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Publication Date

December 2006


About the Presenter:

Jingduan Yang, MD, completed his neurology residency at the Fourth Military Medical University in China and a psychiatry residency at Thomas Jefferson University. He was a research fellow in clinical psychopharmacology at Oxford University, UK.

Following family tradition, Dr. Yang is a third-generation teacher and practitioner of classic Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture. He was previously on the faculty of the Minnesota Institute of Acupuncture and Herbal Studies and is licensed to practice medicine and acupuncture in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Dr. Yang has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and presented a number of national and international conferences and academic meetings on integrative medicine. Dr. Yang practices at the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine, where he integrates Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, medication, psychotherapy and neuro-emotional technique in the care of his patients.

This lecture was delivered as part of the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine's Grand Rounds series on December 8, 2006. Copyright 2006 by Jingduan Yang, MD.


Overall Goals and Objectives:

1) Learn basic theoretical framework of classic Chinese medicine and its application in diagnosis and treatment
2) Understand the similarities and differences of two medical paradigms: classic Chinese medicine and modern Western medicine
3) Learn when and why Chinese medical modalities can complement conventional medical treatment
4) Review research design results on the efficacy of Chinese medical modalities

The streaming video presention is in QuickTime format and lasts approximately 1 hour.