Clinical Skills Part Two: Formulation for the Clinical Herbalist

Paul Bergner, RH (AHG)


The key to flexible and patient-specific formulation is the study and understanding of herbal pairs and triplets. These synergistic combinations may make effective interventions on their own, or may become modular components of more complex formulas. In this Webinar series we will describe a template for materia medica assessment that leads to effective herbal pairing, offer a set of principles for combining 2-3 herbs, with examples, then offer a set of 40 or more practical herbal pairs and triplets developed over the more than 40 years of experience of the presenter.

Session One: A materia medica template for effective formulation. Selection and substitution of herbs for specific humoral, clinical, and tissue-specific effects.

Session Two: Principles of herbal pairing with examples from historical and contemporary herbalism.

Session Three: Practical herbal pairs. Forty pairs and triplets of herbs with potent clinical effects.

Session Four: Constructing the patient-specific formula.

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