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On October 5, 2013 Donica Publishing presented in association with the RCHM

Managing rheumatoid arthritis with Chinese medicine

given by Professor Shen Pi’an, author of the widely acclaimed

Shen’s Textbook on the Management of Autoimmune Diseases with Chinese Medicine


While in the UK, Professor Shen gave two in-depth interviews to leading TCM journals:

- The February 2014 issue of the Journal of Chinese Medicine included an interview with Professor Shen by Journal editor Daniel Maxwell.

Click here to view or download a copy of the interview and report. For full details of the latest and previous issues of the JCM, go to

- The November 2013 issue of the RCHM Journal featured an interview with Professor Shen as well as a report on the seminar by Journal editor Nick Lampert.

Click here to view or download a copy of the interview and report.


Professor Shen was specially invited to the UK to provide an insight into his unique practical approach to the use of Chinese medicine in the treatment of RA, an approach that has achieved an effective and satisfactory outcome over the years for thousands of patients in his clinic at the Shanghai TCM Hospital. His empirical prescriptions have been adopted by many other doctors throughout China and clinical and pharmaceutical research into the herbs used have demonstrated their effectiveness for RA. He has also been successful in promoting an integrated treatment strategy using both Chinese and Western medicine.

The seminar also highlighted a number of representative cases selected from Professor Shen’s extensive casebook, illustrated by photographs and an analysis of the main issues raised by the particular characteristics of the cases chosen, thus maximising relevance to everyday clinical practice.

This is just a selection of the comments received from seminar participants:

•   Congratulations on an excellent day with Professor Shen who was absolutely wonderful. I can’t remember the last time I walked out of a lecture feeling as satisfied as I was last Saturday.

•   Just to say thank you for organising the visit to London for Prof. Shen, very enjoyable to hear his expertise and theories.

•   I just wanted to say thank you very much for the course … it was very inspiring and I am grateful to learn from Dr Shen's experiences and his team.

•   Thank you for a really enjoyable day, your handouts were excellent and the whole day was really well organised.

•   Well done to all concerned for an excellent seminar on Saturday, very enjoyable and practically useful ... the distilled clinical experience of a very intelligent man.

•   Wide-ranging and rich in observations based on a lifetime of clinical experience … a rare coming together of reflective thought and practical experience, all delivered in an informal, animated and engaging manner.

•   Really grateful to have had this opportunity to hear the professor speak, it’s given me lots to think about in my treatments.

•   Good day on Saturday, thank you, I would certainly come and see Prof Shen again.

•   It was very good attending the seminar, I’m really grateful to you for organising it.

•   What a fantastic day and what a wonderful man, the best event I’ve attended for years.


For more information on future seminars or to order a copy of the RA seminar handout, please contact:

Donica Publishing, 10-11 Station Close, Potters Bar, Herts, EN6 1TL

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