Course Overview

su_wen_herbs_logoFollowing a number of requests, Su Wen Press is delighted to offer qualified UK acupuncturists and herbalists alike, a comprehensive CPD refresher course on the Su Wen Herbs formulae, created by Giovanni Maciocia®, and how they can be integrated into clinical practice offering a new skill set to your patients. This hands-on material can broaden your scope of therapeutic range, as acupuncture and the herbal formulas work complementary, improving results in chronic and acute cases.

Drs. Petra Tjeertes, LAc and Phytotherapist, will discuss how practitioners can address the manifestations and/or the root with both herbal formulae and acupuncture, and will cover other clinical situations that practitioners encounter, to discover practical solutions where herbal formulas may help.

Our practical course will cover formula strategies, compositions and pairing, and will provide a holistic overview of the Su Wen Herbs formulae, covering in-depth the families of formulae and each of the 95 formulas that make up the Three Treasures®, Women’s Treasure® and Little Treasures® lines. Upon completion of the course practitioners will be equipped with the necessary tools and knowledge to use the Su Wen Herbs formulas safely in practice.


Duration: 10 evening lectures

Speaker: Petra Tjeertes

Virtual course: Taught online via Zoom

Cost: Free

CPD: 25 CPD hours upon successful completion of the course

Enrolment deadline: Monday, August 23, 2021

Course commencement: Wednesday, September 1, 2021

The course will run for 10 sessions every Wednesday and Thursday evening throughout September from 6.30pm – 9pm.


Lecture 1. Introduction to Chinese herbal formulas

  • Integration of Herbal formulas with Acupuncture
  • 4 temperatures & 5 flavours
  • Formula composition
  • Understanding herbal pairs function (dui yao principal)
  • Type of formulations; decoctions, powders etc.)
  • Dosage

Lecture 2. In clinic

  • Formula strategies
  • Introduction to Su Wen Herbs formulas
  • Basics of combining formulas

Lecture 3. The Three Treasures categories

  • Nourishing
  • Nourishing and clearing
  • Clearing

Lecture 4. The Three Treasures categories

  • Calming the Mind
  • Releasing the exterior
  • Chemo-Support/Radio support

Lecture 5. Families of The Three Treasures


Lecture 6. Families of The Three Treasures Continued


Lecture 7. Women's Treasure

  • Women's Treasure classical Antecedents

Lecture 8. The Little Treasures

  • Paediatric formulas explained

Lecture 9  Herbal Therapy in Modern times in practice

  • Contraindications with synthetic medication
  • Combinations with popular western herbs and/or orthomolecular supplements
  • Lifestyle

Lecture 10. Case studies & questions


Wednesday, September 1, 2021 | 6.30pm – 9pm

Thursday, September 2, 2021 | 6.30pm – 9pm

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 | 6.30pm – 9pm

Thursday, September 9, 2021 | 6.30pm – 9pm

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 | 6.30pm – 9pm

Thursday, September 16, 2021 | 6.30pm – 9pm

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 | 6.30pm – 9pm

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 6.30pm – 9pm

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 6.30pm – 9pm

Thursday, September 30, 2021 6.30pm – 9pm

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Drs. Petra Tjeertes, LAc. and phytotherapist, specialises in skin problems, pain relief treatments, psychological problems and cosmetic acupuncture. Currently studying at Nanjing University for her PhD degree with specialisation in dermatology in TCM.

Through her passion and motivation to understand the action potentials of Chinese herbal formulas she gained fast knowledge in the TCM field. Her enthusiasm for phytotherapy means she is invited on a regular basis to lecture and assist in congresses. She is also the secretary of the Dong Xi Oost West foundation and has helped to create a virtual platform where knowledge is exchanged and shared with doctors and practitioners in the TCM field.

The Three Treasures®
Women's Treasure® and Little Treasures®

"Classical Herbal Supplements for the Modern World"




Created by Giovanni Maciocia® C.Ac (Nanjing), World Renowned Author, Acupuncturist and Herbalist, based on his 39 years of clinical experience and research.

Su Wen Herbs formulas are made to pharmacy standards by the leading European phyto manufacturer, de NatuurApotheek. They have strict herb identification protocols and source herbs from Kaiser Pharmaceuticals, widely recognised as the best provider of loose herb powders globally.

Su Wen Press is a registered food business in the UK. The Three Treasures®, Women's Treasure® and Little Treasures® are dietary (food) supplements, as prescribed by a qualified practitioner. They are not intended to treat, prevent, diagnose or cure any disease. Do not take if nursing or pregnant. Not intended to replace a varied diet. Not to be consumed for longer than 3 months on a continued basis. References to internal organs have been capitalised (eg ‘Heart’ as opposed to ‘heart’) to reflect their symbolic meaning. They are not to be interpreted in a medical or literal physiological sense.






The Three Treasures, Women's Treasure and Little Treasures are food supplements and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. They are not a replacement for a varied diet.