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Fundamentals of Classical Chinese Herbalism: Alchemy, Direction, Stability and Modification

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Fundamentals of Classical Chinese Herbalism: Alchemy, Direction, Stability and Modification

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Heiner Fruehauf is obviously a master practitioner, and he is a dedicated and gifted teacher. I look forward to taking more of his courses.
~ Deborah L

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This class will explore the alchemical foundation of classical Chinese herbal medicine with an emphasis on contemporary clinical application. Core concepts for the course include; understanding formulas through herbal families, application of yin yang theory in herbal prescribing, the importance of clinical differentiation based upon directional principles and the tenets of classical formula construction and modification.

  • Understand the principle of directional differentiation in herbal prescribing 
  • Understand the importance of yang qi in supporting the body’s ability to heal itself 
  • Understand the concept of herbal alchemy verses single herb actions 
  • Understand formulas from an “herb family” based perspective 
  • Understand the factors that help to create stability in an herbal formula 
  • Understand how to modify formulas and combine patent formulas in a way that honors herbal principles of alchemy and leads to effective clinical results
Catalog: 
NCCAOM AOM-CH: 
5.00
Texas Herbal: 
5.00
Massachusetts Herbal Knowledge: 
5.00
Florida General: 
5.00
California Category : 
Category 1

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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The lecture was very well structured. The material goes way beyond the material our school covered. It gave me a much better understanding of herbal medicine.

Heiner Fruehauf is obviously a master practitioner, and he is a dedicated and gifted teacher. I look forward to taking more of his courses.
~ Deborah L

I found my experience of the program to be very good. The information was presented clearly and much of the commentary added to my learning.
~ Robert N

I really enjoyed this course as it is meeting my goal to hone my herbal skills better. I think the course should be allowed for more CEU's as it takes much longer to go through the course online.
Overall, I will be taking more courses like this.
~LInda M