also specialized in the study of acupuncture with Dr. Shi Neng-Yun and dermatology with Dr. Zhang Guang-Cai. Andy is the founding owner of Spring Wind Herbs in Berkeley, California and has authored, translated, or co-translated several books on Chinese medicine including Grasping the Wind, The Clinical Experience of Dr. Shi Neng-Yun, Notes from South Mountain, and Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine.

Immunology and the Bioenergetic Anatomy

Roger Batchelor, DAOM, LAc

Bio: Roger Batchelor began studying natural therapies, such as bodywork and herbs, in 1983. He graduated from SW Acupuncture College in New Mexico in 1987. Public health then became a ten-year career, working for Central City Concern as an LAc, primarily at the 54-bed Hooper Center. He taught acupuncture and qigong at OCOM, traveling to China four times for further study. Completing a clinical doctorate in 2005 led to becoming an OCOM department chair and participating in multiple research projects. Roger began teaching classically based acupuncture at NUNM in 2009. He enjoys being with his family and spiritual gatherings, gardening, hiking and tandem biking.

Understanding Classical Case Studies

Brenda Hood, PhD, LAc

Bio: Dr. Brenda Hood earned her Bachelor of Psychology from the University of Alberta, her Bachelor of Chinese Medicine from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, and her PhD in Taoist philosophy from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, followed by a postdoctoral appointment at Guangzhou University. While living in China for more than two decades, she traveled the countryside to seek out masters of classical Chinese medicine, studying the ancient knowledge and practices compromised during the nation’s Cultural Revolution.

Connections Between Chinese Medicine and Homeopathy

David Berkshire, MAc, LAc

Bio: David has spent the last 10 years studying Chinese and natural medicine including herbal medicine, qigong, homeopathy, and CranioSacral energy work. He was drawn to these medicines after witnessing the powerful effects of Oriental medicine on a friend with a severe head injury. In his pursuit, he left a career as a chemical dependency counselor for adolescents. David received his Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) in Portland, Oregon. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal studies, with an emphasis in English literature and religious studies, from Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage, Alaska.