Thursday, August 06, 2015


:Brian Anderson, Oriental medicinalist, will give a presentation on Chinese herbal medicine at the Wheeler Memorial Library in Orange on Thursday, August 13 at 7:00 pm. The talk will cover the history and basic theories behind the practice, what conditions and complaints it treats, as well as how it fits within the modern medical system.

On Thursday, August 13 at 7:00 pm, the Wheeler Memorial Library will host a lively and informative talk by acupuncturist and Chinese medicinal herbalist, Brian Anderson. The presentation will begin with a brief history of this 2,000 year old practice and the basic theories behind it. It will cover the concepts of “food as the first medicine” and eastern dietary therapy, as well as, what plants and other substances are used, how herbal formulas work, what they treat and do not treat well, and how Chinese herbal medicine fits within the modern medical system. The talk will end with a question and answer session.

Mr. Anderson has lived in Wendell for the past 11 years and holds master's degrees in acupuncture and in Oriental medicine. He graduated with honors from the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at New York Chiropractic College, and during the program he was inducted into the Phi Chi Omega Honors Society. He is also is a National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Diplomate, and has had over 3,000 hours of clinical and theoretical training.

He has an enthusiastic interest in Chinese herbal medicine and worked in the school's herb dispensary throughout his program. Upon graduating he started an online herbal dispensary that serves fellow practitioners and their patients. This allows him to maintain a comprehensive selection of granular herbal extracts for his own patients and to make them as affordable as possible. His practice is in the Orange Innovation Center on West Main Street in Orange.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Orange Public Libraries. Refreshments will be served. For more information call the library at 978-544-2495 or go to

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