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The term, “classical formulas (jingfang),” refers to formulas composed in the Han dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE). Almost all of the surviving examples of such formulas are found in the two texts by Zhang Ji (ca. 150-219 CE)—the Shanghan lun (Treatise on Cold Damage ) and the Jingui yaolue (Essentials of the Golden Coffer). This course introduces a number of methods of analyzing classical formulas so as to better understand their original purpose, how they can be used in novel ways, and how they can be modified to deal with a wide variety of clinical situations.
Many of these methods have a long history, some going back to the Shanghan lun itself. Others were developed more recently by Shanghan lun scholars and clinicians in China. These methods are illustrated by discussions of particular formulas and case histories. On completing this course, students will have the skills and knowledge necessary to understand and effectively use classical formulas with confidence and precision.