Sally Rappeport

Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs & Bowen Therapy

Gui zhi tang and its Modifications

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Live Classes

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Time: Fridays 9:30 -11AM EST
Dates: 1/29, 2/5, 2/19, 2/26, 3/12, 3/26
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9 CEU’s 6 Fridays 1.5 hours

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Gui zhi is one of the most predominant herbs in the Shang Han Lun and Jin Gui Yao Lue..  This class will look at the formula Gui zhi tang and all of its variations as well as most of the formulas which contain some of its components. The class will be divided into six 1.5 hour segments for 9 CEU’s focusing on Gui zhi tang in Tai Yang (2 classes), Gui Zhi Tang and Pain, Gui Zhi Tang and Fluids, Gui Zhi Tang and the Heart  Gui Zhi Tang and Blood, Gui Zhi Tang and Jue Yin. Lots of case examples will be presented. Classes will be live on Zoom and recorded to watch later.  Discussions of cases will be possible between classes as well as during the live Zoom session.

Class Description

January 8, 2021
Gui zhi tang and its Modifications Free Intro

A little about my background and an introduction to the class, differentiating translations of the SHL, and an intro to Canvas. In addition, the class will introduce a way of exploring the Six conformations that helps them be more accessible.

Class #1
1/29/21 Gui zhi tang and Tai yang

We will delve into the formula from lots of perspectives, breaking it down into all of its components and all of the small formulas within it. We will look at cases involving each of these tiny formulas and also look at cases that use the primary formula. We will look at why small changes in dosages completely change the emphasis of the formula.

Class #2
2/5/21 Gui zhi tang and Tai Yang continued

This class will focus on modifications of Gui zhi tang found in Tai Yang Bing (Disease). Here we will build on our understanding of how changes in dosage affect the use of a formula and how adding single herbs also completely transform the use of the formula. This will provide you with a way to look at any Gui zhi formula and analyse its function. It will also help you to modify formulas in the clinic.

Class #3
2/19/21 Gui zhi tang and Pain

This week we will look at pain way beyond the concept of qi and blood stasis. Because Gui zhi is warm, most of these formulas will involve cold. The class will include many cases and various modifications but we will focus on Xiao Jian Zhong Tang.

Class #4
2/26/21 Gui zhi and Fluids

This class will look carefully at Wu ling san and why it works for so many types of presentations from blocked urination to prostate issues, to vomiting and nausea. We will also look at Ling gui zhu gan tang and many of its modifications.

Class #5
3/12/21 Gui zhi tang and the Heart

Gui zhi tang can be used for many presentations that include heart palpitations and there are several modifications that focus on the upsurge of qi and ben tun (running piglet syndrome). For years I thought I never saw running piglet clinically, but then my eyes were opened to its variations and I started to SEE it clinically. Also, I found it difficult to differentiate various formulas that treat insomnia. In the Shang Han Lun and Jing Gui Yao Lue, they all include Gui zhi.

Class #6
3/26/21 Gui zhi tang and Jue yin

Here we will take apart Wen Jing Tang, Wu mei Wan and Chai hu Gui zhi Gan jiang Tang delving into Jue Yin, the least understood conformation as well as other important Gui zhi tang modifications involving Shao Yang.