Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine March 22 – 24, 2024
Location: Streaming online
Pre-conference Intensive with Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO: Restorative Sleep: Integrative Strategies for Remediating Sleep Disorders
Speakers so far (list not finalized): Lise Alschuler, Ann Armbrecht, Paul Bergner, Todd Caldecott, Renèe Camila, Kristin Gilmour, Naturopath (Australia), Julianne Grant, Naturopath (Australia), Marianne Marchese, Brianna Pichè, Kenneth Proefrock, Katie Stage and Jillian Stansbury
Medicines from the Earth Herb Symposium May 17 – 19, 2024
Location: Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, NC
Pre-conference Intensive with Donald Yance, CN, RH (AHG): Optimizing Physical Performance and Recovery with Botanicals
Keynote Address with Mary Bove, ND: The Herbal Path: What I’ve Learned in Fifty Years of Study and Clinical Practice
Speakers so far (list not finalized): Mary Bove, Teresa Boardwine, Doug and Todd Elliott, Kat Maier, Kenneth Proefrock, Jillian Stansbury, Marc Williams and Donald Yance
Please join our email list and check back for future updates. We look forward to seeing you online in March or in person in May!
September’s Featured Recording: Prostate Cancer: A Comprehensive and Collaborative Approach with Jason Miller, DACM, LAc
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men and, as men live longer, they are more likely to develop the disease. In general, prostate cancer is a slow growing cancer, and many men diagnosed with low-grade disease are recommended to follow an approach called “‘watchful waiting.” Watchful waiting entails allowing time to pass while monitoring the PSA at regular intervals, and most men with a diagnosis of prostate cancer will die with the disease, rather than from it.
In this presentation, Jason Miller explores prostate cancer risk factors, assessment protocols, treatments and their related side effects, and holistic therapeutics including botanicals. A botanical medicine approach can play a powerful role in managing symptoms, regulating androgen metabolism, and slowing disease progression. (Catalog Number 20ME21)
August’s Featured Recording: Herbal Allies for Nourishing the Emotional Heart with Deborah Frances, ND
Keeping our hearts open but protected can be a challenge, especially in these chaotic, often heartrending times. Yet it is only from the heart that we have any hope of healing our relationships with ourselves, with others, and with all creation. Plants are invaluable allies in aiding us in this endeavor.
They can heal us, teach us and guide us physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. In this presentation, naturopathic physician Deborah Frances explores herbs that nourish and support the emotional heart. Herbal allies include hawthorn, cactus (night-blooming cereus), Aralia spp (spikenard), passionflower, pine, Leonurus (motherwort), Alchemilla (lady’s mantle), and frankincense. (Catalog Number 21SW06)
Herbalist, naturopath, and much revered teacher and elder, Dr. Bill Mitchell once said, that through the process of photosynthesis, plants just naturally bring light into physical form, making them invaluable allies for those who proceed along a spiritual path. Indeed, I know of no tradition in which plants do not play a part.
It was another wonderful year of herbal conferences! Many thanks to all the attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors. We could not do it without you, and each year we grow more in gratitude for this special herbal community!
If you were unable to join us this year for Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine or Medicines from the Earth Herb Symposium in North Carolina, you can now enjoy the recordings from home.