A Correspondence Course
by Christopher Hobbs, L. Ac., A.H.G.
Offering you the most advanced blend of traditional Western and
Chinese energetic principles
with scientific phytotherapy and native
herbs of the U.S.
The Foundations of Herbalism correspondence
course consists of 18 spiral-bound lessons comprising about
1200 pages of text. It also includes one CD-ROM containing
live lectures and power point presentations on each of the
major body systems, such as cardiovascular, digestive, liver,
The course covers 320 herbs and 350 health conditions. The
herbs are categorized by body system, each with a concise
description and a picture of the plant, its action, dosage,
Chinese medicine energetic principle, health benefits, and
how to prepare it.
At the beginning of the course you will receive
a packet of organic seeds for growing your own medicine
chest herb garden.
Both the assignments and quizzes at the end of each lesson
will be corrected and returned to you with personal comments.
We are available by mail, email or phone to answer any questions
you may have.
Once you have completed the course, you will receive a certificate
documenting the completion of your studies with Christopher
Hobbs. There is no set time limit to complete the course;
we estimate the average time to be between 15 and 18 months.
This course offers you the essential
foundation needed in order to become a professional, well-rounded
Access to over 300 health conditions
and symptoms, including which appropriate herbal therapies,
proper dosage, and lifestyle and dietary guidelines
An all-inclusive section on herbs, with dosage,
recommended preparations, contraindications, and in-depth
information of traditional uses
Instructions for making your own medicinestinctures,
powdered extracts, creams, salves, etc. for home or clinical
Guidelines for collecting, wildcrafting, harvesting,
and growing herbs
Learn the art of herbal formulation
and make your own herbal formulas
Share in Christophers 25 years of formulating
for clinical practice and creating high-quality products
for companies in the herb industry
An extensive resource section for herbs, herbal
products, plants, and seeds, websites, books, and periodicals
Information on further herbal education and herb
Hobbs is a 4th generation herbalist and botanist, with over
30 years experience with herbs. He is the author of more
than 20 books on natural healthcare and herbs, a licensed
Acupuncturist, and an internationally respected teacher
and lecturer. You can visit his web site at www.christopherhobbs.com.
Healing and Herbalism • TCM and Chinese Primer
• Growing, Wildcrafting, Harvesting, Processing Herbs
Making Medicine with Herbs • The Art of Formulation
and Commercial Herb Products
Digestive System • Nervous System • Hormonal
System • Reproductive System • Cardiovascular
Blood System and Musculoskeletal System • Urinary
Tract • Respiratory Tract • Liver System
Integumentary System and Sense Organs • Immune System
• Kitchen Medicine • Resource