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Strategies for Supporting Cancer Treatment with Chinese Herbs


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Virtually no one in the industrialized world is untouched by the fear and suffering that surrounds the phenomenon of cancer. Chinese medicine offers many options to help ease the side effects of this disease as well as the physical and psychological suffering that accompanies it.

In this online course, Dr. Heiner Fruehauf will present some of the knowledge accumulated by Chinese TCM hospitals in five decades of successfully complementing standard treatment options (surgery, chemotherapy, radiation) with Chinese herbal treatments. In addition, he will share his own clinical insights on how best to build an herbal formula for the complementary therapy of different types of cancer. In addition, he will emphasize the important role of dietary measures in the treatment of cancer, and present practical advice in the areas of meditation, Qigong, and adjustment of the patient’s emotional/spiritual outlook.


• Understand cancer from a classical Chinese medical perspective
• Understand the advantages and disadvantages of standardized treatment strategies researched at TCM hospitals in China
• Learn simple pattern recognition for different types of cancer
• Learn herbal strategies to aid the effect of radiation and chemotherapy, while minimizing their negative side effects
• Learn how to build base formulas and how to modify them in order to support cancer patients in their journey towards recovery

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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