Volker Scheid grew up in a family engaged in the cultivation of medicinal herbs. Following an apprenticeship as a gardener he came to England to study phytotherapy, acupuncture, Chinese and Japanese herbal medicine. Further studies led him to China, where he spent three years at Beijing and Shanghai Universities of Chinese medicine as well as learning privately from different master physicians. Volker’s clinical studies led to a deepening academic involvement with East Asian medicines pursued at the University of Cambridge, the School of African and Oriental Studies (London), and now the University of Westminster, where he is Professor of East Asian Medicines and Director of the EASTmedicine Research Group. He has published over 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals, as well as two monographs and joint authored volumes including Chinese Medicine in Contemporary China (Duke UP 2002) and Currents of Tradition in Chinese Medicine, 1624-2000 (Eastland Press 2007). Volker has been in private practice since 1984 and lectured internationally on various aspects of Chinese medicine since 1996.

Full Day Masterclass Lecture

Treatment strategies for Spleen and Stomach



9am- 5pm Sunday 4th November, University of Westminster, Cavendish Campus, London

  • Learn a clear framework for treating digestive disorders
  • Enhance your clinical outcomes
  • Reinforce your knowledge with case examples.
    • In this lecture I will discuss fundamental treatment strategies for treating Spleen and Stomach based on a clear understanding of their physiology. To this end, I will seek to clarify some widely used but often poorly understood concepts including the nature of the “constructive” (ying 營) qi and that of the intentions” (yi 意) stored by the Spleen. I will outline core pathologies and their respective treatment strategies and present a modular approach of how to address these pathologies with Chinese herbs. I will use cases from my own practice to outline the use of this approach in daily clinical practice.
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