HomeCourses — Chinese Medicine for Health: Principles and Practice of Herbal and Other Therapies 2023

Chinese Medicine for Health:
Principles and Practice of Herbal and Other Therapies 2023


This course offers valuable lifestyle and healing guides to the health-conscious, and also equips healthcare professionals with knowledge of Chinese therapies to enhance their medical skills.

The course will cover TCM principles, herbs and recipes, acupuncture and acupressure, methods of Chinese health cultivation and management of conditions like diabetes, insomnia, gastro-intestinal disorders and cardiovascular diseases.

The course will be conducted in English.

Course Details

Date: 18 Feb to 8 Apr 2023 (Every Sat, 8 lessons)
Time: 9.15am to 12.30pm
Mode of Instruction: The classes will be conducted in a combination of in-person classes and online.
*Classes on 18/2, 18/3 and 8/4 will be conducted in-person at NTU@one-north (11 Slims Barracks Rise), Level 1, Executive, FH1 room Centre (just behind the carpark), Singapore 138664. Remaining classes will be on zoom.
Language: English
Course Fee: $560 nett
(NSA applicants only need to pay $112, which can be offset using your SFC)

We are also pleased to inform you that this course has been accredited for the National Silver Academy (NSA) Subsidy and SkillsFuture credits (SFC).

The NSA subsidy provides a 80% discount for Singaporeans who are 50 years and above. The remaining balance after discount can be paid via your SFC.

The course is currently fully subscribed. If you will like to be on the waiting list, please register here.

SkillsFuture SG Logo
National Silver Academy Logo


All instructors are graduates of the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (北京中医药大学)and licensed physicians at the Renhai Clinic.

Dr Hong Hai

Course Director
Prof Hong Hai MD.PhD

Dr Hong Hai has been registered TCM practitioner since 2003. He previously served as a member of the TCM Practitioners Board and Chairman of its Academic Committee, and was an executive council member of the Academy of Chinese Medicine.

Dr Hong Hai’s doctoral work at the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and London University focused on relating TCM principles to and biomedical science.

Currently Prof Hong is an Adjunct Professor at Nanyang Technological University, he is also an author or co-author of several books on TCM including:

  • Principles of Chinese Medicine: A Modern Interpretation
  • Cancer Management with Chinese Medicine
  • Pursuing the Elixir of Life: Chinese Medicine for Health

Prof Hong Hai’s principal clinical areas are health cultivation, active ageing, internal medicine, acupuncture and complementary treatments for cancer and chronic illnesses.

Physician Karen Wee

Karen Wee
BsC, BMed

Physician Karen Wee graduated from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM) in 2010 with degrees in biomedical sciences as well TCM.

Karen has taught TCM courses at SUSS, Renhai, and the Confucius Institute and was a past President of NTU's Chinese Medicine Alumni Association.

Karen has special interest in:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Women’s and Children’s Health
  • Child Tuina
  • Health Cultivation
  • Acupuncture
Physician Soh Shan Bin

Soh Shan Bin
BsC, BMed, MMed

Physician Soh Shan Bin with degrees in biomedical science from NTU and in TCM from BUCM in 2010, she trained at the Tianjin University of Chinese Medicine with a concentration on cardiovascular diseases for a Master’s degree.

Shan Bin has also taught TCM courses at the Renhai Clinic and the Confucius Institute.

Shan Bin is experienced in multiple aspects of Chinese Medicine and with a primary clinical concentration in:

  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Management of Chronic Diseases such as hypertension and diabetes
  • Acupuncture

Guest Lecturer
Dr Ang Koon Hwee
BSc, BMed, DPhil

Dr Ang Koon Hwee is a biomedical scientist based in the institute of Molecular and Cell Biology and a registered Chinese medicine physician. He graduated from NTU double degree program in biomedical sciences and Chinese medicine and thereafter obtained a DPhil in Oncology at the University of Oxford. His research interests are vascular biology in a wide range of human diseases as well as inquiry into the intersection of sciences and Chinese medicine.

What Participants Said

Open Quotation Mark

I attended all 3 courses and found that they are all very enriching and useful. The teachers are very knowledgeable and shared generously.

Linnet Lee, Risk Manager

This course has taught us the essence of Chinese Medicine in an easy-to-understand format, which can be appreciated by even laymen. It not only created awareness of TCM but also promoted the importance of healthy living. Really kudos to the teachers' passion.

Lim TB, IT Engineer

The Course has been an amazing learning experience for me. The Basic Concepts and Methods of TCM could help every one achieve a holistic transformation of Mind, Body and Soul.

Carmee Lim, Mentor Principal, MindChamps

For someone who is non Mandarin speaking and trained in the western approach to healthcare, this course conducted in English is truly beneficial to my understanding of TCM. Helped me appreciate the value of TCM in combination with western medicines.

Jennifer, Pharmacist
Close Quotation Mark


Kindly be informed that your registration will be confirmed only upon receiving your registration form and full payment and/or submission of your Skillsfuture Credits (SFC) and/or National Silver Academy claims.

Upon confirmation of your registration and payment, we will send you a confirmation email with details.

Please take note that reservation via email or phone will not be considered as registration.

Modes of Payment

PayNow to UEN No: 201809489W (Renhai Centre Ltd)

Bank: OCBC
Account Name: Renhai Centre Ltd
Account Number: 713-153666-001

Cheque payments must be crossed and made payable to Renhai Centre Ltd
Please indicate the title of the course written at the back of the cheque.
Please send cheque to:
Renhai Centre Limited
27 Neil Road S088817

Cash or Credit Cards (Visa/Mastercard)
Kindly give us a call at 6227 9238 before coming down to make payment.
The Renhai Clinic 仁海堂
27 Neil Road, Singapore 088817
Mon/Fri/Sat: 10.30am – 6.30pm
Tues and Thurs: 10.30am-8.30pm
Closed on Wed, Sun and Public Holidays