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Unique Strategies for Treating Complex Diseases with Chinese Herbs

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Unique Strategies for Treating Complex Diseases with Chinese Herbs


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Standard TCM textbook approaches teach practitioners of Chinese medicine to use eight parameter diagnostics, determining whether a patient suffers from excess or deficiency. Since these two states are opposite in nature, they are most often assumed to manifest in different patients with completely different diseases. Most chronic patients, however, present with complex conditions that involve both excess and deficiency.Dr. Fruehauf will explain why the black and white herbal approach is not useful for most chronic patients we see in modern times, and how long-term patient care for serious disorders almost always requires the composition of formulas that balance the prescription of hot and cold, dry and moist, internal and external substances.

1. Synthesis of general principles of formula composition (15 minutes)

2. Most Important principle for long-term formula compositions:: support the yang (30 minutes)

3. Methodology for balancing long-term yang tonic therapy with cooling, moistening and detoxifying herbs (30 minutes)

4. Case examples I: Yangming balanced ‘anti-biotic’ therapy with Chinese medicine (15 minutes)

5. Case examples II: Gu Syndrome – a stellar example of complex formula design for chronic inflammatory syndrome (Lyme Disease, etc.) at work (30 minutes)

6. Case examples III: Taiyin
A. Use of Fuzi Lizhong Tang to treat menstrual pain and uterine fibroids
B. Use of Fuzi Lizhong Tang to treat diabetes
(30 minutes)

7. Case examples IV: Jueyin
A. Use of Danggui Sini Tang to treat breast cancer
B. Use of Danggui Sini Tang to treat degenerative diseases of the brain (MS, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s) and Micro-circulation disorders
C. Use of Wuzhuyu Tang to treat brain chemistry disorders (depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, addiction, anorexia/bulimia, etc)
(45 minutes)

8. Case examples V: Shaoyin
A. Use of Zhenwu Tang to treat heart disease
B. Use of Qianyang Dan to treat anxiety and insomnia
C. Use of Qianyang Dan to treat menopausal syndrome
(45 minutes)

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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