24-Day Certificate Course in Chinese Herbal Medicine

24-Day Certificate Course in Chinese Herbal Medicine is unique to Asante Academy. This course is fully accredited by the Traditional Chinese Medicine Accreditation Board (TCMAB).

The Asante Academy Chinese Herbal Medicine Certificate Course (AA Certificate CHM) is designed for acupuncturists who want to extend their practice repertoire to include Chinese herbal medicine, or for Chinese herbal medicine practitioners who wish to upgrade their academic skills, and public interests.

24-Day Certificate Course in Chinese Herbal Medicine Structure

The course is taught over 24 training days, which take place every other weekend (Normal Saturdays) between 10.00am and 4.00pm. This course is a combination of clinical training and theory learning.

Clinical placements are undertaken in the Asanté Academy. Extra clinical placement can also be arranged at a cost of £120 per day.

Theory covers the following topics (see Course Syllabus) in the form of lectures and seminars. The final day is a written and practical examination.

24-Day Certificate Course in Chinese Herbal Medicine Syllabus

 Part 1: TCM Basic Theory

Part 2: TCM Diagnosis (Four examinations)

  • Observation (include Tongue diagnosis)
  • Asking (10 questions)
  • Hearing and smelling
  • Palpitation (include pulse taking)

Part 3: Aetiology and Pathogenesis of TCM

  • Internal causes of disease – 7 Qing (emotions)
  • External causes of disease – 7 evils
  • 4 levels disease pattern identification
  • 8 principle pattern identification
  • Fluids and Zangfu pathology

Part 4: Chinese Materia Medica

  • General theories in TCM materia medica
  • Commonly used materia medica

Part 5: Clinical Herbal Formulary

  • General theories in Clinical herbal formulary
  • Commonly used Clinical herbal formulary

Part 6: Clinical Treatment of Chinese Herbal Medicine

  • General principle of herbal medicine treatment
  • Pain management
  • Internal conditions
  • Neurological and psychological conditions
  • Gynaecological conditions
  • Others: skin, ENT, etc

Part 7: Clinical practice

This is one of our Asanté Academy unique advantages as a training clinic. Students will be following our experienced supervisor/teacher, mostly one to one, to learn Chinese herbal medicine in a real clinical practice. Time for training is flexible and you can choose the days you wish to attend.


24-Day Certificate Course in Chinese Herbal Medicine Fees

Fees for the 24-Day Certificate Course in Chinese Herbal Medicine are £2880. Payment can be made in instalments.


On successful completion of the course and examination, and provided you have received training in Anatomy and Physiology, either before or during the course, then you will be awarded the Asante Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine.


In order to practice Chinese herbal medicine, you will need to apply for insurance once you have completed the course. In the UK, graduates of this course are eligible to buy insurance through apply a membership of several professional bodies.


Teaching for the 24-Day Certificate Course in Chinese Herbal Medicine is on a one to one basis, however, it is also possible to organise group bookings for 3 or more people. For group bookings, we are able to offer a discounted rate on course fees. Please contact the clinic directly for more information. This course is run throughout the year. Start dates are flexible and can be arranged between the student(s) and teaching doctor(s).


To apply to join the course please contact the Asanté Academy office for an application pack and prospectus on 020 8347 6677 or email info@asante-academy.com