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Guido Masé, RH (AHG)
Price: $150.00

THESE WEBINARS WERE RECORDED IN FEBRUARY 2017.

Part Two: A Case-Based Approach

In the second part of this course, we will review the constituent classes we've studied in part one by watching them in action through a series of case studies. These will be focused on areas of action and pharmacodynamic mechanisms, covering a broad range of physiological areas, with a special section on herbal pharmacology in cancer therapy.

Students will leave with a practical understanding of how plant chemistry works, and be able to assess the potential pharmacodynamic actions and interactions of a given botanical based on its constituent profile. We will pay special attention to clinically relevant effects and to chemical information relevant to extraction, formulation, and absorption. This series would review these constituents in action in a case-based presentation and would be focused on areas of action and botanical spheres of influence. The constituents learned in Part One would come in during the case reviews.

The breakdown of topics for Part Two of this webinar course includes four, two hour sessions:

Session One and Two:

Tissue-level activity of:
Gastrointestinal tract
Urinary tract
Vascular endothelium
Lymphatic channels
Hepatic effects
Epigenetic effects and Gene expression
Review of over 5 cases + special segment on herbal influences on cancer through epigenetic mechanisms.

Session Three and Four:

Tissue-level activity of:
Central nervous system
Gastrointestinal tract
Lymphatic channels / Immune cells
Hepatic effects
Hormone metabolism
Toxicity
Review of over 9-10 cases

Guido Masé RH(AHG) is a clinical herbalist, herbal educator, and garden steward specializing in holistic Western herbalism, though his approach is eclectic and draws upon many influences. He spent his childhood in Italy, in the central Alps and in a Renaissance town called Ferrara. After traveling the United States, he settled into Vermont where he has been living since 1996.
He is a founder, faculty member and clinical supervisor at the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, a 501(c)(3) non-profit herbal medicine clinic and school that provides comprehensive services focused on whole plants and whole foods. He serves as chief herbalist for the Urban Moonshine, where he works on research, development and quality control for an all-organic whole-plant tincture line, offers education in herbal medicine, and works in clinical practice. He participates in herbal education at the University of Vermont, and is the author of The Wild Medicine Solution: Healing with Aromatic, Bitter and Tonic Plants (Healing Arts Press, 2013) and DIY Bitters (Fair Winds Press, 2015).
Guido's teaching style focuses on conveying the interconnections within the human organism and between the organism and its surrounding ecology. Relying on clinical experience, storytelling, and scientific research, he believes that true strength flows from nature, and that herbal medicine is key to sustainable, successful living.

Cost for this invaluable training is only $100.00 for AHG Members, or $150.00 for the general public.

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Price:: $150.00
Paul Bergner RH (AHG)
Price: $150.00

THESE WEBINARS WERE RECORDED IN AUGUST 2017.

Part One: Intakes, Patterns, and Interventions

With comprehensive information gathered in an extended interview, presenting symptoms in a patient can be seen as expressions of broader patterns in diet, activity, lifestyle, and social behaviors of a patient. When the pattern is ascertained, appropriate interventions become clear, and removal of root causes and cultivation of a health-sustaining lifestyle become possible. In this Webinar, we will discuss the information required for a Comprehensive Intake, Interview Skills, and Pattern recognition in a vitalist ecological paradigm. We will then describe 25 patterns commonly seen in the modern clinic, and suggest general strategies and specific interventions with behavioral changes, diet, nutrition, supported by medicinal herbs.

Session One: The Comprehensive Intake. A model and skill set for a comprehensive intake including constitutional considerations, major and minor complaints, individual and family health history, major lifestyle factors, dietary assessment, drug side effects, and more.
Session Two: Patterns, strategies, and interventions I. Humoral patterns. Constitution, and lifestyle.
Session Three: Patterns, strategies, and interventions II. Patterns in Diet and Digestion
Session Four: Patterns strategies and interventions III. Metabolic, hormonal, and trauma patterns

Paul Bergner RH (AHG) is the director of the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism and the editor of the Medical Herbalism journal. He has practiced natural medicine, nutrition and dietetics, and medical herbalism since 1973, He developed a comprehensive 2-year curriculum for training medical herbalists, culminating in an 8-10 month clinical residency in a teaching clinic. He has mentored more than 300 clinical students through these programs since 1996 and has trained a total of more than 3000 students through classroom or distance learning programs in medical herbalism and clinical nutrition. He is the author of seven books and publications on medical herbalism, nutrition, ethnobotany, and naturopathic medicine.

Cost for this invaluable training is only $100.00 for AHG Members, or $150.00 for the general public.

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Price:: $150.00
Guido Masé, RH (AHG)
Price: $150.00

THESE WEBINARS WERE RECORDED IN NOVEMBER 2016.

Part One: Fundamentals of Herbal Pharmacology
In this part of the course we will cover specific constituent classes and explore their mechanisms of action (pharmacodynamics) and their routes of absorption, metabolism, synergy and excretion (pharmacokinetics). Complete class abstracts, with summaries of key points on specific constituents, relevant outside reading, and landmark studies will be provided to registrants before class begins. Students will receive referenced powerpoint presentations for each class.

The breakdown of topics for Part One of this webinar course includes four, two hour sessions:

Session One: Intro to herbal pharmacology: mucilages, tannins, anthraquinones
Session Two: Coumarins, immune-active polysaccharides, bitter principles
Session Three: Alkaloids, pungents, aromatics and resins
Session Four: Saponins, phytosterols, flavonoids and phytoestrogens

Guido Masé RH(AHG) is a clinical herbalist, herbal educator, and garden steward specializing in holistic Western herbalism, though his approach is eclectic and draws upon many influences. He spent his childhood in Italy, in the central Alps and in a Renaissance town called Ferrara. After traveling the United States, he settled into Vermont where he has been living since 1996.
He is a founder, faculty member and clinical supervisor at the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, a 501(c)(3) non-profit herbal medicine clinic and school that provides comprehensive services focused on whole plants and whole foods. He serves as chief herbalist for the Urban Moonshine, where he works on research, development and quality control for an all-organic whole-plant tincture line, offers education in herbal medicine, and works in clinical practice. He participates in herbal education at the University of Vermont, and is the author of The Wild Medicine Solution: Healing with Aromatic, Bitter and Tonic Plants (Healing Arts Press, 2013) and DIY Bitters (Fair Winds Press, 2015).
Guido's teaching style focuses on conveying the interconnections within the human organism and between the organism and its surrounding ecology. Relying on clinical experience, storytelling, and scientific research, he believes that true strength flows from nature, and that herbal medicine is key to sustainable, successful living.

Cost for this invaluable training is only $100.00 for AHG Members, or $150.00 for the general public.

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Price:: $150.00
Todd Caldecott, RH (AHG)
Price: $40.00

THESE WEBINARS WERE RECORDED IN OCTOBER 2016.

This lecture is a two part series that explores this ancient Himalayan tradition, the life and work of Vaidya Mana Bajra Bajracarya, and the integration of this knowledge in modern clinical practice. Part one of this lecture reviews the origins of the Newari Ayurveda tradition and its ancient connection to Nalanda University in India, and its embodiment in the life and work of the late Vaidya Mana Bajra Bajracarya. Part two of this lecture is a review of some of the important diseases described in Ayurveda and their treatment using the principles and practices employed by the Bajracharya tradition, including a discussion and dissection of some of the more important formulas, and their application within a Western clinical context.

According to tradition Ayurveda originated in the Himalayas thousands of years ago. The importance of this region, with respect to its climactic, geographic and biological diversity, is clearly evident in Ayurveda, with many species indigenous to the Himalayas playing a key role in its materia medica. Among the hundreds of different ethnic groups that live in the Himalayas are the indigenous peoples of the Kathmandu Valley called the Newar, whose ancestors have inhabited this region since before recorded history. The Newar people have been an active trading and mercantile community for millennia, acting as the interface between the rest of India and Tibet, facilitating the trade commodities such as rock salt, gold, silver, deer musk, and herbal medicines. Among their spiritual traditions is the practice of Vajrayana Buddhism, one of the three primary streams of Buddhism, which at one time was practiced extensively across India before its extirpation in the 13th century. Inheriting this tradition before it died out in India, along with its attendant medical practices and techniques, the Newar people maintain the only living example of Indian Buddhism still in existence, and an authentic unbroken lineage of Ayurveda, exemplified by the life of Newar physician, Vaidya Mana Bajra Bajracarya.

Todd Caldecott has been in practice as a medical herbalist and practitioner of Āyurveda for two decades. He has had a broad array of clinical experiences in diverse locations, including North America, SE Asia, and the Caribbean, working with a variety of conditions, including autoimmune disease and metabolic disorders. He is a registered professional member with both the AHG and NAMA, and serves as Director of the Dogwood School of Botanical Medicine. He is author of the books Ayurveda: The Divine Science of Life and Food As Medicine, co-editor of Ayurveda In Nepal, and in 2014, was honored at Bastyr University as the Visiting Mitchell Scholar. In February of 2017, Todd will be taking a select group of students to study the Bajracharya tradition in Kathmandu.

Payment includes both sessions. Cost for this invaluable training is only $15.00 for AHG Members, or $40.00 for the general public.

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Price:: $40.00
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