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Kenneth Morris L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.



5459 Shafter Avenue
Oakland, CA 74618
United States
T: (800) 736-0182


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Institute of Chinese Herbology


Become a Certified Herbalist in Chinese Medicine. These in depth and comprehesive programs are designed to help you master one of the most popular healing systems in the world.

For over 20 years we have trained herbalists using our unique and well organized Distance Learning system. There are courses for both beginners and health professionals.

All classes are on audio CD's and include extensive integrated notes. Herb samples are also included in Program One.

Profile and Credentials        

Accredited by the California Acupuncture Board for Continuing Education credits

Accredited by the NCCAOM (National Association for Oriental Medicine)

Philosophy and Comments        

Learning Chinese Medicine involves thinking about health and disease in ways that are unfamiliar to our common medical understanding. Unlike conventional Western medical practice which typically treats symptoms without addressing underlying causes. Chinese Medicine uses sophisticated assessment techniques to understand the deeper levels of systemic imbalance that create the symptoms. The goal of treatment is to bring the entire organism back into harmony.

The proven effectiveness of the ICH educational approach is the result of the founders' extensive backgrounds in Chinese Medicine, their ability to impart their knowledge using Western teaching styles, and their familiarity with the patterns of health and disease common in our society.

Work Hours and Fee Schedule        


Founder, Director and Primary Instructor of the Institute

of Chinese Herbology:


Kenneth began his studies of Chinese Medicine in 1976 with Korean Master Se Han Kim and Taoist Master Ni Hua Ching. In 1986 he graduated from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, California. He has been a student of Tai Chi Chuan since 1975.

In the early 1980's Ken traveled extensively and lived in Southeast Asia to study meditation. He is one of the founders and is on the board of directors of Saddhamma Foundation, which serves to promote the practice of Vipassana meditation as taught by Sayadaw U Pandita of Burma.

In 1986 Ken co-founded the Institute of Chinese Herbology and teaches comprehensive herbal seminars to health professionals around the country. He is an herbal consultant to several companies and a faculty member of the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture.

Recently, Ken has developed his own line of premium quality herbal extracts known as Tai Botanicals. It is based on his 25 years experience treating patients with herbal remedies. Since 1986, Ken has had an acupuncture and herbal medicine practice in Oakland, California.


Primary Instructor:


Reece, the author of Guidebook to Chinese Herbal Formulas and A Basic Guide to Understanding Chinese Medicine. After taking up the study of Chinese Medicine in 1982, Reece became certified in Chinese Herbology by the Institute for Traditional Medicine, Portland, Oregon in 1984. He graduated from the San Francisco College of Acupuncture in 1986. An experienced educator, Reece taught in public schools for over 15 years.


Assisting Instructor


Sylvia has been a bodywork and acupressure teacher for over 20 years. She has studied Chinese herbs at the Institute of Chinese Herbology and has also taught western herbology for over 15 years.


Assisting Instructor


Barbara studied acupuncture, herbs and shiatsu for two years in Japan, and received her California Acupuncture license in 1987. Barbara has a private practice specializing in immune dysfunction and women's health issues, in Oakland, California.

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