100% Online | Asynchronous | 3 Credits/45 Hours
This course satisfies the Biology or Chemistry corequisite for the Doctor of Acupuncture Program.
This course introduces students to the relationship between the science of plant chemistry and herbal medicine. Students study the basic principles of phytochemistry and learn common chemical compounds located within plants of the Materia Medica. Topics explored include cannabinoids and pain management, essential oil chemistry and healing, and the chemical compounds in plants that act as medicinal agents.
To register, students must have completed an accredited Master of Acupuncture program or be currently enrolled in a Master of Acupuncture program.
Chinese Herbal MEDICINE Program Director
Jacqueline Lacava serves as our Dispensary Manager as well as the Director of the Chinese Herbal Medicine Program. She is a licensed practitioner of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, and is board certified with NCCAOM. Along with expertise in acupuncture and Chinese medicine, she is also a graduate of the School of Applied Clinical Nutrition at NYCC.
Doctor of Acupuncture Program Director
Dr. Janet Leidy serves as the Director of the Doctor of Acupuncture Program and also serves as Associate Professor in both the Doctor of Acupuncture and Master of Acupuncture programs. She served as Chair of the Acupuncture Studies department from 2011 to 2016. She is a licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of Chinese Medicine who is board certified with the NCCAOM. She is also a licensed massage therapist and is board certified with the NCBTMB.
For students who take CHP632 prior to enrolling in the CHP program, they will have their CHP 632 tuition credited toward their CHP tuition.