Prescribing Chinese Herbal Medicine: Jaundice, Liver Blood Deficiency, Liver Excess Pattern, Insomnia, Cold Induced Disorders, & Liver Qi Stagnation (HERBS-10THEA000)

Phone: (425) 602-3152
Study material with CEUs or PDAs $ 175.00
Study materials only $ 55.00
Audience Acupuncturists, naturopaths
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Instructor: Fred Russo, DAOM, LAc. 7.5 CEUs/PDAs approved for: LAc's in CA, NDs (except CA & OR). This package includes 5 audio CDs and a copy of presenter handouts on CD.

This seminar was originally recorded at Bastyr University in April 2011.

Where does East Asian medicine and naturopathic medicine begin and end? Enhance your clinical practice with this fully, jam-packed informative seminar.

Patent Chinese herbal medicine is the most efficient form to prescribe for your patients. Knowing when to use the correct form and dosage is crucial for treatment success. Get the answers to your questions about when to use tea pills, granules, tinctures, and extracts. While the root and branch diagnosis is discussed extensively in school, it may be confusing as to how to put it together so that your patients get the best results.

In this seminar you will discover answers to the following questions, and more:

  • How do you educate patients about their diagnosis and what results they should expect immediately?
  • How do you modify the formula if the pattern changes?
  • How do you determine the dosage of herbal formula based on the weight of the patient?
  • What can you learn from Japan, China, and Taiwan in regards to dosage and how can you integrate their approach into practice in the United States?
  • Should lab work be ordered for your patients when prescribing herbs for long periods of time?
  • Are you worried that the herbs may elevate your patient's liver enzymes?
  • Who can you refer your patient to for this lab work and create professional relationships to help your patient?
  • What forms of herbs are best to be used when your patient has many known food allergies or food sensitivities and how to integrate that information into your pattern differentiation when prescribing herbs?

The art and science of formula combination used to treat the patterns identified will be discussed with case studies and class discussion. Combine your differential diagnosis with the best formula combination. Get the results of a Chinese medicine master by integrating this approach into your practice.

Upon completion of the home study you will be able to:

  • List the four most common signs and symptoms to confirm your patient's diagnosis
  • Modify the 10 most commonly used formulas and confidently treat your patient with excellent results
  • Identify which form of prepared Chinese medicine best suits your patient
  • Identify the patent company that best fits your practice needs
  • Explain what the function of the Chinese medicine is from a TCM and western medicine perspective

Course Notes

Post-course quiz must be completed with a score of 75% or higher to receive CEUs.


Dr. Russo has been practicing acupuncture and Chinese medicine for ten years and received his Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Bastyr University in 2010, and earned his Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in 2001.  He is board certified in Oriental Medicine from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

His specialties include pain management and integrative oncology.  He has practiced and presented at public speaking events in integrative medical facilities, hospice, hospitals, cancer centers, and in private clinics all over the country.  Dr. Russo has also done internships at: Chengdu, Shanghai, and Hubei University of Traditional Chinese medicine with focus in oncology, acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and qi gong.  He is very passionate about integrative medicine and educating the public about Chinese and natural medicine.  Dr. Russo believes that as health care evolves with natural medicine, we need to take steps to effectively communicate with patients and all of their health care providers to better serve the community.  Dr. Russo is adjunct faculty at Basty Center for Natural Health and Bastyr University.