Classical Strategies for Effective Herbal Formulation, Part 2: Chaihu Family - Course 1

Chaihu as a Chief Herb, and Some Common Herb Pairs with Associated Herbal Formulas.

Dr. Fruehauf describes the energetic properties of Chaihu as the chief herb in this family that addresses shaoyang disorders, and provides clinical insights into some common Chaihu pairings and their associated herbal formulas.

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 first session devoted to the Chaihu (Bupleurum) formula family, Heiner describes the energetic properties of Chaihu as a chief herb, and provides participants with a working knowledge of the qualities of and indications for the pairings of Chaihu with Banxia (Pinellia) and Guizhi (Cinnamon). Clinical insights are provided into the following associated formulas: Xiao Chaihu Tang, Chaihu Guizhi Tang and Chaihu Guizhi Ganjiang Tang.

Objectives

  • Describe the energetic properties and actions of Chaihu, with a special consideration on dosages.

  • Discuss the Shaoyang system and associated disorders.

  • Discuss the indications for, and the energetic properties and actions of the common herb pairings of Chaihu and Banxia, and Chaihu and Guizhi.

  • Discuss Xiao Chaihu Tang as a base formula in the Chaihu formula family. Include historical context, structure, dosages, indications and typical applications, including some possible modifications.

  • Discuss Chaihu Guizhi Tang and Chaihu Guizhi Ganjiang Tang. Include historical context, structure, dosages, indications and typical applications, including some possible modifications.

Outline

  • 0 hrs - 30 min

    The energetic properties and actions of Chaihu as a chief herb are discussed. Dosage considerations are emphasized. This discussion includes a general introduction to the Shaoyang system and associated disorders.

  • 30 min - 1 hrs

    The pairing of Chaihu with Banxia, and Xiao Chaihu Tang, one of the most frequently prescribed Chinese herbal formulas throughout time. Includes historical context, structure, dosages, indications, typical applications and case examples.

  • 1 hrs - 1.25 hrs

    Heiner continues his discussion of Xiao Chaihu Tang. He focuses on case examples using this versatile formula.

  • 1.25 hrs - 1.5 hrs

    The properties of Chaihu and Guizhi as a common herb pair are discussed. The associated formula Chaihu Guizhi Tang is introduced.

  • 1.5 hrs - 2 hrs

    The formulas Chaihu Guizhi Tang and Chaihu Guizhi Ganjiang Tang are discussed. Included are historical context, structure, dosages, indications, typical applications and case examples.

  • 2 hrs - 2.5 hrs

    The final 30 minutes will be devoted to a question and answer period. Questions will be selected from those posted in the zoom chat based on relevance for the whole group.

Reviews

  • Grayson W. (United States of America)

    I strongly recommend this course with Heiner Fruehauf to anyone seeking to master Chinese herbal medicine at the alchemical level of accurate prescription and formula modification.

  • Christina H. (United States of America)

    Extremely helpful in differentiating complex patterns

  • Regina T. (United States of America)

    Heiner Freuheuf is an amazing teacher and very generous scholar.

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Reviews

I strongly recommend this course with Heiner Fruehauf to anyone seeking to master Chinese herbal medicine at the alchemical level of accurate prescription and formula modification.

Grayson W. (United States of America)

Extremely helpful in differentiating complex patterns

Christina H. (United States of America)

Heiner Freuheuf is an amazing teacher and very generous scholar.

Regina T. (United States of America)

Heiner's teaching is deep, comprehensive, clear and thorough. It is a pleasure and enlightening to be able to study with him.

George M. (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: NCCAOM (2.5), Standard Certificate (2.5), California [Until 2024/06/23]* (2.5), Florida (2.5)

  • Language: English

  • Course Type: Recorded Webinar

  • Course Length: 2.5 h

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