The weekend with Dr. Huang was so rich. Here is a picture of our group. (click on it for a larger view) Notice that my daughter, Zoe, is in the picture with the green sweater. She has become a real sinophile and is even becoming interested in Chinese medicine. Through highschool she studied Chinese at Mt. Holyoke college, finishing 3rd year there. She will be a freshman this autumn at Middlebury College, wanting to continue in Chinese and add another language (possibly Arabic!). She acted as the driver/hostess/interpreter for the Huang’s, coming to all of our dinners and sitting in on class.
A formula such as Si Ni San is a sort of picture or mirror image of a certain type of person with certain types of problems.
Before moving into the topic of cancer and autoimmune illnesses, Dr. Huang began the teachings by discussing some of the most foundational formulas from the Shang Han Lun. These are the formulas he finds the most useful in his own practice. It is clear from these teachings that formulas contain important clinical keys. So, a formula such as Si Ni San is a sort of picture or mirror image of a certain type of person with certain types of problems. Formulas are explored in this way when you study with Dr. Huang Huang.
To clarify this idea, I’ve put a link up of an excerpt from the first day with Dr. Huang in which is talking about Si Ni San. The interpreter is Eric Brand. You can access this presentation here. I’ll be posting more excerpts and the entire course will be available soon. Stay tuned!