The clinical value of the Dun Huang Cave, Fuxingjue Text
In this lecture, after clarifying the controversial and murky origins of this unique text, Sharon will outline its organization into three sections: Individual herbs, Five-Phase Zangfu formulas and finally the Spirit and Dawning formulas. Written for Daoist hermit practitioners to aid in their pursuit of awaking, this text gives practitioners a relatively small and workable pharmacy and theoretical framework from which to practice. The herbs and formulas of this text mirror many of Zhang Zhongjing's formulas and yet, many of them are organized around five phase principles. We will explore the ways the systematic nature of this material can enhance our clinical repertoire and understanding.