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The Classics of Chinese Medicine

av-classicsThis section features the timeless spirit of the Chinese medical classics, as well as interpretations of intricate concepts and clinical details contained in the Yijing, Daodejing, Huangdi neijing, Shanghan zabing lun, and other ancient texts. It is intended to enhance the clinical power of Chinese medicine at a time when the elegant yet highly practical system of holistic healing introduced by the classics has been confined to the museum.

In addition to the videos presented here, please explore a wide variety of classical text translations, made available to the public in the Translations section.

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

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

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. 25 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.

What Is a Classic: On the Importance of Transmission, Inner Cultivation and Sage Consciousness

LIU LIHONG
Institute for the Research and Preservation of Classical Chinese Medicine, Guangxi University of TCM
Total running time: 56 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English
by Heiner Fruehauf

In this lecture given on the top of Mt. Baishi, meditation site of the great 4th century alchemist Ge Hong, China’s main proponent of classical Chinese medicine gives an articulate and highly personal transmission about the reasons why a Chinese medicine practitioner should study the medical classics and use them as an important cultivational tool.

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

ZENG RONGXIU
Five Branches University; National University of Natural Medicine, College of Classical Chinese Medicine
Total running time: 178 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English
by Heiner Fruehauf

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.

Shanghan lun (2 Parts)

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

LU CHONGHAN
Professor, Chengdu University of TCM
Total running time: 85 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English
by Heiner Fruehauf

These lectures present the results of a 10-year research project led by sinologist and Chinese medicine practitioner Heiner Fruehauf. This groundbreaking exploration employs ancient symbolism, star lore, and mythology to introduce a comprehensive method aimed at defining the functions of the Chinese organ networks with much greater clarity, depth and detail than presently outlined in the textbooks of modern TCM.