Master Herbal Medicine

Are you a healthcare professional with a passion for plants? You'll love the new Foundations in Herbal Medicine. Originally derived from a nine-month residential program, Foundations is an online, distance-learning program for herbal and natural medicine founded and taught by Tieraona Low Dog, MD.

This highly comprehensive multimedia course allows you to learn about herbs from the roots up—from pharmacology and preparation 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 products 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 clinical experience and constant review of scientific studies, she’s able to sift through hearsay and hyperbole, presenting a credible combination of traditional and evidence-based herbal knowledge in an inspiring format.

500 hours of Multimedia Resources

The new Foundations uses videos of Dr. Low Dog’s classroom lectures, written course material, and a private group page on Facebook to create a substantial and comprehensive 500 hour learning program. You may also take advantage of an optional three-day Herbal Intensive class at Dr. Low Dog’s ranch in northern New Mexico to gain hands-on training that complements the curriculum.

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.

The course presents herbal medicine within an integrated and holistic framework, discussing relevant nutritional interventions and dietary supplements where appropriate. Whether for chronic diseases or minor conditions that don’t require the powerful hand of Western medicine, herbs have a significant role. If you’re ready to go deeper with some of the best (and most accurate) information available, join us today.

Start mastering herbal medicine today!

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Pay in full today and get 10% off, or pay monthly using our subscription system and enjoy our easy 12-month payment option.

Course Curriculum

Herbal Pharmacology

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5 Videos 9 Modules 3 Hours

Herbal Actions

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6 Videos 10 Modules 5.5 Hours

Herbal Preparations

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2 Videos 8 Modules 2 Hours

Herbal Formulations

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1 Videos 2 Modules 1.5 Hours

Gastrointestinal System

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7 Videos 11 Modules 7 Hours

Dietary Supplements

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14 Videos 70 Modules 9 Hours

Nutrition Prescription

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1 Videos 2 Modules 2.5 Hours

Nervous & Immune System

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3 Videos 10 Modules 5 Hours

The Skin

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2 Videos 9 Modules 4 Hours

Respiratory System

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9 Videos 15 Modules 7.5 Hours

Cardiovascular System

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4 Videos 10 Modules 8 Hours

Women’s Health

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8 Videos 16 Modules 13.5 Hours

Urinary System

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2 Videos 7 Modules 4.5 Hours

Musculoskeletal System

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6 Videos 11 Modules 10 Hours

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should take this course?

“Foundations” contains core material that is oriented towards health care professionals. While the course focuses on herbal medicine, relevant nutritional interventions and dietary supplements are discussed where appropriate. I​n other words, we teach herbal medicine within an integrated and holistic framework.

Do I have to be a health professional to take this course?

Not necessarily. Many of our students have gotten their start in herbal medicine with this very course. One of our top students was previously a high school principal!

When does the course start and finish?

You can start whenever you are ready, and will have lifetime access to the course once you purchase it.

How do I access the course?

Once you complete your purchase, within a few minutes you will be emailed with a link to access the course. If you have not received your email within a half hour or so, please reach out to us at support@medicinelodgeranch.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

Will I receive anything upon completion of the course?

A framed Certificate of Completion will be mailed out to all students who complete the course. Additionally, this course will help you qualify for designations from groups like the American Herbalist Guild.

Do I have to join Foundations private Facebook group?

No, but it is highly recommended. We've created a private Facebook group page just for our Foundations students as a way for everyone to participate in our community. This will be the ongoing place for Q&As with Dr. Low Dog and all other classmates. We're always adding resources to help everyone get the most out of the course. If you don't have a Facebook account, we can help you get set up in a very private way.

Do I have to attend the Summer Intensives?

No, but Dr. Low Dog highly recommends that you attend at least one while you are studying. The Summer Intensives are totally optional 3-day Herbal Intensive classes offered each summer at Dr. Low Dog’s ranch in northern New Mexico will provide hands-on training to complement the curriculum.

Do you give CE credits?

No Continuing Education credits are available for this course because Dr. Low Dog wanted to be able to discuss specific herbal products, traditional & cultural herbal remedies, and keep the tuition costs as low as possible.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy with one of our courses! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, simply contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.