Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine Program

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Program Description

The Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine Program is designed for licensed acupuncturists and graduates of acupuncture degree programs who wish to add herbal expertise as a component of their professional practices without having to complete an entire Traditional Chinese Medicine degree program.

There are a total of 33 credits (495 hours) of didactic courses and 12 credits (360 hours) of clinical training in the program, offered over a span of five trimesters (one year and eight months). The didactic courses introduce the student to over 400 individual herbs and 250 major formulas, including patent formulas, and move on to herbal treatment strategy, application of the herbal formulas for the treatment of commonly seen clinical syndromes, consideration and analysis of specific cases, and toxicity / safe use of herbs.

The clinical progression moves from Observation, where students learn herbal pharmacy skills, to Internship, where students assume responsibility for the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Certificate Program students will have to take exams to qualify for Junior Internship (focusing on individual herbs), for Senior Internship (focusing on herbal formulas), and for graduation from the program. By the end of the internship training, students must also submit a minimum of 100 case reports.

NYCTCM's Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and qualifies students to sit for the NCCAOM Chinese Herbology examination. Passing the Chinese Herbology examination will qualify licensed acupuncturists to apply for NCCAOM Diplomate status in Chinese Herbology.

Last updated Dec 2020

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