Chinese herbal medicine is the central discipline of traditional Chinese medicine, and is becoming increasingly well known in Canada. While acupuncture treats disharmony and diseases stemming 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 institutes in the world, the TSTCM 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 receive a solid working knowledge of more than 400 individual herbs as well as 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, Latin and English names.
Theory and clinical application of Chinese herbal medicine is further strengthened by study in the departments of 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