100% Online | Asynchronous | 3 Credits/45 Hours
This course satisfies the Biology or Chemistry course prerequisite for the Doctor of Acupuncture Program completion track.
To register, students must have completed an accredited Master of Acupuncture program or be currently enrolled as a third year student in a Master of Acupuncture program.
This course introduces students to the relationship between the science of plant chemistry and herbal medicine. Students learn the introductory concepts of plant nutraceuticals with an emphasis on safety and research. Topics explored include cannabinoids and pain management, essential oil chemistry and healing, and the chemical compounds in plants that act as medicinal agents.
Chinese Herbal Program Director
Jacqueline serves as the CHP dispensary manager as well as the administrative director of the herbal program. She is a licensed oriental medicine practitioner and is board certified with NCCAOM. Along with expertise in Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine Program 50 acupuncture and oriental medicine, she is also a master’s graduate of the school of applied clinical nutrition at NYCC. Jacqueline currently works as an associate at Tao Integrative Medicine and teaches the herb dispensary practicum aspect of Clinical Skills and Observation.
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 DAC and AcS programs. She served as Chair of the Acupuncture Studies department from 2011 to 2016. She is a licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of Oriental Medicine who is board certified with the NCCAOM. She is also a licensed massage therapist and is board certified with the NCBTMB.