Advanced Herbalist Training - Program Two

Receive Up To 132 Hours Of Continuing Education Credit

This training program has been taught as a series of seminars to Acupuncturists, Chiropractors and Medical Doctors since 1993. It 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. Understanding the dynamics of herbal formulations is essential in order to prescribe even the patent formulas effectively. An important facet of this course is to show practitioners how to modify formulas according to the changing conditions of patients as they go through the healing process.

What sets this course apart from those taught in acupuncture schools is that Kenneth has studied and practiced the Chinese system since 1976 and has the ability to present it in a very clear and organized manner. Although the subject matter is uniquely Asian, both the teaching style and methods are geared to optimize learning for Western minds.

The response to this course has always been unanimously positive. We believe that it is the most practical and thorough 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.

Course Details

Our Herbalist Training Program is an integrated approach to learning Chinese herbal medicine. Almost all schools of Herbology, both in China and in the West, present a compartmentalized approach toward teaching Chinese medicine. Medical theory, diagnosis, clinical practice, individual herbs, and herbal formulas are usually presented in separate classes. 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 where theory, diagnostic methods, clinical practice, and learning herbs and formulas are presented together in each class. In addition, emphasis is placed on clinical applications, so that students find each class to be both practical and clinically useful.

All classes include extensive notes. We have found that having an outline of each class allows the student to focus on learning and understanding the information being taught (instead of trying to keep up with writing everything down).

While the Institute does not offer financial assistance with its programs, we do offer different payment options for your convenience. Purchase individual courses and pay as you study, or choose from different purchase options to receive discounts on ICH courses. We accept all major credit cards, PayPal and also PayPal Payment Plan.

All Courses are available on audio CD's or MP3 files. Our Health Professionals Training Program has been approved for CEUs/PDAs by the: 

  • California State Acupuncture Board (CEUs): Provider number CE Provider #357
  • National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) PDAs: Provider #069

Certificates are issued after satisfactory completion of the quiz for each course. Students who elect to complete all courses in Program Two will also receive an ICH Certificate of Completion for the Advanced Herbalist Training Program. 

Course One

TCM Systems Review and Diagnosis (4 hours)

A review of important categories and systems of traditional Chinese medicine integrated with a review of crucial diagnostic criteria. This class is a foundation 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 (12 hours)

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 energy 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.

16 hours
Course Two

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.

16 hours
Course Three

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 Congestion with Damp Heat Descending, plus liver related eye problems.

16 hours
Course Four

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.

16 hours
Course Five

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.

16 hours
Course Six

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 wreak havoc on the bodies of millions. After this class, your patients should not need those (questionable) "Flu Shots".

16 hours
Course Seven

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.

16 hours
Course Eight

Lower Burner Problems (6 hours)

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 (7 hours)

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

Skin Problems (7 hours)

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

20 hours
All Courses in Program Two

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116 hours

Institute of Chinese Herbology, Online Education, Concord, CA