September 17, 7 – 9 p.m.
Anyone who has studied or used western herbs over the past 30 years has probably relied on the work of David Winston, a true luminary in the field. He is an ethnobotanist and author with 45 years of training and practice in clinical herbalism. He is also an herbal consultant to physicians, herbalists, and researchers throughout the U.S. and Canada. David has graciously accepted our invitation to visit at MUIH and will speak on Herbal Pain Management. Open to all on a space available basis, this program is offered for free as a gift to you from MUIH and David.
More About the Lecture
Effective Pain Management with Botanicals
The search for effective, safe and non-addictive pain medication is an age-old quest. Studies show many people – especially the elderly, the poor, people of color and women are under-treated for chronic pain. While herbs are not as powerful as opiates and other pharmaceutical medications, they can offer safer and often highly effective pain management. In this talk we will discuss how specific herbs can relieve specific types of pain, how to combine herbs to create a synergistic effect and reduce inflammation, pain perception and spasm and how botanicals can enhance the effects of pharmaceutical pain medications.
More About David Winston, RH (AHG)
David Winston is an herbalist and ethnobotanist with 45 years of training in Cherokee, Chinese and Western herbal traditions. He has been in clinical practice for more than 38 years and is an herbal consultant to physicians, herbalists and researchers throughout the USA and Canada. In 2013, David was presented with the Natural Products Association (NPA) Clinician’s Award and awarded a fellowship by the Irish Register of Herbalists.
David is the founder and director of the Herbal Therapeutics Research Library and the dean of David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies, a two-year training program in clinical herbal medicine. He is an internationally known lecturer and frequently teaches at medical schools, symposia and herb conferences. He is the president of Herbalist and Alchemist, Inc. a manufacturer that produces herbal products that blend the art and science of the world’s herbal traditions. In addition, David is a founding/professional member of the American Herbalist Guild. He has served four terms on the Board of Directors and he is on the American Botanical Council’s Advisory Board.
David was a contributing author to American Herbalism, published in 1992 by Crossings Press, and the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP), 2000-2013. He is the author of Saw Palmetto for Men & Women, Storey, 1999 and Herbal Therapeutics, Specific Indications For Herbs & Herbal Formulas, HTRL, 2013 and the co-author of Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina and Stress Relief, Healing Arts Press, 2007, and Winston and Kuhn’s Herbal Therapy and Supplements; A Scientific and Traditional Approach, Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott, 2008. He is also a member of the AHPA Expert Advisory Council that created the new edition of the Botanical Safety Handbook, CRC Press, published in 2013.