45 Units 450 Hours
Advanced Formula: Shang Han Lun 3 units / 30 hrs
Six Channel Diagnosis (Taiyang, yangming, shaoyang, shaoyin, taiyin, and jueyin), Zang-fu diagnosis, and the therapeutic process and prognosis for cold-induced disorders and internal diseases from the ancient Chinese medical classics Shang Han Lun, known in English as the Treatise on Cold Damage Disorders or the Treatise on Cold Injury. This is a Chinese medical treatise compiled by Zhang Zhongjing during the Eastern Han dynasty (25-220CE).
Advanced Formula: Jin Kui Yao Lue 3 units / 30 hrs
Students will learn the formulas presented in the Han Dynasty classic Jin Kui Yao Lue, which is known in English as the Synopsis of Prescriptions of the Golden Cabinet. The differential diagnosis and the therapeutic process and prognosis of miscellaneous diseases will be covered along with the formulas. It is a Chinese medical treatise compiled by Zhang Zhongjing during the Eastern Han dynasty (25-220CE).
Advanced Formula: Wen Bing 3 units / 30 hrs
Students will learn the basic concepts of the Wen Bing School of Chinese medicine and the differential diagnosis and treatment of febrile disease based on the systems of the Four Level Theory (Wei, Qi Ying, Xue) and Three Jiao Theory expounded in the TCM Febrile Diseases (Wen Bing) Classics. The seven types of warm pathogen disease are discussed, including wind-warmth (feng wen), spring warmth (Chuan wen), autumn dryness (qiu zao), warm toxin (wen du), summer heat warmth (shu wen), damp warmth (Shi wen) and lurking summer heat (fu shu).
Pair of Herbs/ Dui Yao 3 units / 30 hrs
Class describes Chinese herbs in context of comparative functions and herb combination, emphasizing on the pairing of certain herbs in various formula writing to enhance synergistic effects and how to prepare small dosage of herbal formulas in clinical practice. This course enhances the student’s knowledge of materia medica and herbal formulary in the context of zang fu organ pattern differentiation.
Formula Writing 3 units / 30 hrs
Practical training of constructing herbal formulas based on the principles of classical herbal formulation and therapeutic functions is covered. Major formulas currently used in Chinese medicine will be analyzed according to the classical hierarchy of its ingredients and students will learn to modify the herbs and dosages to suit the patient’s constitutional needs. Students will also learn the therapeutic actions and clinical indications of the written formula including prohibitions and contraindications.