Wellness vs. Disease: Clinical Application of the Shen Nong Ben Cao (SNBC)
Friday, 10/26 at 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Practitioners will learn the tripartite organization of the Shen Nong Ben Cao (SNBC) and how it defines the application of herbs for preventing illness, treating symptoms or affecting disease. Practitioners will also learn how the tripartite organization defines the dosage of herbs and will discuss examples from each category of upper, middle, and lower herbs along with clinical applications.
Qing dynasty practitioner Chen Xiuyuan said that the study of Chinese medicine was actually quite easy, yet today, herbal medicine is seen as either incredibly academic or encourages the use of set formulas without modification. In this workshop, JulieAnn Nugent-Head outlines how the Shen Nong Ben Cao (SNBC) provides clear guidance to application of herbs for longevity, mild symptoms and disease. By its tripartite organization, the SNBC clarifies herb dosage and appropriate length of treatment. Discussing specific herbs from each category as well as clinical case examples, participants will come away from this lecture with a clear and applicable understanding of herbs for wellness and disease.