Institute of Chinese Herbology - Bringing 5000 Years of Healing Wisdom to the West

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Course One - 16 hrs

TCM Systems Review and Diagnosis

A review of important categories and systems of traditional Chinese medicine integrated with a review of crucial diagnostic criteria. This class is a foundadion for the study of Chinese herbal medicine. Students find that this seminar not only provides them with a concise review of Chinese theory, but also helps to provide them with a deeper understanding of how to approach clinical diagnosis.

Classic Tonic Herbs and Formulas for Qi and Blood

Classic formulas for Chi and Blood deficiency, Spleen tonics and formulas for chronic Spleen wetness and yang deficiency. This class is essential for working with enerby problems (general fatigue, tiredness, exhaustion) and immune deficiency. It also provides a foundation for working with digestive disorders. Also covered in this class: an overview of the history of Chinese medicine, nomenclature for studying herbs, methods of making teas and traditional ways of understanding formulas.


Course Two - 16 hrs

Tonic Herbs and Formula for Yin and Yang: Kidney Tonification

Yin tonics for lung, stomach, liver, kidney and heart. Classic herbal formulas for Kidney Yin, Yang and Jin. This class covers all the kidney syndromes.


Course Three - 16 hrs

Liver Disharmonies

Herbs and formulas for all Liver imbalances: Liver Chi Stagnation, Liver Yang Rising and Liver Wind, Liver Blood and Liver Yin deficiency, Shao Yang conditions, Liver Fire in the Head, Liver Congestions with Damp Heat Descending, plus liver related eye problems.


Course Four - 16 hrs

Spleen, Stomach and Digestive Problems

Herbs and formulas for various digestive and related problems including: Spleen Wetness, food stagnation, diarrhea, constipation, Cold in the Center, Stomach Heat, Liver Invading the Stomach and Spleen. Understanding Root and Branch in the construction of formulas.


Course Five - 16 hrs

Herbs for Women Section

An in-depth presentation of theory, herbs and formulas for common gynecological conditions including: dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, tumors, cysts, fibroids, uterine bleeding. PMS, irregular menstruation and menopause.


Course Six - 16 hrs

Colds, Flu, Coughs and Asthma

Learn to differentiate and treat the various patterns of colds, flu, sore throat, coughs and asthma according to Chinese medicine using raw herbs and patent formulas. Prevention and treatment for resolving symptoms caused by viral strains which are basically untreatable by allopathic drugs. Every year new strains wreck havoc on the bodies of millions. After this class your patients should not need those (questionable) "Flu Shots".


Course Seven - 16 hrs

Pain, Injury and Bi Syndromes

Herbs and formulas and patent medicines for pain due to traumatic injury and the comprehensive topic of Bi (arthritic) syndromes. We will also discuss how to use some of the extremely effective biological supplements now available for chronic pain and arthritis.


Course Eight - 20 hrs

Lower Burner Problems

Herbs and formulas for various acute and chronic "Lower Burner" dysfunction, including urinary tract infections, vaginal discharge and prostatitis.

Herbs for Shen and the Heart

Herbs and formulas for problems of the "Heart", including restlessness, nervousness and anxiety, insomnia and palpitations.

Skin Problems

Herbs and formulas for treating various Skin Wind problems such as psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis.


The ICH Study Program gives each student the opportunity to learn the diagnostic system of Traditional Chinese Medicine and deepen their understanding of Chinese herbs in a relaxed environment - your own home.
— Kenneth Morris, L.Ac.
ICH Instructor