Sex, Drugs & Magic Series
Jun
7
Aug 23

Sex, Drugs & Magic Series

We’re very excited to be offering a series of unique summer classes with a host of extraordinary educators. The series emerged in the past week with a hot burst of solar energy and seemed to want to happen! 

At first glance you may be saying to yourself, “Wow, Five Flavors Herbs is offering a series on sex, drugs, and magic, we always thought they were such squares?!” but au contraire! These themes of erogenous zone care, clinical medicine with substances AG Jeff Sessions still has reservations about, and cooperating with the cosmos for optimal therapeutic benefit, will all be taught by well-seasoned clinical herbalists.

Though these topics are often shrouded with hype or mystery, our series will offer clarity and insight for clinical herbalists, health care practitioners looking to explore the application of botanical medicine, and individuals hoping to care for their communities.

In case you need to ask, Five Flavors Herbs does not retail or wholesale Cannabis or related extracts, or psychedelics, nor do we have a dungeon...but this is the Bay Area so you just gotta poke around.

We are launching this at a low price for the whole series from now until May 31st, at which time we will raise the price of the series and make the individual classes available for purchase.

More details of each class and teacher bios will be available next week! Also, stay tuned for more weekend classes coming up this summer.

  • Wednesday nights from 7-9
  • 12 nights, 24 total class hours
  • Series cost $240 until May 31
  • $300 from June 1-14
  • Individual classes available June 1 will be $35
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Topical Remedies for Mood, Mind, and Emotion
June 7 with Benjamin Zappin, L.Ac 

This class will explore creative, fun, and sensual ways to relax the mind, ease unsettling emotions, facilitate contemplative states, alleviate suffering, and invite pleasure with plant medicines. This participatory class will engage the senses with a variety of delivery systems including baths, soaks, anointing with essential oils, and direct contact with plants.


Infusing Heaven & Earth: Astrology for Medicine Makers
June 14th with Rae Diamond

Learn how to potentize your herbal medicine by harnessing specific energetic qualities from the solar system. Fine tune your understanding of working with the elements, the moon, eclipses and solstices, connect with the power of the sun, and align your medicines with the major planets. This class includes engaging lectures, stories, samplings of medicines infused under specific astrological indications, and much more. You'll go home with your own medicine making calendar to help you time your herbal creations for optimal energetic alignment.


Current Trends in Psychedelic Research
June 21st with Natalie Metz, ND


Medical research with psychedelic substances in clinical trials around the world is demonstrating astounding results. The therapeutic potentials of compounds such as ayahuasca, ibogaine, psilocybin, MDMA, and ketamine are being explored as treatment for conditions such as PTSD, depression, addiction, end of life anxiety and more. This course will provide an introduction to the psychedelic medicine research frontier in the US.


Indigenous Wisdom Traditions: Psychedelic Plants, Fungi & More
June 28th with Natalie Metz, ND


Entheogenic plants and fungi have been used by humans around the world for millennia to facilitate access to non-ordinary states of consciousness and healing. This course will provide an introduction to indigenous wisdom traditions and their use of psychedelics and their role in community.


Flavors of Herbs The Elements of Flavor: Sweet, Sour and Bitter
July 5th with Nishanga Bliss, D.Sc., L.Ac.  

Flavor sits at the intersection of health and pleasure.  Integrating traditional culinary and medical wisdom with the scientific insights of contemporary nutrition, this class is a gastronomic and intellectual journey through the flavors that define the effects of foods, herbs, and spices on the body, mind, and palate.  Learn how to make seasonal shrubs and bitters with kitchen ingredients and local herbs to inspire you in the kitchen and invigorate your health.


Topical Remedies for Infectious Disease
July 12th with Benjamin Zappin, L.Ac.

Many common viral, bacterial, and fungal infections will benefit from topical application of common and uncommon herbal remedies. This class will look at favorable herb/drug interactions for topical infections and at ways that herbs can be used as a primary medicine. This class will weave an intersection of traditional Chinese and Western herbalism w/ herbal pharmacology. Demonstrations of application of unique types of medicinal preparations from around the world will be included.


Astrology & Herbs: Topical Applications
July 19th with Rae Diamond

Where attention goes, energy flows. Learn how to use herbs topically to help direct and strengthen your healing focus. We'll explore how astrology helps us understand where in our body, life, and mind to put our herbs and our attention. This class includes engaging lectures, stories, meditations, samplings of topical medicines, and much more.


Holistic Breast Care
July 26th with Carolyn Bernstein NP

Join holistic Nurse Practitioner Carolyn Bernstein for an evening discussing how to navigate screening for breast cancer and understanding our breast cancer risk. Learn holistic ways to approach breast health including breast massage, reducing environmental exposures, supportive herbs and supplements.


Fireside Chat with Your Neighborhood Herbalist Dominatrix: An Exploration of Herbal Allies and Practices for Cathartic Sexual Experience  
August 2nd with Alexandra Hudson

Are you ready to explore the brilliant wealth of pleasure and knowledge that's stored in your body? What world of possibilities awaits as we dive into the deep recesses of the psyche and massage our knotty kinks! In this rich conversation we will discuss (and play with)

  • Herbal allies and formulas for cathartic release and transformation
  • Techniques for creating an immaculate container strong enough to hold your deepest desires
  • How to handle release and begin anew!

This is a safe space and all discussed in class is completely confidential.



STI’s Compassionate Gynecology: Sexually Transmitted Infections
August 9th with Natalie Metz

This course provides an overview of sexually transmitted infections, their signs and symptoms, diagnostic tools for detection, and treatment. Dr. Metz will outline the role of herbs, supplements, and pharmaceuticals and will emphasize the value of integrative care.


Science of Clinical Use of Cannabis, A Literature Review
August 16th with Ingrid Bauer MD

This class will emphasize existing peer reviewed literature on the use of Cannabis sp. and various cannabinoids. This class will inspire, invite hope, and soberly slice through some of the knots of myth and hype that surround this important plant medicine.


Clinical Uses of Cannabinoids
August 23rd with Harry Mcilroy MD, L.Ac.

Dr. Mcilroy will share his valuable perspectives on offering guidance to patients and individuals living with cancer, chronic disease, and various types of pain in the application of Cannabis sp. and various cannabinoids.

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Botanical Field Study: Southern California Desert & Coastal Range
Mar
18
Mar 19

Botanical Field Study: Southern California Desert & Coastal Range

We’re very excited to offer a field study of the Southern California desert and Coastal Range early this Spring, as we only offer these classes every two or three years and they are very fun and inspiring!

We strategically aim to offer this class during the peak desert bloom so that a feast for the eyes can complement the practical applications of the medicines we will be studying. This class aims to be intellectually engaging for practitioners of all backgrounds and practically suitable for herbal enthusiasts of any level of experience.

The aims of this two day course will include the following:

  • Identification of over twenty useful medicinal plants
  • Ethical wild harvesting

  • Traditional and modern applications of desert plants

  • Application of native plants within the context of Chinese medicine and Chinese formulas

  • Infectious disease, respiratory health, dermatology

  • Topical and first aid applications

  • Culinary uses of common plants


Schedule: Begins Saturday March 18 at 9 a.m. near Anza Borrego and concludes Sunday March 19 until 3:00 p.m. The class will be approximately 2 hrs from San Diego and 2.5 hrs from the Los Angeles area. Participants are encouraged to come and camp with us on the evening of Friday March 17.  Other details TBA.

These trips fill up to capacity so sign up soon!

 

10 hrs class time total. 10 CEUs pending for California acupuncturists.
Practitioner Cost: $175  / General public & students: $140 (Cost covers campsite fees.)

Brian Kie Weissbuch, L.Ac. is the founder and CEO of KW Botanicals and has been practicing a mix of Western and Chinese herbal medicine for over 40 years

Benjamin Zappin, L.Ac. is the founder and CEO of Five Flavors Herbs and has been practicing a mix of Western and Chinese herbal medicine for over 20 years



Working with Trauma: An Exploration with Sarah Holmes
Feb
26
10:00 am10:00

Working with Trauma: An Exploration with Sarah Holmes

  • Five Flavors Herbs

In this class we will explore how trauma impacts a person physically, emotionally and spiritually. What are the many forms of trauma? What are some short and long term issues? How do we identify and unwind these patterns? How do we get to the root of the pattern? Treatment approaches and herbs for addressing these issues will be covered.

The material in Session 1 and 2 will be roughly identical. We are offering two sessions of the same material since both sessions sold out last year.

Sarah Holmes is a Clinical Herbalist.  Sarah's work focuses on the interconnectedness of mind, body and spirit as well as the dynamic interchange between people and plants. She enjoys working with clients and students to open them to these concepts on both obvious and subtle levels. Sarah also runs, in partnership with Karyn Sanders, the Blue Otter School of Herbal Medicine and a weekly radio program on KPFA, The Herbal Highway.

Working with Trauma: An Exploration with Sarah Holmes
Feb
23
6:30 pm18:30

Working with Trauma: An Exploration with Sarah Holmes

  • Five Flavors Herbs

In this class we will explore how trauma impacts a person physically, emotionally and spiritually. What are the many forms of trauma? What are some short and long term issues? How do we identify and unwind these patterns? How do we get to the root of the pattern? Treatment approaches and herbs for addressing these issues will be covered.

The material in Session 1 and 2 will be roughly identical. We are offering two sessions of the same material since both sessions sold out last year.

Sarah Holmes is a Clinical Herbalist.  Sarah's work focuses on the interconnectedness of mind, body and spirit as well as the dynamic interchange between people and plants. She enjoys working with clients and students to open them to these concepts on both obvious and subtle levels. Sarah also runs, in partnership with Karyn Sanders, the Blue Otter School of Herbal Medicine and a weekly radio program on KPFA, The Herbal Highway.

Arborviruses & Neuro-invasive Complications: Herbal Treatment & Lifestyle Regimen with Paul Bergner
Feb
21
7:00 pm19:00

Arborviruses & Neuro-invasive Complications: Herbal Treatment & Lifestyle Regimen with Paul Bergner

  • Five Flavors Herbs

A new wave of mosquito borne viral illness has emerged in the past decade in the Americas. West Nile is now endemic in all states and provinces of the U.S. and Canada. Chikungunya and Zika viruses have swept South and Central America, and are now present, along with a resurgent Dengue fever on the Southern borders of the U.S.. Just since 2014, global warming has led to the rapid expansion of the range of the carrier mosquitos Aedes aegypti, and A. arbopictus as far north as New York City and to the San Francisco Bay area.

We will offer a protocol of herbal, nutritional, and lifestyle support which may moderate acute symptoms or prevent complications of these viral illnesses and provide a protocol and case studies for their neuro-invasive complications, including meningitis and encephalitis. Based on a review of 30 case studies of WNV and its complications from Colorado (2003-2012), a group of CHIKV patients from rural Nicaragua with chronic arthralgias (2015), and a historical review of treatments for Dengue and Chikungunya in the U.S. in colonial times.

Paul Bergner is the Director of the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism. He has studied and practiced natural medicine since 1973, with formal training in naturopathy, medical herbalism, clinical nutrition, traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, flower essences, yoga therapy, and bodywork, including undergraduate studies in pre-medicine and psychology, and 50 semester hours of doctoral level medical studies at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. He has published the Medical Herbalism journal since 1989, and has written seven books on medical herbalism, nutrition, Chinese medicine, ethnobotany, and naturopathic medicine. He has also edited periodicals on clinical nutrition and naturopathic medicine. Paul has taught clinical herbalism and clinical nutrition since 1989 and has mentored more than 300 students through clinical residencies at the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies and the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism since 1996. He is currently on the clinical faculty of the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism in Boulder and the School of Traditional Western Herbalism in Portland, OR. He also has taught nutrition academically at both the undergraduate university and master's level. He lectures on the topics of medical herbalism and clinical nutrition nationally and internationally.

Working With the Heavy Cannabis User with Paul Bergner
Feb
20
7:00 pm19:00

Working With the Heavy Cannabis User with Paul Bergner

  • Five Flavors Herbs

Heavy daily Cannabis use, whether in a recreational or a medical setting, usually leads to a common set of side effects, clinical syndromes, and energetic imbalance. This practical review of the case files of 40 heavy Cannabis users (3-10 doses per day) in Colorado and Oregon between 2010 and 2016 illustrates the issues that can arise, including tolerance, dependence, a withdrawal syndrome, Cannabis emesis, menstrual irregularities, adverse effects on fertility in females and males, disturbance of pre-existing mental conditions, and other physical and cognitive short and long term side effects. The information is foundational for those wishing to work with this medicine and patients who will be taking it multiple times a day.

Paul Bergner is a medical herbalist, clinical nutritionist, educator, author, and naturalist. He has studied and practiced natural medicine, nutrition, and medical herbalism since 1973 and has published and edited the Medical Herbalism journal since 1989. He is the director of the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism. He has written seven books on herbalism, nutrition, Chinese medicine, folk ethnobotany, and naturopathic medicine. Paul has taught all aspects of clinical herbalism and clinical nutrition since 1989. He helped to establish and has taught in free or sliding scale teaching clinics in herbalism and nutrition continuously since 1996. He has mentored more than 300 students through 8-month clinical residencies. He lectures internationally on topics in medical herbalism and clinical nutrition.

Chronic Infections: Botanicals & Biofilms with Paul Bergner
Feb
19
10:00 am10:00

Chronic Infections: Botanicals & Biofilms with Paul Bergner

  • Five Flavors Herbs

An advanced review of recent science in microbiology and botanicals for common infections. The discovery of the biofilm form of bacterial life has altered our understanding of chronic infection, and provided insight into reasons why antimicrobial drugs and host immunity in general fail to rid the body of chronic internal or external bacterial infections. More recent research into the synergistic effects of complex constituents in medicinal plants against biofilms has demonstrated that many medicinal herbs traditionally used topically for treatment of chronic infection may succeed in simultaneously disabling microbial defenses, preventing biofilm formation or spread and disrupting existing biofilms, in addition to directly killing bacteria. 


Topics covered will include:

  • New concepts in microbiology: Microbiome and Biofilm.
  • Antimicrobial actions of drugs and herbs.
  • Microbial defenses.
  • Structure and dynamics of biofilm formation.
  • Synergistic activities of medicinal plants against biofilms and their complications.
  • Comparative materia medica and differentials for: Calendula, Plantago, Hypericum, Echinacea, Althaea, Hydrastis leaf, Allium sativa, Arctostaphylos uva ursi, Commiphora myrrha, Achalypha mexicana, Boswellia, Propolis, Achillea, Hypericum, Larrea, Anemopsis, Thuja, Myrica, and Baptisia.
  • Therapeutic protocols for treating chronic infections of the skin, mouth, sinus, external and middle ear, stomach, small intestine, bladder, and vagina.

Paul Bergner is the Director of the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism. He has studied and practiced natural medicine since 1973, with formal training in naturopathy, medical herbalism, clinical nutrition, traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, flower essences, yoga therapy, and bodywork, including undergraduate studies in pre-medicine and psychology, and 50 semester hours of doctoral level medical studies at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. He has published the Medical Herbalism journal since 1989, and has written seven books on medical herbalism, nutrition, Chinese medicine, ethnobotany, and naturopathic medicine. He has also edited periodicals on clinical nutrition and naturopathic medicine. Paul has taught clinical herbalism and clinical nutrition since 1989 and has mentored more than 300 students through clinical residencies at the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies and the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism since 1996. He is currently on the clinical faculty of the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism in Boulder and the School of Traditional Western Herbalism in Portland, OR. He also has taught nutrition academically at both the undergraduate university and master's level. He lectures on the topics of medical herbalism and clinical nutrition nationally and internationally.

Herb & Drug Interactions in Mental Health Care
Feb
5
10:00 am10:00

Herb & Drug Interactions in Mental Health Care

  • Five Flavors Herbs

This course will explore the following topics in detail and provide participants with a robust set of references to use in order to better serve their patients and community.

  • Herbs for common medication side effects
  • Common nutrient deficiencies created by psychiatric medication
  • Known Herb-Drug interactions that pose a risk
  • Potential Herb-Drug interactions that are favorable
  • Effective communication w/ psychiatrists and other allied mental health practitioners
  • Effective communication w/patients and family

The goal is to support practitioners of herbal medicine, especially Chinese medical practitioners, in understanding how to safely support patients taking psychiatric medication in achieving their mental health goals while experiencing the best possible quality of life.

This class will be broad enough in its scope to be practical for clinicians who practice other styles of herbal medicine and mental health practitioners who wish to develop their skills with natural medicine.

This is a valuable class to attend for practitioners who wish to better understand how to collaborate inter-professionally.

5 CEUs pending for California Licensed Acupuncturists.

Early Bird tickets available through Dec 31.

Benjamin Zappin, L.Ac. is a clinician with over 20 years of experience providing herbal medicine to individuals with mental health concerns. He practices in Oakland and is the co- founder of Five Flavors Herbs, Inc., an herbal pharmacy and herbal extract manufacturer. He is also on the board of directors of Integrative Medicine for the Underserved.

 

 

Preparing for a Hospital Birth with Hilary Seamans
Dec
7
6:45 pm18:45

Preparing for a Hospital Birth with Hilary Seamans

  • Five Flavors Herbs, Inc.

This class will introduce hospital birth protocol and possibilities, aimed at preparing soon-to-be parents and partners for the birth experience unique to Bay Area hospitals. We will cover "typical" labor and delivery progression, common medical interventions seen in the hospital setting, birth plans, and pain management techniques for partners and birthing parents, with or without the additional aid of pharmaceuticals.

Perinatal Herbal Medicine for Midwives, Doulas & Parents
Dec
4
12:00 pm12:00

Perinatal Herbal Medicine for Midwives, Doulas & Parents

  • Five Flavors Herbs

This afternoon class will focus on how to utilize Western and Chinese herbal remedies, medicinal foods, and Chinese barefoot doctor techniques for support during pregnancy, postpartum, and infancy/early childhood.

All experience levels are welcome: from the seasoned midwife to parents-to-be!

Topics Covered

  • Pregnancy & Birth: Herbal support for common discomforts of pregnancy; herbs to avoid during pregnancy; herbal and dietary suggestions for early labor; supporting the birth partner
  • Postpartum mom & family care: Herbs and medicinal food for the new mom (0-10 days) and birth partner(s); remedies to support lactation and breast health; placental food medicine; mind-body comfort
  • Healthy Children: Safe and effective herbal remedies for babies and children; dosage and sources of herbal medicines; treating common ailments of infancy and childhood

Taught by Beth Rees, Doula & Benjamin Zappin, L.Ac.

About Beth Rees

Beth creates home in San Francisco with her spouse and 16 yr. old bonus son. Beyond being a birth/breastfeeding enthusiast, she enjoys cooking, photography, traveling, hiking, swimming, tea, coordinating life celebrations and parties, and spending time with loved ones – in and out of the City.

Questions? Please feel free to contact her at beth@mindfuldoulaarts.com.

Medicinal Mushrooms with Christopher Hobbs, Ph.D
Nov
20
9:30 am09:30

Medicinal Mushrooms with Christopher Hobbs, Ph.D

  • Five Flavors Herbs, Inc

Dietary mushrooms are an incredible source of healthy food and medicine and are the perfect diet food to lose weight. Products are widely used for preventing and treating a wide variety of ailments, including cancer, viral diseases like herpes and for prevention of cardiovascular disease and much more. Please join us to learn more from Christopher's clinical experience and updates from his extensive research. 

Sacred Plant Medicine with Signe Porteshawver
Nov
16
6:45 pm18:45

Sacred Plant Medicine with Signe Porteshawver

  • Five Flavors Herbs, Inc.

 We invite you to explore some paths of inter-species connection. Signe hopes this will inspire folks to create their own traditions of plant-honoring ritual, and to build relationships with the green kingdom to which we are indebted.

Gateway to Chinese Herbalism
Nov
6
1:00 pm13:00

Gateway to Chinese Herbalism

  • Five Flavors Herbs, Inc.

This class aims to deconstruct some of the major concepts used in TCM herbalism, so that one can adopt this sophisticated approach with any Materia Medica. Topics covered will include energetics of plant parts, herbal temperatures, the five flavors, intro to the categories, and formula combining. 

Welcome to the Cancer Cafe - a benefit for Charlotte Maxwell Clinic
Nov
4
7:00 pm19:00

Welcome to the Cancer Cafe - a benefit for Charlotte Maxwell Clinic

  • Five Flavors Herbs, Inc.

*100% of proceeds from this performance will be donated to Charlotte Maxwell Clinic which is an integrative cancer care clinic that provides service to women in Oakland, Ca. via a well coordinated volunteer system. Judith and Five Flavors Herbs honor Charlotte Maxwell's committment to service and hope you will take interest in their contribution to our community and the lives they benefit. 

Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine
Oct
30
Nov 3

Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine

  • Paradise Point Hotel

Benjamin will be giving a presentation on Culturally Appropriate and Affordable Herbal Medicine and Dietary Therapies at the AIHM conference on October 31st. We are very honored to participate at this esteemed conference.

Gender-Affirming Self-Massage
Oct
8
5:00 pm17:00

Gender-Affirming Self-Massage

  • Five Flavors Herbs

Self-Massage class for pre- and post-gender-affirming surgeries. This class will involve discussion, a demo, and tips for helping the body heal with gentle ease. Use what you learn before surgery for best effect, and continue to apply it for years after surgery to lessen scar tissue and increase sensation. 

TransNatural
Oct
6
7:00 pm19:00

TransNatural

  • Five Flavors Herbs

TransNatural is a class to support the trans body and spirit with herbs and nutrition. The class will explore hormone maintenance with natural remedies, what can be achieved using herbs instead of pharmaceuticals for gender modification, and/or using herbs to mitigate side effects of synthetic hormones. 

Queer Care By-Donation Clinic
Oct
2
1:00 pm13:00

Queer Care By-Donation Clinic

  • Five Flavors Herbs

Come by for an afternoon of healing services offered on a pay-what-you-can basis. Sip some tea and meet some of your local queer healing practitioners! First come, first served. Note that this event is open to everyone, but POC are prioritized for sign-ups. 

American Herbalist Guild
Sep
29
Oct 3

American Herbalist Guild

  • Seven Springs Mountain Resort

Benjamin will be presenting two classes at the annual AHG Symposium this year, one about co-management of H.I.V./A.I.D.S. and related pathologies with herbs, and another about supportive treatment of infectious disease with Bupleurum/chai hu based formulas from East Asian medicine repertoire.
 

Trans 101 For Healthcare Practitioners
Sep
28
7:00 pm19:00

Trans 101 For Healthcare Practitioners

  • Five Flavors Herbs

We'll present a framework for understanding gender identities, as well as best practices for respectful use of anatomical language and discussion of sensitive health topics. Please join us in helping create safer healthcare spaces for all.

Internal Use of Essential Oils & Building a Clinic Pharmacy
Sep
11
9:30 am09:30

Internal Use of Essential Oils & Building a Clinic Pharmacy

  • Five Flavors Herbs

Join us in 2016 for a very exciting series of 8 classes with Dr. Christopher Hobbs, a fourth-generation, internationally renowned herbalist, licensed acupuncturist, author, clinician, botanist, mycologist, and research scientist with over 35 years of experience with herbal medicine. Christopher has a doctorate from UC Berkeley in phylogenetics, evolutionary biology and phytochemistry. He is also a founding member of the American Herbalists Guild.

Integrative Medicine for the Underserved
Aug
18
Aug 20

Integrative Medicine for the Underserved

  • Irvine Marriott

Ingrid and Ben will be teaching pre-conference intensives together on supporting the digestive system with bitters and on the application of nervines and sedatives for stress, sleep and pain, at the Integrative Medicine for the Underserved conference in Irvine, California on Thursday August 18th.

The Human Microbiome & Gateways to Healing Sleep
Aug
14
9:30 am09:30

The Human Microbiome & Gateways to Healing Sleep

  • Five Flavors Herbs

This class is approved for 6 CEU's for California Licensed Acupuncturists

Join us in 2016 for a very exciting series of 8 classes with Dr. Christopher Hobbs, a fourth-generation, internationally renowned herbalist, licensed acupuncturist, author, clinician, botanist, mycologist, and research scientist with over 35 years of experience with herbal medicine. Christopher has a doctorate from UC Berkeley in phylogenetics, evolutionary biology and phytochemistry. He is also a founding member of the American Herbalists Guild.

Treating Pain with Herbs, Supplements, & Dietetics
Jul
30
9:00 am09:00

Treating Pain with Herbs, Supplements, & Dietetics

  • AOM Professional

This class promises to be a dense comprehensive review of traditional and modern herbal and dietary approaches to pain management enhanced with clinical pearls from the instructors Benjamin Zappin, L.Ac. and Ingrid Bauer, MD.

We will cover evidence-based effects of topical and internal herbal and dietary supplements on tissues and systems involved in pain, and outline strategies, dosing and administration guidelines for topical and internal herbal and dietary supplements for a variety of conditions.

Drug-Herb Interactions in the Treatment of Mental Health Conditions
May
22
9:30 am09:30

Drug-Herb Interactions in the Treatment of Mental Health Conditions

  • Five Flavors Herbs

Come learn from our own Benjamin Zappin, L.Ac. how to improve mental health with an intersection of psycho-pharmacology and natural methods. In this day-long workshop, Benjamin will share case examples that illustrate how to safely combine herbs & psychiatric drugs, and also how to ameliorate undesired drug side-effects with herbal medicine from both scientific perspectives and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Treating Infections Part II: UTI, Vaginal, GI & Liver, plus Hepatitis, Herpes, & Skin Infections
Apr
17
9:30 am09:30

Treating Infections Part II: UTI, Vaginal, GI & Liver, plus Hepatitis, Herpes, & Skin Infections

  • Five Flavors Herbs

Join us in 2016 for a very exciting series of 8 classes with Dr. Christopher Hobbs PhD, a fourth-generation, internationally renowned herbalist, licensed acupuncturist, author, clinician, botanist, mycologist, and research scientist with over 35 years of experience with herbal medicine. 

Treating Infections with Natural Medicine: Upper Respiratory Infections
Mar
20
9:30 am09:30

Treating Infections with Natural Medicine: Upper Respiratory Infections

  • Five Flavors Herbs

This class is approved for 6 CEU's for California Licensed Acupuncturists

Join us in 2016 for a very exciting series of 8 classes with Dr. Christopher Hobbs, a fourth-generation, internationally renowned herbalist, licensed acupuncturist, author, clinician, botanist, mycologist, and research scientist with over 35 years of experience with herbal medicine.

Phytosterols and Women's Health
Mar
6
9:30 am09:30

Phytosterols and Women's Health

  • Five Flavors Herbs

In this day-long workshop, Dr. Jillian Stansbury will be presenting on a variety of women's health topics including:

  • Phytosterol Review - Navigating the Research
  • Materia Medica from a Folkloric Perspective
  • PMS, Menopause, PCOS, Adrenal, Thyroid Contributions to Reproductive Disorders
  • Materia Medica from a Modern Research Perspective

Dr. Stansbury's presentations are consistently densely packed with a refreshing mix of scientific literature review, folkloric perspectives, and her own decades of clinical experience. This workshop is appropriate for a wide audience, from primary care providers who wish to use herbs with more clarity to individuals looking to gain more control of their own health.