All classes taught by David Winston, RH (AHG) unless otherwise noted

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Introduction to Health & Healing

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Field Botany

  1. Introduction to botany/botanical terminology [taught by Richard Mandelbaum, RH (AHG)]
  2. Field identification [taught by Richard Mandelbaum, RH (AHG)]
  3. Herb walks/Slide presentations

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Introduction to Phytochemistry of Medicinal Plants (taught by Michael Anthonavage, MS)

  1. Chemistry of the cell
  2. Medicinal compounds produced by plants

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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

  1. Introduction to TCM - Chinese organ systems, the vital substances, Yin/Yang theory, causes of disease, 8 principles, and basic disease patterns [taught by Andrew Appello, MSOM, L.Ac, RH (AHG)]
  2. Materia Medica of 100 herbs

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Nutrition/Diet

  1. How to determine which diet is best for you and your patients and how to create a therapeutic diet

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Therapeutic Use of Nutritional Supplements

  1. A look at claims and studies and discussion of how and when supplements can and should be used
  2. Materia Medica of the most effective, well-studied and clinically useful dietary supplements

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Ayurvedic & Unani-Tibb Materia Medica

  1. Introduction to Ayurvedic medicine [taught by Alan Tillotson, PhD., RH (AHG)]
  2. Materia Medica of 35+ herbs

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Introduction to Cherokee Herbal Medicine and Culture /Native American Materia Medica

  1. Indigenous Language of Plants, Cherokee stories
  2. Native American Ethnobotany
  3. North American Materia Medica of 100+ herbs

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Introduction to Herbal Pharmacy [taught by Kerry Adams, ABT dip NCCAOM, RH (AHG)]

  1. Making extracts (alcohol & glycerites), oils, ointments, compresses, poultices, cough syrups, creams, ointments, pills & suppositories

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Diagnostics

  1. Analysis of the tongue, face, hand/nail, pulse, iris, sclera, and diet

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Materia Medica III

  1. 80+ world-wide herbs including African, European and Polynesian medicinal plants
 


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Therapeutic Protocols

  1. System-wide reviews of the herbs utilized for correcting immune dysfunction, digestive issues, cardiovascular problems, imbalances of the nervous system, intestinal tract, respiratory system, and genito-urinary system
 


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Constitutional Therapy

Clinical use of herbs, diet, supplements, exercise, counseling techniques, flower remedies & essential oils for creating patient specific protocols
 


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Case Histories & Clinic

  1. Patient intake and case history preparation
  2. Case history practicum utilizing the triune method and other techniques for creating patient specific formulas
  3. Starting an herbal practice
  4. Professional ethics
 


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History of Western Herbal Medicine

  1. The Roots of Medicine - Greek, Arabic, and European traditions
  2. American Herbal Traditions: Thomsonian Medicine, Physio-medicalism, and Eclectic Medicine