Courses

  • The Nineteen Lines on Pathology

    10 Lessonsin
    • Online - The Nineteen Lines on Pathology - USD$110.00 every 6 months and a USD$441.00 sign-up fee

    Chapter 74 of the Great Treatise on the Essence of the Utmost Truth zhizhen yaodalun of the Inner Classic of the Yellow Emperor huangdi neijing records the most encompassing and original rules in Chinese medicine pathology. The Nineteen Lines on Pathology are considered to be the most authoritative instructions on classical etio-pathology and the only discourse where a differentiation method based on the five phase energetics is presented. Because they cannot be researched from merely the more modern Qing dynasty organ differentiation standpoint we are most accustomed to, the instructions are difficult to understand. This course presents the only path to full understanding of the lines – an evaluation from all possible angles in classical Chinese medicine thinking, including cross-referencing other classics like the Classic of Difficulties nan jing and later commentaries by masters like Zhang Jingyue.

  • The Pathologies and Formulas of the Decoction Classic Tangye Jing

    19 Lessonsin
    • Online - The Pathologies and Formulas of the Decoction Classic Tangye Jing - USD$436.00 every 6 months and a USD$1,746.00 sign-up fee

    The Decoction Classic or Tangye Jing is the ancestral book upon which the formulas used in Zhang Zhongjing’s Shanghan Zabing Lun were based. Though a lost work, the early 20th century retrieval of a work by Tao Hongjing, titled Secret Key to the Essential Methods for the Application of Herbs for Viscera and Bowels, has allowed us to again study the most important Tangye Jing formulas and directly observe their connection with the Shanghan system. The seminar will give a detailed overview of the historical situation and importance of the Tangye Jing as well as instruct in the pathologies indicated for the use of the formulas recorded. The seminar will elucidate the architecture of the Tangye Jing formulas, and their relationship with Zhang Zhongjing’s formulas and elaborate on the modification system presented in the Tangye Jing as a guide for advanced modifications of Zhang Zhongjing’s formulas.

  • Dr. Tian Heming Modification System

    6 Lessonsin
    • Online - Dr. Tian Heming Modification System - USD$109.10 every 6 months and a USD$436.40 sign-up fee

    This seminar presents a biographical introduction to Dr. Tian and the structure of the lineage from the perspective of each lineage holder. And the bulk of the seminar will then be spent on the instruction of Dr. Tian’s modification system for Zhang Zhongjing formulas, as well as his use of a select group of non-Zhang Zhongjing formulas. The Tian modification system is Dr. Tian’s own clinical experience developed over the decades upon decades in practice. This is a purely clinical modification system as per the hierarchy of clinical modification of canonical formulas. As such, this seminar should only be taken after completion and mastery of the basic Canonical Formula Modification seminar.

  • The Diseases of the Jingui Yaolue, Part 3

    10 Lessonsin
    • Online - The Diseases of the Jingui Yaolue, Part 3 - USD$110.00 every 6 months and a USD$441.00 sign-up fee

    This is the authoritative instruction of the etio-pathology and treatment of over 70 complex diseases recorded in the Essentials of the Golden Cabinet or Jingui Yaolue. During these two weekends, virtually all illnesses of the original text are discussed in great detail, allowing the student to gain an ultimate and conclusive insight into the pathomechanisms behind these often chronic, recalcitrant and debilitating illnesses. The formulas used in the Jingui are taught in their respective clinical contexts.

  • The Diseases of the Jingui Yaolue, Part 2

    9 Lessonsin
    • Online - The Diseases of the Jingui Yaolue, Part 2 - USD$110.00 every 6 months and a USD$441.00 sign-up fee

    This is the authoritative instruction of the etio-pathology and treatment of over 70 complex diseases recorded in the Essentials of the Golden Cabinet or Jingui Yaolue. During these two weekends, virtually all illnesses of the original text are discussed in great detail, allowing the student to gain an ultimate and conclusive insight into the pathomechanisms behind these often chronic, recalcitrant and debilitating illnesses. The formulas used in the Jingui are taught in their respective clinical contexts.

  • The Herb and Formula Archetypes: The Outer Circle, Part Two

    14 Lessonsin
    • Online - The Herb and Formula Archetypes: The Outer Circle, Part Two - USD$110.00 every 6 months and a USD$441.00 sign-up fee

    This course continues instruction of specialized Materia Medica and formula studies in the service of canonical Chinese medicine as practiced by Zhang Zhongjing in the Shanghan Lun and the Jingui Yaolue.

  • The Herb and Formula Archetypes: The Outer Circle, Part One

    9 Lessonsin
    • Online - The Herb and Formula Archetypes: The Outer Circle, Part One - USD$110.00 every 6 months and a USD$441.00 sign-up fee

    This course begins instruction in the Outer Circle of Zhang Zhongjing’s Herb and Formula Archetypes, which is a selection of another 75 of the most important secondary herbs of the Zhang Zhongjing universe. Both for beginners of herbal medicine as for advanced and seasoned practitioners, this seminar is a gateway into herbal medicine practiced along the tenets of the Han dynasty classics and doorway into canonical Chinese herbal medicine as practiced by Zhang Zhongjing in the Shanghan Lun and Jingui Yaolue.

  • Dr. Zeng Rongxiu Case Studies

    6 Lessonsin
    • Online - Dr. Zeng Rongxiu Case Studies - USD$109.00 every 6 months and a USD$436.50 sign-up fee

    The late Dr. Zeng Rongxiu was one of the great Shanghan Lun masters of the Sichuan region in China. He was the last surviving disciple of grandmaster Tian Heming who was clinically active in West Chengdu for 70+ years. This seminar will present a handpicked selection of successful case studies from Dr. Zeng’s 40+ years in clinical practice. The cases selected are NOT standard formula applications and represent Dr. Zeng’s uncanny ability to think outside the box and apply a high level of clinical creativity.

  • The Pathophysiology of the Small Intestine

    10 Lessonsin
    • Online - The Pathophysiology of the Small Intestine - USD$218.00 every 6 months and a USD$873.00 sign-up fee

    Both in Western physiology as well as in Chinese medicine, the small intestine is a very important organ fulfilling indispensable physiological functions. As such it becomes undeniably pressing to revisit said organ to discover more about its significance as a member of the court of twelve organ officials of classical times. Actually, the small intestine is the most important organ in the body, second to the Heart. Both organs belong to the Imperial Fire of the South, but the Heart is considered inaccessible and off-limits to direct treatment. As such, the Small Intestine becomes the most important organ to treatment in pathologies pertaining to the governance of blood and the supply of fire in the body.

  • Canonical Formula Equivalencies and Dr. Tian Heming's Practice of the Perfect Conclusion

    10 Lessonsin
    • Online - Canonical Formula Equivalencies and Dr. Tian Heming's Practice of the Perfect Conclusion - USD$218.00 every 6 months and a USD$873.00 sign-up fee

    The concept of Formula Equivalency means that two formulas can treat the same clinical presentation but with different ingredients and through a different angle of approach. For this seminar, Dr. Versluys has organized all the equivalent formulas of Zhang Zhongjing along the classifications of Interior-Exterior, Hot-Cold, Excess-Deficient, Functional-Material, and Qi-Water-Blood. The study of such organization will shed new light on previously known formulas and solve clinical problems when a certain formula is not producing the expected results in clinic.