TCM Materia Medica II

American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine ACM 5331 3.00

Herbs are divided into functional categories and are studied with regard to unique and common characteristics. This course introduces herbs that expel wind dampness, herbs that aromatically transform dampness, herbs that drain dampness, herbs that warm the interior and expel cold, herbs that regulate qi, herbs that relieve food stagnation, herbs that expel parasites, herbs that stop bleeding, and herbs that invigorate the blood. Students are introduced to the characteristics of the herbs, including their Chinese names (pinyin), nature, entering channels, therapeutic functions and contraindications. Prerequisite: ACM5230. ACM 5230

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