Dates and Times
- Night Class- Thursday, May 12- June 23 (no class June 16th)
No Class June 16th
For those of you who have made it this far in your herb studies, it is an exciting place to be. This is the point where you probably feel much more comfortable with the vocabulary used in herbalism, the clinical application of plants, and the language and energy movement of them.
In this 7 week course, we will research and explore maladies of, and plants for the heart, circulatory system, urinary tract, and lymphatic, with beginning education on the blood in humoral medicine. Keep in mind that all 4 humors (blood, phlegm, black and yellow bile), and the the lymphatic fluid (I call it the 5th humor) have been woven into the tapestry of your eduction up to this point in the other courses. In the case of this course, we will go deeper into blood.
If you are interested in taking this course, please leave a note here and I will email you an application. Check and application are due prior to class.
Place: My house
Dates: Thursday, May 12- June 23 (no class June 16th)
Time: 6:30-9 pm.
Application deadline: April 14th
Cash, Check or Charge accepted.
Required reading: The Earthwise Herbal, A Complete Guide to New World Medicinal Plants, by Matthew Wood
Classes 1 and 2: The Heart and Circulatory System
Our heart is the rhythm that accompanies us through our day. It pumps our circulatory system so that essential elements and messages are delivered. When our heart, circulatory and nervous system are in balance, we feel at peace. But an anxious heart and mind can wreak havoc, disrupting the flow of energy body wide. In this systems course, we will examine functions of the heart, circulatory, and nervous systems, and the illnesses associated with them. We will cover: basic anatomy and physiology, herbs for symptom relief of chronic and acute imbalances.
Class 3 and 4: Blood in Humoral Medicine
Understanding the blood and it’s role is essential for understanding health. In this class, we will begin to investigate the qualities of blood (cleanliness, location, temperature and density) and how what is happening with blood affects health.
Class 5 and 6: The Urinary Tract and The Importance of Organs of Elimination
The elimination of waste is essential to our bodies health, stability and growth. Blood moves into the kidneys to be filtered so that waste can be eliminated. Here, it is also read to ascertain its health and balance. In this systems class, we will study the functions of the Urinary Tract, and the ills that come to affect it, both chronic and acute. We will cover: anatomy and physiology, herbs for the relief of acute and chronic illness, tonics for long term wellness, and dysfunctions of the elimatory system with treatment strategies.
Class 7: The Lymphatic System