What if your Patient’s Narrative Is Part of Their Disharmony – The Role of the Medical Narrative in Chinese Medicine

According to the Yellow Emperor’s Nei Jing, all diseases are rooted in the spirit and as such, all healing is also rooted in the spirit. While the term shen-spirit can be interpreted from many philosophical, mystical, and religious perspectives, what is crucial is how each individual articulates the meaning of what illness means to him/her — either as the patient or clinician. In addition, such medical narrative can be fostered or hampered through caring family and friends or even the medical paradigm utilized by the afflicted and the impact of its “diseases” (including even pandemics) on healing. This one-day discussion will explore the role of medical narratives and techniques to honor, alter, or facilitated within the context of Chinese medicine.

  • Date: Friday, March 26, 2021
  • Speaker: Jeffrey Yuen
  • CEUs/PDAs: 7
  • Modality: Acupuncture, Body/Mind/Spirit, self cultivation

Jeffrey Yuen

Jeffrey Yuen, is an 88th generation Daoist Priest of the Yu Qing Huang Lao Pai (Jade Purity School, Yellow Emperor/ Lao Tzu Sect), ordained by Master Yu Wen, and 26th generation of the Quan Zhen Long Men Pai (Complete Reality School, Dragon Gate Sect), ordained by Master Lu Xin-Xu. Mr. Yuen is recognized internationally to be a Master of Classical Chinese Medicine, Taoism, Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, Tai Ji Chuan, and Qi Gong. He has served as a Guest Lecturer at Rockefeller University, City University of New York, San Francisco State University, Vassar College, and is the only non-M.D. acupuncturists on faculty for the American Association of Acupuncture Physicians. Mr. Yuen was the first recipient of the Oriental Medicine Educator of the Year Award presented by the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 1995.

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