Botanical Field Study of the Sierra Nevada: Using Western Herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine with Thomas Avery Garran and Benjamin Zappin


  • Ebbetts Pass CA-4 Arnold, CA, 95223 United States

Join Thomas Avery Garran, author of Using Western Herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Benjamin Zappin, L.Ac. for a 3 day camping intensive studying the medicinal flora of the High Sierra Nevada mountains.

The class will survey 20 different highly useful medicinals and emphasize their inclusion within the Chinese diagnostic framework and modern and classic Chinese formulaic structures.

Participants will learn how to locate, identify, sustainably harvest, and prepare medicinals for use as teas, topical preparations, and tinctures.

Special attention will be paid to clinical specialties of mental health, infectious disease, women's health, pain management, and dermatology.

The class is open to practitioners and students of Chinese Medicine. Please contact us before registering if you'd like to attend and not sure if your herbal training is congruent with our educational objectives.

12 CEU's for California L.Ac's pending. [Category 1 CEUs, CEP Provider 538].

Space limited to 20 participants. No refunds or exchanges following August 1, 2017

Notes on camping:

We'll be camping in stunning national forest land in a defined campsite at 8600 ft elevation w/ potable water and toilets in an area about 4 hrs from the Bay Area. We will coordinate camping for attendees. As we're often asked if family and friends can come on such events, our answer is that this is fine but we can not guarantee a camping spot for them. Adults who wish to attend classes must be registered. Participants are responsible for their own food.