Botanical Medicine for Medical Professionals
Learn the science and substance of botanical medicine.
You Need a Scientific Background in Botanical Medicine
Those you care for rely on you to guide them. In all likelihood, many of them are already using one or more herbal supplements.
Too often, healthcare providers rely on “those in the know” to guide consumers. This may involve herbalists, self-proclaimed experts, or even certified herbalists that base their recommendations more on myth than modern medicine.
Find the facts for yourself. Learn how to critically evaluate labels, contents, and claims. Identify plant-based products with enough of a safety record to confidently recommend. Set a higher bar for the profession and how we evaluate and recommend products.
Botanical Medicine Course Overview
As with acupuncture, laser therapy, and medical massage, CuraCore teaches about botanical medicine principles using factual, evidence-informed methodology. Dr. Robinson encourages providers to exercise critical thinking and separate fact from fiction when considering the use of any integrative therapy. Doing so is especially crucial in the field of herbal medicine due to the potential for harm from biochemically active products.
Students are taught to approach botanical medicine from a scientific, evidence-based perspective to provide the highest quality care to their patients. The goal of this course is to deepen your awareness of the benefits and risks of botanical remedies and how to work with them intelligently and safely. This is not a “how to” course that will encourage you to sell and manage your patients solely on herbs. Until there is more evidence for target species, many challenges remain.
We have both human and veterinary versions of this program. You must have a solid working knowledge of pharmacology, physiology, pathology, chemistry, and the clinical manifestations of health and disease. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like more information.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
What You’ll Learn:
- Recognize herbs commonly recommended with relative safety and evidence of effectiveness
- Determine how herbs are manufactured, prepared, and stored; and effects of safety, quality, and potency
- Identify mechanisms of action botanical compounds
- Verify indications, contradictions, and potential herb-drug interactions
- Evaluate products based on labels
- Detect differences between herbal medicine and homeopathy
- Identify risks of herbal medicine on different species
- List pros and cons of essential oils
- Describe science, safety, and risks of cannabis
- Avoid pitfalls in Asian herbal products
- Identify differences between rational, modern diagnostic approaches, and primitive methods that lack validation and reproducibility
- Determine where and how to access reliable information about botanical remedies
- Use botanical products for pain, inflammation, anxiety, neurologic support, digestive health, cancer, digestive issues, and immune regulation
- Find herbal toxins/plants sold in stores
The Botanical Medicine for Medical Professionals course is open and ongoing.
You may register at any time.
Course fee – $995
Content delivery – 17 modules online.
Scientific Integrative Medicine Workshop:This two-day workshop will encourage you to expand your integrative medical offerings and update your science-based acupuncture knowledge through a hands-on, experiential workshop that includes instruction and practice in medical acupuncture, myofascial release, laser therapy and LED arrays (photomedicine), and botanical medicine.
Why learn integrative medicine through CuraCore?
Learn from leading experts and experienced instructors.
No myths, no metaphors.
Only rational, fact-based content.
Our courses are backed by verifiable data and based on evidence-informed research.
AM I ELIGIBLE? HOW DO I REGISTER?
This course has the goal of educating all who need to know the facts about botanical medicine. We invite all interested parties to learn through this online program. However, please note that we have directed the level of instruction and course content toward both human and veterinary healthcare providers. A basic knowledge of pharmacology, physiology, pathology, and chemistry, as well as the clinical manifestations of health and disease are considered a prerequisite.
REGISTER NOW FOR BOTANICAL MEDICINE FOR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS