Chinese Herbal Medicine Professional Courses

Clearcut, Inspirational & Anchored in Classics

“Herbal medicine is undeniably a must in any clinical practice of Chinese medicine and the path to an acquisition of the basics of this immense ancient treasure of knowledge is normally a very arduous journey.

Marina Danilova's online course offers an introduction to a systemised approach to Chinese herbal medicine  which is at the same time directly applicable in your daily clinical practice. Her teaching is direct, clearcut, inspirational and firmly anchored in classical Chinese medical theory. You will come from this course with the ability to diagnose and treat many health issues, especially cases of chronic deficiency, using a relatively small number of herbs and I warmly recommend this program.”

Louis Womach

Head of Southern School for Chinese Medicine, Sweden

Learnt a lot about Physiology, Herbs & Formulas, & Teaching

“I have taken two courses with Marina Danilova.  I took her Chinese Herbal Medicine course and then eagerly signed up for the follow-up course on case studies. Marina’s style is organized, direct and clear.  She is able to take complex theory and express the essence of it in an accessible way.  Each class clearly built on the one before, giving students the tools to work effectively with the theory.  All along, the teachings came alive through actual case studies, ours and hers.  I learned a lot in her classes about physiology, herbs and formulas, but also about teaching.  

I highly recommend her as a teacher for beginners and seasoned practitioners.”

Sharon Weizenbaum

White Pine Healing Arts

United States

So Much More than a Herbal Medicine Course

“I am so grateful for this course coming into my life.   During my career as an acupuncturist I always thought something was missing and a few years ago began my search for a herbal medicine course that would fit into my life and work.  Although this is an online course the live sessions along with Marina supporting us every step of the way, and replying very promptly to our queries, made it as close to an in person course as I could have wished for.  

It was so much more than a herbal medicine course; learning about the circular physiology of life and deepening my understanding of yin and yang has brought purpose back into my life, a greater respect for the Classical Chinese medicine theory, and reminder of the importance of continually working towards my own self development and well being.  Marina has the great gift of being able to take this very complex system of medicine and passing on the knowledge in such an elegant, practical, clear and precise way.

As for the herbs themselves, I am delighted that we” are using the whole herb, offering the full sensory experience which allows me to feel closer to the herbs, the medicine, and nature.  I am so grateful Marina has put this wonderful course together and look forward to the continuous professional development offered by the Academy of Holistic Healing Arts.”

Alexandra Gilmartin

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

An Incredible Journey

"The Chinese Herbal Medicine Certification has been an incredible journey. Having been trained mostly in TCM, I enjoyed diving into the realm of Classical Chinese medicine and learning how to use a different diagnostic system and how to use herbs in a clear and pragmatic way. I am very excited to confidently add herbs to my practice."

Marie C. Asselin

R.Acupuncturist and Gentling Way Practitioner


Learn to apply herbs with clarity &

elevate your impact as a Chinese medicine practitioner:

Chinese Herbal Medicine Certification

Our truly transformational, highly appreciated and most interactive programme for aspiring professionals worldwide.

Brilliant, Encouraging & Insightful 

“This course was such a gift.

In all my studies, I am always seeking to understand the root. I wasn’t sure how to accomplish that with herbs. This course not only gave me that insight but the knowledge transfers beautifully into the acupuncture side of what I have learned as well.

Marina's perspective is brilliant. Her heart was the greatest gift in this teaching. I feel encouraged and confident to continue on in my practice.

Thank you very much.

I really loved the course. It was one of the best educational investments I have made.

Terri Abel

Registered Acupuncturist


Found the Missing Piece of the Puzzle

"Very grateful for Marina's Chinese herbal medicine course. The content is very well laid out. Marina has a fantastic pedagogical way of teaching. It is clear that she has great respect for the knowledge she received from her teacher and that it is a great honour for her to pass it on. She teaches with humility and has the ability to explain with simplicity even though the subject is very deep and advanced.

Looking forward to taking more courses at Academy of Holistic Healing Arts, as I feel that I have found the missing piece of the puzzle I have needed in my practice and to help in the best way.

Marina is a great inspirer and you are captivated by her good heart and light.

My warmest recommendations."

Rose-Marie Lilja

Dipl. Acupuncturist / Chinese Medicine Practitioner


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


Comprehensive, Cohesive, Clear

“I loved this course. The teaching style was really comprehensive and clear even for a complete novice like me. I enjoyed the mix of online lectures and live classes, it suited my busy lifestyle perfectly. There was a complete cohesive structure, from the theory through to the practical application, and I have to say I am so excited to now finally be prescribing herbs.

Marina was very responsive and supportive and it was great to have the forum for questions and discussions. I liked that the emphasis was on understanding the principle behind the prescriptions rather than memorising things by rote. I was sad when the course ended!

I am looking forward to continuing my studies with Marina in the autumn and I highly recommend this course.”

Tara Rivero Zea

Healing Space Hackney

United Kingdom

Excellent Way to Introduce Herbs into Practice with Clarity and Confidence

I highly recommend Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner course.  Marina has put together a programme which uses a systemised approach firmly rooted in classical Chinese medicine theory. It has enabled me to design and modify very safe and effective herbal formulas with clarity and confidence and has been an excellent way to introduce herbs into my practice.

Marina’s style of teaching is clear, precise and authentic; the online lectures are excellent and the live classes provide ample opportunity for discussion and clarification. The pace of the course is just right and allows time to reflect and explore some of the deeper concepts.

Christine Hutchinson

Chinese Medicine Practitioner

United Kingdom

Start Out in Herbalism & Deepen Knowledge of Chinese Medicine

"Practitioners with a TCM background might be put off by the relatively short duration of a herbal course, but Marina has successfully put together a programme in which practitioners can learn a very safe and effective method of using herbs. Her teaching style is clear and concise, yet students have time to learn the deeper concepts involved. I highly recommend the course for anyone wanting to start out in herbalism or wanting to deepen their knowledge of Chinese Medicine beyond the usual TCM understanding."

Melvin Timm

Chinese Medicine Practitioner

United Kingdom

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


Clinically Valuable & Deep

“I really enjoyed Marina’s teaching. Especially the concept of circular physiology as an easily accessible way to work with a profound understanding of yin and yang, and life as a function of yin and yang. The herbal application to this is beautiful. Taking this course has added valuable and deep understanding to my daily work in clinic.”

Sylvia Agorander

Dipl. Homiatriker, Holistic Care Naturmedicin


Reignited the Wonder and Depth of Chinese Medicine

"I loved the AHHA Chinese Herbal Medicine course and I can’t recommend it enough.

Marina delivers the training with so much enthusiasm and passion for the classical foundations of Chinese Medicine and the benefits of herbal medicine that I felt excited to learn and to develop further, as it reignited the wonder and depth of what I have studied previously. The content of this course is rooted in the classics and regardless of whether we are talking about acupuncture or herbal medicine, the complexity of a case, or life around us, it is a reminder that everything comes back to the interplay of yin and yang.

During our training, we reviewed many case studies and discussed them during the live classes. I found these classes to be extremely valuable in developing our learning and understanding for clinic, enabling the skills to diagnose accurately, design a herbal remedy and to develop short, medium and long term treatment strategies. Marina’s teaching on the course takes you from theory to practice with great support every step of the way.

I am delighted that now, when I think ‘how can I best help this patient?’, I have Chinese Herbal Medicine as an option as well as Acupuncture. It feels like the beginning of a new and very enriching journey and I thank Marina for that."

Tracey Lehane

Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Art of Acupuncture

United Kingdom

Insightful & Clear

“The course was insightful, clear, and went at a good pace. Marina is an excellent teacher and has helped me understand the principle which helped me bridge a gap I was lacking in my understanding. I would highly recommend this course if you have an interest in Chinese Herbal Medicine. Im looking forward to the next one.”

Melanie Brown

EMBE Acupuncture & Complementary Health Clinic

United Kingdom

Excellent Teaching & Support Throughout

“I really enjoyed the course. I have deepened my understanding of the medicine and it has given me additional tools. The course has given me confidence to incorporate even more herbal medicine into my practice.

Marina is an excellent teacher who communicates and teaches clearly, explaining the foundations in an applicable way. She is encouraging, provides great feedback and is available to answer questions. I highly recommend this course!

Frida Sihvo

Chinese Medicine Practitioner


Clear, Effective, Practical & Revolutionary

"Marina Danilova is obviously onto the core, the inner being, the very heart of ancient wisdom known as Chinese Medicine. And not only is she a great Practitioner, she is also a great Teacher! With clarity, accuracy and elegance she is able to compress thousands of years of knowledge into one little red pill. And, offering it to you, she also gives you a few very effective and precise tools to handle it. Marina’s teaching makes you see truth, think for yourself, stand on your feet and continuously develop a medicine that truly makes a difference.

After seven years in a Hunyuan clinic as an assistant, I am totally impressed of how easy Marina manages to sum up everything I saw and heard over the years into a few classes. And I am grateful that I now feel more ready than ever to take action as a practitioner.

Marina’s teaching is hands on, practical and revolutionary. With a steady hand and as a reliable friend she guides you through what you need to know to get even further. I strongly recommend her teachings!" 

Rebecca Löfstrand Johansson

Chinese Medicine Practitioner


Refreshing, Inspiring & Enlightening

"I thoroughly enjoyed this course. It helped me anchor my thinking, giving me a deeper understanding of the principles of physiology  and how to apply those principles in practice. As I came to understand the principle of the six conformations, it soon became ‘my’ way of thinking. Things which had puzzled me for a long time started to make sense. The system is logical and although on the surface seems simple, it soon becomes apparent there is great depth in the meaning behind it. 

The course is presented methodically, step by step. The pace of learning and the amount of material presented was perfect for me. The initial focus is on understanding the principle, then on using it to make a diagnosis. The herbs then seem to fit effortlessly into the pattern, whereby you can construct your formula with an enhanced understanding, rather than just acceptance, of why the herbs do what they do!

Marina is an enthusiastic and supportive teacher who is willing to share her knowledge and experience, gently guiding you through the learning process. Once you grasp the foundations, the  practice becomes fascinating and engaging as well as challenging. Marina is readily available to answer questions throughout the course and beyond, so students need never feel isolated as they find their way in practice. I thoroughly recommend Marina’s teaching and feel inspired to continue with further study.

Fiona McQueen

Chinese Medicine Practitioner

United Kingdom