Formulating and Formulas Course

taught by Sam Coffman
Buy $95.00
Sam Coffman
Sam Coffman
Lead Instructor

About the Instructor

Sam has worked with herbs since 1987 and formally as a clinical herbalist for over 15 years. He served in the military for 10 years of which 6 were as a US Special Forces Medic (aka Green Beret Medic). He is a registered herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild, a Wilderness EMT (WEMT), and a Wilderness First Responder instructor.

Sam is the founder of The Human Path/Herbal Medics Academy and co-founder of Herbal Medics which is the school's outreach organization that works with underserved communities.

His primary goal has become the creation of an integrative medical model that embraces both vitalistic and mechanistic aspects of herbalism into a collaboration with orthodox and energetic models of diagnosis and treatment, to include orthodox western medicine. To this end, he has created and co-created nearly 2000 hours of pathophysiology-based herbal medicine curriculum, and led hundreds of herbal clinics in remote, austere, post-disaster and underserved areas. Also as part of integrating orthodox medicine with plant medicine, Sam regularly works as an herbalist with, teaches with and instructs doctors, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, nurses, and other licensed health care practitioners.

Learn how to create herbal formulas that relate to individual health, cellular physiology and functional medicine as well as medicine-making and herb toxicity & dosage.
6+ hours of online video plus live Q & A. Tons of handouts, study guides and weekly quizzes.

This 3-week online course will help you refine and develop your formulating techniques for botanical medicine making.  During this course, Sam Coffman will step through a history of formulation and arrive at his own pathophysiology-based formulation theory.

Some of the concepts taught in this course are:
– Base formulas and sub-functions
– Synergy pathways
– Overlapping herbal functions
– Dosing and formulating along toxicity spectra
– Herbal pairs and triplets
– Relating medicine making to dosage and protocols
– Several of Sam’s own protocols and formulas along with case studies

This 12 hour course meets the requirements for both the Apothecarist medicine making and the clinical herbalism programs.

Course Contents

18 Videos
3 Quizzes
1 Text
23 PDFs
12.0 hrs

Course Curriculum

Q&A with Carol- July 1, 2020