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Shanghan Lun Preface

Zhang Zhongjing details what we must do to be ethical, honest and effective practitioners of Chinese Medicine.

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Translating line by line from its original Chinese text into English, presenter Andrew Nugent-Head explains the meaning and cultural context of Zhang Zhongjing’s Shang Han Lun Preface. In this previously untranslated and often overlooked first chapter of the Shang Han Lun, Zhang Zhongjing clearly details what we must do in order to be ethical, honest and effective practitioners of Chinese Medicine. He speaks about famous doctors in history and criticizes the current practitioners of his time who seek fame and wealth, focusing their efforts on decorating their practices instead of dedicating themselves to the deep study of medicine.

This course has been approved by the California Acupuncture Board & the NCCAOM for 5 continuing education credit hours. Completion of all course videos and an 80% or greater score on the end of course test will automatically generate a certificate of completion to be used toward licensure requirements.


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Andrew Nugent-Head
Andrew Nugent-Head

Andrew Nugent-Head is the founder of the Association for Traditional Studies (ATS), a 501c3 organization dedicated to the preservation, documentation and dissemination of China's traditional knowledge. Andrew moved to China in 1986 to study Chinese medicine, martial arts, and internal cultivation. Having spent his entire adult life in China dedicated to these arts, he has obtained the highest quality education possible in traditional, mentor-disciple relationships for over 25 years.

Andrew's studies and work have been featured on French and German television, the NBC Sunday Today Show, and on ABC News Special. He also worked on and appeared in the Mystery of Qi episode of the Bill Moyers PBS documentary series, Healing and the Mind. He has been featured in newspapers across the United States and written prolifically on Chinese Medicine, culture and the importance of preserving traditional knowledge worldwide.

Andrew has translated six books, produced over 400 educational videos and translated for and assisted practitioners of Chinese Medicine, Yin Style Bagua martial arts, Daoyin practices, and Calligraphy during more than 140 seminars between 1993 and 2003. With the passing of his teachers, Andrew now dedicates himself to bringing the practice of Chinese medicine as he learned it to fellow practitioners, opening a teaching clinic in Asheville, NC, and teaching internationally.


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