Join Matthew Wood, Jim McDonald and Thomas Easley for 20 hours of discussion of traditional Western energetics. Matt, Jim and Thomas will focus on the humors, six tissue states and plant energetics, and will discuss assessment and treatments using energetic patterns.
What are energetics?
Modern reductionist medicine isolates tissues and organs and studies them independently. Energetics, the language of traditional Western medicine, describe broad patterns in nature, reflected in the body, that influence multiple systems and are fundamentally interconnected.
How do humoral temperaments influence our physical bodies and our dispositions? How do they help us understand the people we work with better, and how we can more be most consciously aware of our own projections? We’ll discuss the relevance of physical indicators, humoral combinations, and see how excess, deficiency and blockage of humoural tendencies influence health.
The six tissue states
The six basic energetic tissue states are irritation, depression, stagnation, atrophy, constriction and relaxation. Like these energetic descriptions of broad imbalances, herbs have broad actions on the body. Understanding the six tissue states enables the herbalist to choose a more precise herbal remedy based on energetics.
Herbs contain complicated combinations of chemical constituents. Only a handful of herbs are fully understood by scientists. Diseases, too, are very complicated, and current medical understanding of the exact process of disease is lacking. Using energetics allows the practitioner to recognize disease as a breakdown of homeostatic balance of the entire person: mind, body and spirit. With this understanding, herbalists are able to choose the herb whose energetics best match the person and the disease process that is occurring in their body.
Learn all this and more in an exciting week-long online class with world-renowned herbalists Matthew Wood, Jim McDonald and Thomas Easley.
All classes are recorded and posted here in our online classroom. You will need high speed internet to participate (5+Mbps recommended) live. Video will be streamed to our online classroom in 1080p high definition. Students will have access to videos and handouts in the online classroom for 3 years. Recordings and handouts can be mailed on a USB drive for an extra $50.
To register please follow this link.