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May
31
Wed
Foundations of Chinese Herbal Medicine @ 125 Montague Road
May 31 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Foundations of Chinese Herbal Medicine @ 125 Montague Road | Wendell | Massachusetts | United States

Chinese Medicine has been an ever-evolving healing tradition for over 2500 years. A basic understanding of its principles and practices vastly increases our ability to maintain and renew health and balance. In depth and intensive, Foundations of Chinese Herbal Medicine is accessible and practical, providing the fundamentals to move on to more advanced studies. Designed for the serious student, classes are conceptual and experiential. Topics include Eight Principle (Yin/Yang) theory, Five Elements, Chinese philosophy, Self-Investigation and Awareness Skills, Four Vital Essences, Food as Medicine, External Pernicious Influences, Organ-Systems, important herbs viewed through the Chinese lens. Also, diagnostic skills (tongue, pulses), and in depth, comprehensive hand-out materials.

This course is a required course for First Level program, “Cultivating the Healer Within.” Counts toward certification for Clearpath School of Herbal Medicine

Class meets for 10 consecutive Wednesdays; March 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.

Course cost: $750. Please RSVP and preregister with a down payment of $150 either by cash, check or paypal (link soon to come). Write check to Chris Marano and mail to 125 Montague Road Wendell, MA 01379. Limited Space Available.

Check out this page for more in-depth information on Foundations of Chinese Herbal Medicine.

Jun
7
Wed
Materia Medica Class
Jun 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Materia Medica Class @ Wendell | Massachusetts | United States

”Medicinal herbal knowledge at the depth & breadth of experienced herbalists.”

An essential component of an herbalist’s “toolkit,” Materia Medica is a compendium of knowledge of a large number of healing plants. Class is open to newcomers, enthusiasts, and to those with an herbal background wishing to deepen their understanding of herbalism and expand their herbal repertoire.

During each class, we’ll investigate 5 herbs. Classes cover names, parts of plants used, “taste,” “energetics,” location and gathering time, constituents, medicinal uses (Chinese, Western, Indigenous traditions), cautions and contraindications, preparations, dosages for tea and extract, other useful information. Students can sample medicines (when available) as extracts and/or teas to gain first-hand experience of the plants’ “energetics.” Participants also receive a one-ounce bottle of their choice of one of the herbs discussed that evening ($10-$15 retail value).

Date: Wednesdays – June 7, 14, 21 2017
Time: 5:30-8:30 pm
Location: 125 Montague Road Wendell, MA

Contact chris@clearpathherbals.com to preregister, or check out this page for more info.

Jun
14
Wed
Materia Medica Class
Jun 14 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Materia Medica Class @ Wendell | Massachusetts | United States

”Medicinal herbal knowledge at the depth & breadth of experienced herbalists.”

An essential component of an herbalist’s “toolkit,” Materia Medica is a compendium of knowledge of a large number of healing plants. Class is open to newcomers, enthusiasts, and to those with an herbal background wishing to deepen their understanding of herbalism and expand their herbal repertoire.

During each class, we’ll investigate 5 herbs. Classes cover names, parts of plants used, “taste,” “energetics,” location and gathering time, constituents, medicinal uses (Chinese, Western, Indigenous traditions), cautions and contraindications, preparations, dosages for tea and extract, other useful information. Students can sample medicines (when available) as extracts and/or teas to gain first-hand experience of the plants’ “energetics.” Participants also receive a one-ounce bottle of their choice of one of the herbs discussed that evening ($10-$15 retail value).

Date: Wednesdays – June 7, 14, 21 2017
Time: 5:30-8:30 pm
Location: 125 Montague Road Wendell, MA

Contact chris@clearpathherbals.com to preregister, or check out this page for more info.

Jun
21
Wed
Materia Medica Class
Jun 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Materia Medica Class @ Wendell | Massachusetts | United States

”Medicinal herbal knowledge at the depth & breadth of experienced herbalists.”

An essential component of an herbalist’s “toolkit,” Materia Medica is a compendium of knowledge of a large number of healing plants. Class is open to newcomers, enthusiasts, and to those with an herbal background wishing to deepen their understanding of herbalism and expand their herbal repertoire.

During each class, we’ll investigate 5 herbs. Classes cover names, parts of plants used, “taste,” “energetics,” location and gathering time, constituents, medicinal uses (Chinese, Western, Indigenous traditions), cautions and contraindications, preparations, dosages for tea and extract, other useful information. Students can sample medicines (when available) as extracts and/or teas to gain first-hand experience of the plants’ “energetics.” Participants also receive a one-ounce bottle of their choice of one of the herbs discussed that evening ($10-$15 retail value).

Date: Wednesdays – June 7, 14, 21 2017
Time: 5:30-8:30 pm
Location: 125 Montague Road Wendell, MA

Contact chris@clearpathherbals.com to preregister, or check out this page for more info.

Jul
1
Sat
Foundations of Chinese Herbal Medicine in Vermont @ The Hawthorn Center
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

FOUNDATIONS OF CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE

Hosted by Sweetgrass Herbals

This course explores the foundations of Chinese Herbal Medicine, making it accessible and practical for anyone interested in human health, and providing participants with the foundations necessary to move on to more advanced knowledge in the areas of herbalism and holistic healing.

​Designed for those wanting effective tools and relevant knowledge to provide for personal and family health care, and to pave the way for those working toward becoming community and clinical herbalists.

TOPICS COVERED:

  • Overview of Chinese Medicine; Comparison with Western Healing Tradition
  • Chinese Philosophy and Psychology 
  • Four Vital Substances, Eight Principles (Yin/Yang Theory) Five Elements, Five​ Spirits
  • Organ Networks, Physiology, Health and Imbalance, External Pernicious Influences
  • Diagnostics, Self Awareness, Sensory Awareness Skills
  • Essential Herbs
  • Nutrition and Food as Medicine

TOPICS ARE DIVIDED INTO FOUR MAIN AREAS:

1. PHILOSOPHY AND PSYCHOLOGY

2. THEORIES AND PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN HEALTH:

Four Vital Substances, Eight Principle (Yin/Yang) theory, Five Elements, Ten Organ Networks.

3. TOOLS AND PRINCIPLES OF CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE:

Tongue and Pulse Analysis, Constitutional Types, Herbs, Chinese Nutritional Theory.

4. CONCEPTS AND TOOLS FOR SELF-CULTIVATION AND STEWARDSHIP:

​Self-investigation skills drawing upon Chinese philosophy and psychology.

DATES + TIME:  SIX SATURDAYS FROM 9:00-5:00

                                MAY 6                 MAY 27

                                 JULY 1                 JULY 22

                                 SEP 9                  OCT 7

COST:   $900 (Includes written materials + 48 hours of contact time)

LOCATION: The Hawthorn Center in Bristol, VT

QUESTIONS: Email EMILY@SWEETGRASSHERBALS.COM

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