This looks like an interesting program for all my many[1. I have a surprisingly large number of friends practicing or studying TCM, at least 7 off the top of my head. And, now that I think of it, all of them are connected to the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine here in Portland.] friends working in or studying Traditional Chinese Medicine: Oregon Experience on OPB will be premiering Kam Wah Chung on May 14, 2009, 9:00 pm.
In the late 1800s, thousands of Chinese miners came to Eastern Oregon in search of gold. Among them were two men – Ing “Doc” Hay and Lung On – who opened a store and herbal apothecary called Kam Wah Chung. Though originally catering to their fellow Chinese, over time these two men attended to the medical needs of many, becoming highly regarded members of the community.