- Mastering Herbs: Urinary Pain 2h 45min
Mastering Herbs: Urinary Pain
From bladder infections to renal calculi, urinary complaints are uncomfortable and can often be excruciating. This presentation offers formulas to manage the discomfort of UTIs, interstitial cystitis, and acute renal colic. We will also cover prostatic diseases and discuss the emerging diagnosis of of Lower Urinary Epithelial Dysfunction and therapeutic options. This presentation will examine the ways in which different herbs can elicit diuretic action to help provide background on choosing herbs specific to their mechanisms of action for a variety of urinary complaints. The specific indications for many herbs will reviewed to help create unique and customized formulas for individual patients.
- Explain the difference between a hydrogogue and a renal depurant
- Detail the various types of herbal diuretics and detail their mechanisms of action
- Detail the most specifically indicated herbs for hermaturia, alumbinuria, tenesmus, and urinary infection based on folklore
- Identify which herbs are most effective for renal colic
- Identify which herbs can improve renal function and be considered to have a trophorestorative effect
- Identify which herbs are considered to reduce hormonal stimulation of the prostate
- Learn about “LUED” and what pathologies fall within this umbrella diagnostic category
- Describe the pathophysiology of Interstitial Cystitis and what role GAGS molecules play
- Learn why sulfur is important to the bladder and what sort of substances can offer sulfur for therapeutic effects
- Prepare sophisticated and specific formulas that best address individual patients and their presentations
- Prepare effective formulas to treat common presenting urinary symptoms
- Differentiate specific herbs for different types of renal pain
- Differentiate specific herbs for different types of restore renal function
- Explain why renal impairment can be improved with circulatory enhancing herbs
- Detail what herbs are indicated and contraindicated to treat neurogenic bladder
- Detail what herbs are specific indicated for detrusor overactivity and bladder hypersensitivity
- Identify when allergies should be suspected to contribute to urinary symptoms
- What herbs are specifically indicated to treat mucosal hypersensitivity disorders
- Treat UTIs and craft supportive and aggressive protocols when necessary
- 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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