For Attendees at the Virtual 2020 Medicines from the Earth Herb Symposium

Welcome to the new Virtual 2020 Medicines from the Earth. We are so happy you’re here!


Thank you to this year’s exhibitors!
Visit the virtual exhibit hall for symposium discounts and the online bookstore!
20ME Exhibitors

 



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Program Directory–select any link:

Your basic registration for Medicines from the Earth includes:

  • Video streaming of live and pre-recorded sessions. Includes clinical presentations, demonstrations, three live panel discussions, herb walks and the keynote address. Available on-demand until June 15
  • Full set of audio recordings
  • Online book of lecture notes and PowerPoints
  • Continuing education credits for acupuncturists, naturopathic physicians and nurses

For lodging deposits at Blue Ridge Assembly, please email Danielle Tocaban dtocaben(AT)yblueridge.org
They are closed completely with only a skeleton staff, so please be patient! Blue Ridge relief fund info



Symposium Live Sessions
If you’re unable to attend the live sessions, we will have them available as recordings in the Conference Lecture Videos section of this webpage after they air live.

herbal medicine conferenceFriday Live Session

Friday, May 29
1:00 – 5:15 PM Eastern Time

Live Pre-Symposium Intensive: Mitigating the Effects of Glyphosate and other Environmental Toxins for the Prevention of Chronic Disease and Health Optimization – the Application of Hormesis and Herbal Medicine with Donald Yance, RH (AHG)

Description: Full pre-conference intensive details here.
Access: Access to the recorded streaming video from the intensive was emailed to the intensive registrants on 5/30.
Continuing Education: Approved for 4 hours for NDs, 4 PDA for acupuncturists and 4 contact hours in nursing. Full CE details here.


Saturday Live Sessions

Saturday, May 30
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Eastern Time

Live Panel Discussion: Clinical Approaches to Immune-Centered Illness with Mary Bove, ND, Katie Stage, ND, and Chanchal Cabrera, MS, RH (AHG)

Description: Each panelist describes their principal approach when presented with an immune-centered illness (whether autoimmune, cancer, etc.) What are the three main areas of focus when seeing a patient for the first time? What three systems do we consider (e.g. HPA, endocrine/thyroid, metabolic, etc?) What are the most important labs? What are the three main botanical approaches and the three main dietary and lifestyle approaches we start with in such situations?
Access: Watch the recording of this session below in the Conference Video Lectures section.
Continuing Education: Approved for 1.5 general CE for naturopathic physicians, 1.5 PDA points for acupuncturists and 1.5 contact hours for nurses. Full CE details here.

Opening meeting at Medicines from the Earth
Opening meeting at Medicines from the Earth

Saturday, May 30
2:00 – 3:30 PM Eastern Time

Live Keynote Address: Nature, Spirit, Medicine: Using Biophilia Practice and Shinrin Yoku (Forest Bathing) for Personal and Planetary Healing with Chanchal Cabrera, RH (AHG)

Description: Honoring the innate resonance and connection we feel with Nature, medical herbalist Chanchal Cabrera explores the modern science of the genome and the descriptions of sacred geometry in nature to explain this seemingly universal spiritual/mystical experience. Drawing from over 30 years of study and patient care, she describes how a connection with nature can be harnessed for clinical benefit in contemporary herbal practice.
Access: Watch the recording of this session below in the Conference Video Lectures section.
Continuing Education: Approved for 1.5 general CE for naturopathic physicians, 1.5 PDA points for acupuncturists and 1.5 contact hours for nurses. Full CE details here.


Sunday Live Sessions

Sunday, May 31
11 AM – 12:30 PM Eastern Time
Live Panel Discussion: Improving Cellular Repair for Increasing Lifespan with Botanicals and Other Natural Therapies with Kenneth Proefrock, ND and Mary Rondeau, ND

Description: Research is showing that aging occurs at the most fundamental level of our bodies–the cellular level. This panel explores the ways in which diet, lifestyle, botanical and nutritional therapies can affect the ability of the cells to repair damage from genetic mutations and oxidative damage, and how this governs overall health and longevity.
Access: Watch the recording of this session below in the Conference Video Lectures section.
Continuing Education: Approved for 1.5 general CE credits (OBNM) and 1.5 PDA points (NCCAOM). This session will not provide CE for nurses. Full CE details here.

Sunday, May 31
2:00 – 3:30 PM Eastern
Live Speaker Session: In the Zone: Research Considerations for Microdosing Entheogens with Katie Stage, ND

Description: Entheogens are those herbs that may bring us in touch with the divine. Use of these herbs has an important role in supporting whole person healing and connection. However, the use of small doses of entheogenic herbs is an emerging therapy that may support mood, enhance creativity, and modulate neuroplasticity, without impairing the ability to function in daily life. This session explores the herbs, history, and research supporting this fascinating herbal approach.
Access: Watch the recording of this session below in the Conference Video Lectures section.
Continuing Education: Approved for 1.5 general CE credits for naturopathic physicians, 1.5 PDA points for acupuncturists and 1.5 contact hours for nurses. Full CE details here.
Note: As of 5/28, there are updated notes for this live session available in the digital lecture notes list.


Monday Live Sessions

Monday, June 1
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern

Mountain Gardens Pre-recorded Video Tour followed by live Q & A with Joe Hollis

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Description: Join Joe Hollis for a live Q&A session to follow his recorded video of the Mountain Gardens Tour. Mountain Gardens is a forty-year-old botanical garden incorporating the largest collection of medicinal herbs in the eastern US. Follow expert botanist and horticulturist Joe Hollis on a leisurely plant walk with detailed information on the ecology, propagation, and cultivation of the herbs.
Access: Watch the recording of this session below in the Conference Video Lectures section.
Continuing Education:
Approved for 2 general CE credits for naturopathic physicians and 2 PDA points for acupuncturists. This session will not provide CE for nurses. Full CE details here.

Monday, June 1
1:00 – 2:00 PM Eastern Time
Live Closing Panel: New Discoveries in Botanical Medicine with Christopher Hobbs, PhD, LAc, David Crow, LAc and Teresa Boardwine, RH (AHG)

Description: New botanical medicines and novel clinical uses are emerging every year–the panelists take a look at some of these new developments in the last year and how they can be of use to clinicians.
Access: Watch the recording of this session below in the Conference Video Lectures section.
Continuing Education: Approved for 1 general CE credit for naturopathic physicians and 1 PDA point for acupuncturists. This session will not provide CE for nurses. Full CE details here.



Conference Video Lectures

Directions for Accessing Recorded Lectures: Click on any of the blue links below. When clicked will take you to Vimeo, a recorded video platform. Once the Vimeo page has loaded, click the play arrow button and your lecture video will begin. Videos will be available for viewing on May 29 and at any time through June 15.

Teresa Boardwine, RH (AHG)
1. Herbal Tea Apothecary: Teas for Every Body System, Energetic Tissue State and Constitution
2. Oxymels and Vinegar Infusions

Mary Bove, ND
1. Women, Autoimmunity, and Estrogen Metabolism
2. Cultivating Skin Microbiome Radiance with Botanicals
3. Addressing Immune Health Through the Ages: Infants to Seniors

Chanchal Cabrera, RH (AHG)
1. Rubefacient and Vulnerary Botanicals for a Complicated Case
2. Chronic Skin Conditions: Case Review of Seborrheic Dermatitis
3. Keynote Address: Nature, Spirit, Medicine—Using Biophilia Practice and Shinrin Yoku (Forest Bathing) for Personal and Planetary Healing

David Crow, LAc
Principles of Combining Herbs and Essential Oils Series:
1. Musculoskeletal Conditions (Arthritic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Injuries, Muscle Spasm)
2. Relaxing the Nervous System (Stress, Anxiety, Insomnia, Tension Headaches and Chronic Adrenal Overstimulation)

3. Strengthening and Energizing the Nervous System (Antidepressant Effects, Protection against Neurodegenerative Conditions, Supporting Cognitive Function and Enhancing Concentration)

Doug Elliott
1. Virtual Herb Walk

Christopher Hobbs, PhD, LAc
1. Diabetes, Obesity and Related Diseases
2. Essential Oil Therapeutics: Internal Uses for Clinic and Home
3. Mushroom Spirit Medicine

Joe Hollis
1. Ecology, Propagation, and Cultivation of Native and Oriental Medicinal Herbs
2. Q&A Session with Joe Hollis

Robin McGee
1. Sweet Medicine: Herbal-infused Honeys and Herbal Syrups (Demonstration)

Jason Miller, DACM, LAc
1. Demystifying “Qi”: A Reverse-Engineering Approach to Understanding the Concept of Qi in Botanical Medicine
2. The Yin and Yang of Hormone Balance: A Botanical and Nutritional Medicine Approach to Hormone Deficiency and Endocrine Disruption
3. Prostate Cancer: A Comprehensive and Collaborative Approach

Yucca in Bloom
Yucca in Bloom

Kenneth Proefrock, ND
1. Lymphagogues and Alteratives: Lessons in Herbal Immunology
2. Revisiting the Many Faces of Testosterone: How Botanicals Play a Significant Regulatory Role
3. Neuroplasticity and the NMDA receptor: Botanical and Nutritional Influences on Neurological Remodeling

Mary Rondeau, ND, RH (AHG)
1. Keeping Kids Healthy
2. Anxiety: More Than an Over Aroused State

CoreyPine Shane, RH (AHG)
1. Herb Walk: Plant Personalities of Appalachian Botanicals

Vickie Shufer, MA
1. Wild Food Farmacy in your Backyard

Katie Stage, ND, RH (AHG)
1. Taming the Dragon: Botanical Approaches for Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD)
2. In the Zone: Research Considerations for Microdosing Entheogens (Note: As of 5/28, updated notes for this presentation are in the lecture notes book.)
3. Botanical Strategies for Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis

Marc Williams, MA
1. The Ethnobotany of the African Diaspora (Note: As of 5/28, updated notes for this presentation are in the lecture notes.)

Jennifer Williams, PhD, DACM, LAc
1. Substance Addiction and Recovery: Herbal Strategies for Emotional and Physical Pain
2. Topical Applications to Ease Substance Withdrawal

David Winston, RH (AHG)
1. Medicinal Mushrooms in Clinical Practice
2. Restorative and Nutritive Tonics

Donald Yance, RH (AHG)
1. Intensive: Mitigating the Effects of Glyphosate and other Environmental Toxins for the Prevention of Chronic Disease and Health Optimization – the Application of Hormesis and Herbal Medicine (Note: This video is password protected and available to intensive registrants only.)
2. Targeting IL-1 in Immunotherapy for Cancer and other Diseases using Botanical Medicine

Panel Discussions: 
1. Clinical Approaches to Immune-Centered Illness with Mary Bove, ND, Chanchal Cabrera, RH (AHG) and Katie Stage, ND

2. Improving Cellular Repair for Increasing Lifespan with Botanicals and Other Natural Therapies with Kenneth Proefrock, ND and Mary Rondeau, ND

3. Latest Discoveries in Botanical Medicine with Christopher Hobbs, PhD, David Crow, LAc and Teresa Boardwine, RH (AHG)


Lecture Notes

Digital Lecture Notes (for all participants to view or download at no cost until June 15)

  • To download individual PowerPoints and articles or the whole book of notes, open this web page and enter the access code MFTE2020. Enter twice if it doesn’t work the first time.
  • The “All Notes” link at the top of the list will download the whole book. It’s a large file and will take some time.
  • If that link does not work or times out, alternate access is available here
  • Just added! Link at the top of the list: “AAA Printable Lecture Notes MFTE 2020”  Print any article. We wouldn’t recommend printing all 300+ pages, though! (The regular print book is now available to order (see below) although it may not arrive in time for the symposium weekend.)
  • Many thanks to Frontier Co-op and Herb Pharm Frontier Logofor their sponsorship of the printed and online lecture notes book for this symposium!

Printed Lecture Notes

  • Our 373-page Lecture Notes printed book is now available for purchase! Sale price for participants: $30.
  • On sale for 25% off until 6/5/20. Save $10 off price and receive free shipping until June 5.
  • Allow 2 – 3 weeks for delivery.
  • This is a special pre-symposium sale of the printed book only. The digital notes are no cost to you (see above) and your complementary audio recordings will be available on or around June 5.

For Further Reading

  • Medicines from the Earth speakers have made further reading book recommendations for you, and those titles are now available from Firestorm Books! Browse the speaker-recommended book titles here.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education Forms

To claim continuing education credits for this event, please download your CE form below and save it to your local computer. Complete the form with your name, email, catalog numbers and CE hours. Save your changes and attach the completed form to an email. Please also send in a saved copy of the evaluation form with your CE form. Send your completed CE and evaluation forms to the appropriate email address (listed on the form) by June 14 at the latest.

Milk Thistle in SCNM garden
Milk Thistle by Patricia Gaines, ND

Approved for CME, PDA and CEUs. Number of credits depends on which lectures are attended, and even though you can attend more lectures with this new virtual format, anything above the maximum hours listed below is not counted toward CE. 

Naturopathic Physicians

Acupuncturists

Nurses

  • Nursing CE approval updated 5/22/20: 41.5 contact hours for selected lectures.
  • This activity has been approved by the North Carolina Nurses Association for 41.5 contact hours. North Carolina Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
  • Note: $35 charge for nursing CNE due to high cost of new application.
  • More information on lectures approved by NCNA for nursing contact hours
  • Download form for Nursing CE

A certificate of attendance is available to any participant who requests it. Download attendance record for general certificate

Select these links to see approval information, including what type of CE and how many credits for each presentation.
CME hours for naturopathic physicians
CE hours and PDA for acupuncturists
Contact hours and CE for nurses



Explore Our Virtual Exhibit Hall

Many thanks to our virtual exhibitors and symposium supporters! Please explore our exhibitor’s websites to interact with these excellent botanical companies. There are many ways to support the exhibitors – follow their social media, explore their website and place an online order to bring these diverse botanical goods to your home!


Herb Pharm
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Herb Pharm creates high quality herbal extracts in a way that supports the health of our customers, our environment and our community. We believe in what nature has built over time, and this belief has shaped who we are and guided every step of how we grow, source and extract our herbs since we began in 1979. Our founders started Herb Pharm with clearly defined values that hold true today. We work to inspire more love for plants and respect for nature, and to improve the health, happiness and harmony of the Earth and all of its people.


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Herbal Vitality
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Alleviating Human Suffering, Drop by Drop™
At Herbal Vitality we are dedicated to offering a wide selection of effective and vibrant products. Our practitioner-grade liquid extracts and glycerites are cGMP compliant and made using quality raw materials, organic alcohol and glycerin. Blending Science, Art, and Spirit for the past 19 years.


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Herbalist & Alchemist
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For over 35 years, Herbalist and Alchemist has manufactured Practitioner-quality herbal extracts and exclusive formulas developed by David Winston RH, (AHG). Herbalist & Alchemist is committed to producing the highest quality products available from plants that are organically grown or ecologically harvested.

Discount: Receive 15% off your next order; use code MFTE20


Diana Jane Organics LogoDianaJaneOrganics
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Diana White, ND started DianaJaneOrganics to bring organic, medicinal, artisan gluten free breads and other organic gluten free foods to the Asheville, NC market. My breads and other goodies are made with dense, nutrient rich organic ingredients, using locally grown herbs, sprouted heirloom grains, flower essences, essential oils and a pinch of Asheville magic.


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Explore Recommended Books from the Speakers!

Firestorm is a bookstore co-op in Asheville, NC. We’ve been attending Medicines from the Earth since 2013. In an effort to recreate a little bit of the magic of the conference book booth, we’ve compiled speaker-recommended books for you to further your learning!



Golden Needle Acupuncture, Herbal & Medical SupplyGolden Needle Logo
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Over the years our goal has always been to provide practitioners and physicians with the highest quality products available. Today we are still focused on this one goal and we continue to add the best quality products to our herb and supplement offerings.


Mountain Rose Herbs logoMountain Rose Herbs
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Purveyor of the highest quality organically grown herbs and spices, teas, essential oils, & botanical goods.


Priority One Vitamins logoPriority One Vitamins
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A privately-held, three generation family-operated, cGMP certified company serving you clinical with grade nutraceuticals since 1988 from the Pacific Northwest.


Our thanks to these companies who come every year and support the conference with their enthusiastic presence and great displays. Check out their sites for more information and ordering:

Floracopeia logoWebsite
Discount: 20% off order (excludes wholesale); use code EARTHMEDS20


Wood Element Acupuncture logoWebsite
Discount: 50% off products and free priority shipping with orders $50+; user code Herb2020


Wild Woods Farm logoWebsite
Discount: Prices are wholesale for attendees; automatically applied at checkout


EcoImages logoWebsite
Discount: Prices are wholesale for attendees; automatically applied at checkout


Pine's Herbals logoWebsite
Discount: 15% off through June 15th; use code BLUERIDGE


David Winston's Center for Herbal StudiesWebsite


Earthwise Learning Center logoWebsite


Wild Earth Botanicals logoMore Information or Place an Order


Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden logoWebsite


Doug Elliott logoWebsite


Natura Health Products logoWebsite


Plants and Healers logoWebsite


AHG logoWebsite


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Questions about the recordings, how to access live presentations or anything else about the virtual symposium?

Please contact us and we’re happy to help!