In this class, Sharon Weizenbaum will share some patterns she has noticed over her 40 years of practice as common among those who suffer from depression and/or anxiety. Though it is key to be able to see each patient’s unique situation and constellation of signs and symptoms, there are common threads. Particularly, there are some formulas and herbal modifications that have been invaluable in Sharon’s practice. We will discuss formulas such as Si Ni San, Gan Mai Da Zao Tang, Bai He Tang, Ban Xia Xie Xin Tang and more, including some key modifications. Participants will leave with some new ways to arrive at the effective formula. In addition to sharing tips from experience, Sharon will also give some tools to differentiate the extent to which the patient’s relationship to their thoughts influences their bodies versus how much their physical pattern is influencing their thoughts. This differentiation is important in considering prognosis.
Sharon Weizenbaum graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture in 1983. She has studied many times in China with a focus on gynecology, obstetrics and, in the last 15 years, Classic Formulas. Sharon teaches internationally, publishes articles, translates much of her own course material and is the director of the clinic White Pine Healing Arts and the primary instructor of the White Pine Graduate Mentorship Program.