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Covid-19 Series
Forum: TCM Approach on Western Herbs

Course: TCM Approach on Western Herbs

Instructor: Rita Antão and Thomas Avery Garran

Number of classes: 1

Duration: 1 hour

Language: English

Typology: recorded online course

Included: access to the course recordings


Rita Antão and Thomas Avery Garran shared their vision and experience on CoVID-19 and how to treat the different stages of this disease (prevention, influenza and pneumonia stages), with western herbal formulas from the TCM point of view.


About the instructors:

Rita Antão is a Portuguese well-known TCM practitioner and herbalist with a Bachelor in Industrial Chemistry and specialization in organic chemistry, that has been researching with Professor Jeremy Ross on Western Herbs

Thomas Avery Garran, MTOM, L.Ac., is a licensed acupuncturist with a master’s degree in Oriental medicine. He has practiced and taught herbal medicine since 1992. He has been chair of the Department of Herbal Medicine at the Institute of Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, and has served on the faculty of the John A. Burns School of Medicine in the Department of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. He is currently on leave of absence from teaching while pursuing a degree in Chinese language and ethnobotany at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa in Honolulu, where he maintains a private practice in Oriental medicine.

Recent Publications:

  • Garran TA, et al. (in press) Comparative analysis of the chemical profile of Leonurus japonicus and Leonurus cardiaca using discriminating metabolite isomerism strategy based ultra-high performance liquid chromatography tandem quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Journal of Chromatography A Garran TA. (2014).

  • Western Herbs in Chinese Medicine: Methodology & Materia Medica. Passiflora Press. MA Garran TA. (2008).

  • Western Herbs According to Traditional Chinese Medicine: A Practitioners’ Guide. Healing Arts Press. Rochester, VT. Garran TA. (2006).

  • Trichosanthus – An Underutilized Native Medicinal Plant. Journal of the American Herbalist Guild


TCM Approach on Western Herbs

Rita Antão

Thomas Avery Garran


1 class (1 hour)​


class recording​


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