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Natural Medicine Works for Animals, Too (2 parts)

2017-10-30T13:54:59+00:00 Tags: , , , , |

WITH LAURIE REGAN & HEINER FRUEHAUF
Total running time: 31 mins.
English

AUDIO PODCAST

Our guest this week and next has a unique perspective from which to compare and integrate conventional and natural medicine. Steve Marsden was by all accounts a successful veterinarian, but felt that his toolkit of drugs and surgery was too limited to reliably achieve the kinds of outcomes that he wanted to with his furry, feathered, and scaled patients. Although initially wary of natural medicine, he was willing to investigate whether it could broaden and deepen his ability to help animals heal. He was impressed enough with what he found to seek training in natural medicine. There weren’t any training programs in veterinary medicine, so Steve became licensed as a naturopathic physician and a Chinese medicine practitioner. Steve now runs a busy practice in Edmonton, Canada treating both animals and humans using a broad range of modalities. He also travels the world educating veterinarians about natural medicine. His wealth of experience treating all types of conditions, including many acute and chronic life-and-death situations, has made Steve into a firm believer in the power of natural medicine.

In these two shows, Steve shares his well-earned wisdom on health and healing– touching on such topics as why the placebo effect doesn’t explain the success of natural medicine, how cutting-edge scientific research findings are in accordance with the classical Chinese perspective on the body, and why regulating blood circulation is the key to successful treatment in both animals and humans. Fascinating cases from his clinical practice are described to support his insights.

The Cosmology and Symbolism of the Twelve Organ Systems of Chinese Medicine

2017-08-26T14:00:57+00:00 Tags: , , , , |

WITH LAURIE REGAN & HEINER FRUEHAUF
Total running time: 28 mins.
English

AUDIO PODCAST

This week, we open the door to a rich understanding that has come from more than a decade of research by a study group led by Heiner. Through excavation of the profound and timeless knowledge held in the ancient Chinese record, this team has uncovered multi-layered, symbolic meaning behind the system of 12 meridians that play a central role in Chinese medicine. Commonly thought of as pathways of qi flow in the body, these meridians, or organ systems, relate to sets of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual functions in the microcosm of the human body.

The Empress of all the Chinese Organ Networks—the Heart

2017-08-26T14:01:17+00:00 Tags: , , , , |

WITH LAURIE REGAN & HEINER FRUEHAUF
Total running time: 31 mins.
English

AUDIO PODCAST

This week we explore the Heart Organ Network. The primary function associated with Heart in Chinese medicine is to move our awareness in the direction of unity, and enable us to experience true community and connection. Join us as we explore how the ancients conceived of this fundamental role in our human experience, and what their insights have to offer us in today’s increasingly alienating world.

Why Classical Chinese Medicine is Relevant Today

2017-08-26T14:02:32+00:00 Tags: , , , , , , |

WITH LAURIE REGAN & HEINER FRUEHAUF
Total running time: 28 mins.
English

AUDIO PODCAST

Co-host Laurie Regan interviews Heiner Fruehauf to learn about the basic principles of classical Chinese medicine, and why this ancient knowledge still holds so much relevance for us today.

Many ancient cultures had the practical realization that everything that exists is an inseparable mix of energy and matter, and is interconnected with everything else. Nothing is coincidence. In the realm of medicine, this means that every illness has meaning, and every symptom is a physical marker for the energy and consciousness that forms it. We can learn to read and interpret symptoms to understand the root cause of illness and find true solutions for restoring health.

The Inspiring Life Story of Chinese Qigong Master Wang Qingyu (2 Parts)

2017-08-26T14:01:51+00:00 Tags: , , , , , , , , |

WANG QINGYU
Sichuan Academy of Cultural History, Department of Martial Arts and Nourishing Life

WITH LAURIE REGAN & HEINER FRUEHAUF
Total running time: 60 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, Interpreted and Translated into English by Heiner Fruehauf

AUDIO PODCAST

In this two-part audio podcast, Laurie narrates and Heiner translates the biographical story of master Wang Qingyu. The story begins with Master Wang’s birth, literally on a battlefield during the Japanese invasion of China. Especially touching are his remembrances of his beloved Daoist teacher, Li Jie, a legendary Daoist hermit who taught young Wang the real value of cultivation practices–to know one’s own heart and become a truly good person.

In the second part of this series, Master Wang continues to recount the many traumatic and extraordinary events that fostered his becoming one of the most respected master’s of Daoist medicine and cultivation in China today. Join us for an inspirational journey of turning misfortune and persecution into a life of compassion and service for others.

Chinese Medicine In Crisis: Science, Politics, and the Making of “TCM”

2017-02-21T13:33:52+00:00 Tags: , , , , , , |

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


This article is based on the conviction that the traditional art of Oriental medicine is dying—both in mainland China, home of the mother trunk of the field, and consequently overseas where branches of the tree are trying to grow. It may be an anachronistic piece, written at a time when TCM administrators around the world are celebrating major advances in the field, such as increasing numbers of students, practitioners, patients, colleges, universities, and hospitals, which all appear to reflect a booming state of Oriental medicine.

GERMAN TRANSLATION BY SEPP LEEB

On the Relationship Between Medicine and Philosophy

2017-02-21T13:33:53+00:00 Tags: , , , , , , |

BY ZHANG XICHUN
(1860-1933)

TRANSLATED AND INTRODUCED BY HEINER FRUEHAUF

Zhang Xichun (1860-1933) is one of China's great scholar-physicians. He is primarily remembered for his prominent role in spearheading the early movement of Chinese-Western medicine integration during the first three decades of this century. The depth of his knowledge and the broad range of his activities, moreover, distinguish him as one of the last of the classical cast of renaissance physicians..

GERMAN TRANSLATION BY MARKUS GOEKE

Reflections on the Relationship of Traditional Wisdom, Precision, and Clinical Efficacy in the Herbal Science of Chinese Medicine (2 Parts)

2017-04-01T18:56:32+00:00 Tags: , , , , , , |

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


This essay represents Heiner’s contribution to 2011’s Fuyang suntan (Discussion Forum on Supporting the Yang), China’s premier conference dedicated to upholding the roots of classical Chinese medicine. He notes the enormous transformative potential that natural medicine holds in the precarious times we live in, and underscores the importance of clinical efficacy in the process of promoting our medicine. In particular, he points out the importance of the “technological” details of the clinical encounter in Chinese medicine, which have been the basis for optimum clinical results in the past. In Part 2, he shares some aspects of his personal journey toward mastering the details of precise herb prescribing.

ENGLISH / GERMAN / CHINESE
GERMAN TRANSLATION BY MARKUS GOEKE

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The Essence of Chinese Medicine

2017-04-01T18:57:02+00:00 Tags: , , , , , , |

WU SHENG'AN
Xi'an Master Folk Physician
Total running time: 17 mins.
Mandarin Chinese
with English subtitles

ClassicalChineseMedicine.org is proud to announce that one of Northern China’s most pre-eminent folk physicians has become a permanent advisor to our online family. Dr. Wu Sheng’an is a classically trained master physician who still combines many traditional skills that are virtually impossible to find in one person in modern-day China: chrono-acupuncturist, wildcrafter and processor of medicinal plants, internal medicine expert specializing in difficult and recalcitrant diseases, Taiji master, and active proponent of Sun Simiao’s medical ethics.

Direct Transmission: Quest for the Heart in Classical Chinese Medicine

2017-03-25T15:58:00+00:00 Tags: , , , , |

WANG QINGYU
Sichuan Academy of Cultural History, Department of Martial Arts and Nourishing Life
Total running time: 27 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, Translated into English
by Heiner Fruehauf

Direct Transmission shares the faces and stories of several remarkable practitioners of classical Chinese medicine, people who are a living link to the treasures of the past. It is our hope that the nature of this unprecedented material, woven of colorful and emotionally moving stories, interviews, and treatment sessions, will inspire expanded interest in, and understanding of, the profound value of traditional knowledge in general, and classical Chinese medicine in particular.

Gems from a Classical Chinese Medicine Pulse Master – Dr. Zeng Rongxiu (1927-2012)

2017-04-01T18:58:27+00:00 Tags: , , , |

ZENG RONGXIU
Five Branches University; National University of Natural Medicine, College of Classical Chinese Medicine
Total running time: 38 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English
by Heiner Fruehauf

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Dr. Zeng Rongxiu. Dr. Zeng was the last living disciple of the great Shanghan pulse master Dr. Tian Heming. During his long career as an internal medicine doctor in Chengdu, he synthesized a highly effective system of constitutional approaches to chronic illness. To celebrate Dr. Zeng’s life and legacy with you, ClassicalChineseMedicine.org is making available one of Dr. Zeng’s last public teaching sessions, in which he synthesizes his life-long insights on pulse diagnosis.

The Importance of Classical Chinese Medicine in Modern Times

2017-04-01T18:59:12+00:00 Tags: , , , |

HEINER FRUEHAUF
National University of Natural Medicine, College of Classical Chinese Medicine
Total running time: 11 mins.

In this keynote speech at a recent Chinese medicine conference in Poland, Heiner Fruehauf spoke about the ancient core concepts of this dynamic medicine, and how utilizing the medicine in its intended classical forms (as a fully realized, potent system of medicine) is of great importance at a time when Western medicine and modern TCM are encountering limitations in treating the complex diseases of our time.

Preserving the Whole

2017-04-21T17:32:43+00:00 Tags: , , |

DENG TIETAO
Professor at Guangzhou University of TCM; principal of the legendary Chinese medicine SARS task force

Total running time: 76 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English
by Heiner Fruehauf

Honored in China as one of the “four elders of Chinese Medicine,” Prof. Deng discusses the power of the classical approach to Chinese Medicine. In this presentation, he shares valuable philosophical insights into this system’s emphasis on function, over structure, and discusses specific relevant clinical examples from his many years as a practitioner and teacher of this medicine.

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Chinese Medicine Past and Present: Problems and Solutions

2017-04-21T17:31:47+00:00 Tags: , , , |

DENG ZHONGJA
Professor, Chengdu University of TCM

Total running time: 93 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English
by Heiner Fruehauf

In this video conversation, one of China’s most outspoken experts on the philosophy of teaching Chinese medicine issues a comprehensive analysis of the state of modern TCM. As a scholar and former university administrator, he pinpoints the problems of the present PRC model of TCM education. Furthermore, he gives us his own suggestions on how to productively face the challenge of learning, teaching, and practicing an ancient medicine in a modern world.

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The Meaning of Health: Harmony and Balance in Classical Chinese Medicine (3 Parts)

2017-04-21T16:09:24+00:00 Tags: , , , |

LIU LIHONG
Institute for the Clinical Research of Classical Chinese Medicine, Guangxi University of TCM

Total running time: 163 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English
by Heiner Fruehauf

In these lectures, Prof. Liu systematically traces the root concepts of Chinese medicine, and makes bold suggestions how its classical spirit needs to be interpreted dynamically to meet the clinical needs of our time. A brilliant plaidoyer to all natural health professionals for recognizing and healing the emotional causes of disease.

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Principles and Persuasions in Chinese Medicine Diagnosis – Selected Readings

2017-04-01T19:51:14+00:00 Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

BY VARIOUS AUTHORS

TRANSLATED BY HEINER FRUEHAUF

Prior to the process of treating disease, the sage (superior doctor) must be able to distinguish the Yin and Yang of Heaven and Earth. S/he must know the rhythmic flow of the four seasons and the intricate relationships between the five organ networks and the six bowel systems. S/he must be able to distinguish the Yin/Yang and exterior/interior quality of the meridians, and know what kind of diseases to treat with acupuncture, what kind with moxibustion, and what kind with herbs.

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Cultivating the Flow: A Concept Of Evolutive Well-Being that Integrates the Classic Traditions and Quantum Science

2017-04-01T19:54:53+00:00 Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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


Approaching the end of the 20th century, we are confronted with a number of fundamental issues regarding the quality, if not the general purpose, of human existence. One of them is the gradual demise of the Western-scientific health care system, which has fostered a revival of the age-old discussion about the nature of health, illness, and well-being. In the process of developing alternative approaches to healing, holistic medical discourse has consistently emphasized the “diseased” quality of illness and its therapeutic implications, i.e. the consequent restoration and maintenance of “ease.” However, definitions of the ease state often fail to go much beyond the biochemical aspects of well-being, and thus end up being classified according to the same parameters they were trying to overcome.