The Institute

The Institute for Classical Asian Medicine (ICAM) offers coursework to both professionals and laypeople on topics related to Asian medicine. Professional courses are offered as continuing medical education and are only open to licensed healthcare providers (typically licensed practitioners of Chinese medicine). Other courses, such as our Qigong courses, are open to all. We do not offer entry level training in Chinese medicine.


Dr Henry McCann

ICAM was founded by Henry McCann, DAOM, LAc, Dipl OM (馬爾博 中醫博士).  Dr. McCann is a licensed acupuncturist and nationally certified diplomate in Oriental medicine (NCCAOM) who is currently in private practice in Madison, NJ.  

Dr. McCann finished a BA and BM at Oberlin College following which he studied at the University of the Ryukyus in Okinawa, Japan as a Fulbright fellow.  He then studied at the oldest college of Oriental Medicine in the United States, the New England School of Acupuncture.  In an effort to further his own clinical training he completed his doctoral degree at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine; as part of that degree he interned in the gynecology department of the Chengdu University of Chinese Medicine (Sichuan, China). He completed a certificate in Japanese Psychology with the ToDo Institute in Vermont, and coursework at the PhD level through Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine in China.

In addition to his clinical practice Dr. McCann is committed to bringing Oriental medicine to a higher level by educating professionals in advanced concepts in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.  He is an experienced teacher and is a core faculty member for the doctoral degree program at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine where he teaches clinical case study writing, geriatric medicine, and Tung's acupuncture.  He is also on the faculty of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Manhattan teaching the medical classics (Huang Di Nei Jing and Nan Jing).  Dr. McCann has taught widely throughout the United States, as well as in Germany, Ireland, Holland, Austria, and Indonesia. He is a 12th generation lineage holding disciple of Chen Style Taijiquan, a 3rd generation lineage disciple of Hunyuan Chen Style Taijiquan, and a disciple of a Qigong lineage transmitted by Hu Yaozhen that originated with the Daoist Immortal Chen Tuan. Dr. McCann is also ranked as a 5th Duan in Taijiquan by the Chinese Wushu Association (with the rank being awarded in China). The Duan ranking system is similar to the "Dan" black belt ranking of Japanese martial arts (the Chinese system has 9 ranks, with 6th Duan being the highest technical proficiency level awarded).


Other Faculty

Master Wang Fengming 王鳳鳴 - Instructor for Nourishing Life (Preventive Medicine) and Qigong courses. Master Wang has practiced Taiji, Bagua, Qigong, and other cultivation methods for over fifty years. He was a private student and formal disciple of Master Feng Zhiqiang, and was with him personally for more years than most any other student. The government of China has named Wang a Successor of National Intangible Cultural Heritage  For more information about Master Wang click here.


Dao Falang 道法狼 - Dr. Dao is an initiated Daoist, and is an expert in Chinese medicine and in Daoist longevity techniques including Neigong (Qigong). Mostly reclusive, he on rare occasions meets to teach and discuss cultivation techniques. Dr. Dao is associated with the Ma Jou Temple (Ma Zu Temple) of New York.