About Our Program

Thank you for visiting David Winston’s Center For Herbal Studies’ (DW-CHS) website. David Winston, RH (AHG), an internationally respected herbalist, is the dean and one of the primary instructors for this program. He teaches throughout the US, Canada, and the UK and has been teaching the two year DW-CHS program for over 40 years.

Our philosophy: Good herbalists treat people, not diseases, and in our program we strive to teach the skills necessary so that each student can accomplish that goal. We focus on differential diagnosis skills, materia medica and therapeutics which are essential to individualize treatment and help patients to not only resolve symptoms, but create constitutional change needed for physical, emotional and spiritual wellness.

The program runs from September through August for two consecutive years. The class will be held online via live webcast and we are hoping to arrange live participation for people who are local for classes such as herb walks and Pao Zhi-the Alchemy of Herbs, based on the states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania’s Covid rules at the time these are scheduled.

For more information about the course please refer to the Herbalist’s Training Program tab. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us.

My three years studying with David Winston have, truly, catapulted my ability to assess and provide remediation to the patients I serve.  As a naturopathic physician, my capacity for success is solely dependent upon the knowledge I’ve gained and the application of that knowledge.  David’s classes have elevated my talents to a level that would not have been possible without his tutelage.  Although I’ve attained a formidable educational background in natural health from many different institutions, David’s program is at the forefront of clinical relevance and application to me and my patients.  In my opinion, it is the best program available in botanical medicine.

Glenn B. Gero, N.D., R.N.C., M.H., C.E.S., C.L.C | Class of 2004