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Traditional Herbal Medicine Program

Herbal Medicine Program

Acupuncture and Chinese traditional herbal medicine exist as historical counterparts intersecting often and combining to provide medicine that philosophically endows the basic principle of yin/yang. Acupuncture, using needles to puncture the skin to affect the internal processes of the body is balanced by the working of traditional herbal medicine which improves health from the inside-out. Chinese herbal medicine has a long history of evidence of effective treatment for diseases that can be a favorable alternative to modern medical interventions and drugs.

NEW! Sunday classes are online! Thursday classes are on campus!

The Eastern School's Chinese Herbal Certification program is structured to provide flexibility and educational viability for our students. Dr. Thomas Kouo, DAOM, L.Ac., Dipl.OM, the herbal chair of the Council of Colleges (CCAOM), has led a team to oversee the restructuring of the herbal medicine program to maintain current standards from the NCCAOM exam as well as provide a strong foundation for those moving forward into Doctoral level education. Our one day online and one day on campus course schedule allows practitioners to maintain their thriving and busy practices while keeping the weekly program workload manageable. Students will study and examine clinical cases from our clinic as well as cases from their own practices and learn to diagnose, understand, and treat from a Chinese herbal perspective. Our excellent herbal faculty brings their extensive knowledge and experience to the classroom and clinic to help students learn the many possibilities in the practice of this ancient art. Learning Chinese herbology is difficult, but it is also fun! Begin this lifelong learning journey with the Eastern School and join the many practitioners and scholars of this medicine that will continue to shape the way that we live today and in the future.

ESATM Traditional Herbal Medicine students at the New York state herbal farm location-High Falls Foundation, Inc.
ESATM Traditional Herbal Medicine students at the
New York state herbal farm location-High Falls Foundation, Inc.

The Herbal program is open to:

  • Second year, second trimester ESATM students.
  • Licensed acupuncturists.
  • Eligible transfer students who have a minimum of two years of acupuncture education.

NEW! Are you a licensed healthcare professional? You may be eligible to enter the herbal program! Contact the admissions department for more information!

As it is only offered as a part-time program, financial aid is not available. Check with the finance office about available monthly payment plans.

For more information about the Traditional Herbal Program please contact the admissions office or visit the links below.