TCM Materia Medica III

American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine ACM 5432 3.00

Herbs are divided into functional categories and are studied with regard to unique and common characteristics. This course introduces herbs that transform phlegm, herbs that relieve coughing and wheezing, herbs that calm the spirit, herbs that aromatically open the orifices, herbs that extinguish wind and stop tremors, herbs that tonify the qi and blood, herbs that tonify the yin and yang, and herbs that stabilize and bind. Students are introduced to the characteristics of the herbs, including their Chinese names (pinyin), nature, entering channels, therapeutic functions and contraindications. Prerequisite: ACM5230 ACM5230

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