In Jewish tradition, we say two things: 1) If one knows aleph, one should teach aleph. 2) One teaches according to learn. In this spirit, I am looking forward to 2018 and some exciting projects. I especially enjoy teaching in order to interact and share back and forth with my fellow practitioners, and I learn as much as they do in my classes and seminars. I like the idea of Chinese medicine being an open, responsive forum, invested in healthy relationships, between practitioner and patient, practitioner and practitioner. Scholarship informs clinical practice, and clinical practice informs scholarship.
So here’s what’s on tap in the new year :
- “Return to the Source: Han Dynasty Medical Classics in Modern Clinical Practice”, my first book, edited by my trusty colleague Daniel Schrier, is scheduled to be released by Singing Dragon Press on March 21, 2018, the first day of spring. There will be book signings at PCOM New York (Monday, May 10th, 4 pm), ACCHS/Oakland, and Five Branches/San Jose. We are working on a book signing and talk for PCOM San Diego as well. Watch for dates.
- “Cloud Hidden, Whereabouts Unknown: Herbal Expedition and Classical Studies” will be co-taught by Sabine Wilms and myself (with a possible surprise guest teaching Qi Gong) in Taos, N.M., from Sunday, August 20th to Thursday, August 23rd. Watch for details later this month. Sabine is also releasing her new book, a translation with commentaries on Su Wen 5, “Humming With Elephants”, to which I contributed a forward and clinical commentary. Both books will be utilized in this seminar.
- A seminar at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, New York, on Sunday, May 9th, “Ripples in the Flow: Nan Jing Pulse Teachings”. My second book with the same title is in preparation, also edited by Daniel Schrier.
- I will be teaching Su Wen, Ling Shu and Nan Jing text materials in doctorate programs, specifically at Academy of Chinese Health Sciences, Oakland, Ca., and Five Branches Institute, San Jose, Ca. this year.
Look forward to seeing some of you in the coming months! Strength and blessing, Z’ev Rosenberg, L. Ac.