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.

The measure of a school and a teacher is how well they prepare you for your profession. David Winston, in Japan, would be a “national treasure”. His broad base of multi-cultural herbal knowledge, and especially the Cherokee, is unique. He is simply encyclopedic in his ability to access his years of learning and answer any question. His teaching method is infectious curiosity, well-organized units that build on each other, and that culminates in an excellent preparation for clinical practice: how to do effective case histories, how to put together effective and balanced herbal formulas, how to use nutrition / supplementation / mind & physical therapist and lifestyle changes to pull together an excellent Protocol for your client.

Serious, and jam-packed as each class is, you leave each class inspired and excited. And, David has an excellent sense of humor. I am constantly reminded of how David Winston is held up for special respect in the world of herbalists whenever I go to important herbal conferences. He is in constant demand as a regular guest lecturer at herb and naturopathic schools of higher learning here in the States and around the world.

I am a graduate of David’s school and graduate clinical course, and have my professional designation from the American Herbalists Guild. I have been in practice since 1996, and at age 70, in 2012, I am moving to Key West and closing my practice. David’s excellent school enabled me to help a lot of people along the way.

Constance Miller | Class of 1997