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Chinese Symbol Science: A Pathway to Clinical Practice

2022-09-28T14:19:47-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , , |

WITH HEINER FRUEHAUF
INTERVIEW BY BOB QUINN

One question students and practitioners of Chinese medicine frequently ask Heiner Fruehauf, "How does one translate the symbolism and cosmology inherent in classical Chinese medicine into a modern clinical practice?" This article is a recent dialogue between Heiner and his colleague Bob Quinn where they discuss the role of ancient cosmology, symbolism and dreams in the context of clinical diagnosis and treatment. (August 2022)

Yin Yang: A Deeper Look at the Core of Chinese Medicine System Science

2022-09-07T13:54:41-07:00Tags: , , , , , , |

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Yin Yang: A Deeper Look at the Core of Chinese Medicine System Science

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

Chinese medicine, at its core, is all about yin-yang. While recognition of this concept has by now entered into most non-Chinese languages, the cosmological depth and medical relevance of this most ancient of Chinese diagnostic systems remains nebulous. This two-part presentation represents Prof. Fruehauf’s approach to the concept and medical ramifications of yin-yang for an audience of Chinese medicine professionals.

Total running time: approx. 4 hrs.

The Ancient Chinese Holomap of the Body: Exploring the Mystery of the Acupuncture Point Names

2022-08-02T14:22:52-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , |

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Spirit of the Points: Lung Channel

2022-08-02T15:15:48-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The great Tang dynasty scholar physician Sun Simiao hinted 1,400 years ago that the secret of understanding the power of the acupuncture points is encoded in their ancient names. This vital piece of information has enormous clinical implications and has literally been lost in translation. This series represents the detailed delivery of goods that was announced in 2018 with the existing video lecture on symbolism of acu-points.

Spirit of the Points: Large Intestine Channel

2022-08-02T14:37:23-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The great Tang dynasty scholar physician Sun Simiao hinted 1,400 years ago that the secret of understanding the power of the acupuncture points is encoded in their ancient names. This vital piece of information has enormous clinical implications and has literally been lost in translation. This series represents the detailed delivery of goods that was announced in 2018 with the existing video lecture on symbolism of acu-points.

Spirit of the Points: Stomach Channel

2022-08-02T13:35:06-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The great Tang dynasty scholar physician Sun Simiao hinted 1,400 years ago that the secret of understanding the power of the acupuncture points is encoded in their ancient names—a vital piece of information with enormous clinical implications, which has literally been lost in translation. Most Western practitioners of Chinese medicine associate each acupuncture point with an abstract number. This series represents the detailed delivery of goods that was announced last year with the existing video lecture on symbolism of acu-points.

Spirit of the Points: Spleen Channel

2022-08-02T13:15:16-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The great Tang dynasty scholar physician Sun Simiao hinted 1,400 years ago that the secret of understanding the power of the acupuncture points is encoded in their ancient names. This vital piece of information has enormous clinical implications and has literally been lost in translation. This series represents the detailed delivery of goods that was announced in 2018 with the existing video lecture on symbolism of acu-points.

Spirit of the Points: Heart Channel

2022-08-02T13:15:20-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The great Tang dynasty scholar physician Sun Simiao hinted 1,400 years ago that the secret of understanding the power of the acupuncture points is encoded in their ancient names. This vital piece of information has enormous clinical implications and has literally been lost in translation. This series represents the detailed delivery of goods that was announced in 2018 with the existing video lecture on symbolism of acu-points.

Spirit of the Points: Small Intestine Channel

2022-08-02T13:15:30-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The great Tang dynasty scholar physician Sun Simiao hinted 1,400 years ago that the secret of understanding the power of the acupuncture points is encoded in their ancient names. This vital piece of information has enormous clinical implications and has literally been lost in translation. This series represents the detailed delivery of goods that was announced in 2018 with the existing video lecture on symbolism of acu-points.

Spirit of the Points: Bladder Channel

2022-08-02T13:15:39-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The great Tang dynasty scholar physician Sun Simiao hinted 1,400 years ago that the secret of understanding the power of the acupuncture points is encoded in their ancient names. This vital piece of information has enormous clinical implications and has literally been lost in translation. This series represents the detailed delivery of goods that was announced in 2018 with the existing video lecture on symbolism of acu-points.

Spirit of the Points: Kidney Channel

2022-08-02T13:19:33-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The great Tang dynasty scholar physician Sun Simiao hinted 1,400 years ago that the secret of understanding the power of the acupuncture points is encoded in their ancient names. This vital piece of information has enormous clinical implications and has literally been lost in translation. This series represents the detailed delivery of goods that was announced in 2018 with the existing video lecture on symbolism of acu-points.

Spirit of the Points: Pericardium Channel

2022-08-02T19:29:56-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The great Tang dynasty scholar physician Sun Simiao hinted 1,400 years ago that the secret of understanding the power of the acupuncture points is encoded in their ancient names. This vital piece of information has enormous clinical implications and has literally been lost in translation. This series represents the detailed delivery of goods that was announced in 2018 with the existing video lecture on symbolism of acu-points.

Spirit of the Points: Triple Warmer Channel

2022-08-10T11:27:35-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The great Tang dynasty scholar physician Sun Simiao hinted 1,400 years ago that the secret of understanding the power of the acupuncture points is encoded in their ancient names. This vital piece of information has enormous clinical implications and has literally been lost in translation. This series represents the detailed delivery of goods that was announced in 2018 with the existing video lecture on symbolism of acu-points.

Spirit of the Points: Gallbladder Channel

2022-09-07T13:48:03-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The great Tang dynasty scholar physician Sun Simiao hinted 1,400 years ago that the secret of understanding the power of the acupuncture points is encoded in their ancient names. This vital piece of information has enormous clinical implications and has literally been lost in translation. This series represents the detailed delivery of goods that was announced in 2018 with the existing video lecture on symbolism of acu-points.

Spirit of the Points: Liver Channel

2022-09-28T14:19:22-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The great Tang dynasty scholar physician Sun Simiao hinted 1,400 years ago that the secret of understanding the power of the acupuncture points is encoded in their ancient names. This vital piece of information has enormous clinical implications and has literally been lost in translation. This series represents the detailed delivery of goods that was announced in 2018 with the existing video lecture on symbolism of acu-points.

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

2021-04-14T16:03:17-07:00Tags: , , , , , |

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

2021-04-14T16:03:46-07:00Tags: , , , , , , |

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

2021-04-14T16:04:46-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , |

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.

Developing the Core Essence of Chinese Medical Science: An Interview With Liu Changlin

2017-02-20T15:52:53-08:00Tags: , , , , |

WITH LIU CHANGLIN
Chinese Academy of Social Science,
Department of Philosophy


TRANSLATED BY HEINER FRUEHAUF

In these translated excerpts from a comprehensive interview, one of China’s leading theorists explores the philosophical differences between Eastern and Western modes of thinking, and how they shaped two distinct systems of medicine: Chinese medicine, described as a medicine of time, and Western medicine, described as a medicine of space.

FROM THE ESSAY COLLECTION LIU CHANGLIN: CHINESE MEDICINE: PHILOSOPHICAL VIEWS ON THE PROFESSIONS

GERMAN TRANSLATION BY MARKUS GOEKE

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

2022-09-07T11:54:59-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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.

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