About this course
Education in herbal medicine starts in the first trimester with an introduction to Herbology and the traditional Chinese herbal categories. The second and third trimesters detail over 350 single herbs, including their functions, indications, dosages, contraindications, temperatures, and channels entered.
Classes in the fourth, fifth, and sixth trimesters educate students on how to combine single herbs to make over 150 formulas — including traditional functions, clinical indications, modifications, combinations, and contraindications — and focuses on the activity of individual herbs within the formulas. During this time students also learn about herb-drug interactions and mislabeling. The sixth trimester Oriental Clinical Medicine series introduces students to classic and modern prescriptions for treating different types of medical conditions within orthopedics, gynecology, traumatology, and internal medicine. Students review and test their herbal knowledge in the tenth trimester with Advanced Case Studies and AOM Review classes.