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The Plant Path is a window into the world of the herbal medicine. With perspectives gleaned from traditional western herbalism, Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, Alchemy, Medical Astrology, and traditional cultures from around the world, The Plant Path provides unique insights, skills and strategies for the practice of true holistic herbalism. From clinical to spiritual perspectives, we don't just focus on what herbs are "good for," but rather who they are as intelligent beings, and how we can wor ...
 
Plant Love Radio features conversations with some of the best and most renowned herbalists. Here, they share favorite lessons and resources for living happier, ​balanced and more resilient lives ​through the wonders of herbal medicine. The podcast host, Lana Camiel, is also an herbalist and a pharmacy professor. (Formerly known as Wellness Insider Network)
 
Oriental medicine was not developed in a laboratory. It does not advance through double-blind controlled studies, nor does it respond well to petri dish experimentation. Our medicine did not come from the statistical regression of randomized cohorts, but from the observation and treatment of individuals in their particular environment. It grows out of an embodied sense of understanding how life moves, unfolds, develops and declines. Medicine comes from continuous, thoughtful practice of what ...
 
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Meet Lily Mazzarella, an herbalist, nutritionist, teacher, whole foods chef, writer and owner of Farmacopia. In today's conversation, we discuss Lily's vetting approach for high quality natural supplements, explore natural skincare lines and chat about developing the most popular herbal tincture blends and cleanses. Show Notes: https://plantloverad…
 
In this week's post, I want to talk about the state of the world right now how everything seems to be turning upside down. Everything is changing very rapidly in terms of the picture of human health and what's going on culturally and what's going on in nature. So how do we as herbalists change along with that? What are the things that we as herbali…
 
Chinese medicine has a treasure house of methods and treatment for women’s health. From the work of Sun Si Miao to modern day practitioners women’s health has been a key concern in our medicine. In this conversation with Genevieve Le Goff we explore the transformations of qi through the five phases and six confirmations as we discuss Fu Xing Jue an…
 
In today’s episode Coast Salish ceremonial leader, singer, speaker and environmental activist, Chenoa Egawa shares an important message for our times, bringing awareness to the water and sharing how we can be raising the next generations to care for the elements that give all beings life. She shares about the healing power of water as our first med…
 
Brodie Welch is a Licensed Acupuncturist, board-certified herbalist, and self-care strategist. Brodie helps self-aware, high-achieving women break the cycle of stress, overwhelm, and self-sabotage so they can enjoy the lives they’re working so hard to create, and truly embody self-respect. Working at the confluence of wellness and personal developm…
 
CBD is a big deal these days. Is it really the panacea that is constantly being sold to us? How does this substance and cannabis in general fit in with our thinking in terms of Chinese medicine? How do we separate wishful thinking from fact, and how do we know what constitutes a reliable and pure product from those of inferior grade? In this conver…
 
Our western world hides death. We are taught to avoid it. Avoid thinking about, do everything medically possible to prolong life, and focus on “more time” without regard to more of “what.” In this conversation with Tamsin Grainger we look into how death is inextricably entangled with life. How we care constantly dying to one moment as we emerge int…
 
Meet Sophia Avramides, an Ayurvedic health consultant, herbalist, medicine maker and teacher. In today's conversation, we explore how understanding of Ayurveda helps you to process the language of local plants and seasons better offering more balance and health in your life. Show Notes: https://plantloveradio.com/71 To participate in a giveaway of …
 
Our medicine teaches us that all things move through cycles of generation, flourishing, decline and disappearance. It’s the way qi moves through this world and so not a surprise that at some point there is an end to the practice that has sustained us and allowed us to help others along the way. In this conversation with Charlie Braverman we discuss…
 
Good cookware requires seasoning. A hearty stew takes heat and time. Good wine needs a few years; whiskey, that requires a decade or more. And to develop as a practitioner of Chinese medicine, that ripening can take a lifetime. In this conversation with Peter Mole we explore the dynamics of doubt and certainty, along with the role of intuition and …
 
Research when done well is an inquiry that can shift the foundation of your cognitive model. And that’s exactly what it is for. In this conversation with Brenda Le we both explore how TCM is seen in our Western Chinese medicine world, and how doing this research opened her up to aspects of medicine and practice that she did not previously see. List…
 
My initial introduction to moxibustion was the classic Chinese mugwort cigar. I hated it. But only because my lungs are the weak link in my chain of being. The smoke was intolerable. Japanese rice grain moxa, that was a whole other universe. It’s not that less is more, it’s that the focused and directed aspects of Japanese moxibustion invite a comp…
 
Meet William Siff, Msc. AoM., L.Ac is an expert practitioner of Asian and Ayurvedic medicine with over 20 years experience working with thousands of individuals and groups to successfully incorporate plant-based medicine into their lives. He is a true ‘Plant Man’ with depth of expertise across many aspects of this field - a licensed acupuncturist, …
 
The medicines and martial arts of Asia have long considered the lower belly and back to be of significant importance in health, wellbeing and as a kind of seat of power and presence. In this conversation with long time practitioner Jeffrey Dann we explore the structural powerhouse of the Koshi, the dynamic lower abdomen with all it’s energetic and …
 
Ethics is never a simple black and white calculation, but rather the inquiry into proper relationship in a world filled with variability. It’s about considering the relationship with self, other, and society. And it’s a way to check ourselves for blind spots and to consider how our actions affect others, as well as ourselves. In this conversation w…
 
Today we welcome back Rosalee de la Forêt. Rosalee is the education director for LearningHerbs, author of two books - Alchemy of Herbs and Wild Remedies, creator of several engaging herbal online courses and registered herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild. In this conversation we discuss why taste is so important to humans and what makes i…
 
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———————————— CONNECT WITH SAJAH AND WHITNEY ———————————— To get free in depth mini-courses and videos, visit our blog at: http://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com Get daily inspiration and plant wisdom on our Facebook and Instagram channels: http://www.facebook.com/EvolutionaryHerbalism https://www.instagram.com/evolutionary_herbalism/ Be sure to subsc…
 
There is a kind of poetry to Chinese characters. They gives hints and clues about the names we give to the world. They tell a story. In this conversation with Elisabeth Rochat we explore, like you’d explore bottles of fine wine, some of the meaning and nuance in the characters 意 yi, 通 tong, 命 ming,and 理 li. There are some delicious surprises in thi…
 
This week in Part II of the Alchemy and Herbalism blog series, I’m going to lay out for you what I see as the philosophical foundation of alchemy: the macrocosm and the microcosm. I’ll be covering an overview of the alchemical worldview and it profoundly shifts your perspective on people, plants, and your practice of herbalism. We’re hitting it at …
 
Jing, Qi and Shen— the three treasures. Like so many of these pithy quotes about Chinese medicine there is a lot here if you have taken the time to investigate it and see how it fits within your experience of practicing medicine. In this conversation with Yair Maimon we touch on the three treasures as they relate to treating cancer with acupuncture…
 
Meet Peter Holmes, Lic.Ac, MH. Peter is a medical herbalist, clinical aromatherapist and practitioner of Chinese medicine with experience that spans over 30 years. In today's conversation, we looks at essential oils through the lens of Chinese herbal medicine, discuss main 6 fragrance categories and explore what it takes to get the best quality of …
 
Welcome to the first part of a four-part series discussing alchemy and herbalism. The tradition of alchemy is a tradition dear to my heart. I'm excited to share some of these teachings with you, because the alchemical tradition was the missing piece of the puzzle on my quest for a holistic system of herbal medicine. One of the main ways that it spa…
 
Chinese is not that easy, and the 文言文 (wen yan wen) the classical Chinese, that stuff is a whole other order of magnitude in challenge to the modern Western mind. And yet if we are going to practice this medicine with deep roots into a long gone time and culture, we need access to the stepping stones that have been handed down to us over centuries …
 
There's something that I've been thinking a lot about lately. I've been looking at the state of the world and everything that's been going on politically and culturally. With the fires that we've been having out here on the West Coast, it feels like things are heating up—literally—on planet earth right now. I've been thinking about human beings’ re…
 
We venerate the masters, hold them up as shining examples of what we would like to be one some day, but let’s be honest here— most of us will never be masters. Those rarified characters are few and far between. And the process it takes is not one most of us would willing sign up for. We do however have a good shot at being a fine journeyman or jour…
 
Today we welcome back Bridget Conry, an herbalist, aromatherapist, former proprietress of Elemental Herbal Apothecary, and current Director of the Outreach and Product Development for the Champlain Valley Cannabis Dispensary. In this conversation we discuss how Cannabis can be a gateway herb (not drug), why entourage of medicinal herbs can enhance …
 
Root determinants are the big-picture, general things that we do each and every day that determine our relative state of health or lack of health. These are important things to know when working with clients, but sometimes they're overlooked by practitioners because they're considered basic and rudimentary and because there are so many other things…
 
Stems and Branches are old Chinese science. Our medicine touches on it, but most of us rely on the more modern perspectives for our clincal work. The Stems and Branches speak to a perspective of the universe and our place in it that is foreign to our minds not because of language and culture, but because we live a world that focus more on humanity …
 
Anxiety and Depression are linked with inflammation. Key regulator of the cellular antioxidant response NRF2 may play a role. Discover how an ancient herbal formula may help us better understand the relationship between depression and inflammation as well as the role of metabolites as possible biological markers for more objective diagnosis of majo…
 
The word “tonic” is frequently used in herbal medicine and in the alternative health world. We hear about health tonics, rejuvenative tonics, nutritive tonics, bitter tonics, and chi tonics. But what does “tonic” mean? “Tonic” is a nebulous term and one of those terms in herbalism that can use some clarification to make sure that we're all on the s…
 
Wade has lived in ashrams, competed at the Mr. Universe as a drug free vegetarian, written several books, and co-founded a nutrition company. He's also served as an advisor to the American Anti-Cancer Institute. Why is this good for you? Because you get to discover how enzymes can help you look better, think clearer, and fix your tummy.…
 
There are many ways to attend to our patients in clinic. We can work through mental models that we’ve acquired from our schooling, study, and clinical experience. We can also use our innate human ability to touch, palpate and sense. In this episode with Chip Chase we discuss the importance of down-regulating our nervous system. Along with the use o…
 
Meet Sam Coffman, a former U.S. Special Forces Medic, clinical herbalist and teacher with over 30 years of experience in herbal medicine. This conversation will introduce you to 3 conditions typically addressed in medical emergencies and specific herbs useful for those. Show Notes: https://plantloveradio.com/66 To get a guide of emergency medicine …
 
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