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Chinese Herbal Medicine Diploma Courses


Mandatory requirement to register this course:
Finished the course “Foundation of Chinese Medicine” with satisfactory results.
Potential candidates for this course includes: acupuncturists, Tuina therapists, Shiatsu practitioners

Traditional Chinese herbs used in herbal medicine

Chinese Herbal Medicine Course takes 2 years after the study of Foundation of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has evolved over thousands of years. TCM practitioners use various herbal formulas to address health problems.
Chinese Herbs are prescribed to restore energy balance to the opposing forces of energy – Yin and Yang – that run through meridians in the body. Chinese Herbs can act on the body as powerfully as pharmaceutical drugs and should be treated with the same caution and respect.

Recommended Books:

  • Chinese Herbal Medicine, Materia Medica and Chinese Herbal Medicine, (volume 1), Dan Bensky
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine, Formulas & Strategies (volume 2), Dan Bensky
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine, Materia Medica, Dan Bensky
  • The Practice of Herbs and Formulae (syllabi), Dutch Acupuncture Academy.
  • Chinese Herbal Medicines: Comparisons and Characteristics, Yifan Yang
  • Chinese Herbal Formulas: Treatment Principles and Composition Strategies, Yifan Yang
  • Chinese Medicine Study Guide: Formulae, Li Qing-ye
  • Chinese Medicine Study Guide: Materia Medica, Zhong Gan Sheng
  • Clinical Essentials of Contemporary Series Chinese Medicine, Fundaments of Formulas of Chinese Medicine, Liu Gongwang
  • Clinical Essentials of Contemporary Series Chinese Medicine, Development of Formulas of Chinese Medicine, Kiu Gongwang
  • Foundations of Theory For Ancient Chinese Medicine, Shan Han Lun and Contemporay Medical Texts. Guohui Liu
  • Modern Study and Application of Materia Medica, Dong Zhi Lin and Yu Shu Fang

Chinese Herbal Medicine Year 1


Class Schedule: 10:00 am – 17:00

Study year 2023-2024

September 23 + 24 – online

October 21 + 22 – online

November 18 + 19 – online

December 16 + 17 – online

Januari 20 + 21 – online

February 17 + 18 – physical

March 16 + 17 – online

April 20 + 21 – online

May 01 + 02 – online

June 22 + 23 – physical

Midterm Exam: February 2024

Exam: July 2024

Lecturers: Jie Li, Zhigang Yang, Weixiang Wang, Marlon Tjin-A-Koeng

Lecture address

This location is valid from September 2023 on

Chinese Herbal Medicine Course consists of online education and physical education in the ratio of 7:3. The first year education focus on the features, action of commonly-used single herbs, and classical formulas as well as the strategy on making the formulas, whilst the second year focus on how to make individual herbal prescriptions for different diseases with different patterns. 

Chinese herbal medicine

Study Guide 2023-2024

Download the study guide for the academic year 2023-2024 via the button below.