Healing with the 5 Elements: Concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine
A 10 Session Course
Instructor: Patricia Kyritsi Howell, RH (AHG)
At the center of all healing traditions is this understanding: the essential energy and rhythm of the Earth manifests in and profoundly affects health and well-being. Our task as healers is to sharpen our ability to recognize how this energy moves through us and around us, so we can help bring it into balance. As a metaphor, the Five Elements concept of Traditional Chinese Medicine is a profound way to understand the patterns that permeate and affect every living thing.
Using this simple, easily understood framework, you will begin to recognize patterns of strength and weakness in a radically new way. We’ll examine each of the Five Elements and how they are expressed in health, personality/character and psycho-spiritual well-being. Topics covered also include depressive states associated with each element.
This is an intermediate level course. Students should have a fundamental understanding of the use of herbal medicines. Preparatory reading suggestions are available upon request, simply contact us.
ABOUT PATRICIA KYRITSI HOWELL, RH(AHG)
Patricia is a clinical herbalist, author and teacher. In her classes, lectures and practice, she combines twenty years experience as an herbal practitioner, a solid background in the therapeutic use of herbs, and an in-depth knowledge of medicinal plants native to the Southern Appalachians.
Patricia is the author of Medicinal Plants of the Southern Appalachians (2006). She serves as a member of the Governing Council of the American Herbalists Guild, advises the Atlanta Botanical Garden on medicinal herb programming and is the co-founder of the Georgia Herbalists Guild. She is the co-owner of Wild Crete, a company that offers travel seminars on herbs and traditional cuisine on the Greek island of Crete each spring.
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