Classical Strategies for Effective Herbal Formulation, Part 2: Chaihu Family - Course 3

The Main Chaihu Family Formulas Pt II: Actions, Indications, Modifications, Case Studies

Dr. Fruehauf compares more main formulas in the Chaihu family, discussing their therapeutic actions, indications, and clinical applications. Case studies are used to explain how to modify/combine formulas to address specific patient presentations.

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 third session devoted to the Chaihu formula family, Heiner compares more of the main formulas in the Chaihu family, discussing their therapeutic actions, indications, and clinical applications. The focus is primarily on formulas in which Chaihu is paired with Dahuang. Case studies are used to explain how to modify/combine formulas to address specific presenting patterns.

Objectives

  • Discuss the pairing of Chaihu with Dahuang (Rhubarb). What are the properties and actions of these herbs, individually and when paired?

  • Compare and contrast two major Chaihu family formulas that contain the Chaihu-Dahuang pairing-- Da Chaihu Tang and Chaihu Jia Longgu Muli Tang. Include historical context, structure, dosages, indications, typical applications and case examples.

  • Discuss the Chaihu family formula Longdan Xiegan Tang. Include historical context, structure, dosages, indications, typical applications and case examples.

  • Of the Chaihu family formulas discussed, explain your choice of the most appropriate formula to treat common patient presentations.

  • Craft modifications to Chaihu formulas, and/or suggest formula combinations that will achieve a desired therapeutic effect for specific presenting patterns.

Outline

  • 0 hrs - 30 min

    Heiner discusses the pairing of Chaihu with Dahuang (Rhubarb). Emphasis is on the energetic properties and clinical indications.

  • 30 min - 1 hrs

    Heiner discusses two major Chaihu formulas made with the Chaihu-Dahuang pairing--Da Chaihu Tang and Chaihu Jia Longgu Muli Tang. He includes history, structure, dosages, indications, typical applications and case examples.

  • 1 hrs - 1.5 hrs

    Heiner continues discussing the main Chaihu formulas made with a pairing with Dahuang (Rhubarb). The focus is on case studies and the exploration of possible modifications and/or combinations.

  • 1.5 hrs - 2 hrs

    Heiner discusses the Chaihu family formula Longdan Xiegan Tang. He includes 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

  • Gregory M. (New Zealand)

    Heiner is a true master

Reviews

Heiner is a true master

Gregory M. (New Zealand)

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: Standard Certificate (2.5), Florida (2.5), NCCAOM (2.5), California [Until 2024/07/05]* (2.5)

  • Language: English

  • Course Type: Recorded Webinar

  • Course Length: 2.5 h

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