Watch FREE 1 hour Intro to the course
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The Free lecture will be on Zoom. The class will be taught on the new White Pine Circle platform via Zoom and will include short assignments to engage you with the cases and discussions.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.