The wisdom of the Shang Han Za Bing Lun is based on classical ideas found in the Yellow Emperor’s Classic. Zhang Ji uses the three yang and three yin levels described in the Yellow Emperor’s Classic and describes treatments for all diseases based on the key symptoms.
The Treatise on Cold Damage is full of descriptions of the primary symptoms of all diseases.
All herbs and herbal formulas are subject to the laws of different diagnostic models. These are the yin and yang, five elements, and the climatic qi models. These are based on the Classic text Yellow Emperor’s Classic or Huang Di Neijing, which form the backbone of Chinese Herbal Medicine thinking.
Material covered in the course:
Ling Shu, Images, the use of images in Chinese Medicine.
Daoism, I Ching and Chinese Medicine all share the same root.
The birth of yin and yang
The birth of the eight trigrams and sixty four hexagrams
Taiji Supreme Ultimate
The gathering of qi, utmost yang and utmost yin, and directions.
The root of Chinese Medicine
Disease triggers and the appropriate qi.
Chapter seventy four Plain Questions, Nineteen lines of pathology
Five elements and directions of the compass
Taste in the mouth from the Decoction Classic
The three yang and three yin
Yang ming and Jue yin
Lung, Liver, and the Spleen help adaption to change
Opening, Closing, and Pivoting
Opening, Closing, and Pivoting in pathology
Tai yang pathology, Yang ming pathology, Shao yang pathology, Tai yin pathology, Shao yin pathology, Jue yin pathology
Sources and pivots
Six Climatic qi
Shang Han Lun disease outlines and timing lines
Disease Timing, Twelve Branches, Seasons, and Hexagrams
Chapter Thirty One Yellow Emperor’s Classic