Dr. James (Jiusong) Kan
Doctor of Oriental Medicine
Herbalist and Acupressurist
T'ai Chi Champion and Instructor
Dr. Jiusong (James) Kan was an orthopedic surgeon at the Guang An Men Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Beijing before coming to the U.S. in 1999 . He specialized in orthopedic conditions post-surgery in addition to Chinese herbal medicine. Dr. Kan studied with the some of China's most outstanding doctors and technicians.
Dr. Kan is a highly-guided and inuitive healer. He is a much-sought-after herbalist, and uses Herbal Therapy for the treatment and management of acute and chronic conditions, including neurological and gastrointestinal disorders, migraine, asthma, arthritis, addiction, gynecological conditions, disorders of the discs and spinal column, chronic pain, and sports and soft tissue injuries.
Dr. Kan offers T'ai Chi classes in Central Park which facilitate mental, emotional, physical healing and spiritual growth. A popular instructor, Dr. Kan's classes are attended by students from 5 states. For more information, please see T'ai Chi.
Medical Training and Positions
In 1991, Dr. Kan received his Certificate in Medical Tuina and Bone Setting from the China Association of Medical Tuina — training under the direct supervision of the General Secretary of the China Tuina and Anmo Association. In 1992, Dr. Kan received his Bachelor of Medical Science (B.Sc) at the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Peoples Republic of Chin when he also received his and his Licensed Diplomate in Acupuncture (L.Ac.)
Dr. Kan obtained his Doctorate in Oriental Medicine from the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine in 1993, and his Licensed Diplomate in Acupuncture (L.Ac.) in New York (2004). He became a Licensed Massage Therapist in New Jersey in 2002. From 1991—1992, Dr. Kan served as the Staff Surgeon in the Department of Orthopedics at the Beijing Gu Lou Hospital where he performed general and emergency surgery.
From 1992—1997, Dr. Kan was the Staff Surgeon at the Guang An Men Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Beijing where he was responsible for general and emergency surgery, treatment and management of post-surgical complications, and clinical supervision of interns and students. From 1997—1999, Dr. Kan was Associate Chief Surgeon in the Department of Orthopedics at the Beijing Dongzhimen Hospital. In addition to performing surgery, he was responsible for the organization of the operating team, supervision of interns and residents, post-surgical care, and all emergent situations.
In 1995, Dr. Kan served as the Chief Medical Officer in the 10th National Games of the Beijing Sports Committee. In 1998, he was the Chief Medical Officer for the 12th National Games of the Beijing Sports Committee where he was in charge of the medical team for national and international competitions. He was also responsible for the treatment and rehabilitation of athletes' injuries, dietary training for adolescent participants, and the management of emergency situations. As in all medical positions in the Peoples Republic of China, treatment utilized both Traditional Chinese Medicine (for example, acupuncture and Tuina) as well as Western methodologies.
From 1995—1999, Dr. Kan provided clinical instruction and supervision in all aspects and levels of Acupucture and Tuina at the Beijing Li Min Medical College. From 1998 – 1999, Dr. Kan served as a Board Member of the National Credentialing Committee for Orthopedic Doctors (NCCOD), Peoples Republic of China. It is a position of great stature in which board members evaluate practicing physicians’ knowledge, skill levels, and overall quality of medical practice..
From 2002 to the present, Dr. Kan has worked at the American Academy of Chinese Medicinal Massage in New Jersey to provide clinical instruction and supervision in all aspects and levels of Tuina. From 2003 to the present, Dr. Kan has been employed by the Continuing Education Department of Queens College in Queens, NY and Chinese Medicine Healthcare in Princeton, NJ to provide instruction in Tai Chi. The training includes private instruction for advanced students and group instruction concentrating on arthritis, balance difficulties, age-related conditions, and general health.
T'ai Chi Training and Accomplishments
From the age of 12, Dr. Kan studied under several of the most prestigious Grand Masters in the Chinese Martial Arts — highly skilled in many forms including T'ai Chi, Bagua, Xingyi, and Yiquan. Dr. Kan won First Place in 1991 and Third Place in 1992 in the Beijing and National Colleges Wu Shu (Martial Arts) Championships which are similar to NCAA competition.
Dr. Kan, a devout Buddhist, is shown below at the KTD Buddhist temple in Woodstock, New York and meditating before performing T'ai Chi. The healing properties of daily meditation are important to Dr. Kan as an acupressurist. Meditation allows him to restore his own balance after cleansing the energies of patients. The calm and peace of meditation provide a good foundation for spiritual, mental, emotional, social, and physical healing aspects of T'ai Chi. Even as a martial art, T'ai Chi is grounded in peace and a key understanding of the flow of energy within and between people. Dr. Kan's T'ai Chi classes are attended by students from five states. For more information, see the T'ai Chi page.