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This presentation will explore the philosophical concepts surrounding the topic of vital energy in China and their historical development. In addition to the focus on the cultural background, the practical applications of qi in the related domains of Chinese medicine, nourishing life practices and the martial arts, will be discussed from a variety of angles.

Heiner Fruehauf, PhD, is the Founding Professor of the College of Classical Chinese Medicine at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. He lectures in North America, Europe, and China, and has authored a wide variety of articles and textbooks in the field of Chinese medicine. His interest in preserving some of the traditional features of East Asian medicine led him to develop a database dedicated to the archiving of classical knowledge, where a selection of his publications can be accessed ( His strong belief in the clinical efficacy of Chinese herbal medicine led him to found The Healing Order, a wellness center in the Columbia River Gorge specializing in the holistic treatment of difficult and recalcitrant diseases.

Dr. Fruehauf will lead an experiential workshop to provide a first-hand exploration of the concepts and practices presented in this lecture. The workshop will be held on Sat., Oct. 29 from 12:30-2:00pm. Register for the free workshop here

A Brief History of Qi is part of the free Contemplation by Design Summit, Oct. 9 - 16 and Oct. 28 - Nov. 2, 2022.

The full Summit schedule is posted at: All events are FREE and online.

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