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Brain Chemistry and Brain Circulation: The Treatment of Cognitive Dysfunction with Chinese Herbs


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In recent years there has been an increased interest in the use of herbs to support cognitive function. The prevalent use of Ginkgo for improved memory is an example of how herbal use for improved cognitive ability has become mainstream. Beyond the recent media attention that has focused on single herbs like Ginkgo, there is a rich tradition of classical Chinese formula science that has systematically addressed cognitive disorders for thousands of years. 
In this online course Dr. Heiner Fruehauf will discuss how these herbal techniques can be applied to contemporary cognitive pathologies such as Autism, Parkinson's Disease, MS and Alzheimer’s. Course work will focus on pattern recognition, clinical differentiation, base formula selection and herbal modification. Part of the course will focus on dietary measures for cognitive disorders, as well as on insights about the common emotional origins of this type of disease.
• Gain insights into the classical Chinese medicine perspective on cognitive dysfunction
• Understand contemporary cognitive disorders in Chinese medical terms
• Learn base formulas, single herbs and herb pairs that are useful in the treatment of cognitive dysfunctions 
• Learn foods to avoid and foods to imbibe in the treatment of cognitive disorders
• Understand emotional origins of cognitive disorders from a Chinese five element perspective

Heiner Fruehauf was born into a German family of medical doctors specializing in natural healing modalities such as homeopathy, herbalism, and hydrotherapy. His great grandfather studied with Sebastian Kneipp, one of the fathers of the European nature cure’s movement. Prof. Fruehauf studied sinology, philosophy, and comparative literature at Tübingen University, Fudan University (Shanghai), Hamburg University, Waseda University (Tokyo), and the University of Chicago, where he earned a doctoral degree from the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations in 1990.

After encountering a serious health crisis, he became interested in supplementing his theoretical training in the philosophy and cosmology of Chinese medicine with the study of its clinical applications. While completing two years of post-doctoral training at Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, he was mentored by Deng Zhongjia, one of China’s primary expert in the fields of formula studies and the classical foundations of Chinese medicine. In addition, he sought out the classical roots of Chinese medicine outside the institutionalized TCM setting: Daoist medicine and Jinjing Qigong with Wang Qingyu; Shanghan lun pulse diagnosis with Zeng Rongxiu; Sichuan Daoism with Wang Chunwu; and traditional Sichuan folk art and music with Wang Huade. Since 1992, he has published widely on both the theoretical and clinical aspects of Chinese medicine. Presently, he serves as Founding Professor of the School of Classical Chinese Medicine at National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon, where, until recently he served as dean, and has been teaching since 1992.

His scholarly endeavors include the direction of an ongoing research project on the archaic symbolism of Chinese medicine terminology, including an in-depth analysis of the acupuncture point names. As a practitioner in private practice, he focuses on the complementary treatment of difficult and recalcitrant diseases, including cancer, heart disease, and chronic digestive disorders.

In addition, Prof. Fruehauf is the director of the Heron Institute, a non-profit institution for the research and preservation of traditional life science. In this capacity, he has been leading an almost annual study tour focusing on Qigong and other aspects of Classical Chinese Medicine into the sacred mountains of Southwest China for over ten years.


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This was a very good course. Thank you for putting it together.

This course could easily have been a full day. Very topical, and I would like to have had time for more in-depth discussion and Q&A. I loved how involved the participants got this time! I also prefer for Heiner to name the Classical Pearls formulas, as I use them heavily in my practice.

Very valuable, and informative. Great teacher. At times, the pace felt too quick considering the need to recognize the pronunciation of the herbs in Chinese. This may be my lack of hearing the names spoken in a few years. Pre-printed slides helped some. I especially valued his sidebar discussions of various concepts.

I appreciated how all the taiyang conformations could be understood through their potential cognitive impairments.

What a great way to study with a highly skilled, knowledgeable and generous practitioner! There is so much information yet it's not overwhelming because you know that you can always go back and view the recording if you missed anything or to review - which you cannot do at a live seminar! So practical for those of us who can't always travel for CEU's. Thank you!

Really interesting and informative

Heiner is remarkable teacher. I can't wait to take more of his courses and try his herb formulas.

The course was excellent and provided a lot of great clinical and historical information.

An excellent course

Very informative and interesting seminar, well explained and
presented clearly.
~ Bruce