Enduring Hardship: A Chinese Medicine Approach to Trauma

Working with classical Chinese theories on Shen (spirit, consciousness), this class explores trauma within the context of both allopathic and Chinese medicine. An introduction to pattern diagnosis and Chinese medicine theories like Daoism and five elements will be included. Several categories of herbs will be discussed, from adaptogens and nervines to herbs that nourish blood and calm the spirit.

Participants will be introduced to classical Chinese herbalism and will be provided with Western and Chinese formulas and essences to work with those experiencing isolation, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other mental health concerns. Qi Gong, dietary, and lifestyle recommendations will also be shared.