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Herbal Medicine Diploma Program

Diploma Code: DHM 100
Title: Diploma in Herbal Medicine
Tuition (CAD): 2120.00

Duration: One Year Work own Pace
Next Start: Home Study Start On Your Own Schedule
Class Time: Home Study Flexibility



Herbal Medicine Program offers Three Levels of Education and is easy as 1, 2, 3:

  1. EDS Electro-Dermal Screening Herbal Tester Certificate - Classroom @ Tuition cost of $1495.
  2. Herbal Medicine Diploma Program - Distance Home Study @ Tuition cost of $2120. 
  3. Master Herbalist Diploma Program - Distance Home Study @ Tuition cost of $1295.

Herbal Medicine Diploma

Herbal medicine, also called botanical medicine, refers to using a plant's seeds, berries, roots, leaves, bark, or flowers for medicinal purposes. Herbalism has a long tradition of use outside conventional medicine. It is becoming more mainstream as improvements in analysis and quality control, along with advances in clinical research, show the value of herbal medicine in treating and preventing disease. 

Recently, the World Health Organization estimated that 80% of people worldwide rely on herbal medicines for some part of their primary health care.

This program is all Home Study utilizing University level books.  Here the student creates a solid base level to prepare themselves to become a Certified Clinical Herbal Practitioner and be positioned to apply to use the letters CCHP after their name on their business cards.  

The Students learn the following:

  • Essentials of the Anatomy of the Body
  • Basics of Physiology for the Body
  • Complete knowledge & understanding of Medical Terminology
  • Basics of Physics & Chemistry
  • Extensive knowledge of Medical Herbalism
  • Thorough knowledge of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy
  • Basics of Acupuncture Meridians and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Upon completion, the successful graduate may then apply for the designation CCHP (Certified Clinical Herbal Practitioner). The registration fee is $500.00 and is available as an option through ICNH-TCM.

  • Completion of required reading assignments, online tests and essays
  • Satisfactory completion of 21 case studies and 2500 word dissertation on one successful case study
  • A  passing grade of 70% or higher on the final theory and practical examinations

  • High School Diploma
  • Read, write and speak English
  • Registered/licensed health practitioners may receive exemption from parts of this program providing a transcript from a registered educational institution is sent to ICNH-TCM in advance of registration.
  • All Textbooks are extra and can be purchased through ICNH Books link

Courses (8)
ID Course Code Title Tuition (CAD) Duration Primary Teacher
11 BIZ 101 Business Ethics 95.00 15 clock hours = 1 credit hour online
34 DHM 103 Medical Herbalism 650.00 250 clock hours Home Study
38 DHM 102 Herbal Medicine Internship 0.00 100 clock hours Onsite
56 APP 101C Anatomy and Physiology Essentials 295.00 Home Study Home Study
57 MED 101C Medical Terminology 140.00 Home Study Home Study
63 CHM 101 Chemistry & Physics 195.00 8 credit hours Home Study
132 ACU 119 Basics of Acupuncture Meridians and Traditional Chinese Medicine 250.00 32 hours Paul Henderson
118 ARO 210 Aromatherapy for Holistic Therapists 295.00 Home Study Home Study
Books Required (6)
Title: Medical Herbalism
Author: David Hoffmann, FNIMH, AHG
ISBN: 978-0892-8174-98
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 69.95

Description: Medical Herbalism is a comprehensive course containing information concerning the identification and use of medicinal plants by chemical structure and physiological effect, the art and science of making herbal medicine, the limitations and potential of viewing herbs chemically, and the challenge to current research paradigms posed by complex plant medicines. It also includes information on toxicology and contraindications, the issues involved in determining dosage and formulation types for an individual, guides to the different measurement systems and conversion tables, and the pros and cons of both industrial and traditional techniques.
ISBN: 978-0892817498
Hardcover; 672 pages; October 2003
Title: Essential Atlas of Anatomy & Physiology (2 books)
Author: Parramón Studios
ISBN: 9780764118333
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 53.98

Description: The human body—with all of its parts, organs, and functions—is shown in detailed, scientifically correct full-color illustrations. Fifteen separate sections examine both male and female bodies as follows: Human cell structure... General anatomical features ... Skeleton and musculature ... Digestive system ... Respiratory system ... Circulatory system ... Blood ... Lymphatic system ... Nervous system ... Sensory organs ... Urinary system ... Genital organs ... Human reproduction ... Endocrine system ... Immunological system. Hundreds of illustrations make this book a handy home reference.
Title: Quick & Easy Medical Terminology, 8th Edition
Author: Peggy C. Leonard, MT, MEd
ISBN: 978-0323-3592-07
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 86.95

Description: Textbook goes with course MED 101S bought separately, found under certificate courses.

Make learning medical terminology faster and more fun with Quick & Easy Medical Terminology, 6th Edition! Featuring CDs with interactive games and audio pronunciations, this book helps you begin reading, writing, and speaking medical terms in the shortest time possible. Small chunks of information are always followed immediately by exercises, so students will be learning "every minute!" The many puzzles, activities, and games make it easier to understand and remember terminology. Written in a clear, conversational style by Peggy C. Leonard, MT, MEd, this book gives you the tools to communicate effectively in the health care environment.

April 2010 • Approx. 448 pp., 175 illus. •
Title: Acupuncture
Author: Paul Henderson
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 25.00

Description: This book contains valuable information, charts and work sheets that will help the student throughout their program of study in Meridian Acupuncture with ICNH-TCM. Ideal reference material for Electro-Dermal Screening and Herbal Testing.

Book Included.
Title: Aromatherapy for Holistic Therapists
Author: Colin Paddon
ISBN: 978-0-9820318-0-3
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 49.95

Description: An introduction to Aromatherapy and its use in Holistic Therapy and natural health. This book will help facilitate you to increase your ability to make a difference in this world one patient at a time. Many medical professionals throughout the world are using Holistic or Natural Medicine to enhance their practice, improve their income and become known as a true healer. Welcome to a new thought, called "intent".

The 10 chapters of this course refers to all the body systems including the Anatomy and Physiology plus the diseases and disorders associated with those anatomical functions. Included is an extensive listing of Essential Oils to facilitate the healing of the disease or disorder of each body system.

Book Included in Aromatherapy for Holistic Therapists Certificate Course.
Title: Essential Atlas of Physics and Chemistry
Author: Parramon's
ISBN: 9780764127137
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 30.99

Description: The purpose of this book is to give students a basic familiarity with physics and chemistry but without emphasizing the mathematical content and formulas any more than necessary. The intention is to explain the concepts clearly and simply.
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Title: The 4 Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan
Author: Michelle Schoffro Cook
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 26.05

Description: The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan shows you how to get rid of toxins using a simple and effective step-by-step approach. Toxins can leave you feeling sluggish, achy, heavy, and out of shape. They can also lead to disease in the form of cancer, arthritis, diabetes, allergies, and many other serious illnesses. This book explains how herbs, foods, juices, aromatherapy, exercise, breathing techniques, and other natural therapies can help you to feel better than ever.
Title: The Taste Test Diet
Author: Prof.(Dr. of Med.) Charles McWilliams
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 27.87

Description: The Taste Test Diet is an Esthetic Method to awaken your tastes and improve your diet naturally. The Taste Test Diet studies new ways of seeing and of perceiving the world; bringing better health to individuals. By improving your tastes, you will naturally gravitate to more wholesome, healthful foods while you lose your appetite for what has caused your weight gain.
Title: Electric and Electromagnetic Healing
Author: Prof.(Dr. of Med.) Charles McWilliams
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 44.63

Description: The Revolution of Galvanism & the Violet Ray - A synergistic modality that assists in all remedial therapies without surgery or drugs. The Iontobath is the missing element in the mineral nutrition based on over one hundred years clinical research.

Popular medicine, that focused on chemistry and drugs, has long ignored the properties of electricity as a healing agent.

In view of all this it seems itself a curious fact that there has never been any systematic gathering of all the facets of medical electricity, both ancient and modern, which is why this book was written. it would have been most natural that numerous encyclopedias should spring into existence in response to such a persistently dominant interest.

This volume appears to be the first thorough attempt to classify and epitomize the literature of this subject. It has been my purpose to briefly summarize and arrange in order the records of the most curious and typical forms of medical electricity that are found in medical literature of all ages.
Title: The Ultimate Ph Solution
Author: Michelle Schoffro Cook
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 26.84

Description: Control the level of acid in your body and reclaim your health with this simple, step-by-step program Beginning a healthier lifestyle can be as easy as starting your day sipping a glass of water with a squeeze of lemon juice. Drinking this simple drink is only one of the many ways, all outlined in The Ultimate pH Solution, that you can change your body's pH and ward off disease. Too much acid in your blood can cause a host of health problems, but with cutting-edge, medically sound research, this indispensable guide offers an easy-to-follow plan and simple lifestyle changes that will help you kick acid and stay healthy. The Ultimate pH Solution also includes real-life success stories of people who have overcome disease and lost weight by balancing their pH levels, along with 50 recipes for delicious pH-powerful dishes. Learn why high-protein diets may be harmful to your health, why eating dairy may not help you avoid osteoporosis, and how to lower the acid levels in your body for optimal health.
Title: Nutrition The Basics
Author: PA Institute
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 25.00

Description: Nutrition The Basics


This course covers the Principles of Nutrition: a survey of the vitamins and minerals on a biochemical and nutritional basis, orthomolecular medicine, various dietary cures, etc. are covered in 30 lessons.

Course is accompanied with Exam Questions.

Upon completion of Exam Questions, student will receive 'Nutrition Basics' Certificate.

Book Included in "Nutrition the Basics" Certificate Program
Title: Your Cure for Cancer only skin deep!
Author: Prof.(Dr. of Med.) Charles McWilliams
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 43.00

Description: The only Self-Help Guide to make alterative cancer therapies work for YOU. A bold revelation of what this century's early naturopaths learned about not only the causes of cancer, but also effective treatments and what you CAN DO NOW to save your life with this vital knowledge. Step-bystep instructions from a world renowned Naturopath, Homeopath, Acupuncturist, and Eclectic. Take Steps to control your life NOW is "purge this vicious disease from your body once and for all."
Title: Weekend Wonder Detox: Quick Cleases to Strengthen Your Body and Enhance Your Beauty
Author: Michelle Schoffro Cook
ISBN: 978-0-7382-1736-9
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 24.47

Description: Leave Lethargy behind, shed excess weight, and get clear, glowing skin!

Detox regimens can be expensive, lengthy, and difficult to follow~and often don't deliver the results you want. Now, health expert and author Michelle Schoffro Cook offers a fresh approach to purifying your body: spa-style weekends to have you looking and feeling great in just days!

These mini-detoxes help you to reset your natural body chemistry and improve organ function for overall health.
Title: Essential Oils Integrative Medical Guide
Author: D. Gary Young
ISBN: 0-943685-34-6
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 77.91

Description: The study of Essential Oils utilizes an integrative medical guide of Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oils building Immunity, Increasing Longevity, and Enhancing Mental Performance.

The book covers the following:

- Essential Oils-The Missing Link in Medicine
- How do Essential Oils Work?
- The Chemistry of Essential Oils
- How to Safely Use Essential Oils
- Cleansing
- Producing Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oils
- Single Oils
- Hydrosois (Floral Waters)
- Oil Blends
- Foot Massage Therapies
- Back Massage Technique
- Lymphatic Drainage
- Emotional Response and Essential Oils
- Longevity and Essential Oils

Book Included
Title: 60 Seconds to Slim
Author: Michelle Schoffro Cook
ISBN: 978-1-60961-849-0
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 26.92

Description: In 60 Seconds to Slim, Dr. Michelle Schroffro Cook shares her plan to rebalance your body chemistry so you can optimize your fat-burning ability. In addition to specific dietary advice, she provides sixty-five 60-second weight-loss tips based on the latest research, to help you design a custom plan for maximum results.

Put the power to slim down into your own hands with dozens of fat-busting tips.