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Covid-19 Series
TCM Principles when using Chinese and European Herbs

Course: TCM Principles when using Chinese and European Herbs

Instructor: Thomas Avery Garran

Number of classes: 1

Duration: 1 hour

Language: English

Typology: recorded online course

Included: access to the course recordings


This free class "Treating CoVID-19: Chinese Medicine Principles When Using Chinese and European Herbs" will look at COVID-19 from the perspective of Chinese Medicine and discuss how to assess mild to moderate cases, the different patterns that might arise, and propose treatment strategies for these types of cases. Thomas will look at Chinese protocols and then discuss potential substitute herbs using herbs more commonly available in Portugal and the rest of Europe. 

About Thomas Avery Garran:
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


Thomas Avery Garran​

1 class (1 hour)


class recording​


TCM Principles when using Chinese and European herbs

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