Training Herbalists Since 1989

 24 Hours CE Credit with Certificate


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  • Learn the most important kinds of toxicity
  • Learn which forms are most common, and which are unusual.
  • Learn the role of nutrition is supporting the functions of detoxification.
  • Learn the category of blood purifying herbs, how to match them to patients, and how to prevent side effects.
  • Learn the physiology and pathophysiology of the liver.
  • Learn the category of herbs for the liver and how to differentiate between them.
  • Practice the art of formulation for detoxification through case-based learning

In this course you will learn the basic concepts of detoxification in both traditional and contemporary medicine, and the use of traditional alteratives or blood purifiers. Included are the pathophysiology, signs, and symptoms of low grade or serious liver disease. You will learn the uses of 40 herbs for blood purification, detoxification, or liver conditions, with methods for formulation.


With this course you receive 11 audio disks, more than 40 pages of notes and 75 pages of supplemental readings. Students enrolled in our courses are also eligible for a 10% discount on purchases at Mountain Rose Herbs.


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


Lesson 1. Traditional Concepts of Detoxification

Lesson 2. Toxins and the pathophysiology of Detoxification

Lesson 3. Alterative herbs and strategies

Lesson 4. Food Intolerance and Toxicity

Lesson 5. The Pathophysiology of the Liver

Lesson 6. The Liver Materia Medica

Lesson 6. Detoxification Strategies

Lesson 7. Practice cases and formulation

Enrollment for Credit

To enroll in the course, receive faculty support, and to earn the Continuing Education 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 eight weeks after the enrollment is received while maintaining normal progress. Normal progress through this course is one lesson per week. Students falling behind may request an extension.
  3. Read the instructions for obtaining CE credit in the read-me-first file with the notes.
  4. Look over the CE questions and review them before listening to the disks.
  5. Complete any assignments or readings and answer the CE questions for each disk.
  6. Tuition is paid with the first lesson assignments, and entitles you to grading of assignments.
  7. You will then receive a certificate reflecting 24 hours of CE credit.


Paul Bergner is director of the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism. He has edited the Medical Herbalism journal since 1989. He completed more than 50 semester hours of doctoral level studies at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in the 1980s, including the full sequence on Chinese Medicine offered to the ND students. He was Director of clinical education at Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies from 1996-2003, and is currently clinic director at the Evergreen Center in Boulder, CO. Between the two schools, he has trained 240 students through a one-year internship in clinical herbalism and clinical nutrition. He is the author of seven books on medical herbalism, clinical nutrition, and naturopathic medicine. Paul has practiced natural medicine for more than 40 years. He is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild.  Paul has been collecting case reports on the adverse effects of herbs since 1978.

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About This Course
  • Hours: 24
  • Term: 8 weeks
  • Cost of materials: $129
  • Tuition cost (optional): $120
  • Enrollment fee (optional): $25
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