Nei Jing Herbal Medicine

The Nei Jing outlines the flavor and nature of herbs as the defining factor of prescription.

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Qing Dynasty practitioner Chen Xiuyuan said that the study of Chinese medicine was actually quite easy. Yet today, herbal medicine is either seen as incredibly academic, or promotes the use of set formulas with minor modifications. In this short lecture, JulieAnn Nugent-Head returns us to the way herbs were studied and understood by our medical ancestors: from the perspective of flavor and nature as laid out in the Nei Jing.

This course has been approved by the California Acupuncture Board & the NCCAOM for 2.5 continuing education credit hours. Completion of all course videos and an 80% or greater score on the end of course test will automatically generate a certificate of completion to be used toward licensure requirements.

Your Instructor

JulieAnn Nugent-Head
JulieAnn Nugent-Head

JulieAnn Nugent-Head lived in China for nearly a decade studying with the last generation of practitioners born and educated prior to 1949. Seeing these traditional doctors effectively treat serious conditions exemplified the profundity and practicality of Chinese medicine, and was a drastic contrast to her previous training in the west. Through the ATS documentation project, JulieAnn benefitted from line by line reading and explanations of the classic books with Dr. Li Hongxiang, which deepened her understanding and provided the crucial paradigm with which to view and treat illness.

JulieAnn completed post graduate studies in the Chinese university system, focusing on the classical application of herbs. JulieAnn feels herbs are both practical and effective, and hopes to encourage more of the TCM community to utilize herbs as principle treatment. JulieAnn and husband Andrew teach internationally, are vocal advocates of classically-based, clinically-focused, tangible and effective Chinese medicine. Learn more about their teaching clinic in Asheville, NC at

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