Master Herbal Medicine
Are you a healthcare professional with a passion for plants? If so, you will love the new Foundations in Herbal Medicine. Originally derived from a nine-month residential program, Foundations is an online, distance-learning herbal and natural medicine program, founded and taught by Tieraona Low Dog, MD.
Foundations is designed to teach clinicians how to confidently integrate herbal medicine into a clinical setting effectively and responsibly.
This highly comprehensive multimedia course allows you to learn about herbs from the roots up—from pharmacology and herbal preparations to their impact on all the body’s systems. Combining the rich history of herbal medicine with the best of research, Foundations will help you understand how herbal medicines fit into our modern health care system.
Dr. Low Dog: Internationally Recognized Herbal Expert and Teacher
In addition to her deep knowledge of the plant world, Dr. Low Dog has an uncanny ability to distill difficult material, enabling her to teach the latest botanical research and complex medical concepts in a warm and user-friendly fashion.
With her vast clinical experience and constant review of the research, she’s able to sift through hearsay and hyperbole, presenting a credible combination of traditional and evidence-based herbal knowledge in an inspiring format.
Over 500 hours of Multimedia Resources
The new Foundations uses videos of Dr. Low Dog’s classroom lectures, written course material, and a private online group page to create a substantial and comprehensive learning program. Here are some of the many resources available to Fellowship students:
- 500+ hours of content from Tieraona Low Dog MD, an internationally recognized expert in herbal and integrative medicine
- An exclusive Facebook group for students to share successes, ask questions and seek expertise from colleagues and Dr. Low Dog.
- An exclusive podcast from Tieraona Low Dog, MD, available only for Foundations in Herbal Medicine students.
- Lifetime access to course material and Facebook group, as well as summer intensives
- 20% off discount at Mountain Rose Herbs, purveyor of high-quality herbs, spices, teas & DIY supplies
- 15% off all Medicine Lodge Ranch products
Designed for Health Care Professionals and Herbal Enthusiasts
Foundations is designed to serve as a platform for individuals who wish to explore the role of natural medicine within the broader context of health and contains core material oriented toward clinicians.
It presents herbal medicine within an integrated and holistic framework, discussing relevant nutritional interventions and dietary supplements where appropriate. The course is structured and self-guided, with most students completing the program in 24 months.
Clinicians will come away with confidence about incorporating herbal and natural medicine into their practice, and non-clinicians will be able to serve their community as holistic health educators and providers of herbal care.
Program participants can choose to achieve one or two certification levels:
Certificate of Completion
To earn the certificate of completion in Foundations in Herbal Medicine, students must complete all on-line course work including all on-line case studies, attend one summer Foundations intensive for hands-on training in field identification and medicine making, and successfully submit and receiving a passing grade on one of the following: a comprehensive case study that includes patient/client history, detailed treatment plan with rationale for recommendations and follow up (this is required if earning a Certificate in Clinical Herbalism) OR a 20-page pre-approved thesis of a topic related to medical herbalism. (Note: for overseas students, please inquire about alternatives to the in-person training intensive).
Clinical Herbalism Certificate
For Foundation graduates who, in addition to the above, attend and actively participate in a minimum of 20 hours of supervised case studies under the mentorship of Dr. Low Dog will receive an additional certification in Clinical Herbalism. This 20-hour requirement can be met by attending a three-day summer intensive offered annually at Medicine Lodge Ranch.
Graduates of the program will also attain the ability to register with the American Herbalists Guild, earning an RH (AHG) credential as well as access to the Guild’s support and benefits.
To become registered with the American Herbalists Guild:
- Practitioners must complete the program and attend the Foundations in Herbal Medicine three-day case study intensive.
- Non-practitioners must complete the program and demonstrate they’ve done 80 case studies, 40 of which can be met doing the on-line program and the other 40 can be earned by doing two three-day case study intensives.
If you’re ready to go deeper with some of the best (and most accurate) information available, join us today.