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Plants for the Female Reproductive System, Spring 2017

  • Course Day, Dates: Thursdays from May 25th -June 15th
  • Time: Daytime- 10-12:30 pm
  • Cost: $200
  • Online attendance available!

Health issues we will address:

  • Menopause
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • PMS
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Uterine and breast fibroids
  • Complimentary herb support for prostate, breast and ovarian cancer

Hormones train to fire in certain patterns over time. These patterns don’t just become us, they are us. And with pregnancy, age or trauma, whether physical, emotional or spiritual, our hormones shift like a kite in the wind, throwing us into a tailspin as we try to recalibrate.

Plant medicines are the natural way to adjust . Using a combination of art, science, and nature, we can instill a stronger sense of balance, or of belonging to a new place in time, whether that time be pregnancy, parenthood, or menopause.

In this course, we will weave our materia medica into the organs, hormones, emotional and spiritual body of the reproductive system.

Course Schedule

Class 1- Materia medica– Plants That Directly Affect Hormonal Balance, are Uterine and Lymphatic Tonics

  • Plants for discussion- Black cohosh, Dong quai, Vitex, wild yam, Panax ginseng, Ladies mantle, cleavers, burdock root, red clover, red root, violet leaf, collinsonia, fennel, yarrow, Partridge berry, unicorn root

Class 2- Strategies and Formulas for Menopause, Hormonal Imbalances, and PMS

  • Reproductive health is a web of variables. Some of the factors we will use to evaluate are: the balance of hot, cold, dry, windy and moist; the 2 tensions stimulating and relaxing; the humors (blood, yellow and black bile, mucous, and lymphatic fluid); adrenal and thyroid involvement; and the balance of reproductive hormones; excess and deficiency in organ systems; eliminatory function
  • Some of the symptoms to be included in formulating: hormonal balance, tone of the muscles, cramps, anxiety, anemia, anxiety, hypothyroid, hot flashes, digestion, insomnia, skin disorders, vaginal dryness, hemorrhoids, memory

Class 3- Strategies and Formulas for Ovarian Cysts, Uterine and Breast Fibroids

  • Breast and ovarian health are essential to our health as well as our well being, for the pain, swelling, and discomfort can be unnerving. There are, of course, the adverse affects of physical pain, but there is also the fear associated with the increasing incidence of breast, uterine and ovarian cancers. In this class, we will formulate for ovarian cysts, breast and uterine fibroids, as well as discuss plants that support during cancer treatment, and post treatment.

Class 4– Herbal Strategies for Reproductive Cancers- Prostate, Breast, and Ovarian

  • Human cells follow rules, and adhere to a certain structure and lifespan. When a mutation in a gene occurs, whether by irritation or by genetic inheritance, cancer grows.
  • Formulas and complimentary herbal therapy for prostate, breast and ovarian cancer will be the focus.
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