The 24-Day Certificate Course in Chinese Herbal Medicine is unique to Asante Academy.
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
Teaching for this course 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).
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
- Yin and Yang
- Five elements
- Vital substances – Qi, Jing, Blood, Body Fluids, Shen
- Zangfu internal organs
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, (£120 per day). 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. Our staff can provide you with more information relating to governing bodies and insurance.
This course is now recognised and validated by the IPTI (Independent Professional Therapists International). All students who complete this course may apply for IPTI membership and practice insurance.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org