Foundations of Herbalism - Herbs & Nutrition for Musculoskeletal Health

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Foundations of Herbalism - Herbs & Nutrition for Musculoskeletal Health

Herbal medicine is the art and science of using medicinal plants. Get your start on a powerful herbal practice!

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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Saturday, March 4th: 10am-12:30 pm; 1:30-3:30 pm

Herbs and Nutrition for the Musculoskeletal System

Supporting our frame is one of the most important things we can do throughout our lifetime. Our bones, muscles, joints, and connective tissue hold us together and wear and tear is inevitable as we age.

Exercise and proper amounts of vitamins and minerals are vital, but herbs can play a large role in clearing inflammatory metabolites out of joints and easing the creaking and cracking of arthritis.

In this class, we will look at herbal actions, herbs, supplements, and dietary suggestions specific for the musculoskeletal system and cover both acute conditions such as sports injuries, sprains and strains, tendonitis, and carpal tunnel, and chronic conditions such as gout, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia. In our follow-up webinar, we’ll also explore methods of pain control using herbs in oral and topical form as well as supplements, massage, acupressure, and mindfulness techniques.

`10am-12:30 pm: Herbal Actions & Materia Medica Overview

We’ll start off this month with an overview of herbal actions, herbs, supplements specific for the musculoskeletal system and cover both acute conditions such as sports injuries, sprains/strains, tendonitis, and carpal tunnel, and chronic conditions such as gout, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. Herbal actions include Alteratives, Anti-Spasmodics, Anti-Inflammatories, Circulatory Stimulants, Diuretics, and Rubefacients. Our material medica will include musculoskeletal herbs such as Celery, Parsley, Stinging Nettle, Burdock, Yellow dock, Sarsaparilla, Turmeric, Devils Claw, Crampbark, Black Haw, and Wild Yam. These herbs are classically used for conditions such as ‘rheumatism’, osteoarthritis, gout, and musculoskeletal tension.

1:30-3:30 pm: Musculo-Skeletal Physiology, Supplements and Nutrition for Chronic Musculoskeletal Conditions

This afternoon class will began with an overview of the basic anatomy and physiology in the musculo-skeletal system. Exercise and proper amounts of vitamins and minerals are vital for managing chronic musculoskeletal issues to clear out inflammatory metabolites and ease the creaking and cracking of arthritis and gout. Anti-Inflammatory diets and supplements will be covered this afternoon as well as an overview of osteoporosis and appropriate calcium supplementation.

Wednesday follow-up webinar, March 15th, 7 pm: Herbs and Strategies for Pain

Pain is a symptom of many musculoskeletal, nerve-based, and autoimmune conditions. In this webinar, we’ll look at methods of pain control using herbal strategies as well as supplements and mindfulness techniques. We’ll cover the herbal actions that are specific for pain including anodynes, analgesics, and anti-inflammatories. The herbal Materia Medica includes California Poppy, Corydalis, Jamaican Dogwood, Kava, Hops, White Willow, Meadowsweet, and Hemp/CBD. We’ll look at such chronic issues as rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, connective tissue conditions, and chronic pain.

Join the Mid-Atlantic School of Herbalism!

midatlantischoolofherbalism@gmail.com

Intrigued by herbs? Come join us at the Mid-Atlantic School of Herbalism and explore the many benefits of herbal plant medicine. The herbalists at the Mid-Atlantic School of Herbalism (MASH) have a combined experience of working with plant medicine of more than 100 years and we are passionate about sharing the wonders of herbal medicine with our students.

This certification course is currently taught online via Zoom and can be joined at any time during the year. It is run in executive format, with one (1) Saturday a month,10 am-12:30 pm, 1:30-3:30 pm (except August) with a follow-up 1 ½ hour webinar and study group after the weekend classes (on the 2nd Wed evening after the Saturday class at 7-8:30 pm). Assignments and study between classes are required for certification. Classes are recorded so they can be made up if missed. The one-year program runs for 11 months and can be joined at any time during the year as classes are taught on a revolving basis. Monthly Saturday and evening classes must be attended or made up and monthly assignments completed for the Foundations of Herbalism Certificate.

The cost for Foundations of Herbalism (FOH) Certificate: $199/month x 11 or $2,189 in total.