Professional Online Herbalist Training
March 2, 2020
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Colin Jardine says
May 12, 2022 at 11:21 am
1. Eliminations as a strategic priority for treating acute conditions sharply focuses on herbal actions applicable to the body systems and this strongly reinforces what I have previously learnt.
3. The biggest difference in the treatment of acute and chronic disease is the tactics employed. Active remedies in the case of acute diseases and restorative in the case of chronic diseases.
4.In the case of a predominantly chronic condition, the focus must be on restoring the body’s healing system and giving it the right support including convalescence and rest. Applying acute treatments may lead to stress on the system and further reduce the body’s natural defences.
5. The simple guideline for chronic treatment/recovery is 1 month for every year of symptomatic diagnosis.
This obviously requires a high degree of experience and expertise to be able to effectively treat chronic cases, so I will go with the advice to rather focus on acute cases in the absence of solid experience.
Sarah Young says
June 20, 2021 at 8:28 pm
1. The fact that the healing systems looses bounce because of recurring attacks, this phrase will make it easy for me to remember, “It becomes slow on its toes, punch drunk.”
Eliminative – stop the condition from moving deeper
Change the lifestyle aggravating the condition
Choose hot or cold herbal pathway
Rest , rest , rest
The body needs to be treated with a soft hand over a longer time frame… Restorative approach.
Support the healing system, strengthen the body.
There are no quick fixes here
Gentle expelling, reducing toxins, cleansing the liver, making the symptoms more productive and manageable, this will all help with any inflammation occurring as it is a sign something is wrong, start fixing the problem and the pain will lesson and go away.
Rest, rest, rest.
3. Acute conditions will eventually repair because of the healing system, we can use higher dosages of treatment for shorter periods whereas chronic illness requires a lifestyle change as well as a gentle and structured treatment plan.
4. Don’t rush it, it will take time so help restore, and encourage rest, accountability for health changes.
5. One year of ailment a month of treatment to start taking effect, but the more ill the person the longer it will take in general, watch out for conditions like arthritis that once presents it actually was working in the background for five to fifteen years so adjust treatment accordingly.
As far as implications go it is all about caring for your patients enough to keep them feeling better and stronger gradually to keep them motivated to keep the healthier lifestyle going and to keep their expectations of an instant recovery, in check.
June 17, 2021 at 6:50 pm
1. My AHA Moment is the point that acute conditions are not serious and are often self correcting.
3. The biggest difference in the treatment of acute and chronic is that acute sickness requires lesser time to heal than chronic sickness because the problem has been there for long and penetrator the system.
4. The family Herbalist does not have to rush the treatment of chronic sicknesses but use gentle and supportive milder treatment that will heal the body gradually and at a slow pace and achieve desired healing at last.
5. Because chronic sickness is chronic and has been there for a long time, the damage may be much due to length of occurrence and stay in the body so the body will take time to heal it
Joyce Willson says
December 17, 2020 at 12:26 am
1. My AHA is the different approaches based on it the disease is acute or chronic.
The chronic may require additional medical treatment
patricia. [email protected] says
November 1, 2020 at 3:22 pm
Therapeutic Priorities For Treating Acute and Chronic Conditions.
Therapeutic approaches to acute and chronic conditions.
1.Eliminations: Using herbs that I encourage removal of bugs from systems.. Induce sweating, coughing, diarrhea etc.
Adjust treatment to t suit the severity of symptoms. High dose or low dose
Counteract the symptoms as soon as the illness start
Assist the body to heal itself gradually.
The biggest difference in the treatment approaches of acute and chronic conditions is tha Acute is the new andshort term illness., chronic is long term illnesses
How does the following statement impact your role as family herbalist: “The modern green healer dealing with a predominately chronic case-load has to avoid heroic strategies (organic drug therapy) and look to measures that are gentle and supportive instead.“ It means that the herbalist must not seek immediate relief but must be patient. Allow the body to elimate illness, regain strength to heal itself. No results is results.
Guideline for how long it will take to resolve a chronic condition. It depends on the condition of the body, age, immune system, attitude etc. Patience is needed. It might take a few months to a year. For every year a month.
Approach chronic condition slowly. Half to quarter dose.
Simphiwe Macwili says
September 7, 2020 at 10:15 pm
The vast methods in use when it cone to treating chronic diseases gave me the ah ha moment.
The best treatment approach: topical ÷ systemic
“Is it superficial” (acute) or
What therapeutic What therapeutic
priorities for treating priorities for treating
acute conditions? chronic conditions?
Is the problem How strong are
‘hot’ or ‘cold’? are the body’s reserves?
What strategic options for
treating a chronic
Difference in treatment is more on strategies applied, acute is about elimination while in chronic we ally restorative strategies.
This is about patience as you try to restore and help the body to gain its fighting power. Too high dosages in trying to get quick results is not helpful at all.
The longer the illness has had to cause harm the longer it will take to irradicate and restore the body to its maximal self.
Joshua Crotty says
August 27, 2020 at 5:44 pm
Aha! It was striking to me that the more “serious” or deep/chronic a condition is, the more the herbal healer wants to be gentle and supportive. Or as you put it, the more debilitated, the less active solution.
A simple guideline to length of treatment for chronic conditions is 1 month of treatment to 1 year of trouble. If the case indicates suffering for 3 years, you can expect at least 3 months of treatments.
Important here to remember the beginning of our training that if a chronic condition will take several months it may be outside of the scope of a single herbal healer.
Mari Stebbing says
July 16, 2020 at 3:51 pm
3. Acute conditions can be treated fast and easy. Start as soon as this first symptoms appear.
Chronic conditions take a bit more time and patience. Rest well and wait for the healing to work through your body.
4. By rushing the body to heal in a chronic condition, is never good but can even be bad. Taking things slowly and using milder treatment is a very effective way to gradually help the patient achieve a more successful healing.
5. The longer it was in your body, the longer it had time to do damage. Damage takes timeto heal. Accept the fact that time is up to your body.
Ida Horn says
July 16, 2020 at 3:38 pm
Summarize the therapeutic approaches to accute and chronic conditions:
Accute Conditions Chronic Conditions
“Superficial” “Deep issue”
Not serious Deep, only palpable on pressure
Self-correcting Tendency for other vital signs to be subdued
Suitable for home treatment Therapeutic Treatment
The body can be expected to defend its own integrity The body begins to lose bounce
Easy to feel on surface Less able to defense against distuptive influences
Therapeutic Treatment: Slow on its toes
1. Eliminations Active Strategies:
2. Functional Adjustments Gentle provocation
3. Temperament Gentle clearing out
4. Restoration Addressing remote toxicity
Acute can be treated to be preventative, while chronic only starts when the disease is more serious.
Smaller dosages, will take longer, changes in diet and rest
For every year of trouble, treatment might be expected to take a month. Find out what the underlying trouble is, and then motivate the patient to be patient.
Relebohile Zwane says
June 3, 2020 at 5:09 pm
2. The biggest difference in the treatment approaches of acute and chronic conditions.
Chronic conditions need a sensitive approach. The family herbalist need to work more at restoring the body rather than playing a heroes and exposing the body to strong medication. The family herbalist need to find out the strength of the body before he/ she choses the strategy to use. Acute conditions are new and abrupt illnesses that in most cases the body is still strong to can be given very active remedies in order to deal with the existing illness.
3. How does the following statement impact your role as family herbalist: “The modern green healer dealing with a predominately chronic case-load has to avoid heroic strategies (organic drug therapy) and look to measures that are gentle and supportive instead.“
As a modern green healer it is my responsibility to improve the well-being of the chronic case by being supportive and not use rough or too active remedies that the body might not be strong enough to stand, because of the energy that might be needed by the body to use them.
4. Give a simple guideline for how long it will take to resolve a chronic condition. How does this impact your approach to herbalism?
The time it take to resolve a chronic condition will be longer depending on the number of years the patient has been in the state. For example, for every year the body suffered it will take a month of treatment. This means that I need to understand as the modern green healer that the results may not be seen as quick as the patient may desire, therefore my patients need to be empowered with this knowledge so that they are patient with the their bodies and also that they come to appreciate the depth in which their condition has affected their bodies.
June 2, 2020 at 12:06 pm
Holistic approach that the green Healer and herbalists take are realy of importance. It is so unfortunate that the conventional ignores this approach. Even though They treat symptoms but with other spheres like diet and change of lifestyle encouraged the patiënt would be greatly improved.
Nikki Presley says
May 19, 2020 at 3:51 pm
Healing chronic illness takes a gentle, restful approach. It can take at least a month per year of illness to return to health. Helping to gently guide one out of the “chronic” mindset is very important too. When one believes they will never get well because a doctor told them so, it takes a great deal of kindness and compassion to help them see that healing IS possible.
Abby Milligan says
April 28, 2020 at 2:34 pm
My “aha” moment was the healing time for chronic illness.
The biggest difference i see between the treatment of acute and chronic illness is that acute you assist the body to rid the illness and chronic you are assisting the body to restore itself.
That statement is huge and very important, if you are dealing with chronic then the last thing you want to do is put the body into a state of shock which trying the heroic strategy would do. It would be like telling a smoker to stop smoking and go cold turkey. You would do more harm than good.
According what was stated it will take a month for each year that a chronic illness has started, which means herbalism is not only gentle but life altering. It becomes a new way of living and something that needs to be done on a long term and is not just a quick fix.
April 18, 2020 at 5:10 am
1. The vital resistance section. So often we try and ‘cure’ the symptoms, that we believe is the actual illness, and instead, we should be reducing the symptoms to a good level, while still allowing them to be productive.
3. Acute conditions require a small amount of time to heal; chronic conditions require such a large amount, because often, they have been left too long, and have caused more chronic conditions to develop.
4. Modern doctors and people who support the ‘miracle-drug’, are looking for a quick fix that will never happen. The chronic problems didn’t develop overnight, and neither will they be cured overnight. It takes patience and a gentle approach over a long time.
5. It takes about a month, for every year you have had the issue. Again, I say that the problem didn’t pop up overnight, and you can’t expect it to be fixed that fast either.
Shani Moushon says
March 26, 2020 at 5:04 pm
The time it takes for a chronic illness depends mainly on how long you have had the illness, yet it can take several months even longer. The dosages will be smaller and a change in diet with added rest and convalescence would be recommended. This would not change anything for me, since for the most part with a chronic illness you would expect to take a while to heal, along with the fact that using an herbal remedy is a more natural approach.
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