The following is an excerpt from Roots and Needles, Healing in China Today by Christopher Trahan, O.M.D., L.A.c. To read the full article, please go to the "About Us" tab on the Olympus Center website.
"In the summer of 1987 I traveled to the Peoples Republic of China, to study Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at Chengdu College of Chinese Medicine. Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan Province, in south-central china; it is the hometown of the Chinese doctor Michael Zeng, who is the director of the International Institute of Chinese Medicine, where I formerly taught, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Michael took nine of us to Chengdu, where for many years he practiced and taught Western medicine as well as TCM, to do an advanced clinical internship. In addition to giving an account of my experiences in Chengdu, I will discuss TCM and how modern-day China integrates its native healing system with Western medicine."