- Mastering Herbs: Gyn Conditions 1h 15min
Mastering Herbs: Gyn Conditions
Female Reproductive Disorders are common complaints in a naturopathic practice, often respond readily to herbal therapies. This presentation will offer clinical pearls and sample formulas to treat amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, menorrhagia associated with uterine fibroids versus endometrial hyperplasia versus menopausal hormonal changes, uterine cramps, PMS, hormone related mood swings and dysphoria, fluid retention and headaches, premenstrual vascular congestion and headache, acne, menopausal symptoms including hot flashes, insomnia, heart palpitations, and hypertension, osteoporosis. The presentation will also look at effective herbal formulas to treat common breast disorders including mastalgia, fibrocystic breast disease, and acute mastitis.
- Identify which herbs are most effective for menorrhagia due to different causes
- Identify which herbs are most effective for specific menopausal symptoms
- Identify which herbs can improve hormonal metabolism and liver conjugation
- Prepare sophisticated and specific formulas that best address individual patients and their presentations
- Prepare effective formulas to treat common presenting female complaints
- Differentiate specific herbs for different types of menstrual cramps
- Differentiate specific herbs for different types of hormonal disorders
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]
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