Training Herbalists Since 1989

36 hours CE Credit with Certificate

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Overview

  • Learn how to devise a formula for each patient, rather than for each condition.
  • Learn a set practical clinical herbal actions that will accurately predict the physiological effects expected in the patient.
  • Learn how herbal actions are combined, focused, or modified through herbal pairing
  • Learn the art of herbal pairing to create 2-3 herb compounds
  • Learn from a database of herbal pairs complied from more than 160 years of North American herbalism
  • Learn how to use these compounds as simples, or to expand them into more complex formulas
  • Learn a method to study a complex formula and see the totality of its actions on the tissues.

Any combination of two herbs will convey the actions of each of the herbs, but may also produce a synergy so as to create an entirely new medicine. The study of pairing and simple combinations is the foundatiion of effective and flexible formulation. This course begins by simplifying and clarifying the concepts of herbal actions, which today are a cacophany of terms which resembles the state of language after the fall of the Tower of Babel. You will then learn the principles of moving from simple herb, to pair or triplet, and ultimately to complex patient-tailored formula.

Materials

With this course you receive 12 audio disks, 52 pages of notes, more than 780 pages of article reprints from the Medical Herbalism Journal, the  Chinese Herbal Materia Medica by Paul Bergner, a full PDF copy of the principles and materia medica sections of William Cook’s classic Physiomedical Dispensatory, and a  30-page NAIMH database of herbal pairings used over a 160-year history of the Physiomedicalist  school of physician-level herbalism in the U.S and the United Kingdom. Students enrolled in our courses are also eligible for a 10% discount on purchases at Mountain Rose Herbs.

Lessons

 Each lesson includes an average or 3 hours of lecture and 3 hours of projects.

Lesson 1. Herbal Actions overview and reviewLesson 2. Clinical definitions of herbal actionsLesson 3. Introduction to Herbal FormulationLesson 4. Pairing in Herbal formulationLesson 5. Classical Herbal formulasLesson 6. Individualized formulas

Enrollment for Credit

To enroll in the course, receive the right to faculty contact, and to earn the certificate, follow these steps:

  1. Purchase the CD-set in the CD-ROM Section of our Online Store The CD-Rom set may be purchased without further enrollment in the course or any tuition payment..
  2. When you receive it, open the data disk file, and print out the application form. Send it in with a $25  application fee. This entitles you to student support and faculty contact for twelve weeks after the enrollment is received while maintaining normal progress. Normal progress through this course is one lesson per two weeks. Students falling behind may request an extension.
  3. Read the instructions for obtaining CE credit in the Syllabus with the notes.
  4. Listen to the CD-set, taking notes according the the CD instructions.
  5. Complete the assignments and answer the questions for each lesson. .
  6. Tuition of $120 is due when you send in your first assignments. This entitled you to have your study questions and assignments graded.
  7. You will receive a certificate reflecting 36 hours of CE credit.

Faculty

 Paul Bergner has been practicing natural medicine, nutrition, and medical herbalism since 1973, and teaching since 1994. He has published the Medical Herbalism journal since 1989. He has trained more than 800 students in herbalism, including mentoring more than 250 students in extended advanced clinical residencies in medical herbalism and clinical nutrition at teaching clinics in Boulder, Colorado. He founded and is director of the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism. He has receiving training at the doctoral level in Chinese medicine, and is the author ofThe Healing Power of Ginseng and the Tonic Herbs, a textbook designed for the Western non-acupuncturist, as well as six other texts in medical herbalism, clinical nutrition, naturopathic medicine, and ethnobotany. 

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About This Course
  • Hours: 36
  • Term: 12 weeks
  • Cost of materials: $160
  • Tuition cost (optional): $120
  • Enrollment fee (optional): $25