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: HERBAL CLASSICS
Students explore the classic works of Chinese herbal medicine, such as the Shang Han Lun and the Jin Gui Yao Lue.
: HERBAL CLINICAL MEDICINE 1
This class is the first course in a two-course sequence providing a foundation for the clinical practice of Chinese herbal medicine. Students learn the Chinese method of analyzing disease and determining treatment by the differential diagnosis of main presenting symptoms in internal medicine. Case studies are presented to reinforce lecture material.
: HERBAL CLINICAL MEDICINE 2
This class is the second course in a two-course sequence providing a foundation for the clinical practice of Chinese herbal medicine in non-internal medicine.
: HERBAL FORMULAS & STRATEGIES 1
This class is the first course in a two-course sequence concerning the principles of classical herbal formulation and therapeutic functions. Major formulas currently used in Chinese medicine will be covered. Students will learn to analyze a formula according to the classical hierarchy of its ingredients, and will learn to modify it to suit specific needs. Students will learn the therapeutic actions and clinical indications of each formula, including prohibitions and contraindications.
: HERBAL FORMULAS & STRATEGIES 2
This class is the second course in a two-course sequence concerning the principles of classical herbal formulation and therapeutic functions.
: HERBAL DISPENSARY MANAGEMENT
Students build on the skills they have developed throughout their herbal program and learn the details of operating a working herbal pharmacy.
: HERBAL REVIEW & SYNTHESIS
This class is designed to consolidate the knowledge acquired in earlier herbal classes and to extend the students mastery of Chinese herbal medicine to include the finer points of diagnosis, formulation and modification. Students will learn to construct treatment plans for complicated, difficult or unusual cases, while focusing on their individual learning needs.
: INTERACTIVE SKILLS
This experiential course emphasizes development of positive patient-practitioner interaction, listening and communication skills.