Kampo Study Group Subscription

The High Desert Hari Society in collaboration with the New York Kampo Institute hosts a monthly virtual study group with Nigel Dawes on Kampo Medicine.  

From April 2021 to March 2022, the Kampo study group will focus on case studies. Each month we will review the formulas listed in each of the 11 chapters of Dr. Otsuka’s “30 Years of Kampo, one chapter per month, with Chapter 11 being covered over 2 months, making 1 calendar year in all. 

Participants will read the chapter and come prepared with questions and comments about the case studies presented by Dr. Otsuka. In addition, participants are asked to choose a formula from the chapter and share a short summary of a case in their clinic in which they utilized that formula. 

We will have the opportunity in each study group to have an in depth conversation about the formulas and cases presented. Each study group will be led by Nigel and there will be plenty of time for questions, discussion, and feedback. The study groups will be held monthly via Zoom and will run from 9-10:30pm Eastern Standard Time. Communication and logistics will be handled primarily by Acazia Gilmore

Additionally, students will be invited to enjoy the Kampo Google Group.  The Google group is a place for Nigel’s students to ask questions and exchange information between the monthly Zoom meeting.  It is a place to interact with other students, follow up on patient progress, have discussions about tricky patients and seek assistance as we continue to practice and learn the intricate art of diagnosis and prescription in Kampo. If you are not already a member, navigate to the Kampo Study Google Group to request an invitation.

In order to participate in the Monthly Kampo Study Group meetings you must have taken a course from Nigel or be currently enrolled in a course with Nigel. 

Participation in the Monthly Kampo Study Group requires a subscription. 

Monthly Kampo Study Group Details:

Upcoming Dates (subject to change)

  • The 2021-2022 Kampo study session will based around readings and analysis from Thirty Years of Kampo by Keisetsu Otsuka:
    • April 26, 2021: Chapter 1
    • May 24, 2021: Chapter 2
    • June 21, 2021: Chapter 3
    • July 26, 2021: Chapter 4
    • August 30, 2021: Chapter 5
    • September 27, 2021: Chapter 6
    • October 25, 2021: Chapter 7
    • November 22, 2021: Chapter 8
    • December 13, 2021: Chapter 9
    • January 24, 2022: Chapter 10
    • February 28, 2022: Chapter 11, Part 1
    • March 28, 2022: Chapter 11, Part 2

Location: Online as a video/call-in meeting on Zoom Meeting.  Access to these study groups is provided each month prior to the meeting with a paid Study Group subscription.  (Sign-up below)

Time: 9:00pm-11:00pm Eastern Standard Time (6-8 Pacific, 7-9 Mountain, 8-10 Central)

Please note, in order to participate in the Monthly Kampo Study Group meetings you must have taken a course from Nigel or be currently enrolled in a series with him.

Access to these meetings will be provided for a nominal monthly fee to support the ongoing operations and provide compensation to our instructor for his time and the wealth of knowledge he will be sharing with us.

Annual Subscription which will give you access to the entire “study year” in which you enroll, generally April through the following March. If you join after the first session, you will receive the audio files and any notes from previous sessions.

Annual Subscription payment: Kampo study group subscriptions are annual at a rate of $180. Subscribing for an individual year (April to March) gets you permanent access to case studies and audio files of all study groups for the year in which you subscribed. 


Subscription Payment

As long as your subscription payments are current you will be sent the link to join the meeting each month on the day of the meeting.

Check Payment 

Please note the following:

  • Check payments must be received by the office before you will receive access to the study group.

If you wish to pay the Annual Subscription payment of $180.00 by check, make check payable to HDHS and mail it to: 

826 Camino de Monte Rey, Suite A-1
Santa Fe, NM  87505

Credit Card Payment

  • All Credit Card / Paypal payments incur a 3% convenience fee.

Annual Subscription – $180 for 12 monthly study groups.  


Please Note:

In order to participate in the Monthly Kampo Study Group meetings you must have taken a course from Nigel or be currently enrolled in a course with Nigel. Upon receipt of payment HDHS will confirm your subscription within 48 hours.  If you do not hear from us, please send an email to check in.  If you have subscribed to the study group and have not received the notes and monthly zoom link before a scheduled study group, please be in touch with HDHS as soon as possible. It is the student’s responsibility to be in touch with HDHS to resolve any issue. No refunds will be issued for any missed study groups but access will be given to the notes and recorded sessions.

Cancellation Policy:

Subscription cancellations will be prorated based on the time of cancellation and type of subscription and must be requested by sending an email to kampostudy@highdeserthari.org .

All cancellations will also incur a $10 administrative fee.