14500 Juanita Dr. NE
Bastyr University
See location under description.
Kenmore, WA 98028-4966
Phone: (425) 602-3152
Study material with CEUs or PDAs $ 175.00
Study materials only $ 55.00
Audience Acupuncturists, naturopaths, medical doctors
Home Study Courses
Home Study for Naturopaths, Acupuncturists
Home Study on Audio CDs
Credits 7.5
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Instructor: Heiner Fruehauf, PhD, LAc. 7.5 CEUs/PDAs approved for: NDs (except CA & OR), LAc NCCAOM PDAs, LAc's in CA, MDs & PAs - Category II CMEs. This package includes 8 Audio CDs and a copy of each presenter's handout on CD.

This seminar was originally recorded at Bastyr University in March 2011.

This home study will illuminate the ancient Chinese medical concept of "Gu Syndrome," and underscore its outstanding clinical significance for the modern Chinese medicine practitioner.

In recent years, patients with severe and inexplicable diseases that often involve auto-immune complications have become the norm in Chinese medicine practices. This type of patient is most often chronically inflamed, yet regular TCM strategies of clearing inflammation generally produce unsatisfactory results. This seminar serves to rediscover the ancient concept of "Gu" or "Rottenness Syndrome" as described in classical Chinese texts. The forgotten Gu texts offer extremely relevant clues for the treatment of chronic inflammatory disease such as systemic funguses, parasites, viruses, spirochetes and other hidden pathogens.

During the last 20 years, Dr. Fruehauf has specialized in the treatment of difficult and recalcitrant diseases with Chinese herbs. In this seminar, he will share the essence of his clinical approach in great detail, much of which was inspired by the forgotten Gu practitioners of ancient times. A special section of the seminar will be devoted to treatment strategies for the modern epidemic of Lyme disease and other chronic infections of the nervous system.

At the completion of the home study you will be able to:

  • Integrate the philosophical background and the development of the Chinese medicine concept of “Gu syndrome” into the Chinese medicine vocabulary/discourse.
  • Diagnostically differentiate clients who suffer from “Digestive Gu” and “Brain Gu” syndromes.
  • Use familiar herbs in a new light, and integrate them into the design of a “Gu Formula.”
  • Devise long-term strategies for the treatment of Lyme Disease and other chronic inflammations of the nervous system.
  • Devise long-term treatment strategies for the treatment of IBS, leaky gut syndrome, ulcerative colitis, and other chronic inflammations of the digestive tract.

Course Notes

Post-course quiz must be completed with a score of 75 percent or higher to receive CEUs.


Heiner Fruehauf, PhD, LAc, has researched East Asian civilizations and Chinese medicine for 30 years. After studying comparative literature, philosophy, sinology, and Chinese medicine at universities in Germany, China, Japan, and the United States, he received a PhD from the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. During five years of study in China, he researched Chinese medicine both within the institutionalized TCM model (Chengdu University of TCM), as well as the traditional lineage system that continues to function outside government schools. He has published widely on Asian culture, with a specific focus on the classical aspects of Chinese medicine (a selection of his work can be accessed at www.classicalchinesemedicine.org

Fruehauf currently teaches and practices in Portland, Oregon, where he founded the School of Classical Chinese Medicine at National College of Natural Medicine, and leads annual study tours on classical Chinese medicine and qigong into the mountains of Southwest China.