October 26, 2020 - April 25, 2021
Online: recorded and live classes
Ongoing support in Group forum
Upon successful completion you get certified as
Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner
Approved by Balens Ltd.
Opens on July 10, 2020
Places limited to 10
Early Payment option expires on August 31
Are you a practitioner looking to introduce Chinese herbal medicine into your clinical practice, with clarity and confidence?
Are you already qualified in herbal medicine but still struggle to grasp the essence of Chinese medicine and get the clinical results you have been hoping for?
This programme is your opportunity to develop as a clinician and achieve more consistent, predictable and meaningful outcomes for your patients, using herbs.
Overview, topics and structure
Admission and Certification criteria
Price and payment options
The programme is designed to enable you with knowledge and skills to become a more effective practitioner by introducing herbs into your therapeutic repertoire and achieving better outcomes for your patients. You will learn the herbal medicine approach which preserves the timeless wisdom from Chinese philosophical and medical classics, yet is graspable, pragmatic and relevant to modern day practice.
This programme is open to health professionals of any modality. It is a perfect fit for those already qualified in Chinese Medicine, e.g. TCM, acupuncture, or tuina. Since we build understanding from the very foundations, practitioners of other backgrounds have as high chance to accomplish the programme's objectives. Those who are already qualified in Chinese herbal medicine, will appreciate the programme's approach of going back to the basics, developing deep understanding of the foundations, and simplifying herbal application while keeping focus on clinical outcomes.
If you choose not to pursue the certification you have an option to enrich your knowledge with less investment by joining Modules 1-3 only.
The therapeutic focus of the program is the application of herbal medicine. We learn how to achieve results using about 40 herbs that are safe and work well together. Like with the rest of the training, we aim for understanding rather than copying. When each herb’s action is clear, designing and modifying formula becomes logical and does not require memorisation.
Practicing is an important part of the learning approach for this programme. You start applying learnings to your clinical cases early in the programme, while in its final module case studies become the primary focus. We continue learning from each other's cases in the live classes. The module completes with the final written project and the exam for those who pursue the certification.
First, we learn and contemplate the traditional perspective on being alive, having a body, and how it synchronises with nature. We are getting a firm grasp of the very “root” of Chinese medicine, which is the ancient principle of Life (Heaven) submerging into the Body (Earth) and the circular physiology unveiling from this principle. We build a practical understanding of the functioning of the healthy body (physiology) using Six Conformations (Liu Jing). We conclude with the model of health which becomes the basis for the diagnosis, treatment strategy and herbal application.
Mastering the diagnosis is at the core of any successful treatment. When we comprehend the basics fully, we can successfully interpret disharmonies, big or small. To ensure the precision of the diagnosis we learn to have a structure to the intake and ask questions with purpose. We aim for the level of accuracy that enables us to avoid big mistakes, and anticipate and correct small ones. When the diagnosis is spot-on the clinical application becomes straightforward and safe. We act with confidence.
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