The introductory section discusses;

  • The Historical usage of the herb 
  • Body Type/Constitution
  • Presentation and Constitutional Tendencies
  • Key Tongue & Pulse Findings
  • Abdomen and other key diagnostic features. 

Afterwards, we delve into the the key formulas for this family, which will feature their presentation, diagnostic features, and clinical applications. Case histories are used throughout illustrating their usage in the modern clinic. In keeping with the premise that these classes are based not only on clinical experience but also on actual textual research, all relevant lines from the Shanghan Zabinglun are highlighted and covered, with discussions on key symptoms, signs, physiology, pathology, herbal flavours and dynamics, complex terminology, etc. 

In addition, various theoretical concepts are introduced and discussed with relevant passages provided from other canonical works such as the, Huangdi Neijing, Nanjing, Shennong Bencaojing, as well as various commentaries from the last 1800 years.  The objective of this class is to provide a level of confidence to the student in the usage and applications of these important and extremely beneficial formulas. 

The formulas covered will include:

Mahuang Formula Family

Ma Huang Tang

Ma Huang Jia Zhu Tang

Xiao Qing Long Tang 

Da Qing Long Tang

Ma Huang Fu Zi Xi Xin Tang 

Yue Bi Tang

Yue Bi Jia Zhu Tang

Yue Bi Jia Ban Xia Tang

Ma Xing Shi Gan Tang

Ma Xing Yi Gan Tang 

Ma Huang Lian Qiao Chi Xiao Dou Tang 

Course components

    1. Class Slides

    2. Ma Huang 1

    3. Ma Huang 2

    4. Ma Huang Q & A

About this course

  • $150.00
  • 3.5 hours of video content
  • Lifetime access to videos and slides
  • Canadian Practitioners are eligible for CE credits

“Clinically Relevant

This course took the fear out of using Ma Huang and opened my eyes to how clinically relevant this wonderful herb is. Eran knows his stuff. He is excellent at presenting the material and speaks only from experience (thankfully his experience is vast!). I've listened to this course twice and have taken many notes, it's THAT good. I feel more confident than ever using Ma Huang and am excited to use it in the context of the formulas we learned. Thank you, Eran! You are a gifted teacher and true steward of this medicine. ” Paula Woodward

“Wonderful Exploration of Mahuang!

Learning about the constitutions and formulas as families with Eran has been fantastic. His courses are extremely detailed and clinically focused with a lot of wonderful comparisons, formula presentations including abdominal diagnosis, case studies, and clinical tibits! Eran is a wonderful guide through the formula families and Shanghan Zabing Lun (and other texts that be brings into lectures!) I wholeheartedly recommend studying with him if you love classical herbalism and want to become a better skilled and more confident clinician. ” Kylie Rodger


Extremely helpful course for understanding Ma huang. This herb has so much to offer in the clinic and thanks to Eran for sharing all the knowledge and his clinical pearls! The herbal constitution model is very helpful in the clinic, an absolute game changer! I highly recommend this course to anyone who is practising Chinese herbal medicine!! ” Bob Malecki