One major point people make when rejecting the benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) or Ayurveda is that there are few “gold-standard” studies that sufficiently prove their benefits. But for those of us who understand the practices, TCM and Ayurveda will never be effectively proven this way — they are based on an entirely different concept than nutrient isolations and randomized trials. By considering a person as a unique individual and using available resources to determine his or her needs, you can implement this system as a powerful tool in helping patients achieve total wellness by assigning them the specific herbs, therapies and dietary instructions that relate to their specific body and environment. However, it’s easy to get this process wrong. For instance, just because two herbs are each useful in treating a condition does not mean they should be prescribed together. I’ll unpack the specifics of how to effectively use these ancient practices to revolutionize the health of your patients, as well as introduce connections between these ancient practices and relevant health trends like the power of CBD and the revolutionary ketogenic diet.
- Participants will be able to explain the basics of how to apply TCM and Ayurvedic principles to their patients without over-prescribing or mixing improper elements.
- Participants will be able to discuss with patients and other healthcare professionals how these principles impact aspects of natural medicine such as brain health, food sensitivities, immunity, stress relief, inflammation and neural stem cell activity.
- Participants will be able to assess the connections between TCM/Ayurveda and current health trends like the ketogenic diet, stem cell research and CBD.