Herbal Medicine 5

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This class continues the study of TCM herbal medicine, both formulas and materia medica. Categories for this module will include herbs and formulas that extinguish wind, open the orifices, treat phlegm, reduce food stagnation, and expel parasites. Approximately 40 formulas from these categories will be included, with their constituents, functions and indications, and standard modifications. The module will also include study of approximately 75 Chinese medicinal, including their taste, temperature, functions, indications, dosage, and contraindications. Practical experience in identifying and handling the medicinal themselves as well as grouping them into formulas will prepare the students for their role in dispensing the herbs in the student clinic. (Prerequisite: HM1-424)

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