Advanced Herbal Formulas

CBOT413

By studying 2 simplified formats of herbal combinations – herbal pairs and patent formulas – this course broadens and deepens students’ knowledge of the application of herbal medicine and increases their competency in prescribing herbal formulas. Approximately 150 herbal pairs, selected from the classic texts the Shang Han Lun and the Jin Gui Yao Lue and from modern TCM research and application in China, are discussed in detail. Also explored is an additional 150 of the most effective patent herbal formulas currently used in China, many of which are readily available in North America.

Prerequisites: CBOT401/402    Semester: Summer    Credits: 3    Hours: 45