History of Herbal Medicine

History of Herbal Medicine

History of Herbal Medicine

Learn the Basics of the Beginnings of Herbal Medicine

Language: english

Note: 0/5 (0 notes) 97 students  New course 

Instructor(s): Dr. Angela Fisher

Last update: 2022-08-18

What you’ll learn

  • Brief History of Herbalism
  • Common old uses of Herbs
  • Common modern uses of Herbs
  • Traditional Chinese and Ayurveda

 

Requirements

  • No experience needed

 

Description

A brief look into the history and common uses of Eastern Medicine. Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda have more than 5000 years of exploration and experience. Yet most of our medical history is not included in a Western Practice of Medicine. Here we offer a quick look at what we hope will excite you into taking a deeper journey at where the practice of healing began.

Western medicine refers to a system where medical professionals utilize medical treatments to treat symptoms of diseases. Eastern medicine refers to nonconventional treatments that focus on the person rather than just the symptoms.

Eastern medicine has been around for nearly 5,000 years and began when ancient herbalists experimented with plant substances and their effects on humans. There are substances that have been found to enhance health, beauty, energetics of the body, and the mind. Western medicine has only been around, in its current form, since the 19th century, although the roots began in ancient Greece and Egypt. It wasn’t until World War II that the development of synthetic drugs really began. This is also when the current Western medical system discovered it can manipulate certain actions in the human body through the use of synthetic pharmaceuticals. This difference is huge, as Eastern philosophy uses whole food formulas to nourish the body’s ability to heal itself, while Western philosophy isolates and forces therapeutic actions throughout the body by utilizing laboratory modified medicines.

 

Who this course is for

  • Brief overview of herbal practices

 

Course content

  • Introduction
    • Introduction
    • Traditional Chinese Medicine
    • Ayurvedic Medicine
    • Uses in Ayurvedic Medicine
    • Modern Medicine Might Finally Visit the Traditional

 

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