What might people be needing,
herbally, this summer–and how do we treat it?
Naturally, cooling herbs may be more clearly indicated in summer, and they are safest to use during the warmest time of year. We will discuss the differences between different kinds of heat, and how to treat them herbally.
ANXIETY is also a condition that often becomes prominent and more easily treated during the Fire season—and there are as many different kinds of anxiety as there are Fire herbal formulas. Is it the fluttering social anxiety of Gui Zhi Tang formulas, or the post-shock anxiety of Sheng Mai San, or the restless anxiety of Suan Zao Ren Tang? Is it the confused anxiety of An Shen Ding Zhi Tang, or the deep aching empty anxiety of Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan?
Perhaps it is not actually Fire anxiety at all—it might actually be fear agitating the Bladder, or a clenching and churning Stomach. These are important distinctions for the herbalist! Together we will distinguish between Fire, Earth, and Water anxiety (with a little bit of Wood and Metal thrown in), and discuss the herbal strategies that our clients need right now.
This course is going to be a mixture of lecture, demo, and plenty of experiential exercises. Please come to this workshop ready to think, feel, and engage with others. It’s the best way to learn skills that we will be using with real people in the treatment room.
Please note, it is not recommended that participants divide their focus by taking extensive notes. In order to allow participants to relax into the discussion, we will make an audio recording which will be shared only with participants. The purpose of the recording will be to remind participants of what they learned. The recording will not be available for those who were not present in the class.
Due to attendees being in very different time zones, there is no “lunch break” per se. Class breaks will be 20 minutes long, and they will occur every 60-90 minutes or so. It is suggested that attendees whose natural lunch hour will occur during class time should make their lunch ahead of time so that it is ready to eat during the first 20-minute break.
Students will earn 5.5 NCCAOM-approved PDA Points.
In the (very rare) event of a workshop cancellation, all tuition will be refunded.
Otherwise, any refund is at the sole discretion of Perennial Medicine.
Sunday, June 26, 2022
11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT
8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. PDT