The Shanghan Zabing Lun is the first historical manual to teach the treatment of both acute and chronic complex diseases that have been triggered externally or have arisen from internal damage. Though a classical work, it is of great clinical value for modern day practice.
In this course, Dr. Versluys will provide a case-based instruction on the pathomechanism and herbal treatment of a core selection of modern diseases as analyzed and regarded through the classical lens of Zhang Zhongjing. The cases all come from Dr. Versluys’ personal clinic and are of great relevance in modern Chinese medicine clinics in the West. Dr. Versluys has for years exclusively been practicing the classical style of internal medicine as instructed in the Shanghan and the Jingui, and has amassed a great amount of experience in this field.
The lectures are divided in clinical specialties and will present case studies covering all systems, such as respirology, contagious illnesses, gastroenterology, neurology, cardiology, rheumatology, oncology, gynecology, obstetrics, urology and dermatology.
The disorders discussed will include viral influenza, hypertension, Meniere’s disease, Crohn’s disease, depressive disorder, insomnia, coronary heart disease, emphysema, chronic fatigue syndrome, hemophilia, cerebrovascular injury, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, cancer (benign and malignant tumors), arrhythmia, infertility, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, infertility, and miscarriage, to name but a few.
The lecture will provide the student with an in-depth and advanced instruction on how to effectively treat common disorders with herbal medicine. Insight in the pathomechanism of the disorders will be obtained through case analysis and herbal formulas will be explained and discussed with practical examples from clinic. This seminar is the culmination of all previous seminars and discusses theory as well as pulse and abdominal diagnosis, formula modifications, etc., effectively preparing the participant for the clinical practice of Canonical Chinese Medicine.
16 CREDITS (NCCAOM, CALIFORNIA)