Are we what we eat? An exploration of the Small Intestine organ system

2021-04-14T17:52:19-07:00Tags: , , , , , |

Having explored the Heart organ system and its integral role in health and disease, we now discuss the Small Intestine—the organ system charged with carrying out the mission of the Heart. The Small Intestine function is involved in making choices—what to eat, what to absorb of what we ate, what thoughts to entertain, what situations to engage in. When the Small Intestine function is healthy, we make choices that are true to our deeper nature, and therefore lead to real happiness and fulfillment.

Might saturated fats, eggs, butter, raw milk, and cholesterol actually be good for you?!?

2021-04-14T17:52:32-07:00Tags: , , , , , , |

Heiner and Laurie discuss the wisdom of traditional diets with “grassroots” expert Sally Fallon Morell. Sally began her journey into nutrition as an interested and observant mother. She quickly found that much of the modern view of nutrition has been highly influenced by business interests, rather than being informed by solid research and time-worn experience. Through open-minded exploration, she has become a proponent of ideas that may surprise (and delight) you!

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

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

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

Total running time: approx. 2 hrs.

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.

Recovering from Acute and Chronic Viral Infections with Chinese Medicine

2021-02-17T12:48:20-08:00Tags: , , , , , |

LORNE BROWN
Healthy Seminars

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


This interview with Heiner Fruehauf is a preface to a full length seminar with Healthy Seminars that will introduce students to the theory, history, and practice of Chinese medicine approaches to the recovery from acute viral infections and degenerative after-effects caused by potential autoimmune reactions. The interview is conducted by Founder Dr. Lorne Brown, B.Sc., CPA, Dr.TCM, FABORM, CHT.

Dr. Judith Boice Interviews Dr. Heiner Fruehauf

2021-02-17T12:48:21-08:00Tags: , , , , , , |

JUDITH BOICE
American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine

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


This interview was recorded for a clinical mentorship class that is part of the online doctorate completion program at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM). Judith Boice, ND, LAc, FABNO is an adjunct faculty member at ACTCM as well as an award-winning author and teacher.

ClassicalChineseMedicine.org is delighted to share this dialogue with you, and we extend our gratitude to Dr. Boice for making this recording available.

Spirit of the Points: Pericardium Channel (4 Parts)

2021-02-17T12:48:22-08:00Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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.

Building in Harmony with Nature

2021-04-14T14:49:42-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Heiner and Laurie interview ecological design expert Katy Langstaff about how we can design and build structures that not only support the environment, but directly benefit human health as well. Katy is a former student of architect and theorist Christopher Alexander (A Pattern Language, The Timeless Way of Building, The Nature of Order), and works with her husband Stuart Cowan to provide ecological design, development, financial, and management services for innovative and sustainable building projects worldwide. Join us to hear how you we can build (whether a bed, house, or business) in a way that creates meaning and harmony in our lives.

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

2021-03-23T15:12:32-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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)

2021-03-24T12:51:10-07:00Tags: , , , , , |

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.

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

2021-03-23T15:13:36-07:00Tags: , , , , , |

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

2021-03-23T15:14:02-07:00Tags: , , , , , , |

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.

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

2021-03-23T15:30:07-07:00Tags: , , , , , |

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

2021-03-23T15:30:30-07:00Tags: , , , , , , |

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

2021-03-23T15:33:59-07:00Tags: , , , , , , |

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.

Initial Thoughts on Coronavirus Prevention and Treatment with Chinese Medicine

2021-03-23T15:32:43-07:00Tags: , , , , , |

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.

As Above, So Below

2021-04-14T14:50:15-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , , |

What do the stars and planets reveal about how humans can live in harmony with the rhythms of nature? Heiner and Laurie interview Carol Ferris, a western astrologer who has spent more than forty years studying the relationship between planetary movements and human potential. Over the past decade, she has expanded her interests to the ancient Chinese understanding of the heavens, and is particularly fascinated by what the stellar constellations can reveal about human health.

All Disease Comes From the Heart (podcast)

2021-04-14T14:50:37-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , |

In this podcast, we discuss the ancient awareness that physical disease (dis-ease) arises when the natural flow of the Heart is restricted. This happens when we entertain false beliefs about ourselves or others, and let these prejudices dominate our inner wisdom. When our Heart is functioning freely, we experience ease and feel connected to the people and environment around us. Seen from this perspective, disease isn’t an enemy to be eradicated, but rather a sign in the material world pointing to opportunities to relax, open and live our life in a more whole and authentic way.

A History of Chinese Medicine in the West

2021-04-14T14:50:59-07:00Tags: , , , , , , |

Contrary to common belief, Chinese medicine came to the west long before James Reston’s New York Times account of acupuncture following his trip to China with President Nixon in 1971. In fact, accounts of Chinese medicine practice in the Americas go back to at least the 1600’s. Heiner and Laurie interview expert Linda Barnes, PhD, who not only elucidates how, when and where Chinese medicine came to the west, but also provides insights about intercultural exchange that occurred. The discussion includes a consideration of how western understandings of medicine and the body were informed by interactions with Chinese medicine practitioners.

The Problem of Iatrogenic Disease

2021-04-14T14:51:19-07:00Tags: , , , , , |

While Western medicine can be a life-saver, it also is much more likely than natural medicine to cause serious health problems for the patient. Heiner and Laurie discuss the issue of practitioner induced illness, and explain why this problem is much more likely to result from the practice of allopathic than natural medicine.

Dao Yin: Theory and Practice (4 Parts)

2020-09-17T10:31:23-07:00Tags: , , , |

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

Total running time: 56 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English by Heiner Fruehauf

In these lectures, China’s premier advocate of the classical wisdom traditions in Chinese medicine explores the history, theory, and practice of Daoyin, the Daoist tradition of cultivating qi, maintaining the balance of Yin and Yang, and nourishing life as it was elucidated in the Huangdi Neijing.

Acupuncture in the Wild: Part I & II

2021-04-14T16:10:05-07:00Tags: , , , , , |

“As Above, So Below” isn’t just a lovely saying—there really is direct relationship between the human body and the natural world. In the realm of acupuncture, perhaps nobody knows this as experientially as this week’s guest, David Ford. Having spent more than forty years teaching acupuncture in wilderness settings, David has developed a deep understanding of how the properties of individual acupuncture points mirror actual phenomena in nature.

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.

Spirit of the Points: Lung Channel (4 Parts)

2020-08-05T12:47:28-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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: Large Intestine Channel (3 Parts)

2020-08-05T12:47:37-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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: Stomach Channel (3 Parts)

2020-08-05T12:47:46-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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 (4 Parts)

2020-08-05T12:47:56-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , |

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—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: Heart Channel (4 Parts)

2020-08-05T12:48:05-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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: Small Intestine Channel (4 Parts)

2020-08-05T12:48:16-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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—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: Bladder Channel (6 Parts)

2020-08-05T12:53:33-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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—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: Kidney Channel (4 Parts)

2020-08-05T12:51:36-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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.