conference brochure - Herbal Educational Services

April 10 – 12, 2015
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine
Tempe, Arizona
Photos: Mimi Kamp
Save $60 by March 4: $269 / $329 after that date. Meals, lodging & Friday events are extra.
Location: Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Tempe, Arizona.
Register online at or by phone (541) 482-3016
Meals with vegetarian options are available at the College: $39 for the three meal package.
Lodging: Embassy Suites, Tempe $119/night (+tax). (480) 897-7444. Group #SBM. This price will
increase as they fill up—reserve early! For Thursday night discount call group sales (480) 682-0122.
Pre-conference Intensive: Therapeutic Uses of the Cannabinoids and other Cannabis Compounds
Kenneth Proefrock, ND. Friday, April 10 at SCNM. 1- 5:00 PM. $69 fee. (See below for details.)
Friday Field Studies: Limit 20. Fee $59. Intensive study of desert
medicinals on April 10. Two location choices this year. (See below for details.)
Herb Walks: (see schedule) Desert Botanical Garden (145 acres containing
4,000 species, admission $20). Sign up when you arrive at the conference.
Continuing education applications submitted for entire conference including the Friday preconference events : Acupuncture: NCCAOM 19.5 possible PDA points to be submitted.
Nursing: Am. Holistic Nurses Association 19 possible contact hours to be submitted.
This activity will be submitted to the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) for approval to award contact hours. The AHNA is accredited
as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
Naturopathic Physicians: 17 possible general hours /of which 10 can pharmacy (Oregon and Arizona)
This total includes attendance at optional pre-conference intensive. (To be submitted.)
Lecture Notes: Digital version free to registrants before and during the event. Printed version $20.
Recordings of the lectures are available during and after the event.
Questions? Call (541) 482-3016 9 AM- 5 PM Pacific time, or visit
Pre-conference Events (more details at )
Friday Field Studies (Limit 20 participants each)
☼ 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM Jane Bothwell South Mountain Park ($59)
Jane has run yearly trips to Gauadalupe Canyon in the Sonoran desert of Baja for many years and invites
us to rejoice in the healing available from the plants, the rocks, the sand, the sun and the trees.
Identify healing plants used for food and medicine, and create a simple ceremony to honor our ancestors.
9:30 AM – 3:00 PM Mimi Kamp Location to be announced ($59)
Mimi will be scouting locations this winter to find a sacred spot for relaxed attunement to the
healing magic of the desert. Explore uses of the plants and their flower essences and gain direct
experience in making teas, using native foods, and preparing desert plants for first aid.
Pre-conference Intensive at SCNM ($69)
1 – 5:00 PM Therapeutic Uses of the Cannabinoids and other Cannabis Compounds*
Kenneth Proefrock, ND
Kenneth Proefrock presents his clinical experience using Cannabis therapeutically for a wide range of
conditions from seizures, restless leg syndrome and insomnia, to cancer, MS, Parkinson’s and chronic
pain. Detailed usage information includes prescribing as an internal agent, a vapor, as food and in
topical applications for pain. Includes some of the more interesting research on the variability of constituents with different cultivation techniques and cross-reactions with other therapeutic agents.
Reviews laws surrounding medical uses with an emphasis on Arizona.
*CE Applications to be submitted for this event: Naturopathic Physicians: 4 pharmacy.
Nursing 3.5 contact hrs. NCCAOM 4 PDA points.
(Sorry, no credit for ACPE pharmacists or California NDs.)
Register Now! or call (541) 482-3016
For lecture descriptions see the SW Conference page at
7:30- 8:30 AM
Registration- Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine – Lobby
8:30- 9:15 AM
Welcome- SCNM Auditorium
9:30- 11:00 AM
1. Hospice Care and Herbal Medicine* Amanda McQuade Crawford
2. Essential Oils and Contagion: Facts and Fantasies David Crow
3. Botanical and Nutritional Protocols for Asthma David Winston
4. ☼ A Journey of Healing: Using Flower Essences to Activate the Heart and Frontal
Lobe of the Brain (SCNM Herb Garden) Rhonda PallasDowney
11:00- 11:30 AM Refreshment and Exhibit Break
1. Using Yin Tonics in the Western Paradigm Paul Bergner
2. Botanical Insights into Early Childhood Caries* Mary Bove
3. Traumatic Brain Injuris: Naturopathic Approaches to the Treatment of Cerebral
Palsy, Stroke, TIA and Concussion Kenneth Proefrock
4. ☼ The Sacred Sunflower (in the SCNM Garden) Phyllis Hogan
1:00- 2:00 PM
Lunch (with pre-paid ticket) and Exhibit Break
2:00- 3:30 PM
1. The Human Microbiome Christopher Hobbs
2. Herbs for Trauma, Bereavement and Loss* Amanda McQuade Crawford
3. Botanical Therapies for Interstitial Cystitis Jill Stansbury
4. ☼ The Percolation Method of Preparing Tinctures (SCNM herb garden) Jane Bothwell
3:30- 4:00 PM
Refreshment and Exhibit Break
4:00- 5:30 PM
1. Men’s Health: Herbal and Nutritional Treatment fo Common Genitourinary Problems
David Winston
2. The Cytokine Connection to Insomnia* Mary Bove
3. Aromatherapy for Management of Psychiatric Conditions in Children and Adolescents:
A Pilot Study David Crow
4. ☼ Herb Walk Mimi Kamp (Desert Botanical Garden- $20.00 admission)
5:30- 6:30 PM
Dinner (with ticket) and Exhibit Break
7:00- 8:30 PM Panel Discussion: Latest Research on Alternative Therapies for Mental Illness*
Amanda McQuade Crawford, Jill Stansbury and Kenneth Proefrock
* Application to be submitted for partial pharmacy credit for NDs (not pharmacists).
Visit under “conferences” for continuing education details.
For lecture descriptions see the SW Conference page at
8:30- 10:30 AM ☼ Herb Walk Phyllis Hogan (Desert Botanical Garden; $20.00 admission)
9:00- 10:30 AM
1. Analgesia: The Search for Effective Pain Relief* David Winston
2. Herbal Medicine and Weight Management Amanda McQuade Crawford
3. Healing Sleep Christopher Hobbs
10:30- 11:00 AM
Refreshment and Exhibit Break
11 AM- 12:30 PM
1. Tonics vs. Relaxants: The Forgotten Polarity of Physiomedical Herbalism Paul Bergner
2. The Simplicity of Herbal Simples Mary Bove
3. Common Psych Meds: Seeking Alternatives* Jill Stansbury
4. ☼ Healing the Heart (SCNM Herb Garden) Jane Bothwell
12:30- 1:30 PM
Lunch (with ticket) and Exhibit Break
2:00- 3:30 PM
1. Working with PTSD Patients* Katie Stage
2. Corsican Helichrysum: The New Gold Rush David Crow
3. ☼ The Medicine Garden: A Powerful Tool for Healing (SCNM Herb Garden)
JoAnn Sanchez
3:30- 4:00 PM
Refreshment and Exhibit Break
4:00- 5:30 PM
1. Topical Herbs: Mechanisms and Applications* Paul Bergner
2. Blood Dyscrasias—From Multiple Myeloma to Leukemia—Botanical Considerations
Kenneth Proefrock
3. High Mineral Herbs for the Connective Tissue: Review, Reminders and Recipes
Jill Stansbury
5:30- 5:45 PM PM Closing Meeting
☼ Outdoor lectures
* Application submitted for partial pharmacy credit for NDs (not pharmacists).
Check under “conferences” for continuing education details.
Exhibit Hall
The exhibit hall provides an opportunity to meet conference speakers,
educational organizations, herbal companies and book vendors. If you are
interested in exhibiting, please email us at or call
the conference office at (541) 482-3016.
Paul Bergner is the Director of the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism in Portland, Oregon,
where he offers seminar training in clinical skills, medical herbalism, nutrition, and nature cure. He supervised
a teaching clinic in Boulder, Colorado from 1996 until 2012, has edited the Medical Herbalism journal since
1989, and is the author of seven books on herbal medicine.
A practicing herbalist, educator, hypnotherapist and flower essence practitioner, Jane Bothwell is dedicated
to empowering people with the knowledge and wisdom necessary to use plants wisely as food, medicine and
spiritual support. She brings over twenty years of working with clients, teaching herb classes and generally
immersing herself in plants. Jane directs the Dandelion Herbal Center in Kneeland, California.
A clinical medical herbalist, Mary Bove has a practice in family medicine in Brattleboro, Vermont. She is the
author of An Encyclopedia of Natural Healing for Children and Infants, and lectures and teaches internationally on the
topics of naturopathic medicine, botanical medicine, pediatrics, natural pregnancy, childbirth, food as medicine
and mind-body healing. She is currently the medical educator for Gaia Herbs in Brevard, NC.
A medical herbalist, teacher, author, television host of “What a Relief!” and consultant for the natural products
industry, Amanda McQuade Crawford is the author of The Herbal Menopause Book and Herbal Remedies for Women.
Amanda recently received her master’s degree in clinical psychology, and her integrative practice encompasses
hospice and bereavement counseling as well as herbal and nutritional prescribing.
An acupuncturist, aromatherapist and herbalist with over thirty years experience, David Crow is the author of
In Search of the Medicine Buddha and Sacred Smoke. He is the founder of Floracopeia, Inc, which produces essential
oils from sources around the world and supports ecologically sustainable agriculture. Through teaching and
activism he promotes the creation of grassroots healthcare based on community gardens.
Christopher Hobbs, a fourth generation herbalist, is the author of 22 books on health and herbal medicine.
He is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, consultant to the natural products industry, author, public speaker
and now a PhD (UC Berkeley) in the plant sciences of evolutionary biology and botany.
The owner of Winter Sun Trading Company in Flagstaff, Phyllis Hogan founded the Arizona Ethnobotanical Research Association (AERA) to investigate, document and preserve native plant usage in the
Southwest. She teaches ethnobotany programs for the Navajo & other tribes.
Mimi Kamp has been making plant medicine in the Southwest for over 35 years. Her field classes and
presentations emphasize habitat, sustainability, Mexican and ethnobotanical usage, and direct perception and
communication with the plants themselves.
The founder of Living Flower Essences and The Center for Plant Studies and Healing Arts in Cottonwood,
Arizona, Rhonda is an herbalist and flower essence practitioner who teaches herbal studies, plant life and
healing journeys in nature. She is the author of Voices of Flowers and The Healing Power of Flowers.
A naturopathic physician practicing in Sun City, Arizona, Kenneth Proefrock is also the owner of Vital Force
Naturopathic Compounding. He is the vice-president of the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners and chair of the biochemistry portion of the naturopathic physician’s licensing exam.
JoAnn Sanchez is the director of the herbalist training program at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in
Scottsdale (a 750-hour diploma program), for which she has recently published four training manuals. She
teaches at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, where she also tends the medicine garden.
Katie Stage is a naturopathic physician practicing at Rockwood Natural Medicine Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona,
and at the SCNM clinic in Tempe. She is a full time faculty member at SCNM, teaching botanical medicine,
hydrotherapy, GYN lab, and clinical skills.
A naturopathic physician who has practiced in Washington state for over 20 years, Jill Stansbury was the chair of
the Botanical Medicine Program at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) for 25 years, where
she is now on the faculty in botanical medicine. She lectures internationally and leads ethnobotany trips to Peru.
David Winston is an herbalist and ethnobotanist with over 40 years of training and clinical experience in
Cherokee, Chinese and Western/Eclectic herbal traditions. He offers a two year clinical training program in
botanical medicine at David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies and is the founder and president of Herbalist
and Alchemist, Inc.
Creosote (Larrea tridentata ) Photo by Mimi Kamp
Schedule at a Glance (Register online at
Friday, April 10 Pre-conference Events
9 AM – 12:30 PM
Field Study: South Mountain Park Jane Bothwell ($59)
9:30 AM - 3 PM
Field Study: Location to be Announced Mimi Kamp ($59)
1:00 – 5:00 PM
Intensive: Therapeutic Uses of Cannabis Compounds* Kenneth Proefrock ($69) At SCNM
Saturday, April 11
(*Indicates partial pharmacy credit application for Arizona & Oregon NDs)
7:30- 8:30 AM
Registration- Southwest College Lobby
8:30- 9:15 AM
Welcome- Auditorium, Southwest College
9:30- 11 AM
11- 11:30 AM
11:30 AM1 PM
1- 2 PM
2- 3:30 PM
3:30- 4 PM
4- 5:30 PM
Hospice Care and
Herbal Medicine*
Amanda Crawford
Essential Oils and
David Crow
☼ = Outdoors
Herbs/Nutrition for
David Winston
☼Journey of Healing
Rhonda PallasDowney
Traumatic Brain Injury
Kenneth Proefrock
☼Sacred Sunflower
Phyllis Hogan
Interstitial Cystitis
Jill Stansbury
☼Percolation Tinctures
Jane Bothwell
Aromatherapy Pilot
Psych Study
David Crow
☼Herb Walk
(Desert Botanical
Mimi Kamp
Refreshment and Exhibit Break
Yin Tonics in
Western Paradigm
Paul Bergner
Early Childhood Caries
Mary Bove
Lunch and Exhibit Break
The Human
Christopher Hobbs
Herbs for Trauma,
Bereavement and Loss*
Amanda Crawford
Refreshment and Exhibit Break
Men’s Health
David Winston
Cytokines and
Mary Bove
5:30- 6:30 PM
Dinner and Exhibit Break
7- 8:30 PM
Panel Discussion: Exploring the Latest Research on Alternative Treatments for Mental Illness*
Panelists: Amanda McQuade Crawford, Jill Stansbury and Kenneth Proefrock
Sunday, April 12
9:00- 10:30 AM
10:30- 11 AM
11:00 AM12:30 PM
12:30- 1:30 PM
2- 3:30 PM
3:30- 4 PM
4- 5:30 PM
5:35 – 5:45 PM
Herbs for Pain
David Winston
Herbs and Weight
Amanda Crawford
Healing Sleep
Christopher Hobbs
8:30- 10:30 AM
☼ Herb Walk: (DBG)
Phyllis Hogan
Simplicity of Herbal
Mary Bove
Common Psych Meds:
The Search for
Jill Stansbury
☼ Healing the Heart
Jane Bothwell
Corsican Helichrysum
David Crow
☼ Medicine Garden:
JoAnn Sanchez
Refreshment and Exhibit Break
Paul Bergner
Lunch and Exhibit Break
Working with
Katie Stage
Refreshment and Exhibit Break
Topical Herbs*
Paul Bergner
Closing Meeting
Connective Tissue
Herbs and Nutrients
Jill Stansbury
Blood Dyscrasias:
Multiple Myeloma,
Kenneth Proefrock
(*Indicates partial
pharmacy credit for