This one-day class will take the participants into the clinical relevance of the Shao Yin conformation. We will begin by learning the physiology of the Shao Yin and it’s relationship with the other conformations. From here the practitioner will learn to be clear as to how to diagnose a Shao Yin patterns. This leads directly to treatment options. We will use case studies from our predecessors as well as from Sharon’s practice to illustrate the breath of use of the Shao Yin. Though we will focus on the use of Fu Zi, we will also look at ways to treat the Shao Yin with other herbs as well. The focus of the treatment examples will be related to fertility and women’s health.
Goals & Objectives
A. To understand the physiology of the Shao Yin confirmation
B. To be familiar with the main Shao Yin clauses in the Shang Han Lun
C. To understand how to recognize Shao Yin patterns
D. To understand how to avoid misdiagnosing a pattern as Shao Yin
E. To learn to safely and confidently use Fu Zi and other Shao Yin herbs and formulas