Master of Science in Oriental Herbology

Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College, Berkeley
United States
Qualification
Master's Degree
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
Duration
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Curriculum

Introduction to Oriental Herbs
Develops an overview of Chinese Pinyin specifically for the study of the Chinese herbs. Also provides an introduction to Classical medical literature; a history of the Chinese Materia Medica (including the twenty-seven categories and the primary herbs in each category); herbal formulas; politics and safety; and the basic concepts of Chinese herb directions, flavors, nature, preparations, and dosing.

Oriental Herbology: OH 101
3 units – 3-hour lecture Prerequisite: OM 100; OH 100

Focuses on herbs that release exterior, clear heat, cool blood, purge fire, detoxify, dry dampness, clear summer heat, dispel wind dampness, drain dampness, drain downward, transform heat and clear phlegm, alleviate wheezing, warm the interior, and alleviate food stagnation.

Oriental Herbology II: OH 102
3 units – 3-hour lecture Prerequisite: OM 100; OH 100
Focuses on herbs that regulate Qi, aromatically transform dampness, expel parasites, calm the spirit, tonify Qi, blood, yin and yang, invigorate blood, and stop bleeding, aromatically open the orifices, stop wind and tremor, astringe, and herbs that are externally applied.

Herbal Prescription I: OH 201
3 units – 3-hour lecture Prerequisites: OH 101 & 102; OM 151 & 152
Focuses on formulas that alleviate exterior conditions, harmonize, treat dampness and phlegm, warm interior cold, reduce food stagnation, and expel parasites.

Herbal Prescription II: OH 202
3 units – 3-hour lecture Prerequisites: OH 101 & 102; OM 151 & 152
Focuses on formulas that tonify, invigorate the blood, stabilize and bind, stop bleeding, calm the spirit, and expel wind.

Herbal Prescription III: OH 203
3 units – 3-hour lecture ∙ Prerequisites: OH& 102; OM 151 & 152
Focuses on formulas that clear heat, drain downward, expel damp, and regulate the Qi.

Herbal Prescription: Prepared Formulas: OH 207
2 units – 2-hour lecture Prerequisites: OH 201, 202 & 203
Provides an overview of how to combine and prescribe formulas using tea pills and prepared powders with an emphasis on the traditional formulae from which today’s modern patents are derived, and ancient and modern modification trends.

Herbal Prescription: Formula Writing and Modifications: OH 206
3 units – 3-hour lecture Prerequisites: OH 201, 202 & 207; IM 302
Instructs students in writing and modifying herbal prescriptions using traditional formulas, herb combinations, and customization of single herbs in an effort to better understand and utilize the ancient tradition of Chinese herbal medicine. Utilizes case studies to illustrate concepts.

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