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Brain Chemistry and Brain Circulation: The Treatment of Cognitive Dysfunction with Chinese Herbs

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Brain Chemistry and Brain Circulation: The Treatment of Cognitive Dysfunction with Chinese Herbs


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In recent years there has been an increased interest in the use of herbs to support cognitive function. The prevalent use of Ginkgo for improved memory is an example of how herbal use for improved cognitive ability has become mainstream. Beyond the recent media attention that has focused on single herbs like Ginkgo, there is a rich tradition of classical Chinese formula science that has systematically addressed cognitive disorders for thousands of years. 
In this online course Dr. Heiner Fruehauf will discuss how these herbal techniques can be applied to contemporary cognitive pathologies such as Autism, Parkinson's Disease, MS and Alzheimer’s. Course work will focus on pattern recognition, clinical differentiation, base formula selection and herbal modification. Part of the course will focus on dietary measures for cognitive disorders, as well as on insights about the common emotional origins of this type of disease.
• Gain insights into the classical Chinese medicine perspective on cognitive dysfunction
• Understand contemporary cognitive disorders in Chinese medical terms
• Learn base formulas, single herbs and herb pairs that are useful in the treatment of cognitive dysfunctions 
• Learn foods to avoid and foods to imbibe in the treatment of cognitive disorders
• Understand emotional origins of cognitive disorders from a Chinese five element perspective

Heiner Fruehauf was born into a German family of medical doctors specializing in natural healing modalities such as homeopathy, herbalism, and hydrotherapy. His great grandfather studied with Sebastian Kneipp, one of the fathers of the European nature cure’s movement. Prof. Fruehauf studied sinology, philosophy, and comparative literature at Tübingen University, Fudan University (Shanghai), Hamburg University, Waseda University (Tokyo), and the University of Chicago, where he earned a doctoral degree from the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations in 1990.

After encountering a serious health crisis, he became interested in supplementing his theoretical training in the philosophy and cosmology of Chinese medicine with the study of its clinical applications. While completing two years of post-doctoral training at Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, he was mentored by Deng Zhongjia, one of China’s primary expert in the fields of formula studies and the classical foundations of Chinese medicine. In addition, he sought out the classical roots of Chinese medicine outside the institutionalized TCM setting: Daoist medicine and Jinjing Qigong with Wang Qingyu; Shanghan lun pulse diagnosis with Zeng Rongxiu; Sichuan Daoism with Wang Chunwu; and traditional Sichuan folk art and music with Wang Huade. Since 1992, he has published widely on both the theoretical and clinical aspects of Chinese medicine.

Presently, he serves as Founding Professor of the School of Classical Chinese Medicine at National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon, where, until recently he served as dean, and has been teaching since 1992. His scholarly endeavors include the direction of an ongoing research project on the archaic symbolism of Chinese medicine terminology, including an in-depth analysis of the acupuncture point names. As a practitioner in private practice, he focuses on the complementary treatment of difficult and recalcitrant diseases, including cancer, heart disease, and chronic digestive disorders. In addition, Prof. Fruehauf is the director of the Heron Institute, a non-profit institution for the research and preservation of traditional life science. In this capacity, he has been leading an almost annual study tour focusing on Qigong and other aspects of Classical Chinese Medicine into the sacred mountains of Southwest China for over ten years.

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I have a particular interest in the relationship between brain circulation and digestion; and my mother suffered through RA & Alzheimer's, which all started years ago with undetected Lyme disease; so this is really rewarding information for me.

I don't generally treat many patients with cognitive dysfunction, so this was new territory for me and I was very confused.

I am not at all familiar with herbal "pearls", so I had to read up a bit more than I would have liked to prepare for the class.

WOW - Heiner Fruehauf is SO amazing in his unearthing and correlating so many aspects of our living experience: naturally affecting us and our health, and the perspective / philosophy of these interrelationships. To come to such an understanding of these exposures and conditions, and that there is a way to improve these conditions, is so hopeful - and so inspiring to learn more about Chinese herbs. Thank you so much! I definitely want to keep up with taking these webinars /study herbs more!!

I like the references to classics.

Another great class from Heiner - he is truly a master on many levels

Loved it. It was refreshing to be able to use TCM in a different way to what we were taught at uni.

Thanks again, another great course.

The seminar was extremely informative!

It is always a pleasure to learn from Heiner!