Prescribing Poisons for Healing: A Lesson from Traditional Chinese Pharmacy, with CEUs


Please note: This is the paid version of the class, which includes a certificate and CEUs. We’re also excited to offer a free version, courtesy of the speaker, for enhanced learning. It’s a fantastic opportunity to explore the content. Our teacher and team are here to provide options that suit your learning needs!



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This course explores the ways physicians, religious devotees, court officials, and laypeople used powerful substances to both treat intractable illnesses and enhance life. It illustrates how the Chinese concept of du—a word carrying a core meaning of “potency”—led practitioners to devise a variety of techniques to transform dangerous poisons into efficacious medicines.

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