Classical Strategies for Effective Herbal Formulation, Part 1: Guizhi Family - Course 1

Introduction to Classical Chinese Herbal Theory and Formulation

Dr. Fruehauf's master class opens with a discussion of classical principles, including Qi and Wei, medicinal terroir, alchemical stability, directional momentum, and the science of paozhi processing. Guizhi Tang is introduced, with case examples.

Heiner Fruehauf
Heiner Fruehauf

Course Overview

Dr. Heiner Fruehauf's master class on Chinese herbal medicine deepens the lifelong learner’s mastery of herbal prescribing by rooting their understanding in classical principles and practices. It accommodates the needs and interests of all levels, from students of Chinese medicine and newer practitioners to seasoned practitioners who are ever-refining their capacity to successfully treat any condition presented in the clinic.

 

For each of eight major herb families, Heiner describes the energetic properties of the lead herb, common herb pairs, and the major herbal formulas. Case examples are presented to provide a clinical context for learning the indications for particular formulas within each family. With this base of knowledge, practitioners can stand on firm ground while being flexible in their ability to design herbal treatments that effectively treat the complex patterns manifesting in our increasingly out-of-balance world.

 

In this introductory session, Heiner discusses the qi and wei of herbs as characterized in the Huangdi neijing and the Tangye jing, medicinal terroir (didao yaocai), the alchemical stability and directional momentum of Chinese herbs, the architecture of herbal formulas, and the art and science of paozhi (precise processing methods based on classical alchemical instructions). He introduces Tangye jing Group 1 (Phase Element Wood) with the acrid herb Guizhi. Guizhi Tang is introduced as the lead formula in this category; case examples are given.

Objectives

  • Discuss the qi and wei of Chinese herbs, distinguishing between the wei of an herb as characterized in the Huangdi neijing versus the Tangye jing.

  • Discuss the concepts of medicinal terroir (didao yaocai), chemical stability, and directional momentum as they relate to Chinese herbal medicine.

  • Discuss the fundamental principles and methods of paozhi (herbal processing based on classical instructions).

  • Describe the 4 major roles that herbs play within a Chinese herbal formula, and the major forms in which the formulas as administered.

  • Discuss Guizhi Tang as the main representative of the Guizhi family of formulas.

Outline

  • 0 hrs - 15 min

    Introduction to this master class on Chinese herbal formulation. Includes Heiner's lineage background.

  • 15 min - 45 min

    Introduction to Chinese herbal formulation; how the course is organized based on classical principles. Includes a discussion of qi (temperature) and wei (flavor), including how wei is characterized in the Huangdi neijing and Tangye jing.

  • 45 min - 1.25 hrs

    Heiner will discuss the concepts of medicinal terroir (didao yaocai), chemical stability, and directional momentum as they relate to Chinese herbal medicine. Classical quotations will be included.

  • 1.25 hrs - 1.5 hrs

    Paozhi: methods, importance for clinical efficacy. Formula architecture (including titles and roles, dosages, and methods of administration).

  • 1.5 hrs - 2 hrs

    The energetic properties of Guizhi as a lead herb. Introduction to Guizhi Tang, including case examples.

  • 2 hrs - 2.5 hrs

    Heiner will answer questions from the chat. Questions chosen will be those deemed most relevant for the whole group.

Reviews

  • Dana L. (United States of America)

    Classes this good are few and far between - I love the how the theoretical and practical are combined to make each more meaningful and memorable.

  • Ariane W. (United States of America)

    Highly recommend this Chinese Herbs course! The content is enriching, and the teacher's approach makes learning enjoyable.

  • Heidi B. (United States of America)

    This is a highly unique opportunity that everyone should take to get to know Chinese Medicine better.

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Reviews

Classes this good are few and far between - I love the how the theoretical and practical are combined to make each more meaningful and memorable.

Dana L. (United States of America)

Highly recommend this Chinese Herbs course! The content is enriching, and the teacher's approach makes learning enjoyable.

Ariane W. (United States of America)

This is a highly unique opportunity that everyone should take to get to know Chinese Medicine better.

Heidi B. (United States of America)

Exceptionally informative and well rounded discussion of Chinese herbal medicine.

Jaden H. (United States of America)

Teacher

Heiner Fruehauf

Heiner Fruehauf is the Founding Professor of the College of Classical Chinese Medicine at National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, Oregon. As a practitioner, Dr. Fruehauf focuses on the complementary treatment of difficult and recalcitrant diseases, including cancer, chronic respiratory and digestive disorders, and inflammation of the nervous system.

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    Approved By: Florida (2.5), NCCAOM (2.5), Standard Certificate (2.5)

    Pending: California [Upon Request]*

  • Language: English

  • Course Type: Recorded Webinar

  • Course Length: 2.5 h

  • Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

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