Details: These eight audio recordings offer the clinician valuable information to help reduce opioid use, over-use and addiction. Presented by experienced practitioners, they address botanical therapies for dampening the inflammatory response and managing types of pain (i.e. neuralgia, acute renal colic, vascular pain, fibromyalgia, arthritis and radiation-induced oral mucositis). Features up-to-date information on the uses of cannabis for pain management and discusses the underlying causes of chronic pain syndrome. Includes digital book of lecture notes with complete references (85 page PDF). Continue reading
March 27 – 29, 2020 Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine
Location: Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona
Features clinical lectures on the applications of botanical medicine in chronic health conditions, herb walks in the desert and medicine-making classes in the garden.
Pre-conference field studies and a clinical intensive on Friday, March 27. Main conference is March 28 & 29.
CE applications to be submitted for acupuncturists and naturopathic physicians (including California –CNDA). Credits pending: 13.5 hours for Saturday and Sunday, and up to 7 hours for pre-conference events on Friday.
Exhibit hall now accepting applications. Contact us for information and questions.
Speaker list so far: Paul Bergner, Sam Coffman, Phyllis Hogan, Tori Hudson, Glen Nagel, Mimi Kamp, Heath McAllister, Kenneth Proefrock, Mary Rondeau, JoAnn Sanchez, John Slattery, Katie Stage, Jill Stansbury, David Winston and Eric Yarnell.
Check back for updates as more program details are finalized. Herbal conference registration opens at the end of October!
May 29 – June 1, 2020 Medicines from the Earth Herb Symposium
Location: Blue Ridge Assembly, Black Mountain, North Carolina
Over 40 clinical presentations in a beautiful mountain retreat setting.
Fridaypre-symposium field study and clinical intensive May 29.
Main event Saturday – Monday, May 30 – June 1.
Panel discussions, Saturday keynote address, herb walks and medicine-making classes round out the program.
Continuing education applications to be submitted for nurses, naturopathic physicians and acupuncturists. Credits pending: 17.5 hours CE for main event; Friday up to 4 hours additional credits.
Exhibit hall applications now being received. Contact us for information and questions!
Speaker list to be announced soon.
Registration opens at the end of October, 2019.
Check back here for details as we develop the programs.
We look forward to seeing you at an herbal medicine conference in 2020!
I always tell my patients with histamine issues, whether it’s histamine intolerance or mast cell activation syndrome, that they are “the canary in the coal mine.” The canaries were the warning sign, just like people with easily-angered mast cells warning us that our environment is changing, our genes are becoming more sensitive to pollution, and our physiology is losing its resilience to stressors of daily living. However, there is indeed hope and healing – the body can be retrained and herbal medicine offers a set of tools to help it do just that!Continue reading
Larix occidentalis, the Western Larch, is a species of larch native to mountainous regions of North America’s Pacific Northwest; southeastern British Columbia, southwestern Alberta, eastern WA, eastern OR, northern ID, and western MT. Continue reading
NEWS: ABC Announces Annual Herbal Community Builder Award Recipients
Linnea and Larry Wardwellhave organized conferences on botanical medicine for over 25 years
(Austin, TX. February 25, 2019) The nonprofit American Botanical Council (ABC) has announced the recipients of its annual ABC Mark Blumenthal Herbal Community Builder Award. The award for 2018 goes to Linnea and Larry Wardwell, a husband and wife team who have been organizing and promoting herb conferences for over 25 years.
The annual award, named for ABC Founder and Executive Director Mark Blumenthal, is given to individuals who have played a significant role in creating a sense of community among herbalists, botanical researchers, members of the herb and natural products communities and industries, and others who work in the area of medicinal and aromatic plants. Continue reading
The world lost a great human being, environmental medicine expert and teacher with the passing of Walter J. Crinnion, ND on March 11, 2019.
Walter was a regular speaker at Medicines from the Earth for years, and he endeared himself to us by his wide-ranging knowledge of the effects of environmental chemicals on fertility, childhood health and obesity, but also by his hilarious sense of humor and quirky delivery. His presentations were filled with scientific data and never boring! Continue reading