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Pao Zhi – Herbal Remedy Preparation Course – 30 hours/ 30 CEU’s
May 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 7, 2018
Yuxiang Wang, R.TCMP will be teaching Pao Zhi- Herbal Remedy Preparation – a 30 hour course offered on Tuesday’s from 3-5pm for 15 weeks, beginning on Tuesday May 1, 2018. The course will be at the Radiance Chinese Medicine and Wellness Centre located in central Toronto, a few blocks from the Eglinton West Subway Station.
This course offers an excellent opportunity for Acupuncturists and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners to expand their herbal skills and knowledge.
The herb preparation of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Pao Zhi and Zhi Ji) is based on the theory of Chinese medicine of using the herbs according to their different medical requirements and the herb’s properties. Pao Zhi is a general term for a group of methods of preparing Chinese herbs. Zhi Ji is a term for making different forms of herb medicine with processed herbs (Pao Zhi) for oral, injectable, or external use. This course is total of 30 hours, including lectures and demonstrations.
By reducing side effects, altering or mitigating the effects of the herbs, and enhancing efficacy of the herbs, Pao Zhi and Zhi Ji is an important feature of Chinese herbal medicine practice. Whether the Pao Zhi and Zhi Ji is good or bad will directly affect the clinical effectiveness, thus mastering Pao Zhi and Zhi Ji methods to ensure the quality of the herbs that are taken by patients has high quality is the focus of this course.
In the first part of the course, we learn Pao Zhi. We will describe the origin and history of TCM Pao Zhi, research, and processing relationships with clinical efficacy, as well as Pao Zhi’s purpose and impact of the physiochemical properties of the herbs, its classification and the quality control and storage requirements and methods.
The second part of the course is the Zhi Ji portion where we introduce common forms of herbal products and their indications, as well as their manufacturing processes.
This course will enable you to master the basic theories behind TCM herbal processing and the skills by which to clinically apply this theory. You will also be able to use the principles of TCM theory to apply the principles of Pao Zhi to effectively treat clients based on their needs.
The course is co-sponsored by Eight Branches, offering senior students a chance to learn from an expert in the field.
For more information about Yuxiang Wang follow this link.
The Pao Zhi course will cover the following topics:
- How does preparation change herb properties?
- Herb Storage
- Herb Preparation
- Cutting Herbs
- Steaming Herbs
- Frying Herbs
- Charring Herbs
- Decoctions, Teas