Advanced Herbal Prescription Writing Courses (Distance Learning)


Instructor Mark Frost, MSTCM, L.Ac.

Advanced Herbal Prescription Writing Distance Learning 8 Course Set (Distance Learning)

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 Distance Learning Credit by the NCCAOM. Approved for Distance Learning Credit by the California Acupuncture Board. Each course can be purchased individually, or the set of 8 can be purchased at a discounted price. Note: The first course is a prerequisite before any additional courses can be taken.

Courses & Recording Dates

Individual Course Descriptions

Course 1: Introduction to Course Information & Material, Herbs that Release Exterior

Recorded on 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.
  5. Following the course introduction, we will review herbs in the Release Exterior category

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Course 2: Clear Heat, Eliminate Wind Dampness

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

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

Recorded on 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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Course 5: Stop Bleeding, Warm Interior, Tonify Qi

Recorded on 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

Recorded on 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

Recorded on February 8, 2021

In the seventh class we will take an in-depth look at the most frequently used herbs within the Astringents and Calm Spirit 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: Open Orifices, Extinguish Wind & Tremor, Detailed in-class Case Study

Recorded on February 22, 2021

In the eighth class we will take an in-depth look at the most frequently used herbs within the Open Orifices and 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.





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ACCESSING THE COURSE CONTENT

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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. All courses are approved by the NCCAOM, Provider #683, for 2 hours each of continuing education in AOM-BIO.

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.

RECORDING ACCESS

The webinar recordings will be available for playback for up to 2 years from purchase.

CEU CREDIT REQUIREMENTS

To receive continuing education credits, the student must complete the course worksheet for each course. At the end of the course worksheet, the confirmation page will provide the student with the link to the course assessment. Passing of the course is 8 out of 10 questions correct for each assessment. Students will have an opportunity to repeat an assessment that does not receive a passing score after the initial attempt.

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