Thoughts on Coronavirus Prevention and Treatment with Chinese Medicine

2021-09-28T14:46:26-07:00Tags: , , , , , |

BY HEINER FRUEHAUF
National University of Natural Medicine,
College of Classical Chinese Medicine


Dr. Fruehauf offers important insights for the Chinese medicine etiology and potential treatment approaches to the coronavirus epidemic using Chinese herbal medicine; based on medical treatment reports from China and his own clinical experience during the recent flu season.

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED MARCH 2020, REVISED SEPTEMBER 2021

Chinese Medicine for COVID-19: A Summary of Successful Treatment Approaches Used in China (video)

2021-09-14T13:43:06-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , , |

LIVE VIDEO PRESENTATION

WITH HEINER FRUEHAUF
National University of Natural Medicine,
School of Classical Chinese Medicine

In this 90 minute video lecture, Heiner Fruehauf summarizes the successful Chinese herbal medicine treatment approaches for COVID-19 based on first hand knowledge by physicians on the front line of the epidemic in China like Dr. Liu Lihong.

Gu Syndrome with Dr. Heiner Fruehauf, PhD, LAc (Episode #116)

2021-06-14T19:21:25-07:00Tags: , , , , , , |

HEINER FRUEHAUF
National College of Natural Medicine,
College of Classical Chinese Medicine


SCOTT FORSGREN
Health writer, BetterHealthGuy.com

In a wide-ranging interview with health writer Scott Forsgren, Heiner outlines the unique relevance of anti-Gu treatment strategies for many modern mystery afflictions such as Lyme disease, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue disorder. He shares practical advice based on his own clinical experience with inflammatory disorders that involve chronic overwhelm of the immune system by multiple layers of inflammatory pathogens like viruses, spirochetes, fungi and a variety of recalcitrant biofilms. Heiner points, out, moreover, that ancient Gu Syndrome treatment approaches may even contain potential lessons for the treatment of COVID-19.

Don’t Just Fixate on the Virus: Thoughts from Quarantine in Guilin

2021-09-14T13:43:13-07:00Tags: , , , , , |

BY LIU LIHONG
Institute for the Clinical Research of Classical Chinese Medicine, Guangxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Pharmacology

TRANSLATED BY HEINER FRUEHAUF

Here is yet another, this time more philosophical piece by the author of Classical Chinese Medicine, created in quarantine after leaving the COVID-19 ward in Wuhan. Dr. Liu suggests that it is time to lighten our investment in the “punitive measures” of modern medicine and shift toward a more unity oriented perspective on health and disease.

Heiner Fruehauf Speaks About COVID-19 to Oregon Association of Acupuncturists

2021-09-14T13:43:19-07:00Tags: , , , , , |

WITH HEINER FRUEHAUF
National College of Natural Medicine,
College of Classical Chinese Medicine


FACILITATED BY ROSS MCCALLUM
Oregon Association of Acupuncturists

This presentation by Heiner Fruehauf summarizes recent news from the front line of Chinese medicine treatments of COVID-19 in hospitals in Wuhan and elsewhere. He discusses different diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to the disease, and emphasizes the importance of Chinese medicine participation at this unique moment in time.

Trusting the Fundamentals – Using Chinese Medicine in the Treatment of Epidemic Disease • Qi135

2021-09-14T13:43:26-07:00Tags: , , , , , , |

QIOLOGICAL PODCAST WITH MICHAEL MAX

INTERVIEW WITH HEINER FRUEHAUF

This conversation between seasoned Chinese medicine practitioners Michael Max and Heiner Fruehauf includes news from the front line of Chinese medicine treatments in hospitals in Wuhan and elsewhere, and discusses both the common nature of the current epidemic pathogen as well as the importance of applying differential diagnosis (bianzheng lunzhi) in approaching it with the modalities of Chinese medicine.

A Discussion of Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnosis and Treatment Approaches to COVID-19 Based on the Experience of Chinese Medicine Expert Deng Tietao During the SARS Epidemic

2021-09-14T13:43:32-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , |

BY ZHANG WEILAN, WANG XIANGDONG, WANG YUJIN, TAN CONG'E
Shaanxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Pharmacology

TRANSLATED BY KENDRA DALE AND HEINER FRUEHAUF

Lessons for the treatment of COVID-19 from the late Dr. Deng Tietao, the master herbalist from Guangzhou who showed the world during the SARS outbreak in 2003 that viral epidemics can be successfully treated with Chinese medicine.

The Role of Chinese Medicine in the COVID-19 Epidemic (transcript)

2021-09-14T13:43:45-07:00Tags: , , , , , , |

TRANSCRIPT

BY LIU LIHONG
Professor Emeritus, Institute for the Clinical Research of Classical Chinese Medicine, Guangxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Pharmacology

TRANSLATED BY HEINER FRUEHAUF AND BRYAN MCMAHON

Transcript of a 2-hour video lecture from a COVID-19 hospital in Wuhan, delivered by the prominent Chinese medicine scholar-physician Liu Lihong. Dr. Liu describes the important role of Chinese medicine in the treatment of this epidemic, and emphasizes the importance of the classical six-phase approach in diagnosis.

The Role of Chinese Medicine in the COVID-19 Epidemic (video)

2021-09-14T13:43:50-07:00Tags: , , , , , , |

LIVE VIDEO PRESENTATION

BY LIU LIHONG
Professor Emeritus, Institute for the Clinical Research of Classical Chinese Medicine, Guangxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Pharmacology

TRANSLATED BY HEINER FRUEHAUF AND BRYAN MCMAHON

A 2-hour video lecture from a COVID-19 hospital in Wuhan, delivered by the prominent Chinese medicine scholar-physician Liu Lihong. Dr. Liu describes the important role of Chinese medicine in the treatment of this epidemic, and emphasizes the importance of the classical six-phase approach in diagnosis.

Underneath the Epidemic: An Examination of the Seasonal Energetics of Wuyun Liuqi, Chinese Medical Treatment and Preventative Strategies for COVID-19

2021-09-14T13:43:56-07:00Tags: , , , |

BY BRYAN MCMAHON
National University of Natural Medicine,
College of Classical Chinese Medicine


The author explores the ancient Chinese science of seasonal atmospheric influences (wuyun liuqi) to explain the pathogenesis of disease, with a particular focus on the energetic background of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Dampness Epidemic: Exploring the Clinical Characteristics of COVID-19 in Shanghai

2021-09-14T13:44:01-07:00Tags: , , , , , |

BY XUE YAN, ZHANG WEI, XU GUIHUA, CHENXIAORONG, LUYUNFEI, WANG ZHENWEI, SHI KEHUA, WUHUAN, YU JIAN
Shanghai Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Pharmacology (Shanghai Zhongyiyao Zazhi)

REDACTED AND TRANSLATED BY HEINER FRUEHAUF

A recent report based on the clinical experience of front-line physicians in Shanghai. After treating more than 100 confirmed cases of COVID-19, they are of the opinion that this disease should be classified as belonging to the traditional rubric of “damp epidemic” (shiwen 濕瘟).

Expert Consensus Statement on the Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of COVID-19 Infection in Children

2021-09-14T13:44:10-07:00Tags: , , , , , , |

BY WANG YONGYAN, WANG XUEFENG, MA RONG
Chinese Archives for Traditional Chinese Medicine (Zhonghua Zhongyiyao Xuekan)

SYNTHESIZED AND TRANSLATED
BY HEINER FRUEHAUF

After observing an idiopathic outbreak of viral pneumonia in December 2019, later termed the COVID-19 infection, increased numbers of infected children have come to the attention of relevant medical agencies in China. Includes a detailed outline of the government's official TCM treatment guidelines that have been employed at Chinese hospitals since late January for both children and adults.

Natural Methods to Protect Your Respiratory System from Infection During the Current Flu and Coronavirus Season

2021-09-28T15:27:24-07:00Tags: , , , , , , |

BY HEINER FRUEHAUF
National University of Natural Medicine,
College of Classical Chinese Medicine


Dr. Fruehauf suggests simple natural remedies and approaches for protecting the respiratory system during the current flu season, based on the particular energetics of this time.

Report from the Front Line in Wuhan

2021-09-14T13:44:26-07:00Tags: , , , , , |

BY LIU LIHONG
Institute for the Research and Preservation of Classical Chinese Medicine, Guanxi University of TCM

TRANSLATED BY HEINER FRUEHAUF

A report from one of the first Chinese medicine responders to the front lines of treating COVID-19 in Wuhan. Dr. Liu Lihong offers first-hand insights into the etiology of the disease and suggests possible treatment approaches using the modalities of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.

Ascending and Descending in Herbal Medicine: An Interview with Heiner Fruehauf, PhD

2021-03-19T17:50:56-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , |

WITH HEINER FRUEHAUF
National University of Natural Medicine,
College of Classical Chinese Medicine


INTERVIEW BY BOB QUINN

Heiner Fruehauf sat down recently with his long-time student and colleague at National University of Natural Medicine, Bob Quinn, to discuss ascending and descending functions in the body. While on the surface a seemingly simple topic, it is in reality crucial to understand the up-down movement dynamic if one is to practice herbal medicine effectively.

Single Herbs: Huangjing (Rhizome Polygonati)

2021-03-22T13:12:59-07:00Tags: , , , , , |

By Heiner Fruehauf Heiner Fruehauf's prolific research trip to China and Vietnam in the summer of 2014 to source high quality, potent, directly-traded Chinese herbs from small family farms provided a significant amount of material and information about didao yocai and paozhi - terroir [...]

Voice from the Mountaintop: Heiner Fruehauf on Traditional Chinese Medicine and Lyme Disease (3 Parts)

2021-03-23T18:56:37-07:00Tags: , , , , |

WITH HEINER FRUEHAUF
National University of Natural Medicine,
College of Classical Chinese Medicine


INTERVIEW BY REGINA WEICHART

Chinese medicine continues to be an extremely relevant clinical modality in modern times, in part because an increasing array of chronic disorders with autoimmune implications remain unrecognized, unexplained and unresolved by the parameters of western medicine. In this interview, Heiner Fruehauf explains the unique benefits and potential advantages of the Chinese medicine approach to patients and practitioners working with Lyme Disease, Fibromyalgia, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Ginkgo: Cultural Background and Medicinal Usage in China

2017-02-20T17:35:34-08:00Tags: , , |

BY SUBHUTI DHARMANDANDA
Institute for Traditional Medicine

AND HEINER FRUEHAUF
National University of Natural Medicine,
College of Classical Chinese Medicine


In the Western hemisphere, the gingko tree has long been a symbol for the exotic atmospheres of East Asia. More recently, German researchers have tapped into the memory enhancing effect of the gingko leaf, triggering an avalanche of books and articles on the medicinal properties of the gingko. As the Western public becomes increasingly exposed to various gingko products, I would like to take the opportunity and reflect on the rich cultural lore and early medicinal usage that characterize this plant in its country of origin, China.

All Disease Comes From the Heart: The Pivotal Role of the Emotions in Classical Chinese Medicine

2021-10-19T16:38:29-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

BY HEINER FRUEHAUF
National University of Natural Medicine,
College of Classical Chinese Medicine


Most modern clinicians find that a majority of their patients suffer from the symptom complex generally referred to as “stress.” Emotional stress, however, is usually regarded as a confounding rather than a causative factor in pathophysiology. This assessment is contrary to the tenets of classical Chinese medicine, which originally regarded emotional imbalance as a spiritual affliction of primary significance. While ancient Chinese philosophy considered emotional sensibility as our greatest asset in the process of fulfilling human destiny, it also regarded human temperaments as our greatest liability due to vast pathogenetic potential.

Descend the Qi: A Guiding Principle for the Treatment of Chronic Disease in Modern Times

2020-08-25T15:15:53-07:00Tags: , , , , |

BY WU SHENG'AN
Xi'an Master Folk Physician

INTERPRETED AND TRANSLATED
BY HEINER FRUEHAUF

It has been the declared purpose of ClassicalChineseMedicine.org to rediscover and preserve some of the diverse classical and folk medicine practices that have been neglected in standardized TCM teaching in both China and the West. One of the clinical gems we discovered during the last 3 years is the unique clinical system of Dr. Wu Sheng’an from Xi’an, who is a 6th generation disciple of the Qing dynasty scholar physician Huang Yuanyu (1704-1758), more often referred to by his nickname Huang Kunzai (Huang Who Stabilizes Like the Earth, a reference to the spleen/stomach focused approach by this influential doctor).

GERMAN TRANSLATION BY ALEXANDER SIMON

Driving Out Demons and Snakes: Gu Syndrome, A Forgotten Clinical Approach to Chronic Parasitism

2021-05-13T14:24:40-07:00Tags: , , , , |

BY HEINER FRUEHAUF
National University of Natural Medicine,
College of Classical Chinese Medicine


GERMAN TRANSLATION BY MARKUS GOEKE

This presentation is an attempt to participate in the process of ‘medical archaeology’ by exploring one of the submerged areas of Oriental medicine, namely the complex and variegated clinical approach to the diagnosis and treatment of Gu syndrome (gu zheng). A review of the modern research literature shows that this topic has remained virtually unexplored in both China and the West. Although there are too many classical references to entirely ignore the phenomenon of Gu syndrome, mainland Chinese scholars generally dismiss it as an “ancient, feudalist and superstitious” belief in demons and exorcist practices that has little or no value in modern clinical practice.

Gancao Xiexin Tang (Licorice Purge the Heart Decoction): A Forgotten Key Remedy For the Treatment of Toxic Skin Conditions

2017-04-01T18:57:06-07:00Tags: , , , , |

BY HEINER FRUEHAUF
National University of Natural Medicine,
College of Classical Chinese Medicine


Gancao Xiexin Tang was first recorded by the Han physician Zhang Zhongjing about 1,800 years ago. Both Shanghan lun and Jingui yaolüe, the now separated parts of his classic guidebook on herbal formulas (Shanghan zabing lun), cite this particular formula. In modern times, this formula is usually regarded as a variation of the widely used Pinellia Purge the Heart Decoction (Banxia Xiexin Tang) and thus most often prescribed as a remedy for Banxia Xiexin Tang symptom complex (discomfort in stomach area, belching, diarrhea). This is precisely the usage suggested for this remedy in the Shanghai lan, where Gancao Xiexin Tang and Shengjiang Xiexin Tang are listed as variations of the standard Banxia Xiexin Tang.

GERMAN TRANSLATION BY MARKUS GOEKE

Lyme Disease: An In-Depth Interview with Heiner Fruehauf

2021-03-23T18:31:47-07:00Tags: , , , , , , |

WITH HEINER FRUEHAUF
National University of Natural Medicine,
College of Classical Chinese Medicine


INTERVIEW BY BOB QUINN,
WITH ERIN MORELAND

In the spring of 2011 Heiner Fruehauf, PhD, LAc sat down with his student and colleague, Bob Quinn, DAOM, LAc to discuss the finer points of “Brain Gu” syndrome, specifically as it pertains to the treatment of Lyme Disease. This discussion is best understood as a follow-up to and elaboration of the ideas presented in Heiner and Quinn’s earlier interview about Gu syndrome published in the fall of 2008 and available in the public part of this website.

Gu Syndrome: An In-depth Interview with Heiner Fruehauf

2021-03-23T18:53:00-07:00Tags: , , , , , , |

WITH HEINER FRUEHAUF
National University of Natural Medicine,
College of Classical Chinese Medicine


INTERVIEW BY BOB QUINN,
WITH ERIN MORELAND

GERMAN TRANSLATION BY SEPP LEEB

In the autumn of 2008 Heiner Fruehauf, PhD, LAc, sat down with two of his students, Bob Quinn, DAOM, LAc and Erin Moreland, LAc, to discuss the finer points of Gu syndrome treatment. This discussion is best understood as a follow-up to and elaboration of the ideas presented in Heiner’s earlier article on Gu syndrome published in the 1998 May issue of The Journal of Chinese Medicine.

The Flagship Remedy of Chinese Medicine: Reflections on the Toxicity and Safety of Aconite

2021-03-22T15:06:34-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , |

BY HEINER FRUEHAUF
National University of Natural Medicine,
College of Classical Chinese Medicine


GERMAN TRANSLATION BY MARKUS GOEKE

In this paper, a seasoned practitioner of classical Chinese herbalism explains how one of the most important herbs in the Chinese materia medica can be used, once properly grown and processed, without the side effects associated with the toxic alkaloid aconitine. Heiner Fruehauf summarizes some of the dramatic lore surrounding the use of the herb aconite (Fuzi) in East and West, while exploring how Chinese medicine practitioners can utilize the herb safely in modern times to treat a wide range of medical conditions.

A Description of the Therapeutic Uses of Aconite by the Ming Dynasty Scholar-Physician Zhang Jingyue (1583-1640)

2021-03-22T14:48:51-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , , |

BY ZHANG JINGYUE
(1583-1640)

TRANSLATED BY HEINER FRUEHAUF
GERMAN TRANSLATION BY MARKUS GOEKE

The flavor of Fuzi is pungent and sweet, and becomes extremely salty if immersed in brine. Its qi is very hot. This herb, therefore, carries within the energy of yang within yang. It is described as toxic. Its (toxic) effect is controlled by Renshen (ginseng), Huangqi (astragalus), Gancao (licorice), Heidou (black beans), Lüxijiao (green rhinozerus horn), Tongbian (human urine), Wujiu (Herba Stenolomae), and Fangfeng (siler).

Zhang Zhicong (fl. 1619-1674): On Fuzi

2021-03-22T14:57:26-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , , |

BY ZHANG ZHICONG
(1610-1674)

TRANSLATED BY HEINER FRUEHAUF
GERMAN TRANSLATION BY MARKUS GOEKE

The flavor of Fuzi is pungent, its qi is warm, and it is extremely toxic. It treats wind cold pathogens that induce coughing and other counterflow issues, wind damp arthritis causing wandering pain and constriction, and knee pain with inability to walk. It breaks up tumors and masses, and heals blood accumulations as well as wounds caused by metal objects. The best Fuzi is produced in Mianzhou in the region of Shu.

Yang Tianhui: Notes from My Visit to the Fuzi Growing Area of Zhangming County

2017-04-01T18:57:33-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

BY YANG TIANHUI
Song Dynasty (1039 CE)

TRANSLATED BY HEINER FRUEHAUF

The following text represents the most detailed pre-modern description of the traditional cultivation of medicinal aconite in China. It was written more than 900 years ago by a Sichuanese official in charge of Zhangming County. Zhangming is situated in the location of today’s Jiangyou County, epicenter of the recent Sichuan earthquake, which has been identified by all ancient materia medica experts as the only place where genuine Chinese aconite should be sourced from.

GERMAN TRANSLATION BY MARKUS GOEKE

The Importance of Aconite (fuzi) and Teachings From the Sichuan Fire Spirit School (an Interview with Heiner Fruehauf)

2021-03-22T15:09:32-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , |

WITH HEINER FRUEHAUF
National University of Natural Medicine,
College of Classical Chinese Medicine


INTERVIEW BY BOB QUINN
GERMAN TRANSLATION BY MARKUS GOEKE

On February 19, 2009 Heiner Fruehauf, PhD, LAc, sat down with his colleague Bob Quinn, DAOM, LAc, to discuss the importance of aconite (fuzi) in classical Chinese medicine. The discussion also covers aspects of the fuzi story not covered elsewhere in the west, namely its proper processing. Heiner also touches on some of the “nuts and bolts” of the Sichuan Fire Spirit School of herbal prescribing. As Heiner explains, fuzi used to be referred to as the “King of the 100 Herbs.” This information is crucial to understanding the scholarship and clinical power behind formulas that contain aconite.

Traditional Chinese Approaches to Gu Syndrome: Two 18th Century Examples

2021-03-23T18:32:33-07:00Tags: , , , , |

BY HEINER FRUEHAUF
National University of Natural Medicine,
College of Classical Chinese Medicine


GERMAN TRANSLATION BY MARKUS GOEKE

Heiner Fruehauf has researched the ancient symbolism that defines the finer points of Chinese organ network function for 10 years. His prolific research project will eventually culminate in the creation of an illustrated compendium on the macrocosmic and microcosmic ramifications of organ network theory. Since the publication of this effort is still years away, he has decided to make a selection from his cache of existing research papers available now by publishing them on ClassicalChineseMedicine.org. The first installment of these papers consists of a detailed etymological analysis of the character of fei 肺 (lung), and the defining statement on the lung’s function/office in chapter 8 of the Huangdi neijing suwen.

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