Integrative Materia Medica – Western Herbs Through the Lens of TCM


This course teaches the therapeutic application of western herbs using TCM energetic diagnostic principles. Students learn 40 commonly used herbs, many of which grow locally. Participants gain knowledge in using plant medicine to confidently treat the TCM patterns of common ailments such as anxiety, coughs and colds, depression, digestive upset, menstrual irregularities, pain management, sleep disturbances, stress and more. This course is comprehensive, yet simple enough to immediately understand and apply in practice. Monographs are provided and each herb is sampled in various forms including teas and tinctures.

Prerequisites: OM101/102 and strong recommendation for OM201/202    Credits: 3    Hours: 45

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