Mark Chern practices Chinese Medicine in Singapore – see www.chinesedoc.sg. Before this, he was maintaining a busy TCM Fertility & Women’s Health practice in Indonesia. He is conversant with using Chinese medicine alone or in combination with modern drugs/technology. He also assists women in pregnancy as well as post-partum using Chinese medicine. For client testimonials, please look here.
Since 1998, Mark has trained in complementary modalities that include Shiatsu, Myofascial Release, Visceral Manipulation and Craniosacral Therapy. He started giving acupuncture in 2004, after learning and practising in a traditional setting at Lee Zheng Yu Medical Clinic (Taiwan). He had further training in China regarding the integration of Western medicine and herbal therapies at the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as several hospitals of integrated medicine like the Jiangsu State Hospital of Chinese Medicine, Qin Huai Hospital of Chinese Medicine and People’s Hospital of Chinese Medicine. Even now, he continues conducting advanced seminars in China: the Practical Course in Chinese Herb Recognition for the Oregon College of Chinese Medicine (www.ocom.edu) and the Advanced Fellowship on Oriental Reproductive Medicine for the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (www.aborm.org), as well as short elective workshops for students from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia.
In addition to running the programs hosted at tcm-nanjing, Mark has produced a language CD for the TCM English textbook used nationwide by students in China. He is also a proponent of the integrated East-West approach, and has trained in this aspect in China. This approach entails understanding both modalities and using one or a combination of both in a sensible manner.
While in China, Mark has developed several Clinical Observation programs to assist practitioners and students of Chinese Medicine in enhancing the value of their China experience. Areas covered include:
- Rheumatology and Autoimmune Diseases
- Reproductive Medicine – both Women’s Health and Male Factor Infertility
Mark is a strong believer in using traditional medicines in a responsible way. As practitioners of traditional medicine, we have a responsibility to understand the advantages and limits of using the mainstream approach of today. Only then can we fulfil our role and provide the ‘integrated holism’ that can benefit the patient’s overall health.