Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine
Our next class begins January 2019. Come visit Asheville and sit-in on a CCHM weekend. Our Admissions Director would be happy to help you make arrangements.
Our hybrid program combines the best aspects of face-to-face and online learning!
Our Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine program is a postgraduate course for acupuncture practitioners who are seeking comprehensive training in Chinese Herbal medicine. The 24-month program teaches practitioners to safely and effectively incorporate the use of Chinese herbs into their clinical practice. Graduates of this program are qualified to sit for the NCCAOM exam in Chinese Herbology. The following states require this exam and/or herbal certification to practice herbal medicine or for state acupuncture licensure: Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Florida.
With the hybrid class format, there’s now less travel time and more dynamic class assignments for you to use outside resources. Our newly designed program now meets in-person only 4-5 times each term. Students can easily maintain their current practice while attending school with our convenient, modular format.
Students explore the unique properties of over 300 individual Chinese herbs and the composition and therapeutic functions of over 150 traditional prescriptions. The curriculum also includes the study of prepared medicines, essential oils, food therapy and drug-herb interactions. Clinical training consists of 210 hours of experience in the herbal dispensary and supervised practice creating and modifying formulas for individual patients.
Building on previous Chinese medicine theory and acupuncture training, graduates will be able to:
- Prepare herbal formulas in various forms.
- Modify herbal prescriptions to meet the needs of each individual patient.
- Manage patient cases and know when to make appropriate referrals.
- Explain common drug-herb interactions.
- Pass the NCCAOM Chinese Herbology certification exam.
Daoist Traditions is approved by ACAOM to offer the Certificate of Chinese Herbal Medicine (CCHM) program as an AOM related program, however, this certificate program is not accredited or pre-accredited (candidacy) by ACAOM. ACAOM does not accredit herbal certificate programs. Graduates of this program are not considered to have graduated from an ACAOM accredited or candidate program and may not rely on ACAOM accreditation or candidacy for professional licensure or other purposes. Students in the CCHM program are not eligible to participate in federal grant and loan programs.