Teaching in the Southwest

Sharon working in the herbal medicinary Sharon working in the herbal medicinary

Last winter I created a new class on working with cancer patients with classical formulas.  It was a unique class for me because it is organized completely around cases from my practice.  I use the cases to illustrate important principles.  It shows how working with the pattern can have a profound effect on both the patient with cancer and cancer itself and on the side effects of some of the allopathic cancer treatments.

I taught this as a two-day course first in Chicago last February and then as a one day class in Rothenburg, Germany last May.  It has been very well received.  I will now be teaching the same course in Albuquerque, NM July 14 and 15.  If you are in the area, I hope to see you there!  It is being organized by Golden Flower Herbs and you can get more information here.

By |2018-06-26T03:32:30-07:00June 26th, 2018|Cancer, Classic Formulas, Our Courses|0 Comments

Working with Cancer Patients

A good percentage of my practice is with cancer patients.  Virtually all of these patients are seeing me in conjunction with their oncologist.  Over the 35 years I’ve been practising, I’ve developed a methodology that has been very beneficial for these patients.  I’ll say a bit about my approach here, and hopefully, it will encourage practitioners to consider attending the two-day seminar I am teaching on this topic next month  in Chicago.  The Illinois Association for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is streaming the seminar live for those far away from the windy city.

In my early years, I practised completely differently than I do now.  My initial training was not in a Chinese medicine based on the classic text, Shang Han Lun, The Treatise of Damage from Cold.   I had been encouraged to treat diseases rather than patterns, and there was no lack of modern Chinese literature to tell me how to treat cancer.  There were long lists of herbs that had anti-neoplastic properties and methods for dissolving tumours.  It took years for me to really understand that my poor results were not due to a limit in Chinese medicine or my lack of applying my study.  The problem was that the paradigm I had been taught and was working with was not […]

By |2018-01-21T15:47:31-08:00January 19th, 2018|Cancer, Classic Formulas|0 Comments

Four Great New Courses

Today 4 new White Pine Institute courses are being launched.  These courses represent a range of what we are interested in here at the institute.  Below I go into some detail about the course on Pregnancy, Labor and Postpartum and it’s origins in theGraduate Mentorship Program – but before that, here are links to find out more information or purchase the 4 spanking new courses as well as a link to short excerpts form each of the courses for you to check out:

Link to view excerpts from each course

Information about each course


Ten Key Formula Families for Cancer

I created this presentation to give you all a chance to see how I’ve applied Dr. Huang Huang’s work for cancer patients.  Dr. Huang Huang is coming to teach at White Pine Healing Arts this July for 3 days on this topic.  I’m really excited for this course.  Already, his teachings on the 10 key formula families has influenced my work with patients suffering from cancer in such a positive way.  I’ve tried to illustrate this in this presentation.  My hope is that this will inspire students and practitioners to study with Dr. Huang.

To access the presentation click here

To get information about Dr. Huang Huang’s July course click here

For information about the 10 Key Formula Family online course click here

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