Trusting the Fundementals-Using Chinese Medicine in the Treatment of Epidemic Disease • Heiner Fruehauf • Qi135
For those of us in North America the world changed about three weeks ago as the Covid-19 began to make itself known. And as Chinese medicine practitioners begin to close their in-person practice and open up video visits with patients for herbal consultations there is an increasing interest in how we in the modern world, facing this particular pandemic, can use our medicine to help.
Heiner Fruehauf has been translating some of the writing and communications of his friend and colleague Dr Liu Li Hong who has been in Wu Han treating patients for a couple months now.
In this conversation we touch both on the one size fits all formulas that have shown effect in protecting staff from infection, and the importance of applying our Chinese medicine 辨證理論 bian zheng li lun, principles of differential diagnosis.
Listen into this report from the front lines of China, and how we can help our patients and each other as it is now our turn to confront this epidemic.
Head on over to the show notes page for more information about this episode and for links to the resources discussed in the interview.