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An Ancient Solution for Modern Diseases: “Gu Syndrome” and Chronic Inflammatory Diseases with Autoimmune Complications

June 2014

The concept of Gu Syndrome (“Possession Syndrome”) is an important feature of classical Chinese medicine that has been thoroughly misunderstood and subsequently disappeared from the historical record of TCM. During the last 20 years, Heiner Fruehauf has tirelessly researched this topic to demonstrate how forgotten ancient medical wisdom can provide effective solutions for difficult clinical problems in our time. In his most recent and revealing interview on the subject to date, he explains how modern TCM fails to incorporate Qing Dynasty Gu-parasitology into its canon and curricula, and how Gu treatment protocols provide unique and potent approaches to treating modern chronic inflammatory diseases with autoimmune complications.


Announcing the Arrival of Spirit Pearls


ARRIVING AUGUST 11, 2014 ANSHEN YIN 安神飲   This herb combination is based on the case histories of the Northern Chinese master physician Dr. Wu Sheng’an, whose herbal approach to difficult and recalcitrant diseases reflects the lineages of the imperial READ MORE >


Guizhi and Rougui (Cinnamon)

May 19, 2014 | 1:33 PM PDT

The cinnamon tree has been one of China’s most important herbal sources since antiquity. The Shanghan lun, China’s most revered herbal classic written 1,850 years ago, deliberately commences its introduction of classical prescriptions with Guizhi Tang (Cinnamon Decoction). According to the theory of flavors put forward in the Tangye jing, another influential herb primer from the formative period of Chinese medicine, pungent medicinals have the ability to stimulate the moving power inherent in all life forms. Perhaps more than any other plant, cinnamon’s unique fusion of sweet and spicy flavors have made it a general symbol of yang qi in China. It grows only in the deep South, and is therefore regarded as a warming “solar” plant that has the ability to drive out all cold, stagnant and evil yin influences. No weeds grow underneath a cinnamon tree, even in the thickest jungle.


Exciting New Production Changes

February 24, 2014 | 3:51 PM PDT

We would like to make you aware of some exciting changes in our production facility at Classical Pearls. Our new production facility, utilizing both new technology and improved techniques, is producing completely additive and excipient-free concentrated powdered extracts.


Gu Syndrome: Unique Strategies for the Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Lyme Disease, Parasites and Other Chronic Inflammatory Conditions

Sunday April 7, 2013 10:00 am PDT

Prof. Heiner Fruehauf’s lecture will introduce the ancient Chinese medical concept of “Gu Syndrome,” and underscore its outstanding clinical significance for the modern Chinese medicine practitioner. The presentation consists of an analysis of the mental and physical ramifications of “Gu” or “Rottenness Syndrome”