Creating Herbal Formulas: Female Reproductive System Disorders

Creating Herbal Formulas: Female Reproductive System Disorders

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1 Presentation | 5 hours
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This course is a continuation of the Creating Herbal Formulas online course series with Dr. Jillian Stansbury. This course series roughly follows Dr. Stansbury’s Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals book series, which is a compilation of her 30+ years of practice and experience in using botanical medicine in clinical practice!

Dr. Stansbury is a wealth of botanical and naturopathic knowledge and wisdom. She has a unique way of blending scientific research, folkloric understanding, and clinical application into one cohesive learning experience! Dr. Stansbury’s brain is like an encyclopedia, yet she has the ability to make her knowledge readily accessible to her students.

This course, Creating Herbal Formulas: Female Reproductive System Disorders, covers herbal therapies for the most common female reproductive disorders. Dr. Stansbury offers example herbal formulations for each disorder and she also provides an extensive materia medica review of several dozen herbs with folkloric and modern research detailing their indication on hormonal pathways and reproductive disorders.

Prepare to nerd out to botanical goodness!

Female Reproductive Disorders: Estrogen Dominance + Amphotericism (30 mins)

In the beginning of the course, Dr. Stansbury covers detailed explanations on the philosophical foundations of estrogen dominance and herbal amphotericism pertinent to the treatment of female reproductive disorders. She focuses on the role of estrogen and estrogen dominance, the role of other hormones in female reproductive health, and phytoestrogens.

Do you understand how phytoestrogens work? Like how they *really* work? Do you think synthetic phytoestrogen-like compounds exhibit more, less, or no amphotericism? (And what the heck is amphotericism?!) Dr. Stansbury explains the action of phytoestrogens and explains all that you need to know about amphotericism.

Female Reproductive Disorders: Creating Herbal Formulas (3 hours 30 mins)

Dr. Stansbury then shifts to focus on actually creating herbal formulas for specific female reproductive disorders and genital infections. She provides example formulations, as well as dosing and thought process behind the formulations, for the following conditions:

  • vaginitis, including infectious and atrophic
  • genital herpes
  • human papilloma virus (HPV), including genital warts, cervical dysplasia, and escharotic treatment
  • menstrual irregularities, including amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea
  • PMS
  • premenstrual acne
  • fertility/pregnancy
  • menopause, including hot flashes
  • osteoporosis
  • breast disorders, including mastitis and fibrocystic breast disease
  • ovarian cysts and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • endometriosis
  • uterine fibroids

(It’s a 5 hour whopper of a course for a reason! Dr. Stansbury covers A LOT of material and disorders!)

Female Reproductive Disorders: Materia Medica Review (1 hour)

Now, for a Materia Medica review! [drum roll, please!]

In this portion of the course, Dr. Stansbury covers the main female reproductive herbs, their applications, benefits, and other clinical pearls that she has learned over the years, including:

  • Angelica sinensis (Dong Quai)
  • Asparagus racemosus (Shatavari)
  • Astragalus membranaceus (Astragalus)
  • Dioscorrea villosa (Wild Yam)
  • Epimedium grandiflorum (Horny Goat Weed)
  • Fucus vesiculosis (Bladderwrack)
  • Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel)
  • Humulus lupulus (Hops)
  • Hydrastis canadense (Goldenseal)
  • Matricaria chamomilla (Chamomile)
  • Petroselinum crispum (Parsley)
  • Phytolacca americana (Pokeweed)
  • Raphanus sativus (Radish)
  • Rubus idaeus (Raspberry)
  • Serenoa repens (Saw Palmetto)
  • Smilax ornata (Sarsasparilla)
  • Trifolium pratense (Red Clover)
  • Thuja spp. (Cedar)
  • Viburnum spp. (Cramp Bark)
  • Vitex agnus castus (Chaste Tree Berry)
  • Foeniculum vulgare (Fennel)
  • Glycyrrhiza glabra (Licorice)
  • Trigonella foenum-graecum (Fenugreek)

What You’ll Learn

  • The herbs and medicinal foods that are useful for female reproductive disorders
  • Example herbal formulations for a wide variety of female reproductive disorders that Dr. Stansbury uses with her own patients
  • How to craft herbal formulas of your own for an individualized approach for your patients
  • Why the liver and biliary system are important for hormone metabolism
  • How to create herbal formulas that enhance estrogen conjugation and excretion
  • The physiologic benefits of both legumes and cruciferous vegetables for female reproductive disorders and the precise molecular compounds and mechanisms of action involved in these benefits
  • What phytosterols are and examples of specific molecules and phytosterol compounds found in plants
  • The concept of amphotericism and the herbs and compounds that have an amphoteric effect
  • The neuroendocrine system and the herbs best used to treat female reproductive disorders via this pathway
  • How to use herbs based on their specific niche indications
  • How to use inositol compounds to enhance fertility and treat PCOS
  • How to use herbs capable of inducing enzymes important to the metabolism and estrogen and testosterone
  • How to create topical and sitz bath formulations for genital infections and cervical dysplasia
  • How to use herbs to manage hormone-induced mood and emotional disorders

This Course Is For You If You

  • Are in primary care, work in a general practice, OB/GYN practice, or work with female patients, or
  • Are a naturopathic doctor, herbalist, or other natural medicine practitioner who uses herbs and wants to learn more about botanical medicine interventions for female reproductive disorders.

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