2024 Herbal Conferences

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

Panel Discussions: Prevention of Viral Infections: Building Immunity with Botanicals and Botanical Therapies for Recovery from Myocardial Infarction

Speakers: Lise Alschuler, Ann Armbrecht, Lydia Bartholow, Paul Bergner, Todd Caldecott, Renèe Camila, Kristin Gilmour, Naturopath (Australia), Julianne Grant, Naturopath (Australia), Marianne Marchese, Brianna Pichè, Kenneth Proefrock, Mary Rondeau, Katie Stage, Jillian Stansbury and Christina Veselak

Medicines from the Earth Herb Symposium
May 17 – 19, 2024

Location: Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, NC or join us online!

Pre-conference Intensive with Donald Yance, CN, RH (AHG): Optimizing Physical Performance and Recovery with Botanicals

Keynote Address with Mary Bove, ND: Inspired by Herbs: A Herbal Journey of a Modern Day Herbalist

Post-symposium Online Intensive with Eric Yarnell, ND, RH (AHG): Natural Treatment of Prostate Conditions: Blending Western Herbal Practice, Traditional Chinese Medicine

Speakers: 7Song, Rebecca Beyer, Teresa Boardwine, Mary Bove, Doug and Todd Elliott, Kat Maier, Jason Miller, Kenneth Proefrock, Vickie Shufer, Jillian Stansbury, Lucretia VanDyke, Marc Williams, David Winston, Donald Yance, and Eric Yarnell

 

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The GI-Skin-Brain Axis: Exploring the Intricate Connection

Schisandra chinensis
Schisandra chinensis

The human body is a complex and interconnected system, where various organs and systems communicate with each other to maintain homeostasis. An area of research that has gained attention in recent years is the exploration of the GI-Skin-Brain axis. This axis refers to the bidirectional communication between the gastrointestinal (GI) system, the skin, and the brain.

Increasing evidence shows that an imbalanced gut microbiome can induce inflammatory skin diseases.35 This offers a likely approach for improving skin conditions, by the modulation of the gut microbiome. Understanding the intricate connections within this axis provides valuable insights into addressing the root cause of any dysfunction that may occur here. Continue reading

Five Allies for Our Times

February’s Featured Recording:
Five Allies for Our Times with Kat Maier, RH (AHG)

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Welcoming 2024: Mary Bove Looks Ahead, Encourages You to Challenge Yourself

Acadia National Park in Maine

As 2023 wound down to a close, I reached out to an old friend, Mary Bove, ND, a visionary and trailblazer in clinical herbalism. We had a conversation about what 2024 may bring to our community of practitioners, including what she’s thinking about, and what she’s planning for. She obliged by reflecting on the evolving tapestry of holistic health as she sees it: growth mindset, the importance of nature, connecting with plants, and forgotten inner wisdom, illuminating the path forward for the coming year.

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Pricing Update starting February 1, 2024

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Pricing Update

For 30 years we’ve been dedicated to providing the highest quality herbal education and are committed to ensuring these resources are available long into the future. So, starting on February 1, 2024, you will see a small change reflected in our pricing at BotanicalMedicine.org – audio recordings will increase to $11.99 each, videos to $23.99 each, and full video sets to $369.

To thank you for your understanding and continued support, on February 1 we’ll also provide a coupon for one free $23.99 video per customer, and a new audio recording program: Buy 3, Get 1 Free. This will replace our Free* CE Program, and will allow you to choose your own free audio recording when buying 3 or more.


Free Video Recording starting February 1

As a thank you, we’re offering a free video recording to each customer. One coupon per customer.

Steps to Free Video Recording:

  1. Browse our video library and click on an individual video recording you’d like to receive for free.
  2. The link will bring you to Vimeo where our videos are housed. Click the “Buy $23.99” button.
  3. You’ll be prompted to create a Vimeo account (for free) or login to your existing.
  4. At checkout, enter promo code TY24 and you will receive the $23.99 video for free.

Buy 3, Get 1 Free on Audio Recordings

Explore our expansive audio library of clinical botanical medicine presentations. When you purchase 3 or more audio recordings, you receive 1 for free starting February 1!

Steps to Buy 3, Get 1 Free:

  1. Add at least 3 audio recordings from botanical-medicine.org to your shopping cart to purchase.
  2. Before checking out, add 1 audio recording (for $11.99) to your shopping cart to receive for free.
  3. Proceed to checkout. Enter coupon code B3G1
  4. This will discount your purchase by $11.99 to receive an audio recording for free!

Clinical Approaches to Immune-Centered Illness

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January’s Featured Recording:
Panel: Clinical Approaches to Immune-Centered Illness with Mary Bove, ND; Chanchal Cabrera, FNIMH, RH (AHG); and Katie Stage, ND, RH (AHG), FABNG

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Holistic Sleep Wellness with Lise Alschuler, ND: Integrative Approaches for Healthcare Practitioners

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Sleep may be the foundation on which all aspects of health are built, and in the clinic it has become an increasingly important topic. When practitioners help patients sleep better, it strengthens all areas of patients’ physical and mental health. As global sleep expert, Matthew Walker, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, famously said: “Nearly every disease killing us later in life has a causal link to lack of sleep.”
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Healing Sleep

California poppies in meadow

December’s Featured Recording:
Healing Sleep with Christopher Hobbs, PhD, LAc

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30 Years of Community: A Journey with Linnea & Larry Wardwell

Campfire at Medicines from the Earth

The legacy of Herbal Educational Services, Medicines from the Earth, and the Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine has taken root over the past three decades. Founded by Linnea and Larry Wardwell in 1993, with Ric Scalzo as an early contributor and mentor, their website BotanicalMedicine.org has nurtured the herbal community for the past 30 years by sowing the seeds of knowledge and connection across disciplines and modalities of clinical herbalism practice.

The first event was held in Ashland, Massachusetts, then moved to an extension campus of Boston University, which led to an island off the coast of Maine, then to venues in Oregon, and finally to Black Mountain, North Carolina, and the Sonoran University in Tempe, Arizona where herbal tradition and science are celebrated twice annually, bringing together a network of practitioners that now extends  across the globe.

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Substance Use Disorder Video Series for Naturopathic Clinicians

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Video Series

A video series for health care providers – with continuing education hours for naturopathic physicians – bundled together in one discounted package:

  • Eight (8) video lectures (1.5 hours each)
  • Digital book of notes (88-page PDF)
  • 12 continuing education credits for naturopathic physicians
    • 7.5 pharmacy + 4.5 general (approved by OBNM)
    • 9 opioid/addiction + 1.5 pharmacy + 1.5 general hours (approved by SUHS)
  • Order with one click for $99 ($160 value)

Note: The information in this series is provided as a research resource for health professionals and is not intended to replace diagnosis and treatment by a qualified health care practitioner. Please check your continuing education records to ensure you have not previously earned credits for these presentations.

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Naturopathic Approaches to Weight Management and Obesity Prevention

November’s Featured Recording:
Panel: Naturopathic Approaches to Weight Management and Obesity Prevention with Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO, Marianne Marchese, ND and Katie Stage, ND, RH (AHG), FABNG

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Longevity Elixirs, Foods & Recipes

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October’s Featured Recording:
Longevity Elixirs, Foods & Recipes with Teresa Boardwine, RH (AHG)

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Children’s Health Audio Series

Crocus sativus (saffron) and Hypericum perforatum (St. John's wort)

An audio series for health care providers – with continuing education for naturopathic physicians – bundled together in one discounted package:

  • Eight (8) audio recordings (1.5 hours each)
  • Digital book of notes (94-page PDF)
  • Continuing education credits: 12 hours for naturopathic physicians
  • Order with one click for $75 ($105 value)

Note: The information in this series is provided as a research resource and is not intended to replace diagnosis and treatment by a qualified health care practitioner.

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Prostate Cancer: A Comprehensive and Collaborative Approach

September’s Featured Recording:
Prostate Cancer: A Comprehensive and Collaborative Approach with Jason Miller, DACM, LAc

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Pharmacy Video Series for Naturopathic Clinicians 2023

Pharmacy 2023 Video Series

A video series for health care providers – with pharmacy hours for naturopathic physicians – bundled together in one discounted package:

  • Eight (8) video lectures (1.5 hours each)
  • Digital book of notes (90-page PDF)
  • 10 pharmacy + 2 general continuing education credits for naturopathic physicians
    • Approved by Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine (OBNM)
  • Order with one click for $99 ($160 value)

Note: The information in this series is provided as a research resource for health professionals and is not intended to replace diagnosis and treatment by a qualified health care practitioner.

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Herbal Allies for Nourishing the Emotional Heart

August’s Featured Recording:
Herbal Allies for Nourishing the Emotional Heart with Deborah Frances, ND

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Ceremonial Use of Herbs by Deborah Frances

ceremonial smudging with sage

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.

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2023 Herbal Conferences Recordings

Teresa Boardwine, RH (AHG)
Teresa Boardwine, RH(AHG) at 2023 Medicines from the Earth Herb Symposium in Asheville, NC

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!

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.

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Continuing education is available for naturopathic physicians and nursing professionals for the recordings.

Videos:

Audio Recordings:

Continuing Education for ND, RN, FNP, etc:

For visual learners, you will love our videos and digital books (a PDF of speakers’ lecture notes and PowerPoints). You can follow along while you listen and/or watch the presentations.

Happy herbal learning!