Professor to Present Traditional Chinese Medicine Lectures

OGDEN, Utah – Traditional Chinese medicine professor Yuanan Jiang from the Chinese University of Hong Kong will present lectures on the subject July 17 and 18 at Weber State University.

The July 17 presentation will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Marriott Allied Health Building 304 and is an introduction to the foundations of traditional Chinese medicine, intended for the general public. The July 18 presentation will be geared toward the medical community and health professions students. It will be held from 10 a.m. to noon also in Marriott Allied Health Building 304.

WSU faculty members and students of the Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions met Jiang during a study abroad trip in May. Jiang has written extensively on the use of Chinese medicine and herbal treatment and has done fellowships in the United Kingdom and Sweden to conduct professional education courses. He has taught courses such as the foundations of Chinese medicine, formulas of Chinese medicine, diagnostics of Chinese medicine, internal medicine, gynecology and acupuncture.

In his clinical practice, Jiang focuses on applying Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture to treating various febrile diseases, cardio and cerebrovascular diseases and diseases of the digestive system.

Traditional Chinese Medicine includes the use of massage, acupuncture and herbal remedies. Though considered complementary medicine in the United States, these practices are an important part of the health care field in China.

Both presentations are free. For more information, call (801) 626-7117.

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Ken Johnson, associate dean of the Dumke College of Health Professions
(801) 626-6988 •
Travis Clemens, assistant director of Media Relations
(801) 626-7948 •