East-West Medicine

Wei-zen Sun MD

Dr. Wei-Zen Sun is Professor of Anesthesiology , Director of the Graduate Institute of Brain and Mind Sciences, and the Director of Complementary and Integrative Medicine for the new Health Sciencee and Wellness Center at the National Taiwan University. Dr. Sun is a pioneer in acupuncture research and has published many articles in journals such as Pain, European Journal of Pain, and Anesthesiology. His current interests include the health effects of the Eastern arts of Tai-Chi and meditation.

Woodson Merrell MD

Dr. Woodson Merrell is currently in private practics and was the founding executive director of the Continuum Center for Health and Healing affiliated with the Mt. Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center and is one of the nation’s most respected figures in complementary and alternative medicine. He was a pioneer in alternative medicine teaching at Columbia University. He lectures widely on the subject of alternative therapies and was Board member of New York State Office of Professional Medical Conduct and (chairman) of New York State Board of Acupuncture.

Christine Wade, MPH

Christine Wade is former Associate Director of Research and Administration for the Richard and Hilda Rosenthal Center for Alternative Medicine at Columbia University, Christine is a graduate of Bard College and received her MPH from Columbia University in 2003. She is the recipient of multiple research grants in areas of botanical research, traditional Chinese Medicine, and Women’s Health. She is currently actively engaged in our research project in collaboration with Shanghai on acupuncture treatment of dysmenorrhea.

Subhuti Dharmananda PhD

Dr. Subhuti Dharmananda currently directs the Institution of Traditional Medicine, an educational institution based in Portland Oregon. Dr. Dharmananda is a respected Oriental herbalist and can be considered a pioneer of traditional Asian therapies in the West, having lectured widely on the topic for the past two decades. He has written numerous scholarly monographs on topics related to Asian medicines and also authored important academic books including prescriptions on Silk and Paper: “The History and Development of Chinese Patent Medicines”. The Link: “A Detailed Analysis of an Epidemic Disease”, “Foundations of Chinese Herb Prescribing”, “Chinese Herbal Therapies for Immune Disorders” and other popular titles.