Herbal Education Blog Herb Walk with Christopher Hobbs
Herbal Correspondence class with
CHRISTOPHER HOBBS, Ph.D., L. Ac., A.H.G.

Course Outline

Introduction
About the Course
Explanation of Phytotherapy
Career opportunities
Lesson 1:
Systems of Healing & Herbalism

Integrative Medicine
Systems of Herbalism
Constitutional Herbalism
Herbal Energetics
Lesson 2:
TCM & Chinese Primer

Overview of history of Chinese medicine, herbs,
& acupuncture practice
The benefits of studying the basics of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Overview of the philosophy
& cultural aspects of Chinese medicine
Diagnosis
The pathogenic influences
Organ syndromes
Healing strategies
The energetics of herbs according to Traditional
Chinese Medicine
Lesson 3:
Growing, Wildcrafting, Harvesting,
Processing Herbs

Wildcrafting
Growing Plants
Plant Part Definitions
Collecting & Drying
Lesson 4:
Making Medicine with Herbs

Solubility & Proper Menstruums
Determining Proper Dosage
The Menstruum Table
All Kinds of Herbal Preparations
Herbal Extraction
Plant Constituents & Solubility
Determining Proper Dosage
Menstruum Chart
General Herbal Preparations Definitions
Lesson 5:
The Art of Formulation
& Commercial Herb Products

Part 1: The Art of Formulation
Simpling
Making Effective Formulas
Traditional ways of formulation
Balancing & Directing the Energy
Making it Taste Good


Part 2: Commercial Herb Products
Extraction
Quality
St&ardization
Finding the Best Value & Potency
Using Commercial Herb Products
Lesson 6:
Digestive System

System Discussion & Healthy Tips
Powerpoint show
Herbs for the Digestive System
Health Conditions Associated with the Digestive System
System Overview
Supplementary information
Lesson 7:
Nervous System

System Discussion & Healthy Tips
Powerpoint show
Herbs for the Nervous System
Health Conditions Associated with the Nervous System
System Overview
Supplementary information
Lesson 8:
Hormonal System
(sample PDF)

System Discussion & Healthy Tips
Powerpoint show
Herbs for the Hormonal System
Health Conditions Associated with the Hormonal System
System Overview
Lesson 9:
Reproductive System

(sample PDF)
System Discussion & Healthy Tips
Powerpoint show
Herbs for the Reproductive System
Health Conditions Associated with the Reproductive System
System Overview
Supplementary Information
Lesson 10:
Cardiovascular System

System Discussion & Healthy Tips
Powerpoint show
Herbs for the Cardiovascular System
Health Conditions Associated with the Cardiovascular System
System Overview
Lesson 11:
Blood System & Musculoskeletal System

Part 1: Blood System
System Discussion & Healthy Tips
Herbs for the Blood System
Health Conditions Associated with the Blood System
System Overview


Part 2: Musculoskeletal System
System Discussion & Healthy Tips
Herbs for the Musculoskeletal System
Health Conditions Associated with the Musculoskeletal System
System Overview
Lesson 12:
Urinary Tract

System Discussion & Healthy Tips
Powerpoint show
Herbs for the Urinary System
Health Conditions Associated with the Urinary System
System Overview
Lesson 13:
Respiratory Tract

System Discussion
Powerpoint show
Herbs for the Respiratory System
Health Conditions Associated with the Respiratory System
System Overview
Lesson 14:
Liver System

System Discussion
Powerpoint show
Herbs for the Liver System
Health Conditions Associated with the Liver System
System Overview
Lesson 15:
Integumentary System & Sense Organs

Part 1: Integumentary System
System Discussion
Powerpoint show
Herbs for the Integumentary System
Health Conditions Associated with the Integumentary System
System Overview
Supplementary information


Part 2: Sense Organs
System Discussion
Herbs for the Sense Organs
Health Conditions Associated with the Sense Organs System
System Overview
Lesson 16
Immune System

System Discussion
Herbs for the Immune System
Health Conditions Associated with the Immune System
System Overview
Supplementary information
Lesson 17:
Kitchen Medicine

Kitchen Medicine
Dietary Concepts
Healing Diets
Fasting & Cleansing
Recipes
Lesson 18:
Resource Section

Information Resources & Suppliers
Research
Recommended Books for Students
Herbs on the Web
Resources
Live Herb Plants & Herb Seeds
Mail-order Herbs
Quality Herbal Products
Essential Oils & Aromatherapy
Home Product Equipment
Herb Education Programs for Further Study