This is the second program in the series of Three primary programs offered by ICH to earn your Certification as an Herbalist
The Advanced Herbalist Training Course: Program Two is an in-depth study of the Chinese herbal system, including differential diagnosis, specifically designed for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) graduates and other health professionals, graduates not only from ICH’s Program One but from other TCM schools.
In Program Two, you will learn the dynamics of herbal formulations, an essential element of prescribing effective herbal formulas for patients. And, you will learn how to modify these formulas according to the changing conditions of your patients as they go through the healing process. These TCM techniques of healing are taught in an organized system of procedures that is tailored to the Western methodology of education.
Successful completion of Program One: Fundamentals of Chinese Herbology is a prerequisite for Program Two: The Advanced Herbalist Training Course. However, you are able to “test out” of this prerequisite should you possess sufficient knowledge and experience.
This Program is taught by Kenneth Morris L.Ac., a master in Traditional Chinese Medicine who has several decades of experience as a practitioner and has studied Chinese systems of healing since 1976.
The response to this course has always been unanimously positive. We believe that it is the most practical and thorough teaching course of Chinese Herbal Medicine in the country. It will increase your mastery of this traditional herbal system and greatly improve your skills as a healer.
This training program has been taught as a series of seminars to Acupuncturists, Chiropractors and Medical Doctors since 1993, and has been updated to remain current and thorough.
The Advanced Herbalist Training Course: Program Two is an integrated approach to teaching Chinese Herbal Medicine. Almost all Schools of Herbology, both in China and in the West, present a compartmentalized approach to teaching Chinese Medicine; medical theory, diagnosis, clinical practice, individual herbs, herbal formulas, and then finally modifying those formulas; all are usually presented in separate classes that
drag on stretch on for years. It is usually not until the very end, if at all, that the student works with all the domains of Chinese Medicine at the same time.
We believe that Western students learn more effectively from an integrated approach. This approach included the theory, diagnostic methods, clinical practice, as well as learning herbs and formulas together in each class. In addition, the emphasis is placed on clinical applications, so students will find each class to be both practical and clinically useful.
All students will receive extensive class notes for each session in a straight-forward outline format.