Chinese herbal medicine is the central discipline of traditional Chinese medicine, although not as well known as acupuncture in Canada at the present time. While acupuncture treats disharmony and diseases from the exterior of the human body, herbal medicine acts from the interior to support the normal qi, blood and body fluids, to correct the dysfunction of the internal organs, and to dispel pathogenic factors. Following the lead of modern Chinese medical universities in China, our curriculum places the knowledge of herbal medicine and the prescription of herbal formulas, in conjunction with acupuncture, at the heart of TCM training. The combination of herbal medicine and acupuncture is fundamental to our TCM programs.
Chinese herbology is the world’s most sophisticated medical herbal system. Through the study of six courses offered in our herbology curriculum, students will receive a solid working knowledge of more than 300 individual herbs and more than 150 classical and modern formulas. Advanced courses also teach students application and modification of classical formulas, and the comparison of herbs and formulas. All herbs and formulas are taught using Pinyin and translated English names. The understanding of the theory and clinical application of Chinese herbal medicine are further strengthened with the study in the department TCM treatments, integrated treatments and TCM classics.
Courses of Study in Herbal Medicine
301. Herbal Medicine I
302. Herbal Medicine II
303. Herbal Medicine III
304. Herbal Medicine IV
305. Herbal Medicine V
306. Herbal Medicine VI