Kratom: Controversy to Clinician with Bob Linde
Dive into this 4-week intensive series with Bob Linde as we explore every aspect of the current information on Kratom.
Live Dates: 8-10 pm EST, Fridays, August 23, 30, and September 6, 13, 2019
Classes will be recorded and available for participant viewing at any time.
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Webinar Intensive Description:
In this 4-part (8hr) webinar, participants will explore every aspect of the current information on Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa). Participants will learn about the history, traditional use, growing, processing, and use for a variety of common ailments. Currently, there is fear and misinformation circulating the media that endangers our access to this powerful and effective plant medicine. We will cover safe practicing and sourcing, energetics and contraindications as well as common combinations.
Session 1 – Introduction: This week we will cover the history, growing, harvesting and current controversies involving Kratom.
Session 2 – Herbal Actions and Energetics: We will cover phytochemistry, energetics, dosage and preparation of Kratom.
Session 3 – Formulation and Contraindications: We will explore the use of Kratom in formulation using both Western and Chinese formulas as well as preventing adverse reactions both short and long term. We will also look at possible replacements should our access to this plant medicine be lost.
Session 4 – Withdrawal Approaches: We will explore the specific applications of Kratom for opioid withdrawal. We will look at other herbs and supplements that will complement the process of both short and long term withdrawal.
Bob Linde, AP, RH(AHG)
Acupuncture Physician, Registered Herbalist (AHG)
Bob began working with Kratom about 10 years ago. At that time, it was a challenge to find accurate
information and clinical experience to best advise his patients. His efforts of researching, clinical practice, and personal use has led him to a better understanding of the plant. He now grows a number of trees at his home and office gardens and acts as an adviser and advocate for Kratom and Kava businesses around the country.
The rest of Bob’s herbal career took a circuitous route to becoming an herbalist and acupuncture physician. His career changed many times; commercial lobster and conch diver, treasure hunter, sail and canoe instructor, wilderness youth counselor, long-line fisherman, infantryman in Desert Storm and GreenPeace worker.
Now, Bob focuses as the owner of Acupuncture & Herbal Therapies, multi-practitioner/multi-modality
practice, in St. Petersburg Florida and the co-director of Traditions School of Herbal Studies. Bob designed the two-year Traditional Chinese Medicine clinical herbalist training program and supervises a weekly student clinic for both herbalists and acupuncturists in training. He also consults as a product developer for herbal product companies for humans and animals. When Bob is not in the classroom or consult rooms, he enjoys growing many medicinal herbs in his home garden and United Plant Savers Botanical Sanctuary. He served on the board of directors for the Florida State Oriental Medicine Association (FSOMA). Bob has presented at the FSOMA, Florida Herbal Conference, International Herb Symposium, American Herbalist Guild conferences, and lectures regularly at colleges and organizations around the US. Bob is a member of many organizations related to herbalism, alternative medicine and nature conservation. Bob is also a traveler and travel writer. He has lived in Europe and traveled to the Amazon Rainforest, Galapagos Islands, Yukon Territory, Caribbean and throughout the US. Bob recently completed 12 episodes for INTI TV, “Sanaciones con Bob Linde”, an exploration of indigenous people’s herbal practices. He has also appeared on Animal Planet and several other tv shows. Find out more at www.acuherbals.com and www.traditionsherbschool.com