Instructor: Karta Purkh Khalsa, DN-C, RH.
Approved for 5.5 CEUs/PDAs for:
LAc NCCAOM PDAs,
LAc's in CA,
NDs (except CA),
RNs & ARNPs in WA,
MDs & PAs - Category II CMEs.
This package includes 5 audio CDs and a copy of presenter's handouts on CD.
This seminar was originally held at Bastyr University in October 2011.
Brain disorders are some of the most confounding conditions seen in clinical practice. In the U.S., migraine and epilepsy are the most common disorders for which people present for neurologic consultation. Additionally, most people typically turn to conventional medicine for these two conditions, only to find that long-term medical treatment leaves them less than satisfied. These disorders develop in many different ways, with a cacophony of often confusing or contradictory symptoms, and they commonly defy convenient or consistent diagnosis.
Although the closely related conditions, epilepsy and migraine, are challenging to treat with natural healing methods, such treatments have much lower potential for toxicity and adverse reactions. They also promise a substantial degree of success, and patients almost always have much improved comfort. Herbal medicine, as primary or adjunctive therapy, is very effective.
Khalsa will review the clinical details and herbal medicine strategies for short term and long term care of these conditions. Modern day natural medicine has made leaps forward with these conditions, and we are truly witnessing a revolution on safe, effective care.
Upon completion of the home study you will be able to:
List at least five examples of herbs and clinical applications for condition — epilepsy and migraine.
Summarize at least three herbal actions, using botanical medicine terminology.
List an herb that represents each characteristic for epilepsy or migraine.
Describe at least three methods of herbal preparation for medicinal herbs.
State the advantages and disadvantages of each method of herbal preparation.
Determine an herb that is best used in each preparation form, with a suggested dose for each herb for epilepsy or migraine
Post-course quiz must be completed with a score of 75 percent or higher to receive CEUs.
Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa, DN-C, RH, has more than 38 years of experience in alternative medicine, and is one of the foremost natural medicine experts in North America. He is president of the American Herbalists Guild, and a respected teacher, writer and lecturer who has presented at over 150 national conventions and conferences. He has authored or edited 30 books, including The Way of Ayurvedic Herbs, with Michael Tierra. K.P. Khalsa is a faculty member in the Botanical Medicine Department of Bastyr University, as well as the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy where he teaches natural medicine neurology. He is a frequent speaker on epilepsy and migraine at large conferences in the U.S. He also served many years as Senior Research Scientist and Chief Medical Formulator for Yogi Tea.