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East-West Medical Matters

What happens to traditional Chinese Medicine when it makes the leap from East to West? When Chinese medicine crosses from East to West, it inevitably changes and moulds itself to its new cultural surroundings.

This event will explore how this ancient body of wisdom has adapted to London life from practitioners and patients, and examine some of the identity issues this transition involves. Chinese medicine will also be considered as an holistic way of life, more than ‘medicine’ and complementary to biomedicine.


What happens to traditional Chinese Medicine when it makes the leap from East to West? When Chinese medicine crosses from East to West, it inevitably changes and moulds itself to its new cultural surroundings.

This event will explore how this ancient body of wisdom has adapted to London life from practitioners and patients, and examine some of the identity issues this transition involves. Chinese medicine will also be considered as an holistic way of life, more than ‘medicine’ and complementary to biomedicine.

Speakers include:
• Dr. Volker Scheid FRCHM, MBAcC, Academic Director of the European Institute of Oriental Medicine (EIOM) and a practitioner of Chinese medicine in London. He will discuss the ways in which Chinese medicine has changed and adapted to new environments over time and what the future may hold for Chinese medicine in Britain.

• Massi Yaghmaie, naturopathic physician, osteopath and acupuncturist will highlight the lack of understanding of the art of Chinese medicine in the West. He’ll also discuss the mistrust between the more abstract Eastern discipline against the more mechanical Western practices.

This free event at the Dana Centre in London – the Science Museum’s adults-only café-bar to discuss contemporary health, science, medicine and technology – will bring together leading Chinese medicinal practitioners and patients to examine some of the identity issues this transition involves.

East-West Medical Matters has been developed by the Dana Centre in consultation with members of London's Chinese community for the London Chinese Community. It is part of the Dana Centre’s mission create events led by the audience. They will reveal how the ancient Chinese body of wisdom has adapted to London life.


Speaker(s):

Dr Dr. Volker Scheid | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

21 November 2006 at 7:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Dana Centre
165 Queen's Gate
London
SW7 5HE
+44 20 79 42 40 40
http://www.danacentre.org.uk
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Organised by:

Science Museum
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Tickets:

FREE

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Tickets are free, but places should be pre-booked by calling 020 7942 4040 or e-mailing tickets@danacentre.org.uk
Our events are open to anyone aged 18 and over.
The Centre’s vibrant café bar with free wireless network is open throughout the day
People across the UK and beyond can experience live events by webcast and more on www.danacentre.org.uk

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