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

The Safety of Chinese Herbs: Ways to Counteract Contamination

2021-05-20T15:17:11-07:00Tags: , , , , , |

The rapid modernization of China has resulted in high levels of pollution that can contaminate the food and herbal supplies. Heiner and Laurie discuss why Chinese herbs still hold unique value in the world of medicine, and what safeguards are in place to ensure the quality of the herbs imported from the Asian mainland.

Essential Prescriptions for Pregnancy and Post-Partum Care

2021-06-09T18:57:07-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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


This month’s offering features a video summary of Heiner Fruehauf’s teaching about fertility, pregnancy and postpartum care given during a seminar on Mt. Qingcheng in Sichuan Province during the summer of 2019—an introduction to the practical use of the five most fundamental prescriptions for getting pregnant, staying pregnant, easy delivery and postpartum recovery.

Total running time: 29 mins

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.

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.

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.

On the Vital Concept of Precision in the Clinical Application of Chinese Medicine (2 Parts)

2021-06-11T11:36:07-07:00Tags: , , |

HU CHANGJIANG
College of Pharmacology, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

This collection of lectures is a continuation of our series on the forgotten science of paozhi (herbal processing). In these presentations, one of China's last remaining experts in the field of herbal alchemy expands on the previous introductory lectures to offer specific principles on how to process raw herbs with honey, vinegar, alcohol, clay and other transformative substances, and explains how these measures can affect an herb's clinical potency and direction. In this second section of the series, he presents relevant clinical case studies.

Total running time: 137 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English by Heiner Fruehauf

Principles of Classical Herb Prescribing and Paozhi Processing with Clinical Case Studies (3 parts)

2021-06-11T11:36:42-07:00Tags: , , |

HU CHANGJIANG
College of Pharmacology, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

This collection of lectures is a continuation of our series on the forgotten science of paozhi (herbal processing). In these presentations, one of China's last remaining experts in the field of herbal alchemy expands on the previous introductory lectures to offer specific principles on how to process raw herbs with honey, vinegar, alcohol, clay and other transformative substances, and explains how these measures can affect an herb's clinical potency and direction. In this second section of the series, he presents relevant clinical case studies.

Total running time: 209 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English by Heiner Fruehauf

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 [...]

Importance of Herbal Processing (paozhi) in the Clinical Science of Chinese Medicine (3 parts)

2021-06-11T11:37:20-07:00Tags: , , |

HU CHANGJIANG
College of Pharmacology, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

In this lecture series, one of China's last remaining experts in the field of herbal alchemy gives a passionate introduction to the forgotten science of paozhi. He explains how processing raw herbs with honey, vinegar, alcohol, clay and other transformative substances can affect their clinical potency and direction.

Total running time: 223 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English by Heiner Fruehauf

The Six Conformations (liujing): Reflections by a Shanghan Expert (2 Parts)

2021-06-11T15:48:36-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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

The organization of the 12 organ systems into 3 yang pairs and 3 yin pairs and the associated system of six conformation diagnostics (liujing bianzheng) remains one of the less explored areas of contemporary Chinese medicine. Twenty five years ago, Dr. Liu Lihong wrote one of China's first doctoral dissertations in the field of Chinese medicine on the six conformation approach to diagnosis and therapy. Since then, he has become known for his deep and clinically relevant lectures on this classical system that was first outlined in the Neijing and Shanghan lan.

Total running time: 112 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English by Heiner Fruehauf

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.

Clinical Realizations of a Chinese Medicine Physician: The Principle of Supporting Yang (2 Parts)

2017-04-01T18:55:51-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

BY LU CHONGHAN
Assistant Professor, Department of Fundamental Studies, Chengdu Universty of TCM; Lineage Holder of the “Fire Spirit” School of Sichuan herbalism

TRANSLATED BY KENDRA DALE

In this passionate lecture, the main successor of the Sichuan “Fire Spirit” school of aconite, ginger, and cinnamon usage reveals the clinical secrets of his herbal lineage. In an unveiled challenge to the textbook parameters of TCM, Dr. Lu contents that support of yang-qi must override most superficial symptoms of heat and yin deficiency.

LECTURE TRANSCRIPTS

The Principle of Supporting Yang

2017-04-01T18:56:03-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

BY LU CHONGHAN
Assistant Professor, Department of Fundamental Studies, Chengdu Universty of TCM; Lineage Holder of the “Fire Spirit” School of Sichuan herbalism

TRANSLATED BY KENDRA DALE

In this recently published transmission, the main successor of the Sichuan “Fire Spirit” school of aconite, ginger, and cinnamon usage issues a rare manifesto of the leading role of yang-qi in macrocosm and microcosm. In a challenge to the textbook parameters of TCM, Dr. Lu contents that support of this precious yang is one of the hallmarks of classical Chinese medicine, which must override most superficial symptoms of heat and yin deficiency.

LECTURE TRANSCRIPT

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.

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

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.

The Essence of Chinese Medicine

2021-06-14T19:19:59-07:00Tags: , , , , , , |

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.

On the Concept of “Fang” (Formula Science): The Design and Clinical Power of Guizhi Tang (Cinnamon Decoction), Part I

2021-06-14T19:17:35-07:00Tags: , , , |

LIU LIHONG
Institute for the Clinical Research of Classical Chinese Medicine, Guangxi University of TCM
Total running time: 59 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English
by Heiner Fruehauf

In this educational presentation filled with important practical clinical information, Prof. Liu Lihong offers insight into “fang”, or formula science. He utilizes guizhi tang (cinnamon decoction), one of the premier and most important formulas in Chinese herbalism, as the example to illuminate his lesson.

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

2021-06-14T19:18:17-07:00Tags: , , , |

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.

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