This three credit course in the Doctorate of Chinese Medicine program will analyze the classical medical text, The Jīn Guì Yào Luè (金匮要略; “Essential Prescriptions from the Golden Cabinet”), originally part of the Shāng Hán Zá Bìng Lùn (伤寒杂病论 “Cold Damage and Miscellaneous Disease Treatise”) This important classical medical text is one of the earliest to discuss the diagnosis and herbal treatment of organ patterns. Today, the Jīn Guì Yào Luè’s formulas continue to be used successfully in modern clinical practice. This class will introduce the many disease states described in the Jīn Guì Yào Luè, together with their pattern diagnoses and herbal treatments.