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Herban Legends and Clinical Pearls
Mar
25
7:00 PM19:00

Herban Legends and Clinical Pearls

An Herban Legend is a persistent, widely and firmly held belief about a plant and its medicinal effects which is not true. The origin of the Legend or its rationale is obscure or forgotten, and is usually based on misinterpretation of some fact of science or tradition. It is repeated, believed, and repeated again from textbook to textbook, teacher to teacher, article to article, and herbalist to herbalist, across a generation, and may guide regular practice. A large number of such Legends, most arising in the last 30 years, infect the modern North American materia medica and weaken the effectiveness of our clinical practice. Each of the herbs, however, have some potent “Clinical Pearl” unrelated to the legend itself. We will discuss Herban Legends and Clinical Pearls for Devil's Club (Oplopanax), Lomatium, Saw Palmetto (Serenoa), Feverfew (Tanacetum), Juniper (Juniperus), Lobelia, Echinacea, Goldenseal (Hydrastis), and Wild Yam (Dioscorea).

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.

Practitioner: $35

Students and General Public: $25

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Powerful Herbal Pairs
Mar
26
7:00 PM19:00

Powerful Herbal Pairs

The medicinal power of herbs in combinations or two or three may exceed that of a simple exponentially. A study of herbal pairs and triplets is, a foundational study in Traditional Chinese medicine, is also documented in the histories of Physiomedical and Eclectic medicines in North America and Great Britain, and is the basis of effective formulation. Adding one or more herbs to a simple may amplify its effect, broaden its action, act with synergistic effect on the physiology, correct humoral or energetic imbalances, or steer its effect toward a specific tissue or organ. We will discuss some powerful herbal pairs from North American herbal history as well as from contemporary practice. Herbs covered will include Matricaria, Curcuma, Echinacea, Scutellaria, Hypericum, Piscidia, Eschscholtzia, Viburnum, Eupatorium, Calendula, and Althaea.

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.

Practitioners: $35

Students and General Public: $25

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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

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.

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Chronic Infections: Botanicals & Biofilms with Paul Bergner
Feb
19
10:00 AM10:00

Chronic Infections: Botanicals & Biofilms with Paul Bergner

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.

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