Dr. Fruehauf is the founding professor of the Classical Chinese Medicine program, and has been researching Eastern Asian civilizations and Chinese medicine for over 30 years.
“NUNM gave me the opportunity to design a Classical Chinese Medicine program when there were no such programs in the U.S. I especially value the high quality of our students and faculty. Our classical orientation requires that we look for faculty with a high level of training as well as knowledge of the language, culture and history of China. Teaching medicine from a profound place like this makes the learning process more exciting and, practically speaking, produces better clinical results. Chinese medicine, after more than four decades of development in the West, is still a pioneering profession. Much foundational work remains to be done—almost any topic is a worthwhile research subject. I feel very privileged to be part of a profession that is so interesting, to share exciting information with students who are so enthusiastic, and see how it all benefits others in a very real sense.”
Dr. Heiner Fruehauf has taught at NUNM since 1992. Internationally renowned as a scholar and lecturer, he has published widely on both the theoretical and clinical aspects of Chinese medicine. In his private practice he focuses on the treatment and prevention of difficult and recalcitrant diseases. He holds a PhD in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago.