This is an online course. You can take this anywhere you have an internet connection. You do not have to be present in our area to take the course!
Infection and Inflammation (Pathophysiology Module)
The primary goal of this module (as with all the pathophysiology modules) is to understand the body’s response systems through the eyes of the herbalist.
This 4-week, online course includes 2 live (which is recorded and then accessible through download as well) classes per week will explore in depth the separate topics of infection and inflammation, as well as the pathophysiological relationships between these two worlds.
Injury, illness and healing in the body can be more fully understood by investigating the mechanisms through which our immune systems respond. For instance, while it may be considered a more “symptomatic” approach at times to address inflammation directly, it is also through understanding the mechanisms of inflammation on both a systemic and local level, that the causes of disease can often be more fully assessed. Managing inflammation and/or infection often allows the body to recover enough to begin a healing process that is otherwise impossible.
Topics that will be explored in this course include:
· Understanding inflammatory pathways as an herbalist
· The immune system – vital physiology
· Systemic vs. local inflammation
· Chronic vs. acute inflammation
· The role of the immune system during inflammation
· Wound healing and infection management – advanced topics
· Materia medica and target-specific medicine making
· Breaking through the cycles of infection and inflammation
· Organ systems, inflammation and plant medicine
Live webinars take place twice a week. Handouts, videos of webinars (for those who can’t make a class during its live presentation), Q & A forum and a final quiz will all be accessible through online classroom.
Dates: 4-week online course. Begins 3/5/18 and runs through 4/2/18.
Classes are M/W evenings, 7 to 9 pm central time.
There is a 4-week grace period after the last class week, to allow ample time for downloading content and finishing the course test. Access will close on 4/30/18.
Location: This is an online interactive course.
Pre-Requisites: none, although Herbal Medics Basic Online is recommended.
Tuition: $150 for the 4-week course.
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