This series of classes focuses on the integration of the Five Element theory with classical herbal medicine. Each of the Elements are explored in depth in both theory and practical applications of herbal strategies. Patterns of Disharmony are correlated with the Elements. Signature herbs and formulas are presented for each Element. Earth and Wood are covered in this section. There is a Pulse & tongue practicum teaching a pulse system that evaluates both static and dynamic qualities. Diagnosis of the zang-fu and the substances (qi, xue and jin-ye) are made clear and students will begin to integrate pulse finding into herbal treatment strategies. An overview of tongue diagnosis and its integration into herbal medicine will be presented. Students will have an opportunity to observe multiple tongue conditions in light of their corresponding diagnosis.


  • May 21 2021 9:00AM - 4:30PM
  • May 22 2021 8:30AM - 1:00PM
  • Jun 11 2021 1:30PM - 4:30PM
  • Jun 12 2021 8:30AM - 1:00PM
  • Jul 23 2021 1:30PM - 4:30PM
  • Jul 24 2021 8:30AM - 1:00PM
  • Aug 6 2021 8:30AM - 4:30PM
  • Aug 7 2021 8:30AM - 5:30PM
  • Aug 8 2021 8:30AM - 5:30PM

Course Programs

  • Doctor of Acupuncture with a Chinese Herbal Medicine Specialization
  • Doctor of Oriental Medicine
  • Master of Acupuncture with a Chinese Herbal Medicine Specialization
  • Master of Oriental Medicine
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Chinese Herbs

Course Details

Course Code
CHP 623b
Primary Instructor
Kerri Westhauser
Start Date
End Date
Maryland University of Integrative Health