HB501 Clinical Application of Formulas
3 Units/30 Hours
Prerequisites: Two of HB401-404
This course presents a detailed analysis of some of the more commonly used Oriental medicine formulas and their applications and treatment strategies according to the Eight Principles. Class topics include an overview of principles of herbology and herbal formulas, practical applications of ben (root) and biao (manifestation), analyses, a comprehensive discussion of traditional and modern usage, as well as cautions and contraindications. A discussion of the classical herb pairs (dui yao) as the building blocks of applied herbal medicine are also presented, including examples of clinical cases and new applications of formulas. The course serves as a practical application guide for patient care and a fundamental understanding of commonly used Oriental medicine formulas.