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The Common Cold: The Most Difficult Disease to Treat


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One certainty in medicine is that people will continue to be afflicted by the common cold. A practitioner who has the ability to ease the suffering of those coughing, sniffling and sneezing will always be in high demand. The herbal theory laid out in the Han dynasty classic Shanghan lun continues to be one of the most complex, comprehensive and effective systems for treating externally contracted illnesses.

In this four hour course, Dr. Heiner Fruehauf will lead an in depth discussion into Shanghan lun six confirmation theory and application of herbal formulas for externally contracted conditions. In addition, he will present latter day formulas that his teachers consider especially effective for acute inflammatory conditions, from the common cold to severe febrile conditions such as encephalitis.

In addition, he will discuss the important question of how to work

Review of six confirmation theory

  • Taiyang: pattern recognition, formulas and modificationsYangming: pattern recognition, formulas and modifications
  • Shaoyang: pattern recognition, formulas and modifications
  • Simple things to look for in the selection of base formulas for the common cold and other acute inflammatory conditions
  • Especially useful formulas for the treatment of the common cold
  • Practical guidelines for the modification of herbal formulas for the common cold  

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.


$99.95 USD

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