HB401 Herbal Prescription I
3 Units/30 Hours
Prerequisites: HB301, HB302, HB303, HB304
This is the first of four courses in the Herbal Prescription series. This course emphasizes the Chinese Herbal Medicine principles and theory including relevant botany concepts in a comprehensive guide to a variety of herbal formulas by studying their ingredients, properties, actions or functions, indications, cautions and contraindications, and their modifications. An emphasis is placed on the roles played by the individual herbs in the formula and the pathology patterns for which each formula is used clinically. Categories covered in Herbal Prescription I include the Release the Exterior, Drain Downwards, Clear Heat, Harmonizing, and Dispel Summer Heat.