This class takes a deep dive into the Shigao and Huanglian formula families. The introductory section discusses;

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


Afterwards, we delve into the key formulas for each family, which features 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 include:


Shi Gao Formula Family

Bai Hu Tang

Bai Hu Jia Ren Shen Tang

Zhu Ye Shi Gao Tang


Huang Lian Formula Family

Huang Lian Tang

Xiao Xian Xiong Tang

Huang Lian E Jiao Tang

Huang Lian Jie Du Tang

Course curriculum

    1. Shigao - Huanglian Slides

    2. Shigao Video

    3. Huanglian Video

    4. Shigao - Huanglian Q & A

About this course

  • $175.00
  • 4.5 hours of video content
  • Lifetime Access to Videos and Slides
  • Canadian Practitioners are eligible for CE credits