WINTER QUARTER (February 2013)
All classes take place at Common Ground Healing Arts in the Jefferson School City Center. All classes cost $25 –sliding scale rates are available.
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1. Introduction to Herbal Medicine: This workshop offers an introductory glimpse into the ever expanding world of herbal medicine, offering insights into traditional uses of herbs, modern marriage of herbs and conventional medicine, safety considerations, and an overview of some of the most commonly used herbs in today’s culture. No experience necessary; all levels welcome! Lindsay Kluge, Wednesday, February 6, 5:00-7:00 pm
2. General Overview of Common Herbs: This fun class will introduce you to some of the most common herbs that grow right outside your door, whether you live in the country or the city. Dandelion root, greens and flowers have great medicine for us. Plantain as well as chickweed are mighty allies in helping us stay healthy. Learn what echinacea is and how to properly use this common herb. Jude Christian, Wednesday, February 13, 5:00-7:00 pm
3. Kitchen Medicine: Did you know that your spice rack is filled with some of your best home remedies. Ginger for colds, arthritis and gas; thyme for sinus and throat congestion; caraway and cumin for digestive upset and the list goes on. Enjoy this two hour class for beginners as we take a simple tour through the spice rack to see what medicines our elders have use for health and healing. Kathleen Maier , Wednesday, February 21, 5:00-7:00 pm
4. Herbs for Pain Management & Inflammation: Recognizing and regulating inflammation in the body. Inflammatory issues are among the most common in today’s dis-eases, spanning from digestive to arthritic concerns. This introductory workshop focuses on the main causes of inflammation, the value of healthy inflammation, and offers steps to recognize inflammatory patterns and reduce pain with nutritional and herbal support. Lindsay Kluge, Wednesday, February, 27, 5:00-7:00 pm