Part 2: Huang Huang on Gan Cao

As promised, this is part 2 of the presentation on Gan Cao.  I hope you all enjoy and benefit from this.  Don't hesitate to leave comments and please remember that Dr. Huang Huang is coming to teach us at the end of July.  His topic will be pediatrics.  We will be learning about the following issues and how to treat them with classic formulas: ADD and behavior problems Allergies: Respiratory and Food Asthma and chronic colds Developmental problems Sleep issues and phobias Neonatal issues Skin issues like eczema Digestive issues This will be streamed live and is approved for California and NCCAOM CEUs. For information and registration click here

Treating Children with Classic Formulas

This entry is written to inspire practitioners to participate in the upcoming weekend with Dr. Huang Huang.  He will be teaching on pediatrics.  I’ve been studying with Dr. Huang Huang for the last almost 4 years and there are ways my work with him has transformed my practice.  Below is an example from my practice that shows how effective classic formulas and diagnosis by body type can be for children.  I am now in the middle of translating the handouts for the upcoming class with Dr. Huang and am so excited by what I am reading.  It will very much augment the knowledge I already have.  Remember that this 3 day course is being streamed live so you can attend from anywhere in the world! Last autumn a patient of mine asked if I could take a look at her twin 3 year-olds.  This is often how it happens…a satisfied patient thinks of her children, wondering if there is some way this wonderful medicine could help them. Case […]

Post Partum use of Sheng Hua Tang

Sheng Hua Tang is a formula designed by Fu Qing-Zhu in the 17th century.  It was first written about in his text Fu Qing-Zhu’s Gynecology (Fu Qing-Zhu Fu Ke) It is designed to treat women who are just post partum in order to transform blood stasis so that new blood can be generated.  This is one explanation given for the name of the formula “Generate and Transform Decoction”.  The name of the formula could also be translated as the “Giving Birth Decoction”.  This is possible because  the word for birth in Chinese is 生 Sheng and giving birth is sometimes referred to as the 大化 Da Hua or Great Transformation. (see Formulas and Strategies).  At any rate, this formula is truly excellent for post partum, post miscarriage and post termination patients. In my own practice I have used Sheng Hua Tang more times than I can count.  I have found it very useful and helpful. I think of it as a formula that ensures that the uterus is clear, clean and warm after birth.  The healthy condition of the uterus after birth can help ensure good breast milk flow and help prevent post partum fever and depression. Various doctors over time have created their own versions of Sheng Hua Tang.  Liu Feng-Wu created his Chan Hou Sheng Hua Tang Post [...]

Soma's Pediatric Course

We just finished our three day weekend with Soma. This weekend inaugurated our pediatric series beautifully and it was such a pleasure to study with her. The first two days of the course were didactic and the third day we began to practice and learn the Shonishin techniques she uses in her own practice. I think the whole group got much more comfortable with the tools and techniques of shonishin. Here are some photos from the class: […]

By | 2011-06-06T21:16:52+00:00 June 6th, 2011|Books, Our Courses, Pediatrics|1 Comment