Summer Video Series for Continuing Education

NEW! We invite you to join us for the Summer Video Series for Continuing Education, a new 6-video series offering continuing education for naturopathic physicians and nurses. Learn about topics including microbiome health, the nervous system, mental health, neuroplasticity, women’s health and cellular repair.

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  • Location: Watch from the comfort of your home!
  • Dates: July 16 to September 10
  • Six 2-hour streaming sessions on Zoom, including speaker lecture and live Q&A
  • Continuing Education available for Nurses and Naturopathic Physicians
    • NDs: Approved for up to 7.5 general hours of which 3 can be pharmacy (OBNM); each session is 1.5 hours credits
      (Pending: Up to 12 general hours of which 3 can be pharmacy; each session is 2 hours credit)
    • Nurses: Approved for up to 7.5 nursing contact hours; each session is 1.5 contact hours (NCNA)
  • Cost: $30 per session or a package deal of $99 for all 6 sessions!

Check out the full details on the Summer Video Series for Continuing Education here.

Speakers: Mary Bove, ND, David Crow, LAc, Jason Miller, DACM, LAc, Kenneth Proefrock, ND, Mary Rondeau, ND, RH (AHG) and Katie Stage, ND, RH (AHG)

2020 Summer Series Speaker Lineup

On-Demand Video Streaming

Introducing our new on-demand, video streaming presentations on Vimeo!

Just Released: On sale until July 16
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Streaming video on Vimeo for this conference on sale:
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We thank all the speakers from this year’s conferences for adapting to this new online video format and still providing the same excellent information we have become used to at the live events.

And to everyone who attended: thank you for making this another wonderful conference season! Here’s what a few of you had to say:

“Thank you so much for a great webinar. So good to connect with so many even if in cyberspace! Loved all the presentations.” — D.W., Naturopathic Physician

It has been such a great, great conference. I loved watching lectures I normally would not have invested time in-but could because of time at home and access. It made my COVID isolation brighter and happier. You and your team and the presenters really made a difference in a lot of our lives.” — J.K., Licensed Acupuncturist

Thank you for the best conference to date. Speakers were knowledgeable with great slides.— K.C., Naturopathic Physician and Licensed Acupuncturist

“I have told so many people about this conference and I’m a nurse practitioner and I tell them this is like the best conference I have ever been too!” — L.C., Nurse Practitioner

Arizona NDs: CME for Opioid/Addiction Requirement

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We have several presentations approved for the opioid/addiction continuing education requirement for Arizona Naturopathic Doctors. Approved by the SCNM continuing education committee for opioid/addiction CE.

Audio Recordings:

NEW! Audio or Video Recordings:


Instructions for Distance Learning:

Purchase recordings online by clicking their links above, save your receipt, keep a record of CME credits earned on this certificate. It’s as easy as that! View or print CME instructions


Please contact us with any questions about naturopathic CE.

Gastrointestinal Health Series for the Clinician

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

  • Nine (9) audio lectures (1.5 – 2 hours each)
  • Digital book of notes (137 page PDF)
  • Order with one click for $75 ($105 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.

Details: These nine audio recordings offer a wealth of advanced clinical information on the relationship of the gastrointestinal system to physical and mental health. Presented by experienced practitioners, the series covers botanicals for basic gut health and a review of herbal and nutritional gastroenterology. The first four recordings listed below include clinical recommendations for healing the gut-brain axis with botanicals, treating intestinal permeability and managing small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). The final two recordings present the latest information on the vagus nerve and the brain’s effect on the gut and overall immunity. (See more detailed descriptions below.) Includes a digital book of lecture notes with complete references (137-page pdf). Continue reading

Pain and Inflammation Education for Clinicians

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Pain and Inflammation series

An audio series for health care providers –  bundled together in one discounted package:

  • Eight (8) audio lectures (1.5 hours each)
  • Digital book of notes (85 page PDF)
  • Order with one click for $65 ($90 value)

Continuing education for naturopathic physicians
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.

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

Prevention of Cognitive Decline as we Age

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This is a summary of the panel discussion at the 2018 Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine with Chanchal Cabrera, RH(AHG), Katie Stage, ND, RH(AHG) and Jill Stansbury, ND, in which they addressed cognitive decline and dementia. In this wide-ranging discussion they covered botanicals and nutritional therapies for prevention, and evaluated the most commonly prescribed pharmaceuticals. Continue reading

Medical Marijuana Education for Clinicians

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Cannabis Therapeutics

An audio series for health care providers –  bundled together in one discounted package:

  • Six (6) audio lectures
  • Digital book of notes (50 page PDF)
  • Order with one click for $55 ($70 value)

Details: These six audio recordings offer the clinician detailed information on prescribing Medical Marijuana, the most appropriate delivery system for specific conditions, possible side effects and interactions. Includes complete references. Features up-to-date information on medicinal uses of Cannabis for pain, cancer, mental health conditions, sleep and more. Includes digital book of lecture notes (50 page PDF).

Naturopathic CE: If CME has not previously been earned for the below lectures (either in person or distance) you can earn 3.5 general and 6.5 pharmacy credits. See more Continuing Education details.

CannabisRecordings included in this series:

Therapeutic Uses of the Cannabinoids and Other Cannabis Compounds, Part 1

Kenneth Proefrock presents his clinical experience using Cannabis therapeutically for a wide range of conditions from seizures, restless leg syndrome and insomnia, to cancer, MS, Parkinsons and chronic pain. Detailed usage information includes prescribing Medical Marijuana as an internal agent, a vapor, as food and in topical applications for pain. Speaker: Kenneth Proefrock, ND. (Product Code: 15SW01)

Therapeutic Uses of the Cannabinoids and Other Cannabis Compounds, Part 2

Continued from Part 1, Kenneth Proefrock continues presenting his clinical experience using Cannabis therapeutically for a wide range of conditions from seizures, restless leg syndrome and insomnia, to cancer, MS, Parkinsons and chronic pain. Includes some of the more interesting research on the variability of constituents with different cultivation techniques and cross-reactions with other therapeutic agents. Reviews laws surrounding medical uses with an emphasis on Arizona. Kenneth Proefrock, ND. (Product Code: 15SW02)

Use of Cannabis Compounds for Health and Disease Treatment: A Science-Based Review

Reviews over 250 clinical trials on the efficacy and safety of Medical Marijuana use for glaucoma, HIV/AIDs, opiate addiction, nausea, cancer-related cachexia, muscle spasms, epilepsy, pain, autoimmune diseases and inflammation. The benefits and drawbacks of different delivery systems, different solvents for extraction and vaporizers are discussed. Clinically relevant details on the chemistry, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of cannabinoids, including THC and CBD, are summarized. Speaker: Christopher Hobbs, PhD. (Product Code: 18SW03)

The Influence of Cannabis on the Psyche

Reports in both the biomedical literature and from patients suggest that there are beneficial effects of Medical Cannabis on various psychological conditions. Conversely, there are reports of detrimental influences of Cannabis on mental health, including addiction. This lecture discusses both sides and shines a light on a topic that will increasingly be discussed in healthcare provider forums and the press. Speaker: Kevin Spelman, PhD. (Product Code: 15ME30)

tetrahydrocannabinolCannabis and Cancer: Sifting the Science

The use of Medical Marijuana to treat issues such as cancer pain or chemo-induced nausea and vomiting is well established. However, there is also widespread patient interest in Medical Cannabis as a direct anticancer agent. This session reviews how cancer involves the endocannabinoid system, and presents data on the anticancer properties of Cannabis both in terms of cancer pathophysiology & molecular biology, as well as its effects on specific malignancies. Speaker: Jonathan Treasure, MNIMH. (Product Code: 17SW25)

Cannabis as an Alternative to Opioids, Benzodiazepines, NSAIDs and other Drugs

While these drugs can have unintended side effects, the use of Medical Marijuana as a substitute should be carefully evaluated for efficacy, adverse reactions and best use for either weaning patients from a drug or using it in conjunction to reduce drug dosage and negative effects. In a fair comparison, Medical Marijuana may be better, but a user may also develop tolerance, loss of effect, and side effects from Marijuana. Examine all sides of this topic with three experienced clinicians. Panelists: Paul Bergner, Jonathan Treasure and Kenneth Proefrock. (Product Code: 17SW17)

Plus, the Series Lecture Notes for Cannabis Therapeutics, in PDF format.

Order the complete Medical Marijuana package »

2016 Herbal Conferences

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Medicines from the Earth Herb Symposium, 2016
Dates: Friday June 3 – Monday, June 6
Place: Blue Ridge Assembly, Black Mountain, North Carolina

Over 40 presentations on the integration of botanicals with the latest medical discoveries along with medicine making demonstrations, herb walks and intensives.

Pre-conference Events: Friday, June 3:

Ethnobotanical and Native Plant Field Study with herbalist and ethnobotanist David Winston.

Healing the Gut-Brain Axis with Botanicals with Jason Miller, Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Full topic listing

Continuing education at Medicines from the Earth approved for nurses, naturopathic physicians, acupuncturists and pharmacists licensed in North Carolina.. All approvals now definite.

Looking forward to seeing you again in the mountains of North Carolina!


CrossCutchollasmallSouthwest Conference on Botanical Medicine, 2016   (Past Event – Thanks for making it such a great weekend! )
Dates: Friday April 8 – Sunday, April 10, 2016 

Recordings: Now available for download. Purchase full set of audio (mp3) recordings and speaker lecture notes in pdf.

Continuing education approved for recordings for NDs including 10 pharmacy hours.

Photo report on the conference on Facebook

We look forward to seeing you all again next year (April 7 – 9, 2017).


We hope you will join us for an herbal conference! These events are a great way to meet like-minded people and learn the latest information on botanical therapies for a variety of conditions.

Questions? Email us and we’ll be happy to help.

Herbal Educational Services
555 Tyler Creek Rd.
Ashland, Oregon
(541) 482-3016