Maryland University of Integrative Health’s two-year Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Chinese Herbs integrates classical Chinese medicine with a Constitutional Five-Element perspective. The program is rooted in the history of ideas of Chinese herbal medicine from the classics to contemporary practice. Its flexible weekend format is designed for licensed acupuncturists and current acupuncture students.
The 37-credit program provides a deep and thorough understanding of Chinese herbs and formulas in the didactic component. Clinical training, consisting of 210 hours, includes direct diagnostic calibration with experienced supervisors and practical dispensary training in MUIH’s extensive herbal dispensary. Students also learn advanced specialty topics, including pediatrics, gynecology, dermatology, autoimmune disorders, and men's health. Graduates are confident in their ability to be effective and knowledgeable practitioners of Chinese herbal medicine.
- Unique in the nation for its integration of Constitutional Five Element perspectives, classical Chinese medicine, Eight-Principle diagnosis, and Zang-Fu pattern differentiation.
- Features highly experienced and nationally recognized scholars and practitioners including Program Director Kerri Westhauser, Z’ev Rosenberg, Sabine Wilms, Anne Jeffres, Brandt Stickley and Steve Kaufman.
- Enhanced specialty focus in the second year has included pediatrics, oncology, gynecology, gastroenterology, ENT, dermatology, traumatology, and rheumatology.
- Prepares graduates to sit for the Chinese herbology certification exam offered by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
- Eligible for federal financial aid.