Online event registration will be open through Wednesday, May 31! After that date, you’re welcome to join us for the event and register at the door.
Note:All lodging reservations and meal plans need to be purchased online in advance. Registration closes for lodging and meals on May 24.
Medicines from the Earth officially starts with a welcome reception on Friday night, followed by speaker introductions and the Keynote Address with Chris Kilham. Lectures, demonstrations and herb walks take place Saturday and Sunday, with the Symposium concluding Sunday at 5:40 PM.
Date: June 2 – 4, 2023
Location:UNC Asheville in Asheville, NC
Theme:Aging, Stress and Neurological Conditions: Tradition and Modern Science
24 herbal medicine lectures to choose
2 panel discussions
Herb walks and medicine-making demonstrations
Friday intensives and field studies
Keynote Address with Chris Kilham
Concert with Doug Elliott, Todd Elliott and the Possum Gravy Boys
Saturday evening bonfire with songs and stories
Qi Gong on Saturday and Sunday morning
Speakers: Lise Alschuler, Rebecca Beyer, Mark Blumenthal, Teresa Boardwine, Mary Bove, Doug Elliott, Todd Elliott, Joe Hollis, Chris Kilham, Kat Maier, Jason Miller, Kenneth Proefrock, Jillian Stansbury, Katie Stage, Marc Williams, David Winston, and Donald Yance
Those who register and attend the symposiumin personreceive:
Attendance at live lectures June 2 – 4 (Friday events, CE fee, lodging and meals are extra)
Streaming of all videos made at the symposium for 6 months (except outdoor sessions which won’t be recorded)
April’s Featured Recording: Mushroom Medicine: Challenges and Potential with Christopher Hobbs, PhD, LAc
Chris Hobbs begins this lecture with a detailed description of making medicinal mushroom water extracts and growing some varieties at home. He then reviews the different species of fungi and their medicinal uses, enriched with interesting personal anecdotes.
Mushrooms have consistently shown immunomodulatory and anti-tumor effects when tested on humans. This lecture explores the compounds responsible for these findings, and how best to utilize them in medicine, with a focus on the types and uses of beta-glucans found in fungi. He also discusses the pros and cons of using fruiting bodies vs mycelium for medicine. (Catalog Number 16ME09)
For those who want to pursue more information on this topic, Chris has recently published an updated book in March of 2021: Christopher Hobbs’s Medicinal Mushrooms: The Essential Guide, available on Amazon.
Dates: June 2 – 4, 2023 Location: University of North Carolina, Asheville
We’re excited to share the beautiful UNC Asheville area with you. Tucked away in a beautiful location with on-site lodging next to the local botanical garden, attendees have the option of spending quiet time in nature or exploring downtown Asheville just minutes away while attending the 2023 symposium.
Speakers: Lise Alschuler, Rebecca Beyer, Teresa Boardwine, Mary Bove, Doug and Todd Elliott, Joe Hollis, Chris Kilham, Kat Maier, Jason Miller, Kenneth Proefrock, Katie Stage, Jillian Stansbury, Marc Williams, David Winston and Donald Yance
Dates: March 24 – 26, 2023 Location: Streaming online, with extended video access
Pre-Conference Intensive: Reclaiming Self: Herbs to Correct Autoimmunity with Eric Yarnell, ND
Speakers: Dee Atkinson, Paul Bergner, Chanchal Cabrera, Deborah Frances, Lillea Hartwell, Jack Lambert, Brianna Piche, Kenneth Proefrock, Katie Stage, Jillian Stansbury, Jen Stovall, David Winston, and Eric Yarnell
Continuing Education for health professionals.
At Herbal Educational Services, we cultivate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion We recognize the need for increased diversity in the fields of clinical herbalism and natural medicine and are committed to creating a welcoming environment at our events that affords dignity to all.
March’s Featured Recording: Topical Applications for Pain with Jillian Stansbury, ND
With the opiate epidemic being a glaring example of how NOT to manage chronic and acute pain, this session explores what tools herbalists possess to help comfort and soothe acutely painful conditions. Drawing from both folklore and modern research, Jillian Stansbury, ND offers a variety of liniments, soaks, poultices and pastes for a wide range of conditions.
She describes compresses for headache, capsaicin cream for arthritic and other pain, fennel oil for smooth muscle spasm, castor oil packs, lobelia vinegar compress for vascular, bronchial and uterine smooth muscle pain, to mention just a few. The PowerPoint accompanying this lecture offers a great resource by giving details for many more preparations than she was able to cover in her live presentation.
Jillian Stansbury will be presenting the pre-conference intensive in person atMedicines from the Earthin June in Asheville, NC. Registration is still open for that event.
And if you are interested in more information on botanicals and other natural medicine for pain, take a look at ourseries on management of pain and inflammation. Continuing education credits available for naturopathic physicians.
Here’s a preview of just one of the videos offered as part of the SW Conference: Long COVID: Symptoms, Etiology and Management Plans from the EU with Jack Lambert, MD, PhD, a leading researcher on long COVID, who joined us last week from Dublin, Ireland. Enjoy!
February’s Featured Recording: Addressing the Multiple Causes of Insomnia with Mary Bove, ND
Disruption of healthy sleep patterns can occur for many reasons, including current stressful situations, female hormonal imbalance, adrenal dysfunction, nutritional deficiency, depression, anxiety, glucose deregulation, hepatic detox issues, thyroid malfunction, chronic inflammation and pain. Botanical medicines offer safe and effective non-habit-forming sleep aids to address the specific needs of the individual.
This presentation includes a description of current standard medical treatments, diet and lifestyle recommendations and case histories. Naturopathic physician, Mary Bove, also discusses a variety of botanicals including California poppy, valerian, American skullcap, chamomile, catnip and more.
The featured recording mentioned above.
Complimentary PDF of the speaker’s PowerPoint presentation.
Andfree CE*: 1.5 general CME hours for naturopathic physicians, approved by OBNM
Proceed to checkout and finalize payment. The free recording will be added to your account automatically!
How to earn the free naturopathic CE:
Listen to the recording and keep a record onthis certificateof all completed recordings. It’s as easy as that!
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