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Embracing Diversity - Chinese Medicine Meta-Practice EN

Thursday, 26.05.2022
  • Recording available until 01.09.
  • Acupuncture
  • Classics/Philosophy
  • Advanced

Chinese medicine is a diverse and plural tradition. This is a fountain of strength and but also a great weakness. Chinese medicine’s diversity gives it the capacity to adapt to different times and places and find its niche in many different health care contexts. Yet, for individual practitioners forced to manage this diversity in practice it can be a considerable challenge. What styles of practice should one chose to study? How can one best combine the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches? Are some styles clinically more effective than others?
One common response is the retreat into the safe space of more well defined systems or lineages of practice, which frequently claim for themselves to be more authentic or special than others. Another solution is the construction of systems of practice such as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that claim to have systematised all existing styles into a single new one, a claim that invariably breaks down on closer inspection.
Meta-Practice is a proposed solution to this dilemma. It is a way of embracing the diversity of tradition by bringing different ideas, concepts and styles of practice into conversation with each other. The purpose of the ensuing conversation is not to determine what ‘is’ best, but to let something that ‘works’ best for the moment emerge by itself. Meta-Practice is about embracing the discomfort of difference, about not knowing anything for certain yet being relaxed and focused in the clinic.
In this presentation I will draw on my experience in treating patients with Covid-19 to explain what meta-practice is and how it can help us face medical problems we have never dealt with before.

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