For those of you who wish to learn to identify the precious herbal
treasures the earth offers us, please come join eighteen world-renowned
teachers and new herbal friends at the seventh annual Pacific NW
Herbal Symposium this May 26-28, 2001. Explore the various herbal
traditions from around the world in classes for all levels of experience.
You will find continuous herb walks offered throughout the symposium
for both the budding herbalist, as well as the advanced clinical
The exciting array of classes includes:
Learning how to prevent osteoporosis - empower yourself during
menopause and study the Wise Woman tradition with Susun Weed, the
voice of the Wise Woman tradition for over three decades.
Learn how to treat lymes disease, hepatitis C and cancer with David
Winston, a practitioner and educator for 30 years of Cherokee herbal
Dr. Jill Stansbury, a naturopathic physician and heads the botanical
medicine department at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine
in Portland, will present the latest research on popular herbs as
well as how to dose herbs.
Paul Bergner, the director of Clinical Herbalism at Rocky Mountain
Center for Botanical Studies in Boulder will discuss the significance
of pairing herbs together to get a synergistic effects from them.
Dr. Russell Marz the author of the medical book Nutrition
From Marz, will discuss evaluation of blood sugar levels and
discuss sugar substitutes on the market for diabetics.
Candis Cantin Packard will explain why some herbs work for some
people and not others. She will break Ayervedic herbal medicine
down into easy to understand lessons that a westerner
Dr. Kenneth Proefrock a naturopathic physician from Phoenix will
dazzle us with his discussion on treatment for breast and prostate
cancer as well as his lecture on the use of herbs for stress-induced
If you are interested in using more herbs in the kitchen, come
listen to Ingrid Gorden, a master food preserver who has a special
interest in herbal/medicinal jellies. She will teach you how to
make herbal jams and jellies. Cascade Anderson Geller will teach
you how to use your spice rack as a medicine cabinet.
The delightful and witty Dr. Ryan Drum will discuss how strong
spices can disrupt the use of other herbal medicines without our
awareness. He will also lecture on the use of seaweeds to support
and nourish your thyroid. Dr.Molly Lintons lecture will integrate
the emotional/spiritual components of the chakras with the physiology
of the endocrine system. She and Dr. David Greenspan, will discuss
the use of herbal medicines in childhood illnesses.
For those of you planning to vacation in an area where the water
is questionable, dont miss Colette Gardinerss class on herbal
remedies for foreign travel, as well as a fun and insightful class
on the use of herbs for dreaming. Dr. Robin Dipasquale, will be
discussing the energetic perspective of bitter tonics used in Ayurvedic
and Chinese medicine as well as a comparison of hemostatic herbs
that are used to stop bleeding.
For those of you with a serious interest in Chinese medicine, dont
miss Thomas Avery Garrans three lectures. He holds a Masters
Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine and all his lectures are
on Chinese herbs.
More details on the 47 classes offered at the Pacific NW Herbal
Symposium in Wilsonville, Oregon can be obtained by calling 1-800-476-6518
or write to WWH, PO Box 279, Creswell, Oregon 97426 for a free brochure.