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Native Bay Area Herbs in the Clinic & in the Field
April 2 @ 10:00 am - April 3 @ 6:00 pm PDT$225.00 – $425.00
CAB approved for 15 CEU hours
About the Course:
DAY 1: In-person lecture and tasting lab at AIMC Berkeley
DAY 2: Field Trip to Mount Tamalpais in Marin County
In this hands-on course, students will begin to learn how to incorporate local California herbs into TCM clinical practice. Students will gain understanding of the identification and use of native California medicinal plants within the system of TCM and TCM herbal formulation. We also review the TCM systems of taste and temperature and 5 Elements as the foundation of understanding medicinal properties of plants, and how they can be applied to our local California flora. Day 2 of the course is a field trip where students learn about and observe the plants in their natural habitat. Plant ID, basic field botany and sustainable wild harvesting are covered. Practices such as meditation, observation of nature, and qigong will be included to deepen students’ understanding.
Learning Materials: Students are required to provide their own transportation to the field trip, which will be within an hour’s drive of AIMC. Students will need sturdy walking shoes, and the ability to walk 3-4 miles over the course of the day. Students will need to bring a notebook, pen, lunch, and water.
About the Instructor: Athene Eisenhardt, L.Ac is a member of the AIMC Herbology faculty. Her studies of herbal medicine began over 20 years ago, while working professionally as a field botanist for Yosemite National Park. This led her to begin wildcrafting and using native California plants as medicine, and to study the Taoist 5 elements in nature. Athene maintains a private practice in Oakland, CA where she offers 5 Element Acupuncture, Sound Healing, and Integrative Herbal Medicine. Visit Athene’s website to learn more: www.atheneisenhardt.com
Early Bird Rates effective until February 15, 2022