Dr. Arnaud Versluys

Director, Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine

About Dr Arnaud Versluys:

Dr. Versluys is one the very few Westerners to have received his full medical training in China. He spent 12 years at Chinese medical universitites of Wuhan, Beijing and Chengdu, where he pursued his Bachelor, Master and Doctorate degrees in Chinese medicine.

Originally from Belgium, Dr. Versluys moved to Portland, USA in 2003 where he worked as assistant-professor and clinical supervisor at the Chinese medicine program at NCNM from 2003 to 2008. He is an internationally renowned lecturer often teaching in Europe, Canada and Australia. He has published many articles on acupuncture and botanical medicine and has completed a book on the science of herbal prescriptions.

In 1999, Dr. Versluys met his lifelong teacher, Dr. Zeng Rongxiu 曾榮修 (1931-2012), disciple of the renowned Sichuan Shanghan Lun master Tian Heming 田鶴鳴 (1883-1980), also known as Tian Bawei 田八味. Dr. Versluys trained under Dr. Zeng Rongxiu in traditional Shanghan Lun discipleship for 13 years. This consolidated and strengthened his passion for the Han-dynasty canonical style of Chinese herbal medicine as presented in the Shanghan Lun and Jingui Yaolue, and specifically as practiced in the Tian Lineage.

Using Classic Formulas to Treat Auto-Immune Diseases:

Dr. Versluys will give a taster lecture on the second conference day of his chosen topic, before giving his full-day extensive seminar day. Arnaud specialises in complex internal medicine, and his particular interest is with autoimmunity, as well as some severe skin diseases and woman’s health issues. Arnaud also provides herbal medicine support for conventional cancer treatment and has spent many years perfecting his findings. He believes each case should be dealt with individually but refers to the classical formulas of Jing Fang.

In this full-day course, Arnaud will teach students how to use Jing Fang to treat auto-immune diseases in clinic.

Dr. Versulys’ CPD course promises to be engaging, interesting and extremely insightful.

Canonical Chinese Medicine: A Case-Based Instruction on the Treatment of Auto-Immune Disorders using Canonical Formulas from the Shanghan Lun and Jingui Yaolue:

In this course, Dr. Versluys will present the treatment of auto-immune disorders from the Shanghan Lun and Jingui Yaolue perspective. The clinical nature of the topic lends itself to a case-based delivery of the material. Dr. Versluys has for years exclusively been practicing the classical style of internal medicine as instructed in the Shanghan and the Jingui, and has amassed a great amount of experience in this field. In this course he will share this experience as it pertains to the classical herbal treatment of immune disorders such as Crohn’s Disease, Auto-immune Hepatitis, Scleroderma, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Lupus SLE, Raynaud’s phenomenon, Psoriatic Arthritis, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, etc.

This course will present the participant with valuable clinical strategies while deepening the understanding of immune disorders from a classical perspective.


This course will present the participant with valuable clinical strategies while deepening the understanding of immune disorders from a classical perspective.

This course will teach the participant to treat a wide variety of auto-immune disorders using classical herbal prescriptions