AHG Symposium 2014 Brian H. Keenan Topics Hypertension Surgical pre and post care Mental Health For The Herbalist Herbal Powders in Clinical Practice Hypertension A talk by: Dr. Michael Tierra R.H., OMD, L.A.C. Normal is considered less than 120/80 (subject to discussion) Elevated blood pressure must be documented on 2 or more visits before a diagnosis can be given. TCM considers it an excess of Heat, Dampness, and Phlegm Ayurveda: Upset Pitta and Kapha Some HTN Associated Diseases Type 2 diabetes Erectile dysfunction Preeclampsia Sleep apnea Kidney disease Liver disease Lifestyle can be major medicine here, not just herbs. Now…The Herbs Rauwolfia Hawthorne Hibiscus Motherwort Garlic Cayenne Linden Olive Leaf Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) : Ayurveda Salvia miltiorrhiza (Dan Shen, Red Sage): TCM Foods As Medicine Hawthorn Berries Celery Onion Garlic Carrot Shepherd’s purse, Kelp Mushrooms Apple Pear Tangerine Next topic: Surgery A talk by Chanchal Cabrera MSc, FNIMH, RH(AHG) Some complications of surgery: Bleeding Blood clots Infection Scarring and adhesions Pain Adverse drug reactions Disablement Cognitive and memory decline General Restorative Agents Whey with Immunoglobulins Glutamine and arginine Adaptogens Bone broths Astragalus Mushrooms Seaweeds Coconut milk Chlorella Herbs for Mental Alacrity (Botanicals for mental sharpness) Gingko Rosemary Rhodiola Gotu Kola Perrywinkle Qian Ceng Ta (Huperzia serrata) Aromatherapy (essential oils) Basil Peppermint Rosemary Clary sage Nutritional Supplements for the Mind Phosphatidyl Fish choline oil Evening primrose oil Sea Buckthorn oil B complex vitamins Oat straw St. John’s wort (for nerve pain) Pain treatment post surgery Corydalis ambigua capsules1–3 caps as needed with maximum 8 caps in 24 hours Rabdosia rubescens (dong ling cao) Panax notoginseng (tienchi), Dong guai (angelica sinensis), Boswellia serrata White willow (Salix alba) Turmeric (Curcuma aromatica) Piper methysticum (kava) Pedicularis spp Scutellaria laterifolia A topical Cream to reduce scarring Topical treatment to speed healing and reduce scarring Apply daily as soon as the risk of infection has passed and continue for two months Base cream 74g (olive oil, lanolin, water, beeswax) Shea butter--15 g Jojoba oil -- 4 mL Rosa mosqueta oil --5 mL Helichrysum essential oil--1 mL Lavender essential oil--1 mL Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health has good instructions. Mental Health Talk Given by Holli Richey, MS, LCSW, RH(AHG) and Larken Bunce, MS, Clinical Herbalist Huge Topic What can the herbalist do? Understand the need for qualified professionals here. Two major herbal approaches: Nervines and Adaptogens More On Your Responsibility… When working with mental health, understand the DSM V, especially if the patient has a condition with it. Understand how to coordinate working with doctors and therapists. Understand red flags: suicidal ideation, violent tendencies, manic episodes, etc. Know when not to treat. Never stop educating yourself. Treating the whole person is usually a better role for the herbalist than managing a mental condition. Herbal Assessment Approach Use the characteristics of the whole person to guide your approach Ex: Is the person a more… Hot/Overactive/Excessive/Tense presentation? Or are they Cold/Stagnant/Moist/Depressed? How about Depleted and Tense? Again, these are energetic approaches meant to guide herbal choices, not to supplant conventional therapeutic care of a qualified specialist. Adaptogens Why Helpful? They help us manage the stress response, often are nourishing, tend to be modulating. Hot/Dry/Excess: Eleuthero, Licorice, Rhodiola, Rehmannia, and Red Peony Cold/Moist/Stagnant: Eleuthero, Schisandra, Holy Basil, Ashwaganda, Rhodiola Cold/Dry/Depleted/Tense: Ashwagandha, Asian or American Ginseng, Licorice, Maca, Shatavari Nervines Hot/Dry/Excess: Rose, Linden, Hawthorn, Chamomile, Lavender, Blue Vervain, Motherwort, Skullcap, Wood Betony, Ginkgo, Gotu Kola, Mimosa Flower Cold/Moist/Stagnant: Damiana, Rosemary, Purple Bee Balm,Mugwort, Turmeric, Garden Sage and Clary Sage, St John’s Wort, Anise Cold/Dry/Depleted/Tense: Oats, Skullcap, Mugwort, Lemon Balm, Lavender, Anise, Hyssop, Gotu Kola, Mimosa Bark, Wood Betony Herbal Powders! A Talk by Bevin Claire, RH (AHG) Why Powders? Whole plant (often roots and seeds) Larger quantities Can be used quite creatively. Herbs for Powdering Althea officinalis Angelic sinensis Arctium lappa Astragalus membranaceus Bacopa monnieri Capsicum spp. Centella asiatica Cinnamomum cassia Cordyceps sinesnsis Crataegus Spp Curcuma long Echinacea angustifolia Elettaria caradmomum Eleutherococcus senticosis Foeniculum vulgare Ganoderma lucidum Glycerrhiza glabra Lepedium meyenii (maca) Mahonia spp. Mentha spicata Panax quinquefolius Salvia spp. Schisandra chinensis Silybum marinum Taraxacum officinale Ulmus rubra Withania somnifera Zingiber officinale Quick Recipes Anti-Inflammatory Detox Fudge Hummus Anti-Inflammatory Hummus One 8oz tub of hummus (or make your own) 1 clove of garlic freshly crushed 1tbsp turmeric powder 1tsp ginger powder ¼ tsp cayenne Blend together all ingredients and use as you would any other hummus. Excellent with veggies as a dip. Reduce ginger and eliminate cayenne if something less spicy is preferred. Detox Fudge Add Turmueric, Ashwaganda, Ginger, and Dandelion Root into gently melted chocolate with 1/3 part coconut oil. Allow to harden in freezer and cut into cubes. Store in freezer. Want More? Become Or a member of the AHG! visit: http://www.americanherbalistsguild.com/ symposium/symposium-proceedings Read pdf’s of every talk there and look at the original material that made up this talk. Remember, Do…Your….Research! Questions?