I started this site in 2007 as a second year student at Natural University of Natural Medicine (NUNM, formerly NCNM). It was then called Deepest Health. I used the site as a way to externalize my thoughts as I went through medical school. It ended up being great for that, but also opened into a wonderful way to connect with the worldwide community of East Asian medicine practitioners. I later changed the name of the site, and began to sell courses and ebooks related to Chinese herbal medicine, and generally explored what a modern website can do for an enterprising Chinese medicine practitioner.
However, running my clinic and being a full time professor at NUNM finally got the better of me, and I stopped posting, stopped teaching, and started exploring my next steps. In 2017, I formulated a new direction and focus for the site, focused around the scholarship I’m now engaging in around the profession of Chinese medicine and its place in the world. Intersections have always been a curiosity for me, and that’s what I explore here on the site.
These intersections range from the obvious (how do Chinese medicine and Western biomedicine find themselves crossing?) to the less obvious (what can education in Chinese medicine have to tell us about behaving ethically in the world?) and everything in between. The best way to dive in is to explore the topic boxes on the front page, or to check out the blog.
How you can find CMC + me
- Chinese medicine central is on Twitter – that’s a good place to go if you want blog article updates, shared links from other sites and, especially, updates about what’s happening on the site.
- I am also found on my personal account on Twitter, which is a little more varied in its topics.
- The site has an Instagram account that’s just getting started.
- Chinese Medicine Central has a Facebook presence – with similar content as Twitter, though less sharing of interesting links
- If you’re interested in my clinical practice, you can find me at Watershed Wellness in inner SE Portland, OR or my new clinic, Watershed Wellness in historic downtown Astoria, OR.
- And I also teach at National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland. I’ve taught many courses there including Chinese herbs lab, Clinical medicine, various business and practical courses, and I was also a clinical supervisor there for a couple of years. Right now, I only teach the primary business series available exclusively to CCM students.