Herbology 1

Herbology 1 – HERB 4101 (60 hours)

Apply knowledge of the following properties and functions of TCM herbs (about of 400 single herbs) in treatment planning:

  • herbs that release the exterior
  • herbs that clear heat
  • downward draining herbs
  • herbs that drain dampness
  • herbs that dispel wind-dampness
  • herbs that transform phlegm and stop coughing
  • aromatic herbs that transform dampness
  • herbs that relieve food stagnation

四氣si qi (four properties)

  1. Describe the si qi (four properties).
  2. Describe the actions of herbs in relation to si qi (four properties).
  3. Describe the therapeutic significance of si qi (four properties).
  4. Identify the si qi (four properties) of the herbs

五味wu wei (five flavours)

  1. Describe the wu wei (five flavours).
  2. Describe the actions of herbs in relation to wu wei (five flavours).
  3. Describe the therapeutic significance of wu wei (five flavours).
  4. Identify the wu wei (five flavours) of the herbs

升降浮沉sheng jiang fu chen (ascending, descending, floating, sinking)

  1. Describe sheng jiang fu chen (ascending, descending, floating, sinking).
  2. Describe the actions of herbs in relation to sheng jiang fu chen (ascending, descending, floating, sinking).
  3. Describe the therapeutic significance of sheng jiang fu chen (ascending, descending, floating, sinking).
  4. Identify the sheng jiang fu chen (ascending, descending, floating, sinking) of the herbs.

歸經gui jing (channel tropism) Describe gui jing (channel tropism)

  1. Describe the actions of herbs in relation to gui jing (channel tropism).
  2. Describe the therapeutic significance of gui jing (channel tropism).
  3. Identify the gui jing (channel tropism) of the herbs

Actions

  1. Describe the actions of herbs.
  2. Describe the relationship between action and categorization of herbs.
  3. Differentiate the actions of herbs within the same category.
  4. Describe the relationship between actions and the indications of herbs.
  5. Describe the therapeutic significance of the actions of herbs.
  6. Identify the actions of the herbs

Indications

  1. Describe the indications of herbs.
  2. Describe the therapeutic significance of the indications.
  3. Identify the indications of the herbs

Toxicity

  1. Describe the concept of toxicity of herbs.
  2. Describe the dosage ranges and cautions when using toxic herbs.
  3. Identify herbs that are designated as toxic or restricted under Canadian regulations.