In his role as the leading holder of the Tiang-Zeng Lineage, Dr. Arnaud Versluys preserves and transmits the ancient Chinese Canonical Medicine teachings passed down to him by his master, Dr. Zeng Rongxiu. In addition, he has carefully selected a distinguished team of scholars, instructors and administrators to assist him in fulfilling the ICEAM mission of making these teachings accessible worldwide. All are leading clinicians and researchers in the field of East Asian medicine and regularly present at Chinese medicine conferences including the Rothenburg TCM Conference in Germany; the Southwest Oriental Medicine Symposium in Austin, TX, USA; the Pacific Symposium in San Diego, CA, USA; and the Canadian Oriental Medicine Symposium in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Dr. Tian Heming 田鶴鳴 (1883-1980)
Founder, Tian Lineage
Dr. Tian Heming was a true master of the Shanghan Lun tradition who practiced medicine professionally in Chengdu nearby the Qingyang Temple in the area known as Xiejia Chi 謝家池. The Tian family style of Chinese medicine is especially known for its advanced and intricate system of pulse diagnosis for canonical formulas. Dr. Tian trained many great physicians, most notably our late master, former honorary director of ICEAM, and important Tian lineage holder Dr. Zeng Rongxiu曾榮修 and his sister Dr. Zeng Bihui 曾碧輝. Other Tian disciples and lineage holders include Dr. Tian’s daughter, Tian Yuxia田玉俠, the late Dr. Zheng Guanglu鄭廣露, and Dr. Huang Xuan黃旋.
Zeng Rongxiu, MD 曾榮修 (1931-2012)
Senior Lineage Holder, Tian Lineage
Founder, Tian-Zeng Lineage
Honorary Director and Master Instructor Emeritus, ICEAM
Dr. Zeng Rongxiu was the last living disciple of the great Shanghan pulse master Dr. Tian Heming. During his long career as an internal medicine doctor in Chengdu, he synthesized a highly effective system of constitutional approaches to chronic illness. He was known for his unrelenting enthusiasm for clinical precision and the healing power of classical herb formulas. Dr. Zeng passed the leadership of his lineage, his personal writings, and all Tian lineage materials to his main disciple, Dr. Arnaud Versluys, and the Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine, where his legacy is now secured for posterity.