Sunday March 10, 2024 11:30am-3:30pm (we will break for a 30-minute lunch)
Class is held at 424 E. Simpson St. Lafayette, CO 80026
Navigating the Flow: Pattern Diagnosis for Clinical Herbalists/Practitioners
Many herbalists do not feel confident working with clients due to a lack of diagnostic skills. While it is not legal to diagnose western medical conditions, herbalists can identify patterns of imbalance that may lead to dis-ease. Being able to access the constitution of the person as well as the pathogen that is affecting the body, is vital to treat a person effectively. Many medical models use pattern diagnosis to determine whether the person/pathogen is hot/cold, dry/damp, or external/internal. Understanding how to read patterns based on listening, observing, tongue diagnosis, and basic anatomy and physiology is both a science and an art, and is essential for clinical work.
This class will explore Vitalist and Chinese medicine diagnostic techniques and provide guidelines for clinical pattern identification. You will be introduced to the basics of pattern identification according to Chinese medicine techniques and learn how to distinguish between hot/cold, dry/damp, external/internal conditions.
This is a fun, interactive workshop where we will look at tongues, have a roundtable discussion about a case study, and work together to build your clinical and diagnosis skills.
$40/CSCH STUDENTS & ALUMNI