Advanced Herbal Prescription Writing Courses


Instructor Mark Frost, MSTCM, L.Ac.

Advanced Herbal Prescription Writing 8 Course Set

This 8-course series presents the art of custom herbal prescription writing. The course covers the four essential skills necessary for practitioners to be able to write herbal prescriptions individually tailored to the needs of each patient. These include a review of patient interviewing skills, enhanced diagnostic evaluation, the necessity of a detailed treatment principle, and a revisiting of herb categories in order to clearly differentiate the unique applications of herbs within each category. The course will provide you with information you will use the very next day in your office. Most importantly you will learn new ways of seeing and thinking. Practice case studies for you to do outside of class will be provided with each module.

"I cannot teach you everything you need to know in three years, but I can teach you how to think and to learn from your patients. You should never stop learning." Dr. Yat Ki Lai, ACTCM Co-Founder.

This is being offered as a set of 8 courses that will each offer 2 CEUs. Approved for Live Credit by the NCCAOM. Approved for Live Credit by the California Acupuncture Board. Each course can be purchased individually. All courses are also approved for Distance Learning. Note: The first course is a prerequisite before any additional courses can be taken.

After each course is broadcast, a distance learning option will be made available. If you purchase the 8 course series but you are unable to attend a live broadcast, you will have the option to complete the distance learning option for that course instead. All attendees will have access to the original recorded broadcast for up to 2 years.

Live Broadcast Dates & Individual Course Links

Individual Course Descriptions

Course 1: Introduction to Course Information & Material

October 5, 2020

The art of custom herbal prescription writing comes from a synthesis of several skills. Essential in all aspects of clinical care is the ability to conduct a thorough, comprehensive patient interview. A sample case study will be presented outlining all of these essential steps and will include a custom herbal formula developed through the use of these newly learned skills.

  1. We will discuss the details specific to TCM that allows the physician to interview the patient in a comprehensive manner.
  2. We will review TCM diagnostic methods with an eye specifically toward herbal medicine treatment.
  3. The essential step in developing a thorough treatment plan is writing a detailed treatment principle. We will discuss this step in detail as it is the most frequently overlooked step between diagnosis and treatment.
  4. Finally, we will discuss the necessary ability to differentiate individual herbs within single herb categories based on best use of individual herbs.

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The signup for Course 1 Live broadcast is now closed. A Distance Learning option will be posted soon.

Course 2: Release Exterior, Clear Heat, Eliminate Wind Dampness

October 19, 2020

In the second class we will take an in-depth look at the most frequently used herbs within the Clear Heat, Drain Downward, and Eliminate Wind Damp categories. The review will include graphs comparing individual herb functions, thermal properties, entering meridians and best use for each herb. Discussion will include examples of specific applications of herbs within the category, and common Dui Yao combinations used frequently in classic herbal prescriptions. Brief case studies will also be used to highlight specific functions of herbs. Student questions will be answered when presented.

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The signup for Course 2 Live broadcast is now closed. A Distance Learning option will be posted soon.

Course 3: Aromatic Transform Damp, Transform Damp, Transform Phlegm

November 2, 2020

In the third class we will take an in-depth look at the most frequently used herbs within the Aromatic Transform Damp, Transform Damp, and Transform Phlegm categories. The review will include graphs comparing individual herb functions, thermal properties, entering meridians and best use for each herb. Discussion will include examples of specific applications of herbs within the category, and common Dui Yao combinations used frequently in classic herbal prescriptions. Brief case studies will also be used to highlight specific functions of herbs. Student questions will be answered when presented.

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The signup for Course 3 Live broadcast is now closed. A Distance Learning option will be posted soon.

Course 4: Stop Cough & Wheezing, Regulate Qi, Regulate Blood

November 16, 2020

In the fourth class we will take an in-depth look at the most frequently used herbs within the Stop cough & Wheezing, Regulate Qi, and Regulate Blood categories. The review will include graphs comparing individual herb functions, thermal properties, entering meridians and best use for each herb. Discussion will include examples of specific applications of herbs within the category, and common Dui Yao combinations used frequently in classic herbal prescriptions. Brief case studies will also be used to highlight specific functions of herbs. Student questions will be answered when presented. A detailed case study will be presented at the end of this class to highlight course materials learned up to this point.

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The signup for Course 4 Live broadcast is now closed. A Distance Learning option will be posted soon.

Course 5: Stop Bleeding, Warm Interior, Tonify Qi

January 11, 2021

In the fifth class we will take an in-depth look at the most frequently used herbs within the Stop Bleeding, Warm Interior, and Tonify Qi categories. The review will include graphs comparing individual herb functions, thermal properties, entering meridians and best use for each herb. Discussion will include examples of specific applications of herbs within the category, and common Dui Yao combinations used frequently in classic herbal prescriptions. Brief case studies will also be used to highlight specific functions of herbs. Student questions will be answered when presented.

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Course 6: Tonify Blood, Tonify Yin, Tonify Yang

January 25, 2021

In the sixth class we will take an in-depth look at the most frequently used herbs within the Tonify Blood, Tonify Yin and Tonify Yang categories. The review will include graphs comparing individual herb functions, thermal properties, entering meridians and best use for each herb. Discussion will include examples of specific applications of herbs within the category, and common Dui Yao combinations used frequently in classic herbal prescriptions. Brief case studies will also be used to highlight specific functions of herbs. Student questions will be answered when presented.

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Course 7: Astringents, Calm Spirit, Open Orifice

February 8, 2021

In the seventh class we will take an in-depth look at the most frequently used herbs within the Astringents, Calm Spirit, and Open Oriface categories. The review will include graphs comparing individual herb functions, thermal properties, entering meridians and best use for each herb. Discussion will include examples of specific applications of herbs within the category, and common Dui Yao combinations used frequently in classic herbal prescriptions. Brief case studies will also be used to highlight specific functions of herbs. Student questions will be answered when presented. Mini case studies will be utilized during the lecture to highlight various herb application.

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Course 8: Extinguish Wind & Tremor, Detailed in-class Case Study

February 22, 2021

In the eighth class we will take an in-depth look at the most frequently used herbs within the Extinguish Wind & Tremor category. The review will include graphs comparing individual herb functions, thermal properties, entering meridians and best use for each herb. Discussion will include examples of specific applications of herbs within the category, and common Dui Yao combinations used frequently in classic herbal prescriptions. At the end of the class a detailed case study will be presented and afford the students an opportunity to participate in both the development of a treatment principle and the selection of herbs for the final custom prescription.

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All 8 courses are approved for 2 hours each of Live Credit by the NCCAOM, Provider #683 in AOM-BIO and are approved for 2 hours each of Live Attendance Continuing Education Credit by the California Acupuncture Board provider #680 in Category 1. All courses are also approved for the post-broadcast Distance Learning option.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Mark W. Frost, MSTCM, L.Ac. is chair of the Herbal Medicine Department at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, California. Professor Frost teaches in both the Masters and Doctoral Programs, serves as a clinical supervisor in colleges Community Clinic, and has had a private practice in San Francisco for over 30 years. He is the author of numerous articles on Chinese herbal medicine and has presented at several TCM conferences since 2014.





CLASS PURCHASE

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

All courses have been approved by the California Acupuncture Board, Provider #680, for 2 hours each of continuing education in category 1 as live attendance credits. All courses are approved by the NCCAOM, Provider #683, for 2 hours each of live continuing education in AOM-BIO. Distance learning has also been approved for California Acupuncture Board and NCCAOM for all courses.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Mayway will refund 80% of the course fees if the cancellation is at least two weeks before the start of the class (or first class for bundles), none thereafter.

COUPON & HERBS FOR SALE

Attendees will receive a coupon for use on the Mayway website. (Use of coupon or purchase of Mayway herbal products is not required to attend a Mayway sponsored educational event.)

MATERIALS & HANDOUTS

A PDF handout will be included for each course. The instructor recommends Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica, 3rd Edition by Dan Bensky, Steven Clavey & Eric Stöger

POST-BROADCAST RECORDING

The webinar broadcast will be recorded and attendees will have access to the recording for up to 2 years after the class.

WEBINAR ATTENDEE INFORMATION

  • Attendance: Webinar attendees must log in to receive live CEU/PDA credit. This is a live broadcast and online participants are encouraged to submit questions for the instructor during the broadcast for clarification. Attendance will be checked and verified.
  • Technical Requirements: The webinar is web-based or it can be viewed using an app. Fast internet connection such as DSL or cable is highly recommended. Sound on your device is required. You can test and troubleshoot your connection here.
  • Logging on: You will receive a registration email at least 7 days prior to the course date. Please use the link to register for the webinar when you receive the email. Once completed, you will receive a second email with a link to join the webinar. We recommend that you download the software at that time or at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the class to ensure you have enough time to complete the software setup process before the class begins.
  • Questions during class: You may ask the instructor questions during the webinar by typing them into the chat box in the webinar software. Depending on the instructor's preferences, questions may be held until later in the class. The instructor will read your question out loud to benefit all attendees.
  • Recording: A recording of the webinar will be available to all attendees. Post course editing may take up to 7 days. You will be emailed a link at that point and the recording will be accessible to you for 2 years from the date of the broadcast.

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