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SERIES OVERVIEW

The big formulas and big ideas series is a look at the underlying theoretical concepts that inform the use of some of the most important formulas in Chinese medicine. This course began as a way to explain some of the critical concepts that I felt had been underrepresented or entirely neglected when I trained, and that I had to gradually relearn by clinical experience. Understanding these ideas and how to utilise them effectively made a significant impact on my clinical ability, and provided insights into why some of our most beloved formulas are as widely used and effective as they are.

COURSES IN THIS SERIES

1. The Big Formulas and the Big Ideas Behind Them - Course 1

Title: Xiao Chai Hu Tang

CEUS/PDAs: 3
Approved: Standard Certificate, IVAS, NCCAOM, Florida
Length: 3 Hrs
Access Period: Lifetime

COURSE OVERVIEW

Xiao Chai Hu Tang is one of the most important formulas from the Shang Han Lun, and with over 2000 years of clinical experience behind, still one of the most widely and effectively used for a host of commonly seen ailments. This talk explores the popularity and dynamics of Xiao Chai Hu Tang, and goes beyond the usual shao yang/lingering pathogen narrative. We expand the understanding of Xiao Chai Hu Tang from a formula used for infectious processes, into one that is capable of managing some of the most common health issues of the modern world, and the reasons for this. We will see how understanding the structure and function of XCHT, and its related group of formulas, can assist in uncovering and elucidating the causes, pathology and solutions to the problem of chronic inflammation, or persistent heat in the language of Chinese medicine.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Be familiar with the origin and classical use of Xiao Chai Hu Tang
  • Understand the structure and functional dynamics of Xiao Chai Hu Tang, form both the classical and modern perspectives
  • Understand how Xiao Chai Hu Tang, and it related group of formulas, provides insights into the genesis, development and persistence of the problem of persistent heat in the body (synonymous with chronic inflammation).
  • Understand the Primary Pathological Triad model and be able to apply it, and utilise Xiao Chai Hu Tang and related formulas effectively, in the treatment of complex chronic pathology with a p[ersistent heat component

COURSE OUTLINE

0 hrs - 30 minIntroduction to Xiao Chai Hu Tang and the historical context. Characteristics of shao yang pathology.

30 min - 2 hrsOverview of the structure and function of Xiao Chai Hu Tang, how this produces the desired effect. Case examples to illustrate shao yang pathology in practice.

2 hrs - 2.5 hrsIntroduction to the concept of the primary pathological triad (PPT), how it works, is generated and its relationship to the creation of persistent heat.

2.5 hrs - 3 hrsWhy understanding the PPT is critical to successful management of disorders characterised by chronic inflammation. Case examples illustrating application of PPT and solutions to same.

2. The Big Formulas and the Big Ideas Behind Them - Course 2

Title: Ban Xia Xie Xin Tang & the Directional Tendencies of Herbs

CEUS/PDAs: 1
Approved: Standard Certificate, NCCAOM, Florida, IVAS
Length: 1 Hrs
Access Period: Lifetime

COURSE OVERVIEW

Understanding Ban Xia Xie Xin Tang (BXXXT), its stucture and mechanics, provides insights into the importance of the qi dynamic in managing gastrointestinal problems. A member of the harmonising group of formulas, BXXXT demonstrates how the use of herbs with opposing natures and directional tendencies can drive and restore normal qi movement. While the main focus is on the middle burner qi dynamic, the principle can be extended to assist in rectifying other qi dynamics, the Heart Kidney axis, Spleen Lung (ying wei dysharmony) etc. We look at the directional tendencies of herbs and how to combine them to suit specific purposes.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Understand to origin, stucture and mechanics of Ban Xia Xie Xin Tang and its related formulas.
  • Understand the function of the middle burner qi dynamic, and its importance in gastrointestinal complaints.
  • Learn how to identify middle burner qi dynamic pathology, and solutions to restore its proper function.
  • Appreciate the directional tendencies and thermal natures of certain herbs, and how to combine these to drive qi movement, and the restoration of the various qi dynamics of the body.

COURSE OUTLINE

0 hrs - 15 minUnderstand to origin, stucture and mechanics of Ban Xia Xie Xin Tang and its related formulas.

15 min - 30 minUnderstand the function of the middle burner qi dynamic, and its importance in gastrointestinal complaints.

30 min - 45 minLearn how to identify middle burner qi dynamic pathology, and solutions to restore its proper function.

45 min - 1 hrsAppreciate the directional tendencies and thermal natures of certain herbs, and how to combine these to drive qi movement, and the restoration of the various qi dynamics of the body.

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TEACHER'S BIO

A graduate of the Sydney College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Will Maclean, M.Sc.Chin. Med, Dip.TCM, Cert. Chin. Med, trained in China, and has practiced TCM for over 25 years. An author, Will teaches internationally and speaks on topics pertaining to acupuncture and herbal medicine. Read More »


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