Combining Western Herbs and Chinese Medicine:
15-day Basic Training
Jeremy has developed a new practical system for diagnosis and treatment that integrates Western herbal traditions, Chinese medicine and Phytopharmacology. This 15-day training provides the foundation for this system, and is the foundation for safe and effective treatment, using Western herbs.
This course at a glance
06.–08.03.2020; 19.–21.06.2020; 11.–13.09.2020; 20.–22.11.2020; 26.–28.03.2021
Fr. – Su., 9:00–17:00
Jeremy Ross and Dr. Lingky Tan-Bleinroth
The lecture notes for this course will be available in both German and English.
Please define your preferred language in the sign-up form below.
CHF 2 950.–
About this course
Who can benefit from this course?
This course is suitable for practitioners with a basic understanding of the organ syndromes of Chinese medicine. For example, doctors, acupuncture practitioners, Western herbalists, and Chinese herbalists. No prior training in Western herbs or Chinese herbs is required.
Note: This training is about Western herbs, although a few Chinese herbs are included.
Combining Western Herbs, Chinese Medicine, and Phytopharmacology
Jeremy has developed a new system that successfully integrates three paradigms:
Western herbal tradition
This 15-day training provides the foundation for this system, and is the foundation for safe and effective treatment, using Western herbs.
The 15-day training emphasizes clinical practice, and participants are encouraged to use the herbs in clinical practice from the second day of the training, and given full details of dose, dispensing and safety.
New system of Diagnosis and Treatment
Jeremy has developed a new practical system for diagnosis and treatment that can be used in both acupuncture and herbal medicine. This system is useful for beginners and advanced users alike. This system makes choice of single herbs and herb combinations quick, easy, and accurate.
4 Imbalances and 5 Organs
The heart of this new system is the concept that all illness can be defined in terms of the 4 main things that go wrong with energy of the body: Deficiency, Stagnation, Disturbance, and Excess. The principles of treatment to correct these Imbalances are tonify, move, calm, and drain respectively.
There are over 90 different Organ syndromes in Chinese medicine. Jeremy's system simplifies this complexity by organizing these syndromes in terms of the 4 Imbalances. And for each syndrome, 3 Differential Questions are given that distinguish it from similar syndromes. These Differential Questions are easily understood by patients, and make differential diagnosis and herb choice much easier for the practitioner.
The following free material is available online to participants:
Interactive PDF of Patient and Herb Diagrams
Video explaining the interactive PDF
Video explaining 4 Imbalances and 5 Organs
Video explaining Differential Questions
The following 3 textbooks are essential for the course:
Integrative Chinesische Medizin by Jeremy Ross: publication date early 2020
Eine Klinische Materia Medica, 2. Auflage by Jeremy Ross
Die Rezepturen: Der sichere Weg zur individuellen Verschreibung by Jeremy Ross
Herb tasting is an excellent way for practitioners to learn about the energetics of the herbs by direct experience. And it's fun!
single herbs over 20 different Western herbs are tasted during the 15-day training, and systematic records are kept of tastes, temperature effects, and direction of energy
herb combinations over 20 different herb combinations are tasted and tested, so that practitioners can feel the effectiveness of these combinations in their own bodies.
Tasting is voluntary