CD-Set, Notes, and Supplemental Readings and
Texts may be purchased separately without
enrollment in the course and with no additional
- Learn how to
devise a formula for each patient, rather than
for each condition.
- Learn a set
practical clinical herbal actions that will
accurately predict the physiological effects
expected in the patient.
- Learn how herbal
actions are combined, focused, or modified
through herbal pairing
- Learn the art of
herbal pairing to create 2-3 herb compounds
- Learn from a
database of herbal pairs complied from more
than 160 years of North American herbalism
- Learn how to use
these compounds as simples, or to expand them
into more complex formulas
- Learn a method
to study a complex formula and see the
totality of its actions on the tissues.
combination of two herbs will convey the actions
of each of the herbs, but may also produce a
synergy so as to create an entirely new medicine.
The study of pairing and simple combinations is
the foundatiion of effective and flexible
formulation. This course begins by simplifying and
clarifying the concepts of herbal actions, which
today are a cacophany of terms which resembles the
state of language after the fall of the Tower of
Babel. You will then learn the principles of
moving from simple herb, to pair or triplet, and
ultimately to complex patient-tailored formula.
Term: 12 weeks
Cost of materials: $160
Tuition cost (optional): $120
Enrollment fee (optional): $25
With this course you receive 12 audio disks, 52
pages of notes, more than 780 pages of article
reprints from the Medical Herbalism Journal,
the Chinese Herbal Materia Medica
by Paul Bergner, a full PDF copy of the
principles and materia medica sections of
William Cook’s classic Physiomedical
Dispensatory, and a 30-page NAIMH
database of herbal pairings used over a 160-year
history of the Physiomedicalist school of
physician-level herbalism in the U.S and the
United Kingdom. Students enrolled in our courses
are also eligible for a 10% discount on
purchases at Mountain Rose Herbs.
includes an average or 3 hours of lecture and 3
hours of projects.
Lesson 1. Herbal
Actions overview and review
Clinical definitions of herbal actions
Introduction to Herbal Formulation
Lesson 4. Pairing
in Herbal formulation
Classical Herbal formulas
Further down on
this page you can find Faculty Biographies, and a
List of Tracks
of the 12 CDs
enroll in the course, receive the right to faculty
contact, and to earn the certificate, follow these
Purchase the CD-set in the CD-ROM
Section of our Online
CD-Rom set may be purchased without further
enrollment in the course or any tuition
When you receive it, open the data disk
file, and print out the application form. Send it in with a $25 application fee.
entitles you to student support and faculty
contact for twelve weeks after the
enrollment is received while
maintaining normal progress.
through this course is one
lesson per two weeks.
Students falling behind may request an
Read the instructions for obtaining CE
credit in the Syllabus with the notes.
Listen to the CD-set, taking notes according
the the CD instructions.
Complete the assignments and answer the
questions for each lesson. .
Tuition of $120 is due when you send in your
first assignments. This entitled you to have
your study questions
and assignments graded.
will receive a certificate reflecting 36
hours of CE credit.
Bergner has been
practicing natural medicine, nutrition, and
medical herbalism since 1973, and teaching since
1994. He has published the Medical Herbalism
journal since 1989. He has trained more than 800
students in herbalism, including mentoring more
than 250 students in extended advanced clinical
residencies in medical herbalism and clinical
nutrition at teaching clinics in Boulder,
Colorado. He founded and is director of the
North American Institute of Medical Herbalism.
He has receiving training at the doctoral level
in Chinese medicine, and is the author of The
Healing Power of Ginseng and the Tonic Herbs,
a textbook designed for the Western
non-acupuncturist, as well as six other texts in
medical herbalism, clinical nutrition,
naturopathic medicine, and ethnobotany.
CD Contents and Track