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Chinese Medicine: Treatise on Febrile Diseases Caused by Cold (Shang Han Lun)

Explore the Six-Meridian Syndrome Differentiation in Chinese medicine and how to apply it to preliminary diagnoses.

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Chinese Medicine: Treatise on Febrile Diseases Caused by Cold (Shang Han Lun)
  • Duration

    8 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours

Improve your clinical efficacy using Chinese medical theory

On this eight-week course from the HKU SPACE, you’ll explore the different syndromes of the Six-Meridian Syndrome Differentiation from the Treatise of Febrile Diseases Caused by Cold.

You’ll discover the signs and symptoms of syndrome in order to improve your use of herbs for traditional Chinese medicine, your selection of acupuncture points, and overall enhance your clinical efficacy.

Discover the signs, symptoms, and patterns of each syndrome

This course will take you through each of the six meridians from the Shang Han Lun: Taiyang, Yangming, Shaoyang, Taiyin, Shaoyin, and Jueyin. You’ll learn the signs and symptoms of each syndrome as well as looking at the interior, exterior, deficiency, and excess patterns that differentiate each syndrome.

There is a focus on Taiyang syndromes over the first part of this course, taking you in-depth into the classification of Taiyang syndromes and the various patterns of these syndromes, including transmuted patterns.

Explore the characteristics of decoctions and the treatment techniques

Chinese medicine has thousands of years of history and has established unique diagnosis and treatment theories, as well as practical methods that have stood the test of time.

You’ll look at the different body conditions from yinyang’s perspective while also delving into the use of herbs and acupuncture points as treatments in Chinese medicine.

Learn from experts at HKU SPACE and Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine

The educators on this course are all experts with doctoral degrees in Chinese medicine.

With decades of teaching experience between them and top positions at reputable universities, the educators will help you to quickly learn how to apply the essentials of the Six-Meridian Syndrome Differentiation in clinical analysis.

Skip to 0 minutes and 9 secondsThe notion of equilibrium and the golden mean has always been emphasised in traditional Chinese culture. Philosophically speaking, the notion of the union of man and nature suggests a harmonic interaction between man and nature. In Chinese diet, different seasonal foods should be eaten for the maintenance of well-being. In Chinese culture, our well-being is maintained by following nature and coordinating yinyang.

Skip to 0 minutes and 37 seconds </font> As Chinese medicine emphasises the close relationship between the flow of qi and blood, and climate change, We easily catch a cold due to the change of weather, the wind-cold and damp pathogens in nature. It is called “catching wind-cold” in Chinese medicine. This syndrome is one of the external Shanghan syndromes mentioned in Chinese medical work - Shang Han Lun. Shang Han Lun was compiled based on Shang Han Zabing Lun written by Zhang Zhongjing in the Eastern Han Dynasty. He established the six-channel pattern identification and its prescription to treat both external and internal syndromes. How to cure these syndromes? Based on confirmed combinations of syndromes, this course introduces prescriptions for different diseases.

Skip to 1 minute and 36 secondsWe hope that you will have a basic understanding of different syndromes in Shang Han Lun upon completing this course.

What topics will you cover?

Week 1: What is Taiyang syndromes? Signs and symptoms of pattern differentiation of Taiyang syndromes and its classification

Week 2: The exterior patterns of Taiyang syndromes: the exterior deficiency pattern caused by Wind

Week 3: The exterior patterns of Taiyang syndromes: the exterior excess pattern caused by Cold

Week 4: The interior patterns of Taiyang syndromes: Water retention syndrome and Blood amassment syndrome

Week 5: The transmuted patterns of Taiyang syndromes

Week 6: Signs and symptoms of Yangming syndrome, heat and excess patterns of Yangming syndrome

Week 7: Signs and symptoms of Shaoyang syndrome, the pattern of Xiao Chai Hu Tang

Week 8: Signs and symptoms of Taiyin syndrome, Shaoyin syndrome and Jueyin syndrome

When would you like to start?

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Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Describe the characteristics of the Six-Meridian Syndrome Differentiation introduced in Shang Han Lun, also known as Treatise of Febrile Diseases Caused by Cold
  • Interpret classic text Shang Han Lun regarding the outline of the Six-Meridian Syndrome Differentiation
  • Explain different body conditions from yinyang’s perspective
  • Describe the characteristics of the decoctions mentioned in Shang Han Lun
  • Apply the essentials of the Six-Meridian Syndrome Differentiation in clinical analysis

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone with an interest in Chinese medicine, particularly the theory and practice. It will be especially useful to anyone with a clinical foundation in Chinese medicine.

Who will you learn with?

Dr TUNG Shong Jenny is Associate Head of College of Life Sciences and Technology, HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education.

MD,Level-2 professor, Chief Physician, Doctor supervisor,Director of Treatise on Febrile Disease Department, Director of the Classical Clinical Research Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Doctor of Chinese Medicine, Associate Professor and Master Supervisor of the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine

Dr. Chaonan Liu(Ph.D.) currently works for Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine,where she has taught 200+ hours of Treatise on Febrile Diseases lectures to different levels of students.

Who developed the course?

HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education

In fulfilling the mission of The University of Hong Kong in extending lifelong learning opportunities for the community, HKU SPACE aspires to be a world-class centre of excellence.

Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine

Established in 2009, the Classical Clinical Research Institute of the First Clinical Medical College of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine has become a valuable platform for academic exchanges.

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