ACHS Herbal Medicine Programs: Empowering Innovation in the Thriving Market of Natural Products and Botanical Medicine

Portland, OR – June 20, 2023 – The American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) is proud to highlight how its herbal medicine graduates are leading innovation in herbal medicine to meet the growing demand in the holistic health industry. With the global Herbal Medicine market projected to reach an astonishing $347.50 billion by 2029, according to a Fortune Business Insights report¹, ACHS graduates are well-prepared to lead the advancement of this thriving sector. Notably, two recent graduates of the ACHS Master of Science in Herbal Medicine program, Sian Seligman and Dr. Janet Carter, exemplify this progress. By integrating herbal medicine within the Department of Veterans Affairs and working to expand psychology studies to encompass the emerging science on psilocybin and cannabis for mental health support, these graduates, alongside others, are spearheading the expansion of the herbal medicine industry.


As herbal medicine and nutraceuticals gain rapid prominence in today’s society, ACHS recognizes the importance of aligning educational programs with market trends. The Department of Herbal Medicine and the Department of Integrative Health and Nutrition at ACHS have observed an increase in enrollment and graduates entering the industry, reflecting the increasing occupational interest in this field. In fact, ACHS’s new Doctor of Science in Integrative Health (DSc) program focuses on holistic nutrition, nutraceuticals, dietary supplement safety, and a specialization in herbal medicine to support the market’s need for trained professionals to support expected growth. The DSc program is accepting applications for Fall 2023.


ACHS Dean of Herbal Medicine Dr. Glen Nagel shares, “The increasing demand for herbal medicine practitioners reflects a paradigm shift in how people approach their health. At ACHS, we are dedicated to preparing our graduates to meet this demand and make a positive impact on the well-being of individuals and communities worldwide.” 


According to industry experts, the global Herbal Medicine market is expected to experience exponential growth, with a projected compound annual growth rate of 11.16%. This surge can be attributed to the growing awareness and acceptance of alternative medicine, as more individuals seek natural and holistic approaches to health and wellness.


ACHS’s comprehensive Herbal Medicine programs offer students a unique opportunity to develop a deep understanding of plant-based healing modalities, while also honing their skills in evidence-based research and clinical practice through experiential learning. The college’s curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and practical, hands-on experience needed to thrive in the evolving healthcare landscape.


By offering a wide range of courses, including Herbal Materia Medica, Herbal Formulation, and Herbal Therapeutics, ACHS ensures that its students receive a well-rounded education in the principles and practices of Herbal Medicine. Graduates of ACHS’s programs are equipped with the knowledge and skills to support holistic wellness support plans, incorporating herbal remedies and natural healing methods into their lives as well as supporting others.


With a focus on evidence-based education, ACHS is committed to maintaining the highest standards of quality and professionalism in the field of Herbal Medicine. The college’s faculty consists of renowned experts and practitioners who bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the online classroom. As the Herbal Medicine market continues to grow exponentially, ACHS remains at the forefront of providing exceptional education and training to meet the needs of aspiring herbalists and integrative health professionals. Through its innovative programs and commitment to holistic wellness, ACHS is empowering graduates to make a meaningful impact on the health and well-being of individuals worldwide.


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About ACHS:

The American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS), located in Portland, Oregon, is an accredited college specializing in online holistic health education. Founded in 1978, ACHS offers a range of certificate, diploma, and degree programs in complementary alternative medicine disciplines. ACHS is dedicated to providing exceptional online education based on evidence-based research, with an emphasis on sustainability and global stewardship.


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¹Reference https://www.fortune