The CCHM certificate is designed for students interested in a comprehensive education in Chinese herbal medicine with an emphasis on historical doctors and currents of thought, complex theory, and advanced diagnostic and treatment strategies.
The curriculum is taught from a historical perspective to ground students in the history and development of ideas and currents of thought throughout Chinese history. Classical and modern approaches to treatment are explored with special emphasis on advanced topics. Students have extensive classroom learning and hands-on experience with at least 210 hours of clinical practice in the Won Institute Student Clinic and herbal dispensary. Through treatment, supervision, meditation, and discussion in the classroom, clinic, and herbal dispensary, students develop clinical skills in treating with Chinese herbs, such as diagnosis, formula planning, treatment delivery, and patient management.