12-Day Basic Training


This 12-Day course is Jeremy’s basic training. It is the foundation for the safe and successful practice of his new system: Combining Western Herbs and Chinese Medicine.

Jeremy’s courses are unique, not only because of the many new concepts and systems of teaching, but because they are practical.


These courses are suitable for practitioners with a basic understanding of Chinese medicine, but please read  Important Notice.


Please click on Course Dates 2014, to find where to sign up for this course.




12-Day Introduction

Scutellaria from the South of France

Scutellaria from the
South of France


The 12-Day course delivers a training in Combining Western Herbs and Chinese Medicine. From the fourth day of this course, practitioners can start using single herbs and herb combinations in their clinical practice.

This training is also available as a 9-day course in some countries.



This course contains a wealth of unique new material from Jeremy's books on Combining Western Herbs & Chinese Medicine, the required texts for the course.


This course combines 2,500 years of Western herbal tradition with traditional Chinese medicine and modern pharmacology research.
• This unique integration provides a new level of understanding that can resolve many of the difficulties and controversies of the past.
• It can give a broader and deeper understanding of the individual herbs, enabling more sophisticated herb combinations that are both safer and more effective.



120 Western herbs are discussed, 50 of them in detail, giving data on temperature, taste, organs entered, Chinese actions, Western actions, and Western uses. There is emphasis on practical details of dose and dispensing, and on considerations of safety.



Each disorder is subdivided into Chinese syndromes, and a Western herb combination is given for each of these Chinese syndromes, with modifications, where appropriate. Practitioners can immediately use these combinations in clinical practice.



This course is unique in presenting three very different ways of creating Western herb combinations.


3 out of 3 for sour!

3 out of 3 for sour!

Herb tasting is an excellent way for practitioners to learn about the energetics of the herbs by direct experience. And it's fun!

Single herbs over 20 different Western herbs are tasted during the 12-day training, and systematic records are kept of tastes, temperature effects, and direction of energy.

Herb combinations over 12 different herb combinations are tasted and tested, so that practitioners can feel the effectiveness of these combinations in their own bodies.

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  • "This course is fun! Jeremy's enthusiasm and humour combined with his knowledge of both Western and Chinese systems make this course eminently useful and immediately helpful to clinical practice. I have used some of the formulae and had great results.”
    Carolyn Grisson
  • “ I can think of no better way that this quantity and quality of information could be presented, and for me it was a truly great experience. Thanks for a wonderful presentation.”
    Grayson Wood
  • “ This course gives practical information to provide effective and affordable treatments, with exposure to lots of different herbs through tasting and preparation of individual prescriptions. Jeremy knows how to teach and is very attentive and responsive to class needs.”
    Susan M. Kaetz

Schedule and Content


  • Day 1 - Herb properties and Tasting practical
    • Introduction
    • History
    • Temperature
    • Tastes
    • Direction of energy
    • Rosmarinus: portrait of a herb
    • Tasting practicals: single herbs
  • Day 2 - Principles of herb combination
    • Tastes continued
    • Actions
    • Principles of herb combination
    • Herb pairs and trios
    • Tasting practicals: single herbs & herb pairs
  • Day 3 - 4 Qi Imbalances/Asthma
    • Introduction to Home study
    • 4Qi Imbalances
    • 4Qi Imbalances and herb comparisons
    • Asthma single herbs
    • Asthma herb combinations: 1
    • Tasting practicals: asthma combinations
  • Day 4 - Dose/Advanced diagnosis
    • Dose and dispensing
    • 4 Qi Imbalances and diagnosis
    • Introduction to taking case histories
    • Asthma herb combinations: 2
    • Patient 1: asthma
  • Day 5 - Safety/Bronchitis
    • Safety
    • How to make and modify a herb combination
    • Bronchitis single herbs & herb pairs
    • Bronchitis herb combinations
    • Patient 2: bronchitis
  • Day 6 - Plant families/Sinusitis
    • Plant families: what makes them unique?
    • Sinusitis single herbs and herb pairs
    • Sinusitis herb combinations
    • Patient 3: sinusitis
  • Day 7 - Digestive disorders
    • Digestive herbs: materia medica
    • Digestive disorders: digestive weakness
    • Digestive disorders: gastritis
    • Patient 4: gastritis
  • Day 8 - Circulatory disorders
    • Circulatory herbs: materia medica
    • Circulatory disorders: cardiac weakness
    • Circulatory disorders: poor peripheral circulation
    • Patient 5: cardiac weakness
  • Day 9 - Exhaustion and Chronic fatigue
    • Herb-drug interactions
    • Exhaustion disorders: materia medica
    • Exhaustion disorders: cfs
    • Patient 6: chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Day 10 - Recurring febrile disorders
    • Retained Pathogen and modern illness
    • Recurring fever and infections: materia medica
    • Febrile disorders: herb combinations
    • Patient 7: recurring fever/infections
  • Day 11 - Urinary disorders
    • Urinary disorders: materia medica
    • Urinary disorders: urinary tract infection
    • Urinary disorders: prostatis
    • Patient 8: urinary infection or inflammation
  • Day 12 - Reproductive disorders herbs & combos
    • Reproductive disorders: materia medica
    • Reproductive disorders: menstrual problems
    • Reproductive disorders: menopausal problems
    • Patient 9: menstrual disorder


1. patient number and type is subject to availability
2. this schedule is approximate



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