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Apr 11, 2020

Why You Should Listen:

In this episode, you will learn about Gu Syndrome and how treatment is approach in these chronic conditions.

About My Guest:

My guest for this episode is Dr. Heiner Fruehauf. Heiner Fruehauf, PhD, LAc has researched Chinese culture and medicine for 40 years and holds a PhD from the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. He is the Founding Professor of the College of Classical Chinese Medicine at National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon where he has taught and practiced since 1992. He lectures in North America, Europe, and China and has authored a wide variety of articles and textbooks on Chinese medicine. His interest in preserving some of the traditional features of Oriental medicine led him to develop a database dedicated to the archiving of classical knowledge where a selection of his publications can be accessed at His strong belief in the clinical efficacy of Chinese herbal medicine lead him to found the Hai Shan Center, a clinic in the Columbia River Gorge specializing in the treatment of difficult and recalcitrant diseases. Out of concern over the rapidly declining quality of medicinals from mainland China, he has founded the company Classical Pearls that specializes in the import of wild-crafted and sustainably grown Chinese herbs.

Key Takeaways:

  • What is Gu Syndrome?
  • How is Gu Syndrome like "oil seeping into flour"?
  • Is CIRS such as in mold illness and chronic Lyme disease a Gu Syndrome?
  • How is Gu Syndrome treated?
  • What are the subtypes of Gu Syndrome?
  • Is SIBO a digestive Gu Syndrome?
  • Is the hyperactive, auto-immune leaning immune response seen in Gu Syndrome similar to Mast Cell Activation Syndrome?
  • What are the phases of Gu Syndrome treatment?
  • What is the role of detoxification in treating Gu Syndrome patients?
  • How is EMR/EMF sensitivity approached?
  • Why are conditions such as Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, and Craniocervical Instability becoming more common?
  • What role does Chinese Medicine play in supporting those with COVID-19?

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Interview Date:

April 10, 2020


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The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.