Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) . . .

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a well-known, yet often misleading system in the world today. It is a combination of different Classical Chinese Medicine (CCM) schools and western conventional medicine having been created in the ‘People’s Republic of China’ due to complex historical, political and economic reasons. Efforts to merge these distinct medical systems began around 1644 towards the end of the Ming Dynasty in China, the process was organized deliberately and systematically between 1949 and 1980.

In creating TCM, many of the foundations & concepts of Classical Chinese Medicine were removed or changed and substituted with western anatomy and physiology. At the same time, a selection of CCM concepts and methods were westernized, standardized, adapted and ultimately adjoined into being a new system called TCM. This was then sold under the illusion of being 5000 years old.

The merging of the two systems creating TCM has some critical flaws and severe therapeutic limitations due to conceptional loss, many of which become clear to TCM practitioners at some point in their work or study. The resulting flaws and therapeutic restrictions brought a rising TCM community effort to identify and fix these problems. 

This online education program will let beginners and advanced practitioners discover crucial missing links in Chinese medicine theory and may satisfactorily answer essential key questions for herbalists, acupuncturists and tuina practitioners. It will show the actuality and clear logic of the ancient wisdom within the foundations of Chinese medical concepts and how it can effectively enhance clinical diagnosis, treatment efficiency and results.

Andreas Kuehne:

Andreas Kuehne . . .

Having had the unique opportunity to apprentice with Master Thammavong and study with key Chinese medicine professionals around the world, Andreas teaches a complete classical school of Chinese Medicine foundations and applications.

As beginners and advanced practitioners, you learn:

  • conceptional differences between TCM and Classical Chinese Medicine
  • historical, political and economic reasons of why and how TCM developed
  • "causal analytical" philosophy and science (Western Medicine) in relation to "conditional" philosophy and science (Chinese Medicine)
  • derivation of the classical Chinese medical concept from the I Ging
  • the classical Wu Xing concept in connection with the I Ging
  • application of these concepts to practical diagnosis, treatment strategies and methods

Director of Thammavong School for Classical Chinese Medicine in Neustrelitz, Germany, since 1990

Head & founder of "German Qigong Association" (G.Q.A.) since 1997

International consultant & teacher of Classical Chinese Medicine, Medical Qigong, Classical Kung Fu, Western & Chinese Herbs, Daoist philosophy (Wu Xing), Tuina-/Anmo-Massage, Classical Face Diagnosis, Nutrition and Classical Wu Xing Feng Shui.

Educated by Master Kaikham Thammavong, Germany/Laos 1986-1990 as a personal apprentice

Studied at:
the East West Academy of Healing Arts, San Francisco, USA; Lotos Institute, Laguna Beach, USA; Xi Yuan Clinic for Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China (1999/2000/2001/2002/2004/2007/2010/2012); Chinese Medicine Hospital Zhengzhou, Henan, China (2000); Beilin Zhangxilan Praxis Xi'an, China (2015/2017/2019); Shaolin Temple Wushu Training Centre, Shaolin, Henan, China (1999/2001); Shaolin-Monastery Wushu Institute at Tagou, Henan, China (2000).

Studied with:
Dr. Effie Chow, CA, USA; Lillian Bridges, USA; Kevin Chen, New Jersey Medical School, USA; Richard M. Chin, Long Island University, USA; Garri Garripoli, CA, USA; Binhui He, China; Nan Lu, New Jersey, USA; Yoshiaki Omura, New York, USA; Kangmin Shu, China; Sifu Kiew Kit Wong, CA, USA; Thornton Chamberlin, Switzerland; Professor Basilio Chen, San Francisco, USA; Rene Goris, Netherlands; Jerry Alan Johnson, CA, USA; Mark Johnson, USA; Karen Kingston, UK; Michael Tierra, CA, USA; Shi Yong Dao, Shaolin, China, Professor Fu, Beijing; Professor He, Xian, China and others.

Guest lecturer in:
Los Angeles, San Francisco, Laguna Beach, New York City, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, USA; London, Brighton, Inverness, Chichester, Midhurst, UK; Beijing, Zhengzhou, China; Chlachtol, Scotland; Bäckefors, Sweden and various cities in Germany.

Honors & Awards:
Award of Recognition - Second World Congress on Qigong and the First American Qigong Association Conference, November 1997

Award of Recognition - Third World Congress on Qigong and the Second American Qigong Association Conference, November 1999 - San Francisco, California USA

German - Native or bilingual proficiency
English - Professional working proficiency
Russian - Elementary proficiency

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