First in a three-trimester series. Covers general knowledge of Chinese formulas and prescriptions, such as the relationship between formulas and therapeutic principles, commonly used therapeutic methods, classification, composition, patterns and the preparation of formulas. The primary focus is on the applications and modifications of individual formulas. After completing this class, students are expected to be able to correctly select and modify a formula according to an accurate pattern correctly identified. As one of the most important courses in Chinese medicine, this course will provide students with the most important therapies in Chinese Medicine.