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Clinical Skills IV:

Case Studies in Vitalist Herbalism


Often case analysis develops in stages during the interview, and an evolving theory of the case guides the interview to uncover confirmatory information or take the emerging analysis in a different direction. In this fourth course in our Advanced Clinical Skills sequence, we present a series of successful case histories based on the interview and analytical methods presented in the first 3 courses, so that the vision of the successful case can help demonstrate the kind of information most important to elicit to develop an effective vitalist treatment plan.



With this course you receive 4 hours of audio files for the lessons, with more than 100 slides, supplementary notes, and textbooks. The course comes with a Study Guide and Continuing Education questions. Students enrolled in our courses are also eligible for a 10% discount on purchases at Mountain Rose Herbs. 



Lesson 1  Introduction to Vitalism

Lesson 2  Nutrient deficiencies and lifestyle. 

Lesson 3  Complex deficiencies and dietary imbalances

Lesson 4  Autoimmune condition with mental disorder

Lesson 5  Systemic Lupus

Lesson 6  Food Intolerance

Lesson 7  Systemic Inflammation

Lesson 8  Physical and Neurological Conditions

Lesson 9  Sleep Debt

Lesson10  Medication Side Effects

Lesson 11  Physical Manipulation

Lesson 12  Obstacles to Cure

Enrollment for Credit 


To enroll in the course, receive a faculty mentor, and to earn the Continuing Education certificate, follow these steps:

  1. Purchase the course materials in our online store. The materials may be purchased for self-study without further enrollment in the course or tuition. 

  2. When you receive materials, print out the application form or scan it to email. Send it in with the $60 tuition, or make the payment at the school store. 

  3. This entitles you to assignment of a faculty mentor for 12 weeks after we notify you that your enrollment is accepted. You may also request and extension. 

  4. Read the instructions for obtaining CE credit in the read-me-first file with the notes.

  5. Look over the CE questions and review them before listening to the audio. 

  6. Complete any assignments or readings and answer the CE questions for each lesson.

  7. You will receive a certificate reflecting 21 hours of CE credit.


The recorded lectures were delivered by NAIMH Director Paul Bergner in classroom settings, edited and supplemented with studio portions. If you enroll, you will also be assigned a faculty mentor. All our faculty are fully qualified clinical nutritionists as well as medical herbalists. Click here to see Faculty biographies. 

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About This Course
    12 CEU

Term:      12 weeks
Materials:     $49
Tuition:    $60 (optional)

This course may be taken stand-alone, or as a  course in the Western Clinical Herbalism Certificate

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