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The Disease of Our Time: Strategies for the Treatment of Anxiety, Depression and Other Emotional Disorders

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The Disease of Our Time: Strategies for the Treatment of Anxiety, Depression and Other Emotional Disorders

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There were a lot of new concepts in this presentation for me and I was scrambling a little to follow Heiner's quick discussions of some formulas. The material is fairly clear; my slow understanding of pin yin made this course harder to follow than some of his other courses. This may just be a reflection of how much more training I need in herbalism! Thanks!
~ Janis

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This course takes a refreshing new look at the classical theory that underlies emotional disorders like anxiety and depression. Course materials provide participants with systematic ways to address these pathologies using herbs and classical emotional counseling techniques. In the course, Dr. Heiner Fruehauf shares his experiences of integrating a classical understanding of emotional disorders with more than twenty years of clinical experience. Participants will receive useful new insights and techniques for treating conditions rooted in emotional pathology.

• Exploring the epidemic of emotional pathology in modern society
• Classical references to emotional disorders
• Differentiation between different clinical patterns of emotional pathology
• The role of the lung and spleen in emotional disorders
• The role of the liver and gallbladder in emotional disorders
• The role of the pericardium and triple warmer in emotional disorders
• Clinical application of classical herbal formulas in emotional pathology
• Emotional strategies from the Wang Fengyi lineage
• All Disease Comes From the Heart: The Pivotal Role of the Emotions in Classical Chinese Medicine
• Commonly used Chinese herbs formulas for the treatment of Mental Disorders
• Case studies and Q&A

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.



$125.00 USD

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I liked the course and would do it again. It was a little hard to follow the herbal section because I don't have any Chinese herbal training although I found it very interesting and with more study I think I could use it at least for personal knowledge and to help broaden my understanding of the medicine and appropriate time, place, and power of herbs in the treatment of mental disorders. ~ Alexandra

The lecture was fantastic. As always I want more information from Heiner Fruehauf.

I enjoyed this course. He is a master of herbs and gives lots of historical information and insights.

Another gem from Mr Fruehauf
~ Dylan

I really appreciated the very broad, but very in depth, approach to this topic. Heiner is such an amazingly articulate and compassionate scholar.
~ Allan

Deep insight into the psychospiritual dynamics of disease from a Chinese medical perspective.
~ Evan

I really enjoyed this course! Dr. Heiner Fruehauf is absolutely amazing. He inspired me to study herbs at a different level than I currently practice (which is very superficial - I admit). The provided materials contained the information to answer the quiz and worksheet. I was a little frustrated during the Q & A sessions, but mostly because the students were asking about things I have not been exposed to and Dr. Fruehauf can readily answer and draw on his vast knowledge base. So I was a little lost, but that's OK! I also learned a whole lot.
~ Kathleen

There were a lot of new concepts in this presentation for me and I was scrambling a little to follow Heiner's quick discussions of some formulas. The material is fairly clear; my slow understanding of pin yin made this course harder to follow than some of his other courses. This may just be a reflection of how much more training I need in herbalism! Thanks!
~ Janis

This course provided a much broader approach to emotional/mental disorders than the typical TCM approach.
~ Gary

Excellent teacher. Shows great depth of knowledge of herbs and formulas.
~ Patricia