The China Study Re-visited—with very different conclusions!

2021-04-14T14:52:32-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Health writer Denise Minger shares her insights about the meat-no meat debate. Denise Minger is exuberant and simply in search of the truth…about what the available data does and does not tell us about the nature of healthy nutrition. Following a raw food, vegan diet to become hearty and strong, Denise instead found herself becoming sicker and weaker. According to the conclusions in The China Study, she was on the diet that should prevent chronic disease. Puzzled by her experience, and a data wonk at heart, she obtained the original data upon which the book was based, and analyzed it herself. Join us for a discussion of what she found in that data, and in her subsequent quest for nutritional wisdom based in sound science rather than dogmatism or political agendas.

Your Body is a Sacred Landscape

2021-04-14T16:01:53-07:00Tags: , , , , |

Listen to the messages conveyed by your physical symptoms. In our culture, we are conditioned to think of symptoms as problems to fix. We have our growths removed with surgery, our fevers lowered with aspirin, and our rashes removed by steroid creams. While this kind of approach can have the blessing of alleviating our suffering, and even be a valuable component of our healing process, it alone does not address why the symptoms were there in the first place. Heiner and Laurie discuss the importance of listening to your body’s messages about what is out of balance, and learning to make corresponding choices that support the movement toward health. Even in a state of good health, our physical form can be understood as sacred reflection of the inner working of our being.

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.

Six Conformation Diagnosis in Context: The Six Cosmic Qi (liu qi) and the Six Stages of Qi Transformation (liu jing)

2017-04-01T18:56:08-07:00Tags: , , , , , |

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


The six conformations represent another system of symbolic methodology that is of great importance for the practice of classical Chinese medicine. Its origins are related to both yin-yang and five phase element theory, yet it is often the primary diagnostic modality that certain practitioners, especially those trained in the lineage of Shanghan lun herbalism, choose to utilize.

GERMAN TRANSLATION BY MARKUS GOEKE

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

2017-05-10T21:09:36-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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

2021-03-22T16:20:36-07:00Tags: , , , , |

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.

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.

An Ancient Solution for Modern Diseases: “Gu Syndrome” and Chronic Inflammatory Diseases with Autoimmune Complications (An Interview with Heiner Fruehauf)

2021-03-24T12:35:43-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , |

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


INTERVIEW BY GORDANA SMITH

After his prolific trip to China in the summer of 2014 to discover new sources of herbs, Heiner Fruehauf has returned with a refresh body of knowledge, that when synthesized with his over 30 years of clinical experience in Chinese medicine, offers greater insight into his body of work about Gu Syndrome (chronic parasitism) and treating complex autoimmune disorders with Chinese medicine.

Gu Syndrome: Effective Ancient Approaches to Chronic Inflammatory Disease and Other Silent Epidemics of Our Time (2 Parts)

2019-12-06T10:49:54-08:00Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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


The concept of Gu Syndrome ("Possession Syndrome") is an important feature of classical Chinese medicine that has been thoroughly misunderstood and subsequently disappeared from the historical record of TCM. During the last 15 years, Dr. Fruehauf has tirelessly researched this topic to demonstrate how forgotten ancient medical wisdom can provide effective solutions for difficult clinical problems in our time. In his most detailed lecture on the subject to date, he explains how Qing Dynasty Gu-parasitology can provide unique approaches to chronic infections caused by viruses, fungi, spirochetes, and intestinal parasites--beneficial information for practitioners treating patients who suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Lyme Disease, IBS, and related auto-immune disorders with "strange" symptoms.

Total running time: 120 mins.
English

Blood, Blood Stasis, and Blood Path Disorders

2017-04-01T19:52:36-07:00Tags: , , , |

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


Japanese Kanpo (“Chinese modalities”) medicine has in many ways distinguished itself as an independent school of Oriental medical practice. Although Kanpo practitioners generally derive their inspiration from the Chinese classics, they have developed their own set of diagnostic procedures, therapeutic methods, and medical theories, certain aspects of which vary quite drastically from standard approaches adopted by their colleagues in modern China. To dismiss the Japanese system as an unorthodox branch of Chinese medicine, however, would belittle the age-old Japanese practice of “creative imitation” as baseless esotericism, and miss important aspects of classical Chinese theory that have been preserved and illuminated by the Japanese approach.

The Black Label of Classical Pearls: Thunder Pearls, Lightning Pearls, and Dragon Pearls

2021-03-24T12:45:24-07:00Tags: , , , , |

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


LECTURE TRANSCRIPT

I am happy to report consistent feedback from practitioners around the world reflecting that the very first remedies of the Classical Pearl series are making a real clinical impact. Thunder Pearls and Lightning Pearls, the Classical Pearls formulas with the enigmatic black label are meeting the goal that was set for them when they were first created: to fill a conceptual and clinical void for the treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases that induce great physical and emotional suffering, yet which often remain undiagnosed, hidden in the dark and out of therapeutic reach for most Western medicine and TCM practitioners.