• Managing Mood Disorders: Part 1: Epidemiology, Stress, Homeostasis, Allostasis and Philosophical Approaches

    Original Date: May 15, 2015
    Presenter: Donnie Yance

    Depression and anxiety are major public health problems and contribute to cancer, heart disease, obesity, and neurological diseases. They often occur together and include debilitating restlessness, fatigue, anger, concentration problems, tension, irritability, and/or sleep problems. Constitutional assessment, blood testing and examination of the environment help to build an effective protocol using herbs, essential oils, nutrients, foods, and life-style changes, which may allow a patient to reduce or eliminate use of benzodiazepines, SSRIs and other medications.

    2.0 general CEUs for NDs approved by OBNM
  • Demystifying Medical Cannabis

    Original Date: May 15, 2015
    Presenter: Renee Davis, MA

    Medical Cannabis has come far in recent years: Research is advancing and its legal status is changing in many places. However, many questions remain about its clinical applications and therapeutics. This class reviews the current evidence base and provides an herbalist’s perspective on medical Cannabis. We’ll review Cannabis chemistry and pharmacology, the endocannabinoid system, preparations, routes of administration and safety considerations.

    2.0 general CEUs for NDs approved by OBNM
  • Hack, Sputter, Wheeze… Herbs to Help You Cough

    Original Date: May 15, 2015
    Presenter: Jim McDonald

    Although many people associate coughing with sickness, it is actually an important part of your body’s fight against sickness. Additionally, it’s one of the best indicators to tell you how your body is doing. Whether a cough is dry, damp, spasmodic, hot or cold (yep, coughs can be hot or cold) can indicate larger patterns in the body and help us know which herbs to choose to help us cough more effectively, so that coughing resolves because we don’t need to anymore, as opposed to stopping because we suppressed it. We’ll talk about teas, tinctures, syrups, steams and (even) smokes…

    2.0 general CEUs for NDs approved by OBNM
  • Managing Mood Disorders: Part 2: Botanical Nutritional Toolbox

    Original Date: May 15, 2015
    Presenter: Donnie Yance

    Depression and anxiety are major public health problems and contribute to cancer, heart disease, obesity, and neurological diseases. They often occur together and include debilitating restlessness, fatigue, anger, concentration problems, tension, irritability, and/or sleep problems. Constitutional assessment, blood testing and examination of the environment help to build an effective protocol using herbs, essential oils, nutrients, foods, and life-style changes, which may allow a patient to reduce or eliminate use of benzodiazepines, SSRIs and other medications.

    2.0 general CEUs for NDs approved by OBNM
  • The Dark Side of Adaptogens: Appropriate and Inappropriate Use of Asian Tonic Herbs

    Original Date: May 16, 2015
    Presenter: Paul Bergner

    The term “adaptogen” is usually applied uncritically to members of a group of herbs which, other than stimulating energy, have little in common in either pharmacology or humoral effects. We will discuss case studies where using these herbs to mask the ill effects of destructive patterns in the lifestyle enabled sometimes serious injury to the endocrine system. Each of these herbs has a well-defined traditional dose range, indications, contraindications, and methods of preparation. Failure to adhere to these may cause not only therapeutic failure, but also patient discomfort or harm. We will the specific indications and contraindications of Panax spp, Eleutherococcus, Rhodiola, Schisandra and Glycyrrhiza.

    2.0 general CEUs for NDs approved by OBNM
  • Four Elements Theory in Botanical Philosophy

    Original Date: May 16, 2015
    Presenter: Jillian Stansbury, ND

    This session will present the foundational and ancient philosophy of the Four Elements — Earth, Air, Fire, and Water — and discuss how the physical shape, form and “personality” of plants can be viewed from this perspective. We also will explore how the classic ideas of the Melancholic, Phlegmatic, Choleric and Sanguine temperaments mirror the Four Elements theory and how human personalities and disease tendencies can guide us in crafting herbal formulas with energetic specificity based on elemental characteristics.

    2.0 general CEUs for NDs approved by OBNM
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    That Gut Feeling

    Original Date: May 16, 2015
    Presenter: Lydia Bartholow, PMHNP

    Ever had a gut feeling? Or a gut-wrenching experience? This short workshops offers an introduction to the gut-brain connection – a connection that includes neurotransmitters, inflammation, food allergens, the nervous system, leaky gut and more! We’ll follow the path of stress throughout the body and into the tummy, as well as the path of nutrients throughout the body and into the brain and wrap up by discussing herbs for the brain, the belly and the belly-brain.

    2.0 general CEUs for NDs approved by OBNM
  • Botanical Medications of CNS Diseases: Dementia, Epilepsy and Cerebral Vascular Disease

    Original Date: May 16, 2015
    Presenter: Jillian Stansbury, ND

    This session will investigate inflammatory and oxidative stressors that contribute to central nervous system diseases, and botanical influences on circulation, neuroprotection and cerebrovascular circulation. We will delve into molecular research on neurotransmitters, herbal mechanisms of action, and clinical trials to best review the evidence for using herbs to treat central nervous system diseases.

    2.0 CEUs (0.5 pharmacy and 1.5 general) for NDs approved by OBNM 
  • Restorative Tonic Herbs: Materia Medica Review

    Original Date: May 16, 2015
    Presenter: Paul Bergner

    Some of the tonic herbs used in Asian medical system can, in the context of restorative lifestyle changes, assist in the restoration of an exhausted endocrine system.  We will discuss indications, contraindications, doses, and forms of  Withania, Codonopsis, Astragalus, Rehmannia, Ho shou wu, Asparagus (Shatavari), and Ophiopogon.

    2.0 general CEUs for NDs approved by OBNM
  • From Poppies to Pleasure: An Addiction Materia Medica

    Original Date: May 16, 2015
    Presenter: Lydia Bartholow, PMHNP

    This addiction primer reviews concepts in the field of addiction and herbal intervention. We will begin to review past and current conceptualizations of addiction and addictive behavior. Going beyond the idea of addiction as solely patterns of over use, we will review key ideas and frameworks such as safety, tissue dependence and harm reduction. With a solid understanding of addiction and behavior, we will review an addiction materia medica and go in depth to look at our plant allies in the realm of addiction.

    2.0 CEUs (0.5 pharmacy and 1.5 general) for NDs approved by OBNM
  • Treatment of Common Pregnancy Related Problems: a Botanical and Integrative Approach

    Original Date: May 17, 2015
    Presenter: Aviva Romm, MD

    Pregnant women commonly experience a number of common discomforts ranging from nausea and vomiting to restless leg syndrome for which modern obstetrics lacks effective and safe treatments for use in pregnancy. Pregnant women are also commonly subjected to sometimes unnecessary or potentially harmful medical interventions for common situations, including Group B streptococcal (GBS) vaginal colonization and postdates pregnancies. This class will equip you with the information to know when medical intervention is necessary, how to support women safely, naturally, and gently with evidence-based botanical and supplement approaches, and how to mitigate the need for unnecessary medical intervention in some common pregnancy situations.

    2.0 CEUs (0.5 pharmacy and 2.0 obstetrics) for NDs approved by OBNM
  • Affecting Lifestyle Changes in Chronic Illness

    Original Date: May 17, 2015
    Presenter: Howie Brounstein

    In many chronic health issues, lifestyle changes may be key to achieving long-term improvement. Yet it can be challenging for clients to make and maintain new habits. This lecture covers successful techniques to achieving client compliance to effect long-lasting lifestyle changes.

    2.0 general CEUs for NDs approved by OBNM
  • Pacific Northwest Materia Medica

    Original Date: May 17, 2015
    Presenter: Howie Brounstein

    Howie Brounstein and Steven Yeager will take us on a journey through the wealth of medicinal plants growing right here in Oregon. They will illustrate clinical uses and specific indications for local medicinal plants. This will include current modes of action, whole plant vs. isolated constituents, antibiotic resistance, case histories and a few droppers of humor.

    2.0 general CEUs for NDs approved by OBNM
  • Recognizing and Working with Anemia Naturally

    Original Date: May 17, 2015
    Presenter: Tania Neubauer, ND

    Anemia is one of the most under-recognized health concerns in clinical practice, despite how common it is and how far reaching its effects can be. With simple herbal teas and tinctures, you can work simultaneously with many systems of the body, healing the anemia from all the contributing angles. This class covers recognizing and assessing anemia in your practice, how to approach it using herbs and nutrition, and includes a brief review of prescription treatments. We also will discuss surprising findings by modern clinical herbalists working with traditional herbs for anemia.

    2.0 general CEUs for NDs approved by OBNM
  • Case Panel: Female Hormone Balance

    Original Date: May 17, 2015

    Presenters: Elise Schroeder ND (moderator), Renee Davis MA and Amanda Lattin MAT

    2.0 general CEUs for NDs approved by OBNM
  • Guts, Inflammation and Children’s Health: The Future in Our Hands

    Original Date: May 17, 2015
    Presenter: Aviva Romm, MD

    Using a case of a 2-year old girl with gastritis and rheumatoid arthritis caused by medication overuse, we’ll springboard into the impact of diet, lifestyle, and medical interventions on kids’ health, and how to prevent and reverse allergies, eczema, asthma, and autoimmune conditions.

    2.0 Ethics CEUs for NDs approved by OBNM
  • Reclaiming the Urban Forest for Food, Medicine and Ceremony

    Original Date: May 17, 2015
    Presenter: Judy BlueHorse Skelton, MA

    We recognize the cultural significance and value of gardens and connection with the land to heal and build community health and resilience; First Foods, Traditional Foods, Healthy Foods, Plant Medicines, all restore and reclaim our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. How do we re-Indigenize the urban landscape through ceremony and create sacred space for recovery from historical trauma and transformational healing? We’ll look at examples of Healing Gardens integrated into urban office spaces, schools and institutional settings, as an experiential and cultural component for growing and gathering culturally significant native plants for food, medicine and ceremony.

    2.0 general CEUs for NDs approved by OBNM