Training Herbalists Since 1989

32 hours CE Credit with Certificate


The CD-Set, Notes, and Supplemental Readings and Texts may be purchased separately without enrollment in the course and with no additional tuition fee.

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  • Learn advanced practical clinical concepts of herbal actions
  • Learn further how to identify an apply concepts of herbal energetics, temperatures, and humidity in the study of materia medica
  • Learn how to apply topical herbs for internal gastrointestinal conditions
  • Learn advanced information on materia medica for the nervous, respiratory, digestive, liver, and reproductive systems

Three veteran medical herbalists, with a combined clinical experience of more than 75 years, were given the task to “start talking about the herbs where everyone else stops” over four days of an advanced seminar. You will learn special uses of herbs, new categories, humoral and energetic considerations, differentials between similar herbs, and other practical experience-based information.


With this course you receive 16 audio disks, 36 pages of notes and readings, 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 PDF copy of Diseases of Women and Children by Physiomedicalist master Sarah Webb, MD. Students enrolled in our courses are also eligible for a 10% discount on purchases at Mountain Rose Herbs.Further down on this page you can find a Faculty Biographies, and a List of Tracks of the 16 CDs

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
  2. When you receive it, open the data disk file, and print out the application and enrollment form. Send these in with a $25 application fee. This entitles you to student support and faculty contact for eight weeks after the enrollment is received.
  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 CE questions at the end of the notes.
  6. Send in your answers to your CE questions with a tuition payment of $120.This will entitle you to grading of the questions and assignments and to a certificate for CE.  You will receive a certificate reflecting 32 hours of CE credit


The three presenters for this program have more than 75 years of combined experience in the practice of herbalism and natural medicine. Each is a thoroughly experienced teacher both in the classroom and in the clinic, and each has training in both Western herbalism and Chinese medicine.

 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 clinic director at the Evergreen Center in Boulder, CO from 2003 to 2013.  He has trained more than 250 students through a two-year program with 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.

 Matthew Becker has practiced herbalism for more than twenty years. He apprenticed with herbalist William LeSassier in New York in the 1980s, and taught at the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies from 1998 through 2003. He is currently a staff herbalist at the Pharmaca, an integrative pharmacy in Boulder, CO. He has developed formulas for North American Chinese herbal companies. He is on the regular and clinical faculties at the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism and the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism

 Linda Whitedove, L.Ac. Has practiced Western herbalism for more than twenty-five years. She was the founding director of the clinical herbalism program at Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies in 1995. She is a medical herbalist practicing in the outpatient integrative medicine program at Longmont United Hospital in Colorado, and is the formulator at Homegrown Herbals, a company based in Hygiene, Colorado. Linda also has a private practice as a Certified Acupuncturist. She is on the regular and clinical faculties at the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism, and is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild.

About This Course
  • Hours: 32
  • Term: 8 weeks
  • Cost of materials: $169
  • Tuition cost (optional): $120
  • Enrollment fee (optional): $25