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Learn ancient healing techniques with PCC Chinese medicine series
Photos and Story by James Hill
PORTLAND, Ore. – Chinese medicine has been relied upon for centuries to provide healing and wellness. Today, many have discovered that it also provides natural alternatives to traditional approaches. A Portland Community College non-credit series will let you explore the benefits Chinese medicine for yourself, while addressing specific health issues relevant to today’s culture. Chinese Medicine Series covers the use of Chinese medicine in healing and discusses Chinese herbs and treatment methods. Instructor Annabelle Snow will lead the six-class series from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, March 30 through May 4, in Room 235 at Grant High School, 2245 N.E. 36th. Sign up for the entire series for $69, or an individual class for $24. Classes include:Chinese Medicine and Healing (March 30 April 4). Taught by a licensed acupuncturist, the class will offer a historical overview plus explore basic concepts, diagnostic methods, Yin and Yang, five elements, Qi and blood, and meridian (channel) theory. Chinese Herbs (April 13). Students will receive a demonstration of Chinese herbs, herbal treatment theory, herbal preparation such as granules, patent medicine and bulk preparations.Treatment Methods (April 20). Learn more about disease and conditions treated by Chinese medicine as well as methods of treatment. The class includes demonstrations in acupuncture, Moxibustion (use of heat), plum blossom and cupping.Chinese Medicine II (April 27 to May 4). Gain more in-depth experience with Chinese acupuncture and herbal treatment theory.For more information, contact PCC Community Education at 503-978-5205.