NCNM Hosts International Medical Researcher in Speaker Series

Marilynn Considine
(503) 552-1504

PORTLAND, Ore. (September 18, 2008)—Xianen Wang, MD, PhD, medical researcher and founder of the American Institute of Eastern Medicine in Scottsdale, Ariz., this week will present two lectures at the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM). Dr. Wang will discuss the future, practicality and effectiveness of integrative medicine and his work with the development of Ketsumeisei, a proprietary herbal compound.

In discussing Dr. Wang’s campus visit, NCNM President David J. Schleich, Ph.D., said, “NCNM is honored to host Dr. Wang’s visit to Portland. His research and work with integrative medicine focuses on solutions that directly alleviate patients’ pain. We’re very excited to have him on our campus to share his extraordinary depth of knowledge about the roots of traditional Chinese medicine.”

Dr. Wang, a full professor at China’s Tongji Medical College, in December 2005 became Japan’s very first foreign associate professor in the Department of Gastroenterology at Juntendo University’s School of Medicine.

As part of its “Ancient Medicine, Modern Scholars” series of presentations, on Friday, Sept. 19, at 11a.m., Dr. Wang will talk about his work with Ketsumeisei; on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 1 p.m., he will present “Modern and Ancient Principles of Chinese Medicine and its Role in Integrative Medicine” in NCNM’s Great Hall. Both events are free and open to the public. They will be held at NCNM, 049 SW Porter Street in Portland. For more information about the events contact Brooke Bailey at bbailey@ncnm.edcu or (503) 552-1511.

ABOUT NCNM: Founded in 1956, NCNM is the oldest accredited naturopathic medical school in North America. A nonprofit college of natural medicine, NCNM offers four-year degree programs in Naturopathic Medicine and Classical Chinese Medicine. Its teaching clinics offer free and low-cost medical care throughout the Portland metropolitan area and treat more than 17,000 patients per year. NCNM’s Helfgott Research Institute is a nonprofit research institute that conducts rigorous independent research to advance the science of natural medicine in order to improve clinical practice. Until July 2006, NCNM was known as the National College of Naturopathic Medicine.