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.

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.

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

Three Yin and Three Yang: Clarifying Zhang Zhongjing’s Diagnostic Approach of the Six Conformations

2019-06-11T21:30:07-07:00Tags: , , , , , |

BY YARON SEIDMAN
Hunyuan Institute

Our associate is an accomplished Chinese medicine physician and emerging scholar on the classical aspects of TCM. His studies with his mentor, Dr. Liu Lihong, have led him to specialize in the six conformation system of Chinese diagnostics introduced in the Shanghan lun. He is presently writing a book on treating infertility with Chinese herbs, wherein he is discussing his thoughts on the deeper meaning of the "three yin and three yang" system. He has allowed us to a preview parts of the book in the Associates Forum—a must read for everyone interested in six conformation theory.

GERMAN TRANSLATION BY MARKUS GOEKE

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

Selections from Shan Yutang, Annotated Excerpts from the Shanghan Lun With Suggestions for Acupuncture and Moxibustion Therapy (1984): “Shaoyang”

2017-04-01T18:56:27-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , , |

BY SHAN YUTANG

TRANSLATED BY HEINER FRUEHAUF

One of modern China’s last masters of acupuncture interprets shaoyang function and provides a model for transforming Shanghan lun information into elegant point prescriptions.

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)

2017-04-01T18:56:32-07:00Tags: , , , , , , |

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

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

Formula Family Series: Xiexin Tang, Sini San, and Baihe Tang Formulas (3 Parts)

2021-06-09T19:13:53-07:00Tags: , , , , , , |

ZENG RONGXIU
Five Branches University; National University of Natural Medicine, College of Classical Chinese Medicine

An 84-year old master of the Tian Heming Shanghan lineage of Sichuan herbalism shares practical case examples that illuminate important aspects of Shanghan lun formula application.

Total running time: 167 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English by Heiner Fruehauf

A Synthesis of liujing bianzheng (Six Conformation Diagnostics) and the Practical Application of Shanghan lun Formulas (3 Parts)

2021-06-11T15:49:53-07:00Tags: , , , , |

ZENG RONGXIU
Five Branches University; National University of Natural Medicine, College of Classical Chinese Medicine

Dr. Zeng was a veteran physician from Chengdu (Sichuan) who specialized in the treatment of difficult and recalcitrant diseases with herbal formulas from the Shanghan lan and Jingui yaolüe. The simplicity of his clinical approach, combined with the fervent belief that all disease can be healed with natural methods, transmit the core essence of the practical aspects of classical Chinese medicine. Until his passing in 2014, he was living in retirement in Los Angeles and continued to teach students at Five Branches University and the College of Classical Chinese Medicine at National University of Natural Medicine.

Total running time: 178 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English by Heiner Fruehauf

Shanghan lun (2 Parts)

2021-06-10T19:10:35-07:00Tags: , , , |

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

Total running time: 92 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English by Heiner Fruehauf

In this two-part video lecture, one of China’s premier experts on the Shanghan lun shares his unique insights into the nature of Zhang Zhongjing’s work and the clinical relevance of the six conformation approach in diagnosis and treatment.

Supporting the Yang: Southwest China’s Aconite Masters

2021-06-10T19:19:08-07:00Tags: , , , , |

LU CHONGHAN
Professor, Chengdu University of TCM

Total running time: 85 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English by Heiner Fruehauf

In this presentation, the main successor of the Sichuan “fire spirit” school of aconite, ginger, and cinnamon usage tells the highly personal story of one of Southwest China’s great Shanghan lineages.

Han Fa – The Sweating (diaphoretic) Method

2017-02-20T13:00:13-08:00Tags: , , , , , |

BY CHENG GUOPENG
Scholar, Qing Dynasty

TRANSLATED BY HEINER FRUEHAUF

Cheng Guopeng is one of the seminal scholar-physicians of the early Qing dynasty. At the height of his career, he synthesized his personal insights derived from a life-long study of the classics, especially Zhang Zhongjing’s Shanghan lun, and his clinical experience by writing the book Enlightened Insights into the Science of Medicine (Yixue xinwu, 1732). This thin yet influential work first spelled out the system of the so-called Eight Parameters (bagang) and the Eight Treatment Methods (bafa), which since have become the standard diagnostic parameters of Chinese medicine. His introduction to the “Sweating Method” (Hanfa) is an excellent example for the original depth and attention to detail which ancient master physicians brought to their craft.

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