Webinar Summary: How Coronavirus (COVID-19) is Currently Treated in China with TCM featuring John Chen


On March 19, 2020, Lhasa OMS and the Pacific College of Health and Science hosted Dr. John Chen from Evergreen Herbs and eLotus Seminars for a webinar to discuss how the coronavirus (COVID-19) is currently treated in China with TCM.  At the time of this recording, the information was current and accurate.

Dr. Chen started with a brief discussion on the pathology and treatment from the Western medicine perspective and then provided a detailed discussion on the pattern differentiation and treatment from the TCM perspective.







What You Will Learn:

  • How herbs work based on Chinese herbology
  • How herbs work based on Western pharmacology
  • What to use as substitutes if certain herbs are unavailable, such as Ma Huang (Herba Ephedrae) and Xi Xin (Radix et Rhizoma Asari).
  • Acupuncture protocol
  • What TCM practitioners can do in the USA

Who Should Watch:

  • Any Practitioner or Student looking to learn more about the coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Practitioners looking to learn more about treating the coronavirus (COVID-19) with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs
  • Practitioners and Students with questions about the coronavirus (COVID-19)


(You will just need to register with your email address and a link will be sent immediately)


About Our Speaker:

Dr. John Chen, Ph.D., Pharm.D., O.M.D., L.Ac.

Medical Consultant, Evergreen Herbs & Medical Supplies

Dr. John Chen’s participation in the family tradition has led him to become a recognized authority in both western pharmacology and Chinese Herbal Medicine. He has taught herbology and pharmacology at:

  • University of Southern California School of Pharmacy
  • University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy
  • Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego, California
  • Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, Santa Monica, California
  • Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Los Angeles, California
  • Bastyr University, Seattle, Washington
  • Five Branches Institute, San Jose, California
  • Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Portland, Oregon
  • Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin, Texas
  • Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, California
  • American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, San Francisco, California

He has also given seminars on herb-drug interactions for regional and national associations and organizations, including:

  • The American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • The California State Oriental Medical Association
  • The Queen’s Physician Group of Hawaii
  • The North Carolina Acupuncture Association

Dr. Chen is currently a member of the Herbal Medicine Committee for the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine; he is an herbal consultant for the California State Oriental Medical Association and is on the review/editorial committee for American Herbal Pharmacopoeia, the University of Arizona Integrative Medicine Program, and the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture.

Dr. Chen has published numerous articles and several books. His most recently published works are Chinese Medical Herbology and Pharmacology (2003, AOM Press) and Chinese Herbal Formulas and Applications (2008, AOM Press) for which he was lead author.

“The effectiveness of treatment is of utmost concern to me, for each and every patient. The safety, quality, and potency of the herbs are crucial factors in determining treatment outcome. My goal is to make both Western and Oriental medical communities aware of herbal alternatives to drugs, and of the importance of identifying herb-drug interactions. I hope to see us eventually bridging the gap between Eastern and Western medicine by integrating use of herbs and related TCM modalities with modern technological medicine.”