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post #261 of 358
it would depend on the age, personality and needs of the child. for mine herb mate, he has adhd/add and herbe mate is said to help.
post #262 of 358
Here are a few good hernbal articles I've read in the past few months...
Foods and herbs for boosting immunity and respiratory health
and
Phytotherapy — the key to hormonal balance? <--- Awesome article that really lays out how herbs work in the body -- like a mini medical school lesson!

Happy herbal healing one and all!
post #263 of 358
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it would depend on the age, personality and needs of the child. for mine herb mate, he has adhd/add and herbe mate is said to help.
Not for anything in particular... We like Chamomile for night time tea for relaxation. I have been drinking a mix of Echinacea, peppermint, fennel, and chamomile.
post #264 of 358
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I think you are confused. Also, I am not sure why Susun Weed's name is being brought into this convo either?

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Perhaps, I'm confused. An RN education doesn't increase one's knowledge of holistic health. I feel quite confident of that. It is just the opposite.

If one wants to practice as an NP, I assume you'd like autonomy. An RN is not an independent practice degree, they work under the direct supervision of an MD. Perhaps, an ND could want an RN to draw labs for him/her. But, the scope of practice of an RN is limited by being under the supervision of a higher legal licensure.

I completely believe that a 2-year RN degree is a great investment for knowledge of mainstream disease and mainstream medical skills and a mainstream health care job, with great pay. But, it has nothing to do with herbal or holistic healing. Unfortunately.

I am consulted for holistic health issues everyday. I have no certification in holistic anything. I have knowledge I gained through practice, experience, research, reading, questioning, self-study. I get paid to do that. Mostly, no one knows I ever went to nursing school. It is irrelevant.

I consult holistic practitioners who have the knowledge I am seeking (homeopathy, herbal medicine, holistic practioners, massage, Reiki, aromatherapy, etc). I don't care about their "credentials". I care about their knowledge and experience and results, testimonials, word-of-mouth. I'd rather apprentice with one of them, than waste my time and money on nursing school, if I wanted to practice holistic health. Or even a holistic school; but a nursing degree offers little to an herbal healing mama, imo.

I'm familiar with the University of Arizona program. If you want to get your ND, I'd do that directly, rather than going to nursing school first. Nursing school has nothing to do with holistic anything.

I doubt Susan Weed has a nursing degree. Have no idea if she has any "credentials".


Pat
post #265 of 358
Thread Starter 
I think you get it!

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" Nursing school has nothing to do with holistic anything."

Not sure I can agree with this.. it may not give you instruction or credentials as an alternative provider but holistic nursing is more about approach than credentials. Its any practice that has healing the entire person as its goal. There are many nursing theorist whose main objective is to integrate the entire patient as a whole. This is what differentiates the nursing model from the medical model. Medicine as it has been done for the last 100+ years is a hunter type of approach. Jump in and spear the problem, fix it and head on to the next… Since good ole Flo, nursing has been using holistic modalities to achieve what is best for their patients. It has only been recently that the “labels” have been attached.
That being said, I agree that an associate’s degree is a great investment for knowledge. There is a great deal of information to learn in a short period of time and they do not provide a significant amount studies to alternative approaches. But what is “mainstream disease”? A disease is a disease, it may manifest itself differently in different patients, but it is the patients response and how we as providers can promote and assist our patients well being that differs. In addition, how can one treat an illness without a basic understanding of the pathophysiology of said illness and the multi system responses?
Once out of school and liscensed as an RN, there are numerous opportunities to work in settings that will foster and promote your desire to treat a patient holistically.
Side note the Arizona Institute for Integrative Health is a fellowship and intern program for advanced practice providers. You must have a MD, DO or NP. I don’t think they award ND’s…
post #266 of 358
Thread Starter 
chamomile/peppermint is my kids favorite.

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What are your favorite herbal tea blends for children?
post #267 of 358
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I think you are confused. Also, I am not sure why Susun Weed's name is being brought into this convo either?
Ok. We don't need to agree.


Pat
post #268 of 358
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I think you get it!

post #269 of 358
so what is everyone making for the spring and summer season?
arnica oil? gardeners soap? scrapes and cuts balm?
post #270 of 358
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so what is everyone making for the spring and summer season?
arnica oil? gardeners soap? scrapes and cuts balm?
I am making some tinctures, a brain tincture and a nervine tincture, Kloss's herbal liniment, and an all purpose salve (for cuts and scrapes). up for more ideas though...

oh a gardeners soap whats in that?

What are you making?
post #271 of 358
poppyseeds, oats, orange peel, peppermint, spearmint, with eucalyptus and orange e.o's. on a rope to hang on the outside faucite. i make a couple of salves, i havent done the tinctures yet, i better get on that.
post #272 of 358
I am also making wound cleanser...

What tinctures are you making? I am trying to think of anything else I might need....
post #273 of 358
that's the issue! i cannot make up my mind. i might do a nervine, a warming one with ginger and cinnamon, a sleep one for ds,

i just dont know yet.
post #274 of 358
Balm of Gilead, should have done it...yesturday.
post #275 of 358
mine b.o.g. is almost done. v. excited about it.
post #276 of 358
I love, love, love Heart of Herbs.
I have studied with 3 schools now and this one is the best for me so far. She takes time for phone calls, emails, and personal time.
I did enjoy my studies with Susun Weed and Rosemary Gladstar, but I liked the personal touch.
post #277 of 358
I just found this site GreenMedInfo (science based site about using natural products/plants for healing) on Facebook and have loved following his posts. The author understands the energy of whole plants and is passionate about their benefits. You can search the research studies by plant or by ailment! The GreenMedInfo site has over 10,000 research studies referenced, categorized and searchable!

It is a like a PubMed of science based research about natural products and ailments. Coolest site ever!!


Pat
post #278 of 358
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I love, love, love Heart of Herbs.
I have studied with 3 schools now and this one is the best for me so far. She takes time for phone calls, emails, and personal time.
I did enjoy my studies with Susun Weed and Rosemary Gladstar, but I liked the personal touch.
this one is my dream school. someday when i get enough money i WILL be attending it. i seriously DREAM of it. i sigh over the website. i love love love the whole vibe so much. i am glad to hear of you liking it.

the jealousy abounds.
post #279 of 358
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I just found this site GreenMedInfo (science based site about using natural products/plants for healing) on Facebook and have loved following his posts. The author understands the energy of whole plants and is passionate about their benefits. You can search the research studies by plant or by ailment! The GreenMedInfo site has over 10,000 research studies referenced, categorized and searchable!

It is a like a PubMed of science based research about natural products and ailments. Coolest site ever!!


Pat
my god. that is awesome! thanks so much for sharing.
post #280 of 358
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Originally Posted by WuWei View Post
I just found this site GreenMedInfo (science based site about using natural products/plants for healing) on Facebook and have loved following his posts. The author understands the energy of whole plants and is passionate about their benefits. You can search the research studies by plant or by ailment! The GreenMedInfo site has over 10,000 research studies referenced, categorized and searchable!

It is a like a PubMed of science based research about natural products and ailments. Coolest site ever!!


Pat
So great! Thank you so much for sharing!
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