Creating Herbal Formulas: Respiratory and Pulmonary Conditions

Creating Herbal Formulas: Respiratory and Pulmonary Conditions


Armed with decades of experience in herbal clinical practice, Dr. Jillian Stansbury presents the newest in her Creating Herbal Formulas series, focused on respiratory and pulmonary conditions.

As a key organ system to all humans, the respiratory system is constantly engaged, filtering the air we breathe and delivering oxygen to other vital organs. Unfortunately, the constant assault on the respiratory system from allergens, toxins, microbes, and other irritants is not without its consequences. This four-hour presentation reviews herbal materia medica options based on their mechanisms of actions on this all-too-important organ system, including antimicrobials, symptom-managing herbs, and lung tonics. In it, students will learn to determine a more specific symptom picture (moist vs. dry coughs, irritant vs. allergic bronchitis, etc.) in order to prescribe more accurate and effective interventions, and will be exposed to herbal management of more severe health concerns, including COPD, cystic fibrosis, and emphysema. True to form, Dr. Stansbury incorporates not only a vast and varied materia medica into this presentation, but equally varied application methods (including topical plasters, nebulization and inhalation, tinctures, teas, and enemas) to present a thought-provoking and informative learning experience.

Learning Objectives

  • Review general approaches to respiratory complaints
  • Use herbal materia medica choices for specific niche presentations
  • Create effective formulas to treat different types of common respiratory complaints, from infectious cough to allergic asthma
  • Create effective formulas to treat more severe respiratory complaints, including COPD and cystic fibrosis
  • Review selected herbal materia medica

Course Content

  • Creating Herbal Formulas: Respiratory and Pulmonary Conditions 4h 00min


Dr. Jillian Stansbury is a licensed naturopathic physician with 30 years experience, specializing in women’s health, fertility, PCOS, adrenal and thyroid disorders, and endocrine imbalances. She also treats immune and allergic disorders, and chronic disease including diabetes, osteoporosis, metabolic syndrome, and heart disease, as well mental health disorders including anxiety and depression.

Dr. Stansbury served as the Chair of the Botanical Medicine department at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon and remains on the faculty. Dr. Stansbury enjoys keeping up with the latest research in natural products chemistry and sharing the developments with other health professionals, as well as delving deeply into traditional and folkloric wisdom on the uses of plants as foods and medicines. Dr. Stansbury compiles her research and presents some 10-20 original research papers at medical conferences each year, and has published numerous scholarly articles and several books, including Herbs for Health and Healing, and PCOS Health and Nutritional Guide. She is the author of Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals - a comprehensive herbal formulary text based on her decades of research and clinical experience (published by Chelsea Green).

Dr. Stansbury is also an ethnobotanist and has conducted field studies in the Peruvian Amazon for over a decade, living and studying with the Wachiperi, Matstigenka, Bora, and Yagua communities for many years, as well as studying Andean plants. She has created photo, video, and herbarium archives of the plants that she has learned and has published several books on this material as well, including Stung by the Rainbow, and the Mystical and Medicinal Plants of the Andes and Amazon. She leads ethnobotany field courses for nature, adventure, and plant enthusiasts in the Iquitos and Manu regions of the Peruvian Amazon each July 20-30, and winter holiday. Email Dr. Stansbury for more information at [email protected].

Continuing Education Approvals

  • California Board of Chiropractic Examiners (CA BOCE) - (expires on January 01, 2025)

    4 hours total (up to 4 hours Category B - Wellness) -Direct Approval
  • Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists (CFA)

    2 CEUs total (up to 2 CEUs Category B) -Direct Approval
  • College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO)

    4 credits total (up to 4 credits Category A) -Direct Approval
  • New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors (NHAND)

    4 CEUs total (up to 4 CEUs General) -Direct Approval
  • Vermont Office of Professional Regulation (VT OPR)

    4 hours total (up to 4 hours General) -Direct Approval
  • Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA)

    2 CPDs total (up to 2 CPDs Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board (AZ NPMB)

    4 CMEs total (up to 4 CMEs General) -Assumed Approval
  • California Committee of Naturopathic Medicine (CA CNM)

    4 hours total (up to 4 hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (CNDA)

    4 continuing competence credits total -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC)

    4 hours total (up to 4 hours Category C - Educational Courses) -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO)

    4 credits total (up to 4 credits Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Colorado Office of Naturopathic Doctor Registration (CO ONDR)

    4 PDAs total -Assumed Approval
  • Connecticut Department of Public Health: Naturopathic Physician Licensure (CT DPH: NPL)

    4 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC)

    4 CEUs total (up to 4 CEUs Category 2) -Assumed Approval
  • District of Columbia Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (DC HRLA)

    4 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Professional & Vocational Licensing (HI DCCA)

    4 CEs total (up to 4 CEs General) -Assumed Approval
  • Idaho Board of Medicine: Naturopathic Medical Board (ID BOM: NMB)

    4 hours total (up to 4 hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (KS SBHA)

    4 CEUs total -Assumed Approval
  • Maine Board of Complementary Health Care Providers (ME BCHCP)

    4 hours total (up to 4 hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • Manitoba Naturopathic Association (MNA)

    4 hours total (up to 4 hours Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Maryland Board of Physicians (MD BP)

    4 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Minnesota Board of Medical Practice (MN BMP)

    4 contact hours total (up to 4 contact hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • Montana Board of Alternative Health Care (MT BAHC)

    4 hours total (up to 4 hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • North Dakota Board of Integrative Health Care (ND BIHC)

    4 credits total (up to 4 credits General) -Assumed Approval
  • Rhode Island Department of Health: Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline (RI DOH: BMLD)

    4 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Saskatchewan Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (SANP)

    4 hours total (up to 4 hours Category C) -Assumed Approval
  • Utah Naturopathic Physician Licensing Board (UT NPLB)

    4 CEs total (up to 4 CEs General) -Assumed Approval
  • Washington State Department of Health: Board of Naturopathy (WA DOH: BON)

    4 hours total (up to 4 hours Category 2) -Assumed Approval
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