Welcome to the WCA

Arrangements for September 2020

For students starting in Year 1 the first term (Sept-Dec) of the WCA herb course will be conducted online. We hope to return to face to face learning in January 2021 but this is contingent upon Government guidelines relating to Covid-19 infection. If classroom meetings are not permitted then the second term will continue as online learning. We will update you as soon as we can about the status of the course.

Third year students have elected to attend face to face lectures and where possible we have arranged for this to take place. Some lecturers cannot attend in person and will lecture online. For the first term at the time of writing only the seminar on Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome on Saturday 11th October will be online. The other lectures will all be face to face unless government guidelines change and classroom learning becomes impossible.

The White Crane Academy was founded to provide a practical and practitioner led approach to learning Chinese Herbal Medicine. WCA course leaders are experienced practitioners, teachers, often researchers, who want to share their knowledge and expertise with the next generation of herbal practitioner.

Our diploma course achieves full accreditation!

The White Crane Academy diploma course in Chinese herbal medicine has now been accredited by the EHTPA. Notable benefits of qualifying from an accredited course include wider recognition of your qualification and eligibility for membership of the RCHM.

Jade Screen Project – Supporting front line workers in the fight against Covid with Chinese herbal medicine

Studying Chinese herbal medicine

Watch our short 3 minute video below (and if you’d like the full 15 minute version, it’s here):

WCA’s founding principles are:

  • Provides a rigorous training that ensures the fundamental building blocks of Chinese Herbal Medicine are in place.
  • Ensures its teachers are clinically experienced.
  • Organises excellent clinical supervision by experienced practitioners.
  • Opportunity for optional clinical experience in China.
  • Enables students to connect with living plants & the ecology of herbal medicines.

An introduction to Chinese Herbal Medicine

Here’s a video we shot of Dr. Andrew Flower introducing the concepts of Chinese herbal medicine to a varied audience at the International College of Oriental Medicine (ICOM) in February 2018. Andrew took us through some of his favourite herbs. We tasted them, sniffed them, discussed their individual properties and explored how they could be combined. Andrew’s enthusiasm, knowledge and wisdom had us all captivated.

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