Clinical Herbalist Training 2022

Christa is delighted to offer a condensed online version of the Clinical Herbalist Training Program (CHTP), a course designed for students interested in practicing herbalism, and treating friends and family. The skills taught in the CHTP create a solid foundation for aspiring herbalists to establish a practice. 

Students will learn:Patient care

Patient Care 
  • How to conduct consultations
  • How to create holistic herbal treatments for acute and chronic health conditions
  • Receive samples of intake forms and waivers
  • Establish boundaries and practice self-care  

Case Studies  

  • Review numerous case studies, practice creating botanical protocols, and receive feedback
  • How to create personalized formulas with respect to the client's constitution. 

Endocrine System

Students will learn physiology, pathophysiology (physiology and symptoms of abnormal states), and therapeutic treatment of the following: Asparagus tuber


  • Physiologic effects adrenal cortical and adrenal medulla hormones 
  • Stages and treatment of General Adaptation Syndrome (adrenal distress and burn-out) 
  • Symptoms of adrenal diseases; learn when to refer to a medical professional

Metabolic (blood sugar) disorders

  • Physiologic effects ofAshwagandha insulin and glucagon
  • Pathophysiology of hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, syndrome X, and diabetes type I and II
  • Therapeutic protocols for regulating blood sugar (herbs, diet, and nutrition)  


  • Physiologic effects of thyroid hormones
  • Pathophysiology of hypothyroid and hyperthyroid
  • Therapeutic protocols 

Diagnostic Skills for the Herbalistpulse diagnosis

  • Understanding constitutional patterns with tongue, skin, and physical diagnosis. 

Establish a Practice Step-by-step

  • Basic business skills for the herbalist 
  • How to determine your rates 
  • Establishing and sustaining a practice and pharmacy
  • Pharmacy management

Materia Medica

  • In depth study of medicinal and clinical therapeutic uses of herbs
  • Emphasis placed on adaptogens, immune-modulators, anti-infectives, Chinese tonics, and Western herbs. 
  • Preparations and dosages
  • Botanical and common names
  • ContraindicationsFormulation

The Art of Formulation and Compounding 

  • Learn how to create personalized herbal tea and extracts 
  • Learn strategies to determine proportions and dosages 

Herbal Pharmacy and Medicine MakingApothecary 1730, 1 

  • Hands-on formulating of herbal teas and compounds
  • Experiment with single herbs and compounds

First Aid Kits 

  • Create and present first aid kits

Class Schedule

Classes are held on Thursdays from 1 - 3:30 p.m. (PST) (4-6:30 p.m. EST) with a 10-15 minute break. The program runs every Thursday from  September 22, 2022 through December 15, 2022. Note: Due to the holiday, class will not be held on November 24. 


The tuition for the program is TBA. A non-refundable deposit of $500 is due by Friday, August 15; the remainder of the balance is due on or before Friday, September 16, 2022. Credit card payments are accepted; however, there is an additional 4% processing fee. Note:  A 10 student minimum is required in order to hold the program. 

Required Materials

Students are responsible for purchasing the following books and materials:

  • The Essential Guide to Western Botanical Medicine - by Christa Sinadinos
  • Its imperative that students have a functioning printer and weekly internet access.
  • Students are responsible for printing copies of the class handouts, materia medica sheets, and Powerpoint presentations (the latter is optional).
  • Materials for preparing a first-aid kit and medicines prepared outside of class.

Disclaimer: The class material and dates described above are subject to alteration.