Herbology is one of the oldest and most sophisticated medical herbal systems in the world. The herbology curriculum includes extensive training in the identification, categorization, and clinical use of the traditional herbal pharmacopeia.
Twelve quarters of in-depth herbology study provide you with a solid working knowledge of more than 300 individual herbs and more than 170 classical and modern formulas. Herbal medicine is able to treat a wide range of acute and chronic diseases. Our goal is for our graduates to have a good working knowledge of a core group of herbs and formulas to the extent that they can begin practicing herbology at a safe and effective level.
Our curriculum follows and covers the requirements for licensure exams and goes beyond the basic requirements. Advanced courses instruct you how to modify and enhance classical formulas in response to specific signs and symptoms in a patient’s diagnosed condition.
Herbal medicine has formed the cornerstone of East Asian medicine for thousands of years and is one of the foundational educational blocks in modern TCM and East Asian medicine school curricula. It is still practiced extensively throughout Asia in clinics and hospitals and is the choice therapy for many internal medicine complaints. Herbal medicine allows for a profound positive impact on health with minimal side effects that is cost-effective for patients. An immense amount of research has been done in both Asia and the West validating the efficacy and merit of Herbal medicine.
We understand and believe research to be an integral part of the growth of herbal medicine in the west.