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Medicine Making for Chinese Medicine Practitioners

Teacher (visiting from California): Benjamin Zappin, L.Ac, Dipl OM

Sunday, February 12th, 2:00-6:30pm

This course aims to impart a foundation in medicine making skills to the Chinese herbalist with an emphasis on topical applications. Learning these tools will enable the practitioner to custom formulate for clients conditions and deliver remedies that are more potent than those commercially available.

Participants will learn a repertoire of formulas and methods for treatment of a variety of dermatological, gynecological and orthopedic conditions. There will also be an introduction to a collection of very useful Western herbs to complement the methods used.

In addition to the topical methods taught, we will introduce methods for making tinctures, or alcohol extracts, and explore their role in Chinese herbal therapy. This will be a fun and interactive class that will give participants very practical and clinically relevant information.

Note from Mitch:  This class was a huge success. Ben has promised us he will be back and we have all taken away great information for our own lives and to help our clients.  The class may be limited to Chinese medicine practitioners and herbalists in the future. But everyone will come away impressed by Ben’s grasp of his subject matter.

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