Herbs have been used for healing throughout history across all cultures and nations. In fact, to this day, more than 70% of all the people around the world are dependent on natural medicine or herbs.
The practice of Eastern herbology is not a symptomatic approach to healing. It looks for a pattern or a syndrome in order to treat the root cause of a disease. It also deciphers a constitution or body type. Moreover, Eastern herbology generally combines herbs in a formula rather than use herbs individually. In order to properly practice Eastern herbology, one must have a basic understanding of the theory of Yin-Yang and the Five Elements, which are the root of Eastern philosophy.
In this lecture, use of herbal medicine from both the Traditional Eastern Medicine and the Sasang Constitutional Medicine will be discussed.
Yin-Yang and Five Element theories
How the herbs work: system of correspondence
Taste, temperature and entering meridians of herbs
3 Categories of Herbs
Identifying a pattern or a syndrome
Sasang Constitutional Medicine
Exchange/Investment in Yourself:
$30 preregistration / $45 at the door
Joseph K. Kim, Ph.D., Doctor of Oriental Medicine, is a third generation Eastern medical practitioner. He has served as the Chairman of the Department of Oriental Medicine at Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Los Angeles and is a former acupuncture researcher at UC Irvine.
Dr. Kim has been practicing martial arts, Tai Chi, and Qigong for the past 40 years. He has studied with masters in the US, Korea and China, most notably with Master Soo-il Oh, the chief disciple of Master Tae Hoon Kwon, the most famous Korean Taoist of 20th century. He served as the team doctor for the United States Tae Kwon Do team (ITF) of 1988.