CONNECTICUT INSTITUTE 
for
HERBAL STUDIES

 912 Corbin Avenue (RTE 372), New Britain, CT 06052

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Phone: 860-TCM(826)-2705   
 E-Mail : Laurachina@aol.com

 

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Testimonials over the past 25 Years ~

Wow, I can't  believe a year has gone by already. I want to thank you for helping "awaken" a new understanding of TCM: HERBS~ From a technical perspective, you are an excellent teacher and communicate the essential information needed to understand a very complex subject.  Even more important, spiritually you are a gifted healer whose enthusiasm is inspiring. I look forward to seeing you again in future classes.   D. M. of Suffield, CT ~ DC, Dipl Acp.

Looking around the room and seeing some of your students that were selected to participate at this West Hartford Event, must have made you proud - YOU have made Chinese Medicine a real force in Connecticut. So many of your students have become successful and happy -you helped make that a reality. We are a living testament that a person can follow their passion and make a living out of it. Your classes and China trips are what have provided the ability to do that!"   
M.K. Danielson, CT  
    
I can't tell you how much you and TCM has changed my life! I will be forever grateful. Please don't ever change.  
S.W. Providence, RI

Thanks so much for imparting this life changing knowledge to us. Already, through your guidance, I have helped many family members & friends. Thank you and I am sad to see our class come to an end. I will certainly be attending future ones.  R.N. East Hartford, CT

So Great to be a part of your class! I learned so much and am looking forward to my new journey in wellness. Thanks for being my first step!   E.D. Greenwich, CT

Thank you so much for your amazing, eye opening class. We learned how to help ourselves and the people around us!   O.K. Glastonbury, CT 

Thanks for sharing your extensive knowledge of Chinese Herbs and diagnosis with us, The friendships we have created here will last a lifetime.  
N.C. Wethersfield, CT

You’ll never know how much I appreciate all you have taught me.  Really opened my eyes to another way of seeing illness.  I know there are lots of expensive 4 year programs that incorporate TCM, but your concentrated program does in one year what others take a few years to teach, and you do it in a way that is very easy to digest.  J.M.B. Bedford, New York

You are my vessel of knowledge with health questions. Thank you for embarking me in this life journey, and for sharing your wisdom which can offer a much safer way to stay healthy. You will always hold a special place in my heart & I will never forget this experience. Blessings, D.D. Moodus, CT

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Laura Mignosa, Nationally Certified Chinese Herbologist, Director of the Connecticut Institute for Herbal Studies since 1992.

Laura has led Educational & Cultural Tours to China each November for 19 years and is well known as an expert in the field of Chinese Herbology.  Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine Programs are available as well as Introduction Classes. Appointments for Care are available at the school.

Remaining dates for 2016 Traditional Chinese Herbology Program: April 8,9 (GYN Issues) May 20,21 (Clinical Diagnosis) June 10,11 Bi-Syndromes (Pain)

2017 Class & Program Information:

AUGUST ~
(Back by Popular Demand) If you are on the waiting list for this Series, please know that your check is your confirmation of a space in class...

If you are considering studying with us for our One-Year Chinese Herbology Program to start September 9th,
Please consider this class as a preview to that Program, to see if Chinese Medicine speak to you!

August 6, 13, 20 ( 3 Sunday Afternoons)
Chinese Herb Series           
1:00 -3:00 PM
$78.00

Aug. 6: Introduction to Chinese Herbal Therapy:
This class is designed to teach individuals how Chinese herbs work, the differences between
“Superior” and “Inferior” herbs, Formulas Making theory, basic Chinese Medicine Theory as well
as covering some commonly used herbs.

13: Chinese Herbs to Maintain and Regain Health:
Learn many herbs used by the Chinese for Centuries to balance the body. Specific organ disharmonies
and herbal Tonics (herbs that keep you well) will be discussed as well as preventative health teas for
season changes.

20: Chinese Herbs to Calm the Spirit:
For thousands of years the Chinese have understood that you cannot separate the “Spirit or the Shen”
from the body. When disharmonies of the Spirit happen, then physical signs and symptoms are exhibited.
Anxiety, depression, panic attacks, insomnia or even the inability to focus can be symptoms of an
“energetic” heart disturbance. The class will cover basic theory as well as herbs and formulas often
used in Chinese medicine to help with the disharmonies of the “Heart”.

SEPTEMBER ~

 SEPT. 9,10 & 23,24 (Two Saturday & Sundays)
Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory & Terminology Intensive 
(May be a Stand Alone Class) 
*pre-requisite for Certified Chinese Herbology Program
Time: 9:30 - 4:30 PM (28 CEU)         
 Cost: $489.00

This is a powerful course for anyone interested in the Differential Diagnosis of Traditional Chinese Medicine and it's uses today. Aroma therapists, Body workers, Massage therapists, and other wellness practitioners benefit from incorporating this holistic perspective of the human energetic systems.   

Through recognition of patterns, TCM describes disharmonies without diagnosing disease.  By studying this material, patients of TCM practitioners can increase their understanding of the perspective of Chinese medicine, and participate more fully in their treatment.

This course also serves as the foundation on which our Chinese Herbology Intensive is built upon. All our courses are taught with an emphasis on clinical diagnosis as practiced in China today.

Course Objective: Among the distinctive perspectives of Traditional Chinese Medicine is the Eight Principle Theory. The Eight Principle Theory is the foundation for differential diagnosis. This course offers a student the opportunity to learn about the terminology and diagnostic skills needed for accurately recognizing the clinical signs and symptoms of each pattern of disharmonies.

OCTOBER ~

Starting of One-Year Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbology Program~
October 21, 22  (Saturday & Sunday) 
Time: 9:30 - 4:30    
Cost: $2395.00


This is a powerful course for anyone interested in the Differential Diagnosis of Traditional Chinese Medicine and it's uses today. Aroma therapists, Body workers, Massage therapists, and other wellness practitioners benefit from incorporating this holistic perspective of the human energetic systems.   

Through recognition of patterns, TCM describes disharmonies without diagnosing disease.  By studying this material, patients of TCM practitioners can increase their understanding of the perspective of Chinese medicine, and participate more fully in their treatment.

This course also serves as the foundation on which our Chinese Herbology Intensive is built upon. All our courses are taught with an emphasis on clinical diagnosis as practiced in China today.

Course Objective: Among the distinctive perspectives of Traditional Chinese Medicine is the Eight Principle Theory. The Eight Principle Theory is the foundation for differential diagnosis. This course offers a student the opportunity to learn about the terminology and diagnostic skills needed for accurately recognizing the clinical signs and symptoms of each pattern of disharmonies.

The objective of this course is to teach the fundamentals of Chinese Medicine as well as the diagnostic principles for the therapeutic use of over 150 herbs and more than 35 Chinese herbal formulas.  Case studies, review of organ disharmonies, and clinical observation will be included. The preparation of herbal tonics and teas, Tongue and Pulse diagnosis, as well as advanced GYN issues will be covered. Herbal identification (samples of most herbs showed), their tastes, formula structure, contraindications, as well as the acquisition of professional Chinese Herbal formulas will be addressed. Exceptional handouts provided. Independent study is needed to complete certificates of Completion.
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October 21,22: Spleen Disharmonies:
 Herbs and formulas for digestive disorders. Chinese Medical Patterns of wet phlegm, acid reflux, diuretic issues, food stagnation, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain and discomfort, as well as other middle burner issues will be addressed

November 18,19: Liver Disharmonies: Formulas and herbs for the Chinese Medicine Patterns of the Liver will include information on stagnations of the body such as cysts, PMS, some GYN concerns, high blood pressure, migraines & emotional stagnation effecting digestion and pain. 


December 9,10: Heart Disharmonies: Herbs and formulas to calm the spirit and heart will be covered. Recent information obtained from clinical experience in Beijing will be addressed as well. Emotional (Shen) conditions such as depression, anxiety, phobias, fears, manic depression are all part of a heart disharmony in TCM and will be addressed this weekend.

January 20,21: Lung Disharmonies:
 Herbs and formulas to treat the western diagnosis of sinus infections, flus and colds, coughs, allergies, asthma and more will be covered. TCM sees this organ as our immune system and formulas to stay well will be addressed as well.

February 24,25: Kidney Disharmonies & Herbal Tonics: An overview of the kidney issues as they relate to the reproduction organs and all organs in general. Formulas that treat the western diagnosis of yeast and urinary tract infections will also be addressed. Tonic formulas to help keep the body strong even with chronic disharmonies, will be covered as well.  

March 24,25: Gynecological Issues: Common pathologies seen in the transition of a woman's body will be covered in this class. It will include the signs and symptoms of menses irregularities, menopause, mastitis and cancers as seen in TCM. Formulas learned in China  hospitals will be shared. Students will come away with information that can be easily used in a practice of Chinese Herbology.

April 21,22: Clinical Diagnosis & Observation: Students will identify disharmonies of guests by using observation, Interview and  Tongue & Pulse indications that will help students arrive at a TCM Differential diagnosis. They will then be able to provide a treatment strategy and appropriate herbal formula that will encourage health of the individual, under supervision. Students will present their case to the class to further enrich the learning of his modality.

May 19,20Bi-Syndrome (Pain): This class will show the various types of pain as seen in TCM. Trauma, Acute, Chronic, and differential treatment strategies used for all types of pain will be included. Some additional external applications for pain will be addressed as well. 



LAURA MIGNOSA,NCCH  is a Nationally Certified Chinese Herbologist who is both Western and China trained. She is the director of CIHS since 1992 and traveled yearly to China for study and to expose her students to the culture and clinical training of Beijing Hospitals. She was the co-investigator on a clinical trial at UConn Medical Center to evaluate the effectiveness of Chinese herbs for menopausal symptoms and breast cancer. Her private practice is maintained at the school where Laura successfully treats all types of disharmonies, especially those that Western medicine offers little help, or chronic conditions.  

It should be noted that at this time, no state has authorized separate licensing for practicing herbologists. In many states, only acupuncturists or Naturopaths can legally prescribe herbs using a western diagnosis.  However... that does not prevent an herbalist from suggesting formulas in accordance with Chinese Medical Theory.  It is not using or suggesting herbs that is at issue...but diagnosing a Western-named disease without having a medical license. There are thousands of herbalists in America and Europe.  In the West, Herbologists have been accepted as healers for hundreds of years.  In China, Herbalists have been mainstays of the medical healing arts for thousands of years.

Connecticut Institute for Herbal Studies
912 Corbin Avenue
New Britain, CT
860-TCM(826)-2705
or email: Laurachina@aol.com

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