Yin Yang and Unity Consciousness in Chinese Medicine

This course explores two essential concepts in Chinese medicine and their relationship: Shen-ming (Light of Spirit) and Yin-Yang. Throughout the discussion, we illuminate various archetypal organ systems in Chinese medicine, examining them in terms of their roles in Yin-Yang differentiation and central unification.

Yin Yang and Unity Consciousness in Chinese Medicine

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What you will learn

  • Grasp the system of Yin-Yang differentiation as a manifestation of holistic life force therapy.
  • Understand advanced aspects of the central Chinese medicine concepts of yin-yang and ShenMing after learning more about their textual origins and classical terminology.
  • Gain a complete understanding of the Chinese medicine concept of “the centre”.

Course Overview

This course explores two essential foundational concepts in Chinese medicine and their relationship: Shen-ming (Light of Spirit) and Yin-Yang.

While all diagnostic methods in Chinese medicine ultimately aim to achieve some form of Yin/Yang differentiation, the deepest level of holistic treatment seeks to connect with the undifferentiated life force that underlies all physical forms.

By delving into relevant passages from the Huangdi Neijing (Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Medicine) and other relevant pre-medical texts, this course illustrates how unity consciousness, which leads to unity diagnosis and therapy, forms the philosophical, cosmological, and clinical basis of Chinese medicine.

Furthermore, we shed light on several archetypal organ systems in Chinese medicine, considering their respective roles in either Yin-Yang differentiation (which leads to separateness) or central unification.

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This course has been produced from materials recorded at the ICCM Congress. The ICCM arranges a yearly outstanding international TCM gathering held in Tel Aviv during Vernal Equinox in March.

Course Reviews:

Inspiring and profound

Rated 5 out of 5
December 24, 2019

Inspiring and profound

I love listening to Prof. Fruehauf’s lectures on Chinese Classics and their relevance to our modern life. I don’t know anyone else who can talk about 2000 year-old texts in such a vivid and passionate und clear way and at the same time put so much meaning for our daily treatment of patients into his lectures. Normally, I am not a big fan of making notes, but during this course I even stopped within some of the individual lessons to listen to some of his sentences twice and take a note of them because I found them so inspiring and relevant.

Anne Baumgart

Conveys the patient essence within

Rated 5 out of 5
December 24, 2019

Conveys the patient essence within

excellent depiction of the heart and the importance of cultivating neutral responses to all events people and things while adhering to core integrity to bring about authentic heart/spirit development

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About the Teacher

Prof. Heiner Fruehauf Ph.D., L.Ac.

Heiner Fruehauf has researched Chinese culture and medicine for 38 years, and holds a PhD from the Dept. of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. He is the Founding Professor of the School of Classical Chinese Medicine at National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon, where he has taught and practiced since 1992. He lectures in North America, Europe and China, and has authored a wide variety of articles and textbooks on Chinese medicine. His interest in preserving some of the traditional features of Oriental medicine led him to develop a database dedicated to the archiving of classical knowledge, where a selection of his publications can be accessed (ClassicalChineseMedicine.org). His strong belief in the clinical efficacy of Chinese herbal medicine lead him to found the Hai Shan Center, a clinic in the Columbia River Gorge specializing in the treatment of difficult and recalcitrant diseases. Out of concern over the rapidly declining quality of medicinals from mainland China, he has founded the company Classical Pearls that specializes in the import of wild-crafted and sustainably grown Chinese herbs (ClassicalPearls.org).

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