About Guest Teachers

Scott Tower is an internationally recognized lecturer at Conferences, Kongresses and Symposiums of Chinese Medicine. He also teaches Continuing Education courses in Pulse Diagnosis with his colleague, Sybill Huessen in Germany, the UK, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the US since 2001. He is a senior instructor of the Shen-Hammer Pulse System. Most recently, he has become immersed in the teachings of Wang Fengyi and has been practicing and teaching Confucian Virtue Healing personally and applying it in his clinic. He has been an Acupuncturist and Herbalist since 1988, first in California running a thriving multidisciplinary clinic and then in the UK for eight years before returning to the US in 2009, where he became the Academic Dean of the Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Healing Arts. A graduate of Yale University and the San Francisco College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, he has also trained in China, Taiwan, and in the UK. He began studying with Dr. John Shen in 1986 and worked closely with him for 14 years. He has been studied pulse diagnosis with Leon Hammer since 1989.  He currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina where he has a private practice.

Sabine Wilms is a internationally recognized scholar and author, lecturer and translator. She specializes in bringing ancient Chinese wisdom to life. She has a PhD is Asian Studies and Medical Anthropology. Some of her favorite topics are gynecology and reproduction, pediatrics, medical ethics, and “nurturing life,” as envisioned by the great medieval “King of Medicinals” Sun Simiao. She has a strong academic background in early Chinese philosophy, science, cosmology, and language, studying in Germany, Taiwan and the US and is known for having a historically and culturally sensitive approach to classical Chinese Medicine. She sees Chinese Medicine as a living, effective, ever-changing, and much needed response to the issues of our modern times. She was formerly on the faculty at the School of Classical Chinese Medicine at the National University of Natural Medicine.  She lives on Whidbey Island, WA where she writes, tutors and publishes books through her publishing company, Happy Goat Productions.