Herbology 1 – HERB4101 (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

4 Properties

(Si Qi)

四氣

  • Describe the Si Qi.
  • Describe the actions of herbs in relation to Si Qi.
  • Describe the therapeutic significance of Si Qi.
  • Identify the Si Qi of the herbs.

5 Flavours

(Wu Wei)

五味

  • Describe Wu Wei.
  • Describe the actions of herbs in relation to Wu Wei.
  • Describe the therapeutic significance of Wu Wei.
  • Describe Wu Wei of herbs.

Ascending, Descending, Floating, Sinking

(Sheng Jiang Fu Chen)

升降浮沉

  • Describe Sheng Jiang Fu Chen.
  • Describe the actions of herbs in relation to Sheng Jiang Fu Chen.
  • Describe the therapeutic significance of Sheng Jiang Fu Chen.
  • Identify Sheng Jiang Fu Chen of herbs.

Channel Tropism

(Gui Jing)

歸經

  • Describe the actions of herbs in relation to Gui Jing.
  • Describe the therapeutic significance of Gui Jing.
  • Identify Gui Jing of herbs.

Actions

  • Describe the actions of herbs.
  • Describe the relationship between action and categorization of herbs.
  • Differentiate the actions of herbs within the same category.
  • Describe the relationship between actions and the indications of herbs.
  • Describe the therapeutic significance of the actions of herbs.
  • Identify the actions of the herbs.

Indications

  • Describe the indications of herbs.
  • Describe the therapeutic significance of the indications.
  • Identify the indications of the herbs

Toxicity

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