Enroll in the Family Herbalist Course


The Family Herbalist Course is a personal enrichment course, which includes material from the Professional Course, but does not offer tutor marking for the lesson material.

The Family Herbalist Course consists of twelve lessons, the book Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health by Rosemary Gladstar, a study guide with articles and teachings by Dr. Michael Tierra, and the following which provide the materia medica basis for the course


This is a 12-lesson distance learning course suitable for the beginning student interested in herbal medicine; those interested in herbal medicine for the general health of one’s family; someone who sells, grows or manufactures herbal and health products; and anyone desiring to pursue a theoretical basis in the principles of East West energetics for herbs, diseases and foods.

Testing material is included in the workbook along with a key for self-correction. If you would like to have your work reviewed by East West School it is best to enroll directly into the Professional Course instead and you can start with the first 12 Lessons and then proceed to the rest of the course as desired.

Purchase the Pathology and Disease Course


Written by Dr. Stephan Gascoigne

This is the unique Pathology and Disease Course written by Dr. Gascoigne, who is also trained in and practices acupuncture. Thus, he wrote the course with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in mind, listing diseases from both Western and TCM perspectives.

Students will learn:

  • Philosophical differences between conventional and alternative medicine
  • State and understand common terms, procedures and treatments of conventional medicine and its affect on treatment by alternative medicine
  • Explain appropriate courses of action to take in particular clinical situations
  • How to relate conventional disease labels to ideas of alternative medicine

Included is the textbook The Clinical Medical Guide – A Holistic Perspective by Stephen Gascoigne.

This course includes testing material for the student to complete. The East West School grades and reviews the exams and a Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion.


Purchase the Anatomy and Physiology Course


A Western Science Course for the Alternative Practitioner, written by Dr. Julie Williams is a comprehensive, college level training course. Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness by Ross & Wilson and The Physiology Coloring Book by Kapit are included with this course.

Enroll in the Professional Herbalist Course


36 Lesson Professional Course

The following materials are mailed to you:

  • 36 Lesson Professional Course
  • Test Workbook
  • Index booklet
  • Including these five books:
  • The Way of Herbs by Michael Tierra
  • Healing with the Herbs of Life by Lesley Tierra
  • Chinese Traditional Herbal Medicine, Vol. 1 by Michael and Lesley Tierra
  • Chinese Traditional Herbal Medicine, Vol. 2 by Michael and Lesley Tierra
  • Planetary Herbology by Michael Tierra

Optional book package available as a separate purchase: Click here for details

Enroll in the Professional Herbalist Course Here:

$2,499.00Add to cart

Or use the Payment Plan

New East West Herb Course Lessons 13-36 (for those previously enrolled)


For East West Students already enrolled in the 36 Lesson Professional Course (previously paid for Lessons 1-36), a special offer to upgrade to the new Lessons.



The Special Offer for students already enrolled in the East West 36-Lesson Professional Course.

1) Mailed: Completely new revised, updated, expanded, and reformatted Sections II & III (Lessons 13-36)

2) Emailed: All new Index Book and a new Test Workbook**

**The new Test Workbook is for your reference and use moving forward from your current lesson on. Know that the East West School does not re-review lesson essays that have previously been submitted.

Professional Herbalist Course Payment Plan


Payment One: $933

  • Professional Herbalist Course Lessons 1-12 with the following four books:
  • The Way of Herbs by Michael Tierra
  • Healing with the Herbs of Life by Lesley Tierra
  • Chinese Traditional Herbal Medicine, Vol. 1 by Michael and Lesley Tierra
  • Planetary Herbology by Michael Tierra

Payment Two: $933

  • Professional Herbalist Course Lessons 13-24 with the following book
  • Chinese Traditional Herbal Medicine, Vol. 2 by Michael and Lesley Tierra

Payment Three: $933

  • Professional Herbalist Course Lessons 25-36

Payment Plan Detail


Students have up to two years to complete all three payments at the set price with enrollment in payment one, although actual course completion may take longer. All benefits of the Professional Course apply. Payments not completed within two years are subject to a small fee to continue enrollment and are determined on an individual basis depending upon student progress. Students are not obligated to continue with the course if they do not proceed to payments two or three. East West School reserves the right to make book substitutions based upon title availability.

To enroll with the payment plan please select ‘payment one’ or call: 831-336-5010

Home Herbalist Course


Learn Herbal Medicine Online – Take the Home Herbalist Course Syllabus

  • Lesson 1: Herbs as Special Foods
  • Lesson 2: The Nature of Medicinal Herbs
  • Lesson 3: Herbal Formulary
  • Lesson 4: Herbal Remedies I
  • Lesson 5: Herbal Remedies II
  • Lesson 6: Herbal Therapeutics

Lessons are ONLY available Online.

Home Herbalist Online Course Highlights

  • Course Length: 3 months
  • Lessons: 6 online lessons
  • Cost: $240
  • Pre-Launch Sale Price: $175
  • East West Classroom Access: 1 year, includes forum, library and live chats