Demystifying Chinese Tonic Herbs

$19.99

Thursday, 8 February 2024
5 – 7pm (PST) / 8 – 10 pm (EST)

$19.99 for general public
$9.99 for East West students

 

 

There is a persistent myth that Chinese tonic herb, i.e., supplementing herbs from Chinese medicine, cannot be used during acute illness. While this may be true under certain circumstances, join Dr. Garran for a nuanced exploration of the use of supplementing herbs from the Chinese medicine perspective with samplings of modern research to underscore the traditional understanding.

This class is for anyone who uses herbs, particularly those who are giving Chinese tonic herbs to others expecting a therapeutic outcome. A basic understanding of Chinese medicine is helpful, but not necessary. The class will include an over-view of what it means to “supplement” (補) in Chinese medicine and why it may be important in your practice (for non-Chinese medicine professionals) and, for those who already use it, how to better understand when and how to, and not to, use supplementing therapy effectively. Herbs covered in the class will include, but are not limited to Chinese tonic herbs such as Asian and American ginseng, Astragalus, Codonopsis, Atractylodes, and more.

Instructor: Thomas Avery Garran has been studying plants for more than 30 years. He earned a certificate of herbal medicine from the American School of Herbalism in 1994, a Masters of Chinese medicine in 1999, and a PhD in materia medica studies and daodi herbs from the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences: National Center of Materia Medica Resources and Daodi Herbs in 2020. Thomas is the co-founder of Herb Whisperer along with his lovely wife Holly, he is a registered herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild, and the Executive Director of the East West School of Herbology where he teaches regularly about Chinese tonic herbs and all things herbal medicine.

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Thursday 8 February 2024
8 – 10 pm (EST)

$19.99 for general public
$9.99 for East West students

 

There is a persistent myth that supplementing herbs, i.e., “tonic” herbs, cannot be used during acute illness. While this may be true under certain circumstances, join Dr. Garran for a nuanced exploration of the use of supplementing herbs from the Chinese medicine perspective with samplings of modern research to underscore the traditional understanding.

This class is for anyone who uses herbs, particularly those who are giving herbs to others with an eye on potential therapeutic outcomes. A basic understanding of Chinese medicine is helpful, but not necessary. The class will include an over-view of what it means to “supplement” (補) in Chinese medicine and why it may be important in your practice (for non-Chinese medicine professionals) and, for those who already use it, how to better understand when and how to, and not to, use supplementing therapy effectively. Herbs covered in the class will include, but are not limited to Asian and American ginseng, Astragalus, Codonopsis, Atractylodes, and more.

Instructor: Thomas Avery Garran has been studying plants for more than 30 years. He earned a certificate of herbal medicine from the American School of Herbalism in 1994, a Masters of Chinese medicine in 1999, and a PhD in materia medica studies and daodi herbs from the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences: National Center of Materia Medica Resources and Daodi Herbs in 2020. Thomas is the co-founder of Herb Whisperer along with his lovely wife Holly, he is a registered herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild, and the Executive Director of the East West School of Herbology where he teaches regularly about Chinese tonic herbs and all things herbal medicine.

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