Chinese Herbal Medicine Professional Courses
CHM Certification


Next round starts in September 2023

1 academic year

Virtual Learning

One programme, two certification options:

1) Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner Certification

for professionals* with no prior qualification in herbs.

2) Chinese Herbal Medicine

Clinical Application

for practitioners who are already qualified in Chinese Herbal Medicine.

*qualification in at least one modality of Chinese/East Asian medicine is required for enrolment

Become a more effective, independent and confident practitioner

who applies herbs with clarity and

helps patients in a consistent and meaningful way

The programme is designed to enable you with knowledge and skills to apply Chinese herbal medicine in your clinical practice, with clarity, confidence and consistent clinical outcomes. 

You will learn the foundational theory and the herbal medicine approach which preserves the timeless wisdom from Chinese philosophical and medical classics, yet is graspable, pragmatic and relevant to modern day practice.

Taking this programme will help you reach the following professional objectives:

  • Develop a deep clear understanding of the classical Chinese medicine foundations.
  • Master your diagnostic skills to achieve a high level of accuracy.
  • Learn to set and execute treatment strategy unique to individual patient’s situation.
  • Build clear understanding of herbs’ actions and formula methods.
  • Learn and practice how to design and modify a safe and effective herbal formula, without memorisation.
  • Learn about the architecture and principles of some of the key Classical Formulas from the Shang Han Lun.
  • Deliver more consistent, predictable and meaningful results for your patients.
  • Feel inspired and confident as a practitioner.

The programme is organised in five modules:

  • Module 1: Essential Foundations & Physiology;
  • Module 2: Diagnosis & Treatment Strategy;
  • Module 3: Herbs, Formula Design & Modifications;
  • Module 4: Introduction to Classical Formulas;
  • Module 5: Practicum;
  • Exam and Certification.

This programme is approved by Balens Ltd, which means that their policies will cover the certified graduates In the UK and Ireland.

Request the Syllabus to learn more about:

  • The Programme Outline
  • Entry and Certification Requirements
  • Price and Payment Options
  • and more...

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Taught by:

The programme is designed and taught by Marina Danilova, the Academy Founder. Marina is appreciated for her inspirational and concise teaching style, the clarity and the clinical relevance of the material, and the support her students can rely on.

About Marina >>>

Marina Danilova Chinese Herbal Medicine

Programme Highlights:


Chinese medicine is a path for life, but we need to grasp the underlying principle to "open the door". In this programme you learn the foundational theory which stems from the Shang Han Lun as taught by Zheng Qinan, the originator of the Fire Spirit school. Thanks to the refined simplicity and practical value these foundations become a game changer in building your competence and practice, and is our main "secret" to successful herbal application.


The programme is grounded in practical assignments to ensure you apply your learning from early on in the training. You get feedback in a group review, this way you can learn from each other's cases. During the course of the programme we review around 50-60 clinical cases covering the diagnosis, treatment strategy, herbal prescriptions, and possible scenarios in great detail.


Regular interactions with your teacher enable you to learn to the best of your ability. There is plenty of opportunities for questions and discussions: during the scheduled live classes, in the ongoing group forum, or in optional Q&A meet-ups. Your teacher is recognised for listening and addressing the students' feedback and special needs so that you can take the most out of your learning experience.

Our Participants Say:

Strong Foundations & Great Support

I greatly appreciated Marina’s Chinese herbal medicine certification programme, both from a practical and a theoretical perspective. The content is clearly developed to strengthen the student’s grasp on the foundations of classical Chinese medicine. During the live classes and going through cases deepened my understanding of the six conformations, the assessment and diagnosis of patients in a way that is logical and comprehensive. In addition, Marina puts great emphasis on going through questions and unclear areas in a very thorough way. In short, this programme exceeded my expectations.

Gino Sablic

Chinese Medicine Practitioner


Outstanding, Deep,

yet Easy to Understand

“I can highly recommend Marina's Chinese Herbal Medicine course. The circular physiology can be applied to all aspects of life and it has given me a profound understanding of physiology, pathology, diagnosis and treatment methods with Chinese Herbs.  Marina's teaching is outstanding.  She shares a deep knowledge of the heart of Chinese Medicine in a warm, elegant and easy to understand way.”

Sandee Lippiatt

Chinese Medicine Practitioner


Excellent, Authentic, Stimulating & Challenging

I happily and highly recommend Marina's certification course on Chinese Herbal Medicine. It is clear throughout that she has put a tremendous amount of thought and care into the programme and the material is both stimulating and challenging, but not overwhelming. Her teaching is clear, precise, authentic, caring and heartfelt. This is an excellent course!”

Tom Watson

Chinese Medicine and Martial Arts Practitioner

United Kingdom

Next Steps


Interested to learn more?

Please request the Syllabus to learn more about the programme, price and payment options.


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