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Why (Not How) Do Herbs Work?

(6 customer reviews)


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This course will not be available after August 16, 2022. Before we say goodbye, please enjoy a third off!

Why (Not How) Do Herbs Work?

We generally know how herbs work either from Chinese or scientific theory or a combination of both. But why do they work? What in the history of plants, animals, and evolution created the benefits of these healthy little bundles? This lecture will examine these questions, in a mind-opening and scientific (but not overwhelming) approach, by exploring Gaia theory, hormesis and xenohormesis, planetary autopoiesis, DNA and epigenetics, and Plant–Human Coalitions. This will be a logical and philosophical exploration of herbs, why and how co-evolution has played a role in their effectiveness.

Course Goals

A participant in this course will be able to:

  1. Understand basic scientific theories that play a role in herb effectiveness such as Gaia theory, coherent coupling, and hormesis and xenohormesis.
  2. To communicate to patients about the origins and reasons for herb effectiveness
  3. Use herbs with different theoretical basis to increase their potential effectiveness

This is California Acupuncture Board (CAB) Category 1 live education course. For NCCAOM, this course is a core (AOM-CM) PDA. This course is approved by the California Acupuncture Board and NCCAOM for 2 hours of continuing education and PDAs. For further information, please contact Integrative Medicine Council, CAB CEU Provider #1349, NCCAOM PDA Provider #166669, at DrGreg@integrativemedicinecouncil.org or (619) 881-0029.

Refund Policy: This course may be downloaded as soon as purchased and therefore no refunds are possible.



6 reviews for Why (Not How) Do Herbs Work?

  1. Jacky

    Interesting perspective, raised some questions for me. Definitely could be ongoing discussion.

  2. Julie

    Thank you!

  3. M David

    Thought provoking course. My favorite so far! Knowledgeable and engaging teacher. I’m looking forward to more of his courses.Thanks Greg for creating such a fascinating course. This course provides a fascinating introduction to the evolutionary connection we possess as humans to the world of medicinal plants.

  4. Christine

    Interesting course. Greg shared new evolutionary theories that I was not familiar with. Greg is a clear and concise communicator and explains scientific terms well. Good job Greg.

  5. Joe

    Thanks, Greg

  6. Jennifer

    Different than I thought it would be! Look forward to taking more! He did a good job

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