Introducing the new Virtual Chinese Herbal Medicine Diploma by Phoenix Academy, accredited by the Federation of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners (FTCMP)
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, 2020 is a year that we will never forget. The pandemic has brought many changes and has caused many people to rethink the way in which they operate, including Phoenix Academy. Because of this, we have decided to totally overhaul our old Chinese herbal medicine diploma and introduce a new virtual learning experience.
The new and improved Chinese herbal medicine diploma will be taught virtually on Zoom by Dr Zan Yu Chen. Students will be taught the fundamentals of Chinese herbal medicine online in fortnightly sessions. The course will teach 10 modules over 10 months, followed by 2 open book exams at the end of the 10 months. Upon completion, students will become members of the FTCMP and will be able to practice Chinese herbal medicine. This course is exclusively for acupuncturists who already have foundation Traditional Chinese Medicine knowledge.
Our parent company, Phoenix Medical, has committed to providing a £1,000 scholarship to each student that enrols for the 2020/2021 cohort. Course fees will be £995 after deducting the scholarship fund. Phoenix Medical hopes that by injecting investment into herbal medicine education, more practitioners will be able to provide the vast benefits of herbal medicine to the western community, as we need it now more than ever.
How the course works:
> 10 modules will be taught over 20 three hour sessions
> The course will be taught via Zoom on fortnightly Sunday evenings: 6pm – 9pm
> Students must complete all modules and attend at least 18 sessions
> The accessible diploma will combine online tutoring and offline tutor support
> Students are required to complete a short quiz and 1000 word essay after each module before a final assessment as the end the course
> Dr Zan Yu Chen will teach commonly used herbs and formulas to ensure students understand which herbs are used, but more importantly, why they are used to ensure a deeper understanding of Chinese herbal medicine
> We will be offering in-person Dispensary Training as part of the course in 2021. Dates TBC due to social distancing guidelines
> Upon successful competition, students will become members of the FTCMP and will be able to practise Chinese herbal medicine
Chinese herbal medicine: why now?
In March 2020, physical appointments and treatments stopped due to the outbreak of COVID-19. This affected thousands of practitioners who relied on face-to-face treatment, causing many practitioners to stop treatments altogether. However, those practitioners who are trained in herbal medicine were able to continue practising using online and remote diagnosis. This added skill allowed herbalists to have a steady income and ensured patients were still able to receive treatment.
By learning Chinese herbal medicine, you are setting yourself apart from other practitioners. You are able to broaden your knowledge and further skillset, which allows you to treat more patients and have other avenues of income.
Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture work in synergy. Our Diploma in Chinese Herbal Medicine is designed for acupuncturists who want to expand their TCM career by following on with herbal medicine.