The making of a traditional Chinese doctor
GERMAN Tim Vukan starts his day making a pot of herbal congee for his family. He then heads off to practice martial arts, rarely uses the air conditioner at work, and drinks hot flower tea — ingredients vary as the weather changes.
It all makes sense as Vukan is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) doctor. Tim Vukan, 37, splits his time between Hangzhou and Hamburg. He started learning TCM in China from 2005, and received his master’s degree in 2015. His Chinese medical practice incorporates herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage (tuina), exercise (qigong), and dietary therapy.