Participants will work directly with plants, looking, touching, smelling, brewing, tasting and discussing over 100 Chinese medicinal herbs. Discussion will utilize classical Chinese concepts such as flavor and nature, yin and yang qualities and inherent potency to understand the clinical application of single herbs and their combination in formulas. Most importantly, herbs will be understood through comparing and contrasting and direct experience.
While not required, participants are urged to enroll in and complete the Classical Herbalist Online herbal course. This four-part in-person workshop brings to life the material from the Classical Herbalist online training program, providing a hands-on component critical to becoming a confident and effective herbalist.
In Person Dates & Locations:
Asheville, North Carolina--NCCAOM, California & Florida 48 CEUs pending! Enroll Now!
March 25- 26, 2023
May 20-21, 2023
August 05-06, 2023
October 21-22, 2023
London, England: class begins in 2024, check back for dates and specifics
Zurich, Switzerland: class in progress, see link for more details (tcm workshops)
JulieAnn Nugent-Head lived in China for eight and a half years studying with the last generation of practitioners born and educated prior to 1949. Seeing these traditional doctors effectively treat serious conditions illustrated the profundity and practicality of Chinese medicine. Through the ATS documentation project, JulieAnn benefitted from line by line reading and explanations of the classic books with Dr. Li Hongxiang, which deepened her understanding and brought to life the classical, foundational and common sense paradigm with which Chinese medicine views and attempts to manage illness.
In 2010, to escape the pollution of Beijing, JulieAnn and husband Andrew moved to the Westlake Tea Region of Hangzhou. While living amongst the tea fields, JulieAnn completed a doctoral level medical degree at the Zhejiang University of Chinese Medicine, focusing on the classical application of herbs.
JulieAnn is a vocal advocate of classically-based, clinically-focused, tangible and effective Chinese medicine. She feels herbs are practical and accessible, and hopes to encourage more of the western TCM community to employ and customize herbal medicine for their patients. Learn more about seminars around the world at traditionalstudies.org and the Nugent-Head's teaching clinic in Asheville, NC at alternativeclinic.org