- Scientific sources: comprehensive continuity of the basic theories and knowledge of TCM from ancient times to the Han period, a thorough study by the author of the Han and pre-Han pharmacology, and the clinical experience of Zhang Zhongjing himself.
- Shang Han Lun (hereinafter referred to as SHL) is the earliest in the history of TCM classic work that combines theory with practice.
- Shang Han Lun – the recognized “ancestor of the doctrine of prescriptions.” The contribution of this work to the further evolution of Chinese phytopharmacology and medicine in general.
- The person and the external environment. The causes of diseases, diagnosis and treatment of diseases caused by the external environment. SHL as a basis and foundation for the further development of the science of infectious diseases and climate lesions in TCM.
- Logical construction of Zhang Zhongjing in explaining the pathogenesis and development of diseases. The struggle between the protective Qi and the pathogenic source, the circulation of qi and blood, the exchange of fluids in the body, and others.
- The concept of the “six meridians”, developed by Zhang Zhongjing, as a regulatory systems on the path of disease. The role in the body and the characteristics of each of them. Pathways of the pathogenic transition between the meridians. Interrelations of algorithms of clinical thinking on the system of “six meridians” and “eight fundamental principles”. The concept of a “direct attack” of the pathogenic source.
- Two methods for differential diagnosis to determine the prescription according to the Shang Han Lun syndrome.
“From the syndrome to the method of treatment and to the prescription.”
“From the recipe to the syndrome.”
The possibilities of using these methods in practice, the strengths and weaknesses of each method.
- Traditional Chinese pharmacology. 89 (93) of the TCM ingredients and 113 (112) recipes used in the treatise (according to different sources). Methods of treatment, initially systematized in a treatise.
- Features and trends of modern respiratory viral infections and their complications. Correlations between recipes used for the “six meridians” and “four barriers” (SHL and Wen Bing).
- Differentiation of syndromes according to the “six meridians”. “From Syndrome to Prescription.”
- Yang meridians syndromes and Yin meridians syndromes. General patterns of the course of the disease and the effect on health in the future.
- The concept of “combined”, “mixed”, “complicated” and “changed due to mistaken treatment” syndromes. The concept of “miscellaneous syndromes.”
- Shang Han Lun and modern medicine. Formation of integrative approach algorithms in the use of SHL recipes.
- Tai Yang. Syndromes of the meridian and syndromes of organs “fu”. Combined and mixed Tai Yang syndromes. Changed syndromes Tai Yang. Changed syndromes due to irrelevant (mistaken) treatment or way of life. Tai Yang with complications.
- Yang Ming. Syndrome of the meridian Yang Ming – syndrome of “Bai Hu Tang”, syndrome of “Zhi Zi Chi Tan.” Syndrome “Yang Ming Fu”. Combined syndromes Yang Ming, their varieties. Contraindications to the method of treatment through the purgation. Changed syndromes of Yang Ming.
- Shao Yang. Syndrome of the meridian Shao Yang. Syndromes “Shao Yang Fu”. Combined syndromes.
- Tai Yin. Tai Yin syndrome. Syndrome of Tai Yin in conjunction with external syndromes. Changed Tai Yin Syndrome.
- Shao Yin. Shao Yin Syndrome. Shao Yin with cold, its variety. Shao Yin with a heat. Syndrome Shao Yin in conjunction with the external syndrome.
- Jue Yin. Different options for mixing cold and heat. “The heat at the top, the cold at the bottom.” Return of the disease to the syndrome of Yang Ming – Jue Yin with a heat. Jue Yin with cold.
- Clinical thinking “from prescription to syndrome”. “Bai Hu Tang Syndrome”, “Gui Zhi Tang Syndrome” and so on.
- Recipes of Shang Han Lun. Category (family) of Gui Zhi Tang. Category of Ma Huang tang. Category of Ge Gen Tang. Category of Chai Hu Tang. Category of Zhi Zi Chi Tang. Category of Xie Xin Tang. Category of Cheng Qi Tang. Category of Bai Hu Tang. Category of Li Zhong Tang. Category of Zheng Wu Tang. Category of Wu Ling San. Category of Si Ni Tang. Category of different recipes.