- Mastering Herbs: Top 10 1h 45min
Mastering Herbs: Top 10
General family practice clinicians have the need for safe and effective approaches to treat common conditions. Effective alternative to antibiotics are valuable for treating urinary tract infections, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, and strep throat, and ubiquitous upper respiratory infections. Herbal therapies for treating hayfever, allergic airway disorders, and general atopic tendencies are also commonly needed in clinical practice, and will be discussed, with specific herbal formulas being exemplified. Effective wound care for abrasions, burns, and lacerations, should be part of every family physicians tool kit, both in the office, and to pack in a traveling first aid kit. This presentation also includes herbal formulas and philosophical approaches to consider in broader protocols for treating some of the most common chronic conditions seen in a general family practice including diabetes, osteoporosis, menopausal symptoms, and mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. Based on folkloric materia medica, specific indications of herbal medicines, and the Dr. Stansbury’s 30 years of clinical experience, this clinical presentation will offer effective formulas and treatment approaches to these common presenting complaints.
- Treat wounds and non-surgical trauma with herbal therapies.
- Treat pharyngitis, tonsillitis, and streptococcal infections with herbal therapies.
- Treat URIs with herbal therapies and craft unique formulas as specifically indicated.
- Treat UTIs and craft supportive and aggressive protocols when necessary.
- Treat osteoporosis and devise long term mineral tonics and connective tissue and bone regenerative therapies.
- Treat diabetes with multi-prong approaches that include medicinal foods, herbal specifics, and long term metabolic support for best effects.
- Treat menopausal symptoms with specifically chosen herbs as most indicated when women present with menstrual irregularities, hot flashes, sleep disturbances, and cardiovascular symptoms.
- Treat anxiety and depression using herbs as specifically indicated for different individuals, affects, concomitant symptoms, and constitutions.
- Create specific and fine-tuned formulas given individual symptoms and presentations.
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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