Instructor: Karta Purkh Khalsa, DN-C, RH.
5.5 CEUs/PDAs/CMEs approved for:
NDs (except CA & OR),
LAc NCCAOM PDAs,
LAc's in CA,
RNs & ARNPs in WA,
MDs & PAs - Category II CMEs.
This package includes 6 audio CDs with a copy of presenter's handout on CD.
This seminar was originally recorded at Bastyr University in October 2011.
Whether you are a health care professional or the parent of an autistic child, this seminar will be both informative and practical.
We are experiencing an epidemic of autism in the United States. Intakes for autism diagnosis have increased more than tenfold in the last decade, and autism now affects more than one in 100 people, making it more common than Down syndrome.
Khalsa is a specialist in autism therapy and has been researching and treating autism and related disorders for over 15 years. He will give an overview of the disease, the epidemic and effective natural therapies from personal experience and from the increasingly voluminous literature. Natural remedies, especially herbal therapies, are quite beneficial for the symptoms of autism and its associated difficulties. The main emphasis will be on effective therapies for sleep, cognition, lethargy, mood, digestive disorders, allergy, bowel function, anxiety and seizures.
All children are at risk for acute ailments, from colds to ear infections. However, autistic children are susceptible to a long list of other characteristic maladies, including immune and dietary issues. Khalsa will discuss how herbs and other natural remedies can be used for common childhood illnesses to keep the “whole child” healthy - to reduce mucus levels, enhance the immune system, minimize allergies and prevent ear infections.
Scientific references will be supplied, and professional quality sources will be discussed. He will include a limited discussion of potential herb and drug interactions. The seminar includes extensive handouts covering the remedies presented in class.
Upon completion of the home study you will be able to:
List at least five herbs and clinical applications for autism for each herb.
Summarize at least three herbal actions using botanical medicine terminology.
List an herb that represents each characteristic for autism.
Describe at least three methods of herbal preparation for medicinal herbs.
- State the advantages and disadvantages of each preparation.
Determine an herb that is best used in each preparation form, with a suggested dose for each herb for autism.
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 over 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.