Who Is He?
Volker Scheid is one of Europe's leading physicians and researchers in the field of East Asian medicine. He has practiced acupuncture and herbal medicine in the UK since 1984. He is a Fellow of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM), a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and a registered practitioner of natural medicine (Heilpraktiker) in Germany. He holds a PhD degree in medical anthropology from the University of Cambridge as well as postgraduate certificates from the Universities of Chinese Medicine in Beijing and Shanghai. In 2006, he was awarded a visiting professorship at the Zhejiang University of Chinese Medicine in Hangzhou (China).
In the course of his training Dr. Scheid was able to study with several renowned Chinese physicians who guided his understanding of Chinese medicine to greater depth. He is closely associated with the Menghe current in Chinese medicine, an influential medical lineage that emphasises mild and gentle treatment. He has also studied Japanese Kampo medicine from which he take an emphasis on direct observation and experience.
As a researcher Dr. Scheid has published widely on the history and development of Chinese medicine in the late imperial and modern eras, as well as on clinical issues. He is the author of three books: Chinese Medicine in Contemporary China: Plurality and Synthesis, Currents of Tradition in Chinese Medicine, 1626-2006, and Chinese Herbal Medicine: Formulas & Strategies, 2nd edition.
Where Is He?
Dr.Scheid practices at The Traditional Acupuncture Centre in Waterloo, London, specialising in internal medicine (neike) and gynecology (fuke). He offers treatment for a wide range of disorders including allergies, auto-immune disorders, cardio-vascular diseases, digestive disorders, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, polycystic ovaries, endometriosis, male and female infertility, menopause and support to cancer treatment.
Practice Address: 75 Roupell St, London, SE1 8SS, Tel: 020 7928 8333, Mobile: 07734 252993
What Is He Doing Now?
Besides his clinical practice, Dr. Scheid is a Reader at the School of Life Sciences, University of Westminster, London (UK), where he directs the EASTmedicine (East Asian Sciences & Traditions in Medicine) Research Centre. EASTmedicine is a unique and pathbreaking interdisciplinary center dedicated to the integration of East Asian medicines into contemporary health care. Current research projects include a long term study investigating the possibility of integrating Chinese medicine treatments for menopause into the NHS, inflammatory disorders, and the establishment of the Traditional East Asian Medicine Research Network (TEAMs•RN).
Dr. Scheid lectures internationally on Chinese medical practice and research including the University of Westminster, the European Institute of Oriental Medicine (Munich), BACOPA (Vienna), and the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine (Seattle). For the most current teaching schedule please visit his website or write to email@example.com