Eastern Herbal Medicine


Practitioners & Students who have already earned a Diploma of Acupuncture may enrol in our 1 Year Intensive Eastern Herbal Diploma.

This training, combined with your Acupuncture Diploma is required for the designation of Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner with the CTCMPAO.

We are thrilled to have launched one of North America’s most comprehensive training in Herbal Medicine. We have brought together some of the most experienced and talented practitioners and professors in the field of Herbal Medicine to guide you in the exciting study of Eastern Herbal Medicine.

This unique program not only provides you with a comprehensive training in Eastern Herbology, but also includes training in local Western Herbology. The focus of the training program is Sustainable, Safe, Effective & Ethical Herbal Medicine.

There are three terms in the one year intensive program. Fall Term (September to December), Winter (January to April), and Summer (May to August).

All courses include practical components with theoretical foundations.

Student learning is enhanced by on-site clinical training, dispensary hours and internships. ITM along with their outstanding faculty has developed a system of learning Eastern Herbal Medicine that inspires confidence and skill through numerous hands-on experiences and a structured educational system focused on the practical application of learning.

This program meets all the requirements to be regulated as a R.TCMP. (Students are required to have Acupuncture Training/Fundamentals, or be a student/practitioner of Naturopathic Medicine, Homeopathy, and other Regulated Healthcare Fields).

Our vision was to develop an Eastern Medical Programs that would facilitate academic success, retention and the personal development of our students. ITM has created an educational format that applies an integrative, interdisciplinary and collaborative learning approach.

ITM has developed a program that prepares students to address the 'Whole Person' in the clinical setting. Students engage in numerous opportunities that nurture confidence, skill and maturity as a health care provider. Our learning environments encourage inner reflection, discernment and personal responsibility, while building a community that values equity, justice and anti-oppression. Our program's unique blend of theoretical and experiential learning fosters relationship, honours a student's life experience and engages each person in a range of learning opportunities.

With high graduation and board exam success rates, graduates being sought after as instructors, programs being used as templates for other schools, prospective students should feel confident in choosing ITM to begin and complete their studies in Eastern Medicine.

Our Vision for the Future of Eastern Herbal Medicine in North America Sustainable, Safe, Ethical

If you have done any research into the study and practice of Eastern Herbal Medicine, you may have come across information relating to a number of concerns with its use in North America and Asia. As Educators in the field, we have not been able to turn a blind eye to these concerns, which range from the unsafe levels of toxic substances, lack of proper regulation in processing & cultivation, misuse of resources, the abuse of animals and inevitable extinction of a number of species. You may have also read about the traditional teachings held within many traditional medical systems, that herbs grow within a particular geographic region to counter specific diseases and conditions common within that region.

After over a decade of researching and consulting with some of the top practitioners of Eastern Medicine in North America, we have made the decision to address these concerns by developing a herbal program which offers a strong and solid foundation in the theories of Eastern Herbal Medicine, along with the opportunity to build a practice which incorporates a more sustainble approach. By teaching about the use of local herbs, options to animal products, personal herb cultivation and wildcrafting, sustainable sourcing of organic products, resources for companies and practitioners that are offering the best options for herbal medicine in our city and country, and an emphasis on building a relationship with the herbs, a graduate of ITM will be equiped to offer the most Integrative, Sustainable, Effective, Safe & Ethical Herbal Practice possible.


• Offers full training in medicine making: from tinctures, to salves, to infusions
• Puts safety, sustainability & ethics at the heart of its training
• Trains students on how to grow and use local Western herbs in an Eastern Diagnostic perspective
• Honours tradition, while welcoming a new integrative approach to herbal medicine by combining Western & Eastern Herbology.

Materia Medica (Herbs & their Functions)
Herbal Formulas (Combinations & Relationships)
Women's Health (from Gynecology to Obstetrics)
Pediatrics & Children's Health (Supporting Health from Infancy to Youth)
Integrative Nutrition (Cooking with Herbs)
Dispensary Skills (includes Tincture Making)
Wildcrafting Skills
Classical Texts
Internal Medicine (Diseases of the Organs)
External Medicine (The Body's Surface)
Pharmacology & Toxicology (Safety, Precautions, Contra-indications & Ethical Sustainability)
Biomedical Research (The Future of Eastern Herbal Medicine - Findings & Discoveries)
Clinical Internship & Dispensary (The Practice of Herbal Medicine - An Integrative Approach)

Tuition: North America’s Most Affordable Eastern Herbal Program

Because our goal is to get as many people trained in integrative health as possible. We believe that this medicine should be accessible to all. Tuition for entire program $6000 + HST


ITM has brought together an outstanding faculty consisting of both local and international presenters who bring decades of experience to the program and are pioneers in the field of Eastern Medicine.

Kaleb Montgomery (Fertility Speclialist), Angela Warburton (Women's Health, Nutritional & Oncology Specialist), Rong Zhu (Internal Medicine Specialist), Jen Bowers (Women's Health, Fertility & Trauma Specialist) Julian Jones (Internal Medicine Specialist), Ariella Meinhard (Pregnancy, Women's Health, 5 Element Specialist), Marcia Dixon (Herbalist & Research Specialist), Poney Chiang (Dermatology Specialist), Ashley Alton (Integrative Eastern & Western Herbalist), Carmen Lynde (Western Herbalist)


ITM has a created a schedule that allows the student/practitioner to maintain a full-time practice/work while completing their studies.

Students meet one day during the week and on occasional Saturday/Sundays.

Clinical Internships may be completed in the evenings or weekends.

You will have everything you need to be a successful Eastern Herbal Medicine Practitioner AND You will also have knowledge in Western Herbal Medicine, Local Herbal Cultivation, and will be able to offer your clients the most Integrative System of Herbal Medicine Available.

You will feel confident and proud to tell your clients that your herbs and products are ethically & sustainably sourced.