Date & Time
08/29/2020 - 08/30/2020
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Using Aromatic & Herbal Preparations to Protect the Respiratory System: Part I
Medicinal plants today can offer us a great deal of protection using countless formulas against a wide range of microbial pathogens, respiratory allergens, and environmental toxins. In this class, we’ll discuss the concepts of respiratory immunity according to Chinese/Ayurvedic medicine; learn safety protocols for herbs and essential oils; aromatic hydrotherapy to boost our resistance and vitality; and how to prepare and use aromatic teas and spices for an at-home kitchen apothecary. In addition, we will learn about the most important herbs used to prevent and treat cold and flu, and their preparations, dosages and safety considerations; what formulas to use to protect the lungs; herbs/ essential oils to help stop smoking; and medicinal mushroom preparations to help build our immunity.
Using Aromatic & Herbal Preparations to Protect the Brain: Part II
Scientific research has confirmed that the brain is far more sensitive and vulnerable to environmental toxins than previously thought. The neuro-protective powers of medicinal plants have proven to be a highly effective way to combat these toxins. In this class, we will learn how to protect ourselves against inflammation, environmental toxins, and also look at long-term, easy to use treatments for cognitive decline. We will discuss how Ayurvedic, Chinese and Western herbs can strengthen the brain and nervous system; learn safety considerations for neuro-protective herbs, aromatic plants/ essential oils as a way to enhance memory and concentration; herbal and aromatic head massage oils for alertness/concentration; how to use medicinal mushrooms on the brain; and the neuro-protective herbs that can also support the heart.
Two Half-Day Workshops
Saturday – Sunday, August 29 – 30, 2020, 1:00 – 4:00 pm EST
Members $110/ Nonmembers $125
David Crow, L.Ac., graduated from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1984; he is a California state licensed acupuncturist and nationally certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
He has been a clinician, consultant, researcher and educator for over 30 years. He is the author of four books, including In Search of the Medicine Buddha and Sacred Smoke. Along with his wife Sara Crow he is the founder and owner of Floracopeia, Inc., a company devoted to supporting sustainable ecological agriculture through the production of essential oils.