Veterinary Botanical Medicine: What You Need to Know
Learn the science and substance of botanical medicine.
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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.
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.
The online learning format of this course arose from a year of in-depth study with a leading expert in online teaching, particularly for the “flipped” classroom setting. As a result of this eye-opening experiences, Dr. Robinson has shifted her online instructional approach from the previously standard “sage on the stage”, outmoded style of teaching to one that requires learners to think, to critique, to analyze, and to engage with the instructor.
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.
That said, clients need reliable information about herbs and supplements. They are looking to veterinarians and physicians for facts and guidance. Our intention is to educate healthcare professionals about the pros and cons and to empower them with the first-hand knowledge of how to find this information, how to discern fact from fiction, and how to move forward with life-long skills borne by active engagement, not passive listening.
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.
Our botanical and photomedicine online courses require active student engagement with online materials. These are not sit-back-and-watch-recorded-lectures courses. Dr. Robinson will present you with information and other resources already available online and ask you to consider their veracity, reliability, and prudence for patient care. She will also present a series of cases through which you can further develop your botanical consulting skills.
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 Veterinary Botanical Medicine 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 VETERINARY BOTANICAL MEDICINE