Treating Acute Respiratory Conditions in Children & Adults with Chinese Herbal Formulas

Using Chinese Herbal Formulas, Dr. Jake Fratkin discusses the effective treatments for Acute Respiratory Conditions found in children and adults.

Jake Fratkin
Jake Fratkin

Course Overview

Acute respiratory conditions are commonly seen in the clinic, and Chinese herbal formulas offer particularly effective treatment. The common cold that progresses into cough occurs frequently, and in this recording, we will delineate seven distinct stages of cough. Available Chinese herbal formulas will be discussed for each stage, with a focus on the rationale of the component ingredients. Besides cold and cough, we will also discuss fever, infectious throat conditions and ear infections. The same formulas are used for infants, children, and adults, with different dosing considerations. The recording offers clinical tips for managing cases, which will be of interest for advanced herbal practitioners as well as those just beginning to explore herbal medicine.


  • Delineate the five distinct stages of an acute cough

  • Become familiar with the Chinese formulas used at each stage

  • Understand the rational of the ingredients

  • Discuss cold, cough, fever, infectious throat conditions, and ear infections

  • Dosage considerations for infants, children, and adults

  • Receive clinical tips for managing cases


  • 0 hrs - 1 hrs

    Common Cold, Sore throat, nasal symptoms — Yin Qioa San; Gan Mao Ling; Chuan Xin Lain; Pu Ji Xioa Du Yin; Xi Gua Shuang; Cang Er Zi San; Xi Yin Wan; Bi Yan Pian

  • 1 hrs - 2 hrs

    Cough: Plotting the stages of a cough Wind Heat Cough — Sang Ju Yin Lung Fire Cough — Huang Lian Shang Qing Wan; Qing Fei Yi Hou Pian Phlegm Heat Cough — Qing Qi Hua Tan Wan

  • 2 hrs - 2.5 hrs

    Sticky Phlegm Cough — Ning Sou Wan; Qing Fei Tang Phlegm-Damp Cough — Ban Xia Hou Po Tang; Su Zi Jiang Qi Tang; Xing Su San Cough Syrups — Loquat and Fritillary Extract; San She Dan Chuan Bei Yei; Hsiao Keh Chuan; Yang Yin Qing Fei Tang Jiang


  • Melissa Jane d. (Canada)

    Very relevant information for anyone wanting a deeper understanding of evaluating the stages of acute respiratory diseases caused by viruses, and how they may be addressed using classical and modern Chinese formulas.

  • W. (Canada)

    Great course and very informative. It cleared up some confusion about the many cold and cough formulas available and simplified how to recognize the different stages of cough. I find it much easier now to stock my own medicine cabinet as well as be prepared better for patients needs.

  • Sara R. (United States)

    Jake is a great teacher. Information is concise and useful.

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Jake Fratkin

Jake Paul Fratkin, OMD, L.Ac., specializes in Chinese herbal medicine and Japanese acupuncture; a recipient of the Acupuncturist of the Year award, he maintains a private practice, teaches internationally, and is the author of several books on TCM and Chinese herbal formulas and products.


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    Approved By: Florida (2.5), IVAS (2.5), California [Until 2024/03/19]* (2.5), NCCAOM (2.5), Standard Certificate (2.5)

  • Language: English

  • Course Type: Recorded Webinar

  • Course Length: 2.5 h

  • Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

  • Access Period: Lifetime


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