Energetics Without the Woo

The physiological basis for energetics, or energetic physiology, skips theories with little to no scientific footing, like energy fields and vibrations. Instead, it focuses on the incredibly sophisticated sensory system and brain as the basis for energetics. Because both can detect potentially harmful plant substances quickly, even in small doses, the sensory impression of chemoreceptor stimulation is a powerful tool for understanding how plants and physiology interact. Energetics don't just guide herb selection. They point towards an inherent, systems-biology-based interoceptive pattern recognition system that was used throughout the ancient world as a basis for understanding dysfunction and disease. This class explores energetics at the intersection of science and tradition.