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Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine
Now accepting applications for fall 2022
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About the Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine Program
The Won Institute’s Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine Program (CHP) allows practitioners to better address disease, ailments and illness with their patients. The program focuses on the therapeutic use of Chinese herbal medicine with an emphasis on classical and modern approaches to treatment to elevate their current acupuncture practice. The experienced faculty at the Won Institute provide instruction and insight that allow students to develop an understanding of Chinese herbology and medicine by learning the use of over 300 Chinese herbs and how to combine more than 100 common herbal formulas. Meditation is incorporated into class time to enhance mindfulness in learning and clinical practice. Through the Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine Program, students learn how to use acupuncture in combination with Chinese herbal medicine to treat patients internal conditions. This is a hybrid program and on campus lecture classes are held one weekend per month. Students can review lectures and other course materials online at their convenience.
Designed for both current acupuncture students and licensed acupuncturists, the Chinese Herbal Medicine Certificate program is an ACAOM accredited program. This program offers flexibility, takes two years to complete, and prepares students to sit for the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) Chinese Herbology Exam. This is a hybrid program and on campus lecture classes are held one weekend per month. Students can review lectures and other course materials online at their convenience. Chinese Herbal Medicine Certificate students have a variety of clinical shift options to choose from for the clinical internship.
TRADITIONAL CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE
Students spend the final thirteen months of the program treating patients in the Won Institute’s Chinese Herbal Medicine Student Clinic. Using a combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, packaged on-site at the Institute’s herbal dispensary, students develop an understanding of how the two branches can be used to support one another and treat patients more effectively. The Chinese Herbal Medicine clinical internship provides students the opportunity to perfect their diagnosis and technical skills, while also learning to create integrated acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine treatments for their patients.
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by Jacqueline Lacava L.OM, Dipl.OM A Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine is ideal for licensed acupuncturists who want to improve the quality of their patients’