- Mastering Herbs: Nervines 1h 30min
Mastering Herbs: Nervines
Do you know when to choose Valeriana versus when to choose Passiflora in a formula? Or when to use Avena versus when to use Melissa? This presentation will review herbal materia medica that can be considered to be sedatives, stimulants, trophorestoratives, anodynes, adaptogens, anti-depressants, and anxiolytics and their specific indications. Whether you need a clinical refresher or a to better fine tune your formulation skills, this session is aimed at differentiating various botanicals that affect the nervous system, and demonstrates how best to use them in specific formulas to treat different presentations of anxiety, depression, insomnia, cranky children, fatigue, pain, tics and twitches, panic disorder, drug withdrawal, and endocrine contributors to mood disorders.
- Review classic botanical terminology such as Adaptogens, Trophorestoratives, Anodynes, etc…
- Use herbal materia medica choices for specific niche presentations
- Create effective formulas to treat different kinds of pain, different kinds of mood disorders, different kinds of insomnia, etc.
- Recognize when to use adaptogens, endocrine support, and other supportive herbs
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]