The 50 Most Important Chinese

Herbal Patent Formulas in Clinic

Dr Jake Paul Fratkin, OMD, L.Ac.

Dr Jake Fratkin, author of Chinese Patent Herbal Medicines, presented a two day lecture on the 50 most important formulas in modern practice. He included both Classical and Modern patents. He chose the best formulas from 20 categories such as digestive disorders, dermatology, gynecology, trauma, heat-toxins, and insomnia. For each, Dr Fratkin discusses its history, herbal energetics, and how to use it in clinic.


This course is a distillation of Dr Fratkin's 38 years of clinical experience with the most important Chinese patent medicines. He shares his insights from not just clinical practice, but from working within the industry where he crafted formulas and determined manufacturing protocols. His recommendations are not based on brand loyalty or endorsements, these products are the ones he uses in his practice and home.


Acupuncturists can order formulas as needed, but that is an expensive and time consuming process. We can order a wide range of formulas in anticipation of patient demand, but many products have a shelf life of <2 years. But in the broader sense, you want to know which products you'll need every week if not every day. You want to know what formula and which brand. You want the assurance that you're not buying an inferior variation or paying too high a price. And, you want some assurance your herbal products will not expire on your shelves waiting for patterns that don't present.


You will learn more than what product to use, you will understand WHY the formula addresses the patient's condition. This is information you can use on everyone you treat!


 Accreditation 12 PDA

NCCAOM:  ACHB # 685-034

California: Provider # 1215




  About the Speaker



Jake Paul Fratkin, OMD, L.Ac. has studied Korean and Japanese acupuncture since 1975, and Chinese herbal medicine since 1982. He spent a year in Beijing hospitals specializing in internal disorders and pediatrics. He has formulated patent herbal medicines for several manufacturers and taught at the South West Acupuncture College.


Dr. Fratkin is the author of Chinese Herbal Patent Medicines, The Clinical Desk Reference, a guide to 1250 Chinese herbal products available in North America, and the editor-organizer of Wu & Fischer's "Practical Therapeutics of Traditional Chinese Medicine". He is the recipient of Acupuncturists of the Year, 1999, by the AAAOM and Teacher of the Year, 2006, American Association of Teachers of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AATAOM). He currently lives and practices in Boulder, Colorado.



    (910) 791-3349 Eastern Time

12 PDA NCCAOM & CA Board

Course Previews

Course Reviews

Watch the first 48 minutes for Free!