Tuesday, June 27, 2017

How Herbalists Diagnose- Last Part- Western Based Modern Herbalisem

I hope I learned something, my goal, learn something new everyday, find information on something you did not know.


Ok my two line RANT LOL.

Most Western Herblaiem is not as old as other countries. Many that started Western Herbalisem, still push Pharmacopoeia, formularies, materi medica work from 1890-1905 , great stuff have them all.

Connection, the founders of western based herbalisem is partly still with us, handed down and many are in this circle. You know when you see a Dry Tincture 1:5 ,sit for 10 days to 2 weeks, strain...NO. That's standard holistic herbalisem, weak, often, nourishing-restore body to normal, etc.

The problem, these documents are written by M.D.'s Ph.d's NOT Herbalist-100% medical, difference the drugs, herb based. In come over scientific science ones that have no idea how to listen, or administer herbs, this scientists is a published herbalist, with no practice, all science, this must change, some are called to be botanic scientists good for you.

The other camp 100% holistic Simply Herbalist -like the 'back to Eden' (BOOK) camp.

The others look at being an herbalist like a DR, all the science mastered, have a lab, a scope, herbs, and some fun, we need our herbal-modern day kitchen Herbal Scientists.

Modern herbalist-From the RX-Big Phrama days on. Many are once again turning to alternative care therapies so PTL. The problem with modern day herbalist, in training to be an herbalist you will read these, or other books like, the A to Z guide Drug Safety-Mosbys 4th ed great, others, my point, education and the internet has a lot of things that are not true.

Scientific findings dangerous, a rat had an extract of one isolated constituent and the rat freaked out...ok, its that foolish. Safety yes, but what it has done, I see it all over, it has made modern day herbalist, lovers of herbs , self study people, the excess in the being to cautious in using herbs, even evasive, if, and when, the need be.

Herbs are herbs right? Yes, its how good the quality of the herb is and if it has been dried and stored correctly. Shelf life 1.5 years, roots bark, 3 year plus. Know the shelf life.

Understand other herbal methods, any school teaches it in the history of herbs.

Folklore, this is Americas herbalist at its finest, until around the 90's. The new western herbalist, part medical, the way of the west, part folklore, part holistic, and herbal simpler.


You-I- find what way works for us working in a Christian way not pagan or new age.

So, in conclusion.

I have no idea. LOL.

I hope this several part series on how other herbalist diagnose, and how they do their practice. This brings it all down to a nut shell.

OK, seriously; We have Richard Whelans work on constitutional herbalseim, TCM, so many others, also note most of the old time pioneers of western herbalisem are from Europe, its almost a new American revolution to break away, and choose what works for us and others. A combo of prayer, a good intake, pulse, tongue, face, eyes, observation, listening. etc.

This, with prayer, is how I, and most modern Christian herbalist do their practice.

Want to learn all this and more, see the herb school today, summer special, one for two, see website. 


Or the old, but functioning website on weebly at,

Friday, June 23, 2017

Some Real Study and herb Pics of Me-There Is No Such Thing As A Herbalist That Does Not Study

It takes a life time. I did these pics for the front cover of a book I am doing for the school 'How To Make Herbal Medicine A Christian Perspective'.
You can get burned out...IF you do only one thing, put your eggs in a few baskets always works.

Live by the verse ECC 11:6 

Ecc 11:6  In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.


Note; THIS WAS OVER A YEAR AGO, SEE ALL THE HERBS, ALL ARE GONE, USED IN CLINIC, AND SENT OUT TO A FEW PEOPLE. MAN I CAN NOT WILD HARVEST. I have a couple pounds of a couple herbs and that is it, help me keep all I do low cost or free.

STUDY, STUDY, TRY, TRY NEVER GIVE UP.

Please consider any help you can give, so I can get much, much, needed herbs, and things for the 100% free Offline clinic, and the herb school. Thank you.

Pastor Dan Abaldo Master Herbalist

 Study............
                                                                       




Make Medicine from herbs try.


                                                                    
Have Herbs and Be Happy Funny Pic.-Holding  an ACV tincture


                                                                      
Last your finished medicine you studied all about the herb. Pic infused oil of Chaparral.


                                                                   

Massage therapist Information.-11 Body systems

Physiology is the study of the functions of the body-11 Body Systems

Source;A Scientific School is all I know, the free PDF did not say.


Let’s begin with some basic definitions. Anatomy is the study of the structure of the
body.

Physiology is the study of the functions of the body.

Anatomy has many subdisciplines. Cytology is the microscopic study of the structure
of cells.

Histology is the study of tissue.

Developmental anatomy is the study of the
structure from egg to adult form.

Embryology is the study of structures from the time of
fertilization through the eighth week of gestation.

Gross anatomy refers to structures that can be studied without the aid of a microscope

Pathological anatomy is the study
of changes in structures caused by disease. Regional anatomy is the study of a specific
region of the body, such as the head or lower extremities.

Radiographic anatomy is the
study of the body through x-rays. Surface anatomy is the study of the body through
observation and palpation. Systemic anatomy is the study of specific body systems.

observation and palpation.

Systemic anatomy is the study of specific body systems.

The logical order for learning anatomy is to get to know the chemistry of the body,
the body’s cellular structure, and the major systems of the body—their components,
their location, and their functions. Massage students left on their own to study may
focus on the muscles and bones, ignoring other systems, such as the urinary system
or the reproductive system. Don’t! Although it might be difficult to see why massage
therapists would need to know how the urinary system or the reproductive system
functions.

Physiology also has subdisciplines.

These subdisciplines ;

neurophysiology, the study of nerves;

cell physiology,

the study of cell function;

and exercise physiology,

the study of the acute responses and long-term adaptations of the body to
physical activity or exercise. In the study of any body system, whenever any structureis affected by a pathological condition, the physiology of the structure may be affected
as well; therefore, cardiology, endocrinology, and study of other body systems may
also cross over into the categories of physiology and pathology. As mentioned, this
guide is not meant to be an anatomy text by anyone’s standards. To prepare adequately
for your exam, you will want to review the anatomy and physiology textbook
you had in school, and be sure you can answer the questions in it.

Another reason to know basic anatomy and physiology is for the benefit of your
future clients. Although massage therapists are not allowed to prescribe or diagnose,
part of your process is to take a thorough health history of clients before you begin
the massage session. The more knowledge you have, the more competent you appear
to the client. In my experience, clients often discuss their health problems while they
are on the table; some will even ask you questions in the same way they would ask a
doctor. Avoid giving unqualified advice. However, if a client asks where the spleen is
located or what function it performs, you should be able to answer that question.

Part of your task as a massage therapist is to educate clients within the scope of
practice and your own areas of expertise. By offering clients a holistic education that
emphasizes the interconnections and integration of theory and practice, you are
empowering them and furthering your own goals of creating a successful practice.
Because you have gotten this far in your quest to become a massage therapist,

think back to the time before studying any anatomy, and see how much more body
awareness you have now than you did before undertaking your massage studies. If you
feel a sharp pain somewhere, can you identify its location? Do not diagnose yourself,
either; if you are sick, seek help. The point is that it is useful to know where your own
gallbladder or Achilles tendon is located. Your own body awareness is vital to your

ability to function optimally as a massage therapist. Practicing good body mechanics
and ergonomics can extend your career by years. Conversely, working in the wrong
way can shorten your career by years! Many therapists have had their careers cut
short by hyperextended thumbs, carpal tunnel syndrome, or back pain from working
hard instead of working smart.


The 11 body systems of the human organism are; Note Number one is not seen as an herbalist, but we are talking about message therapy

integumentary system,You will not see this body system name as an herbalist, it means, Skin and associated structures such as hair, nails, Protects body; helps regulate body temperature, waste,
sweat glands, and oil glands elimination, production of vitamin D; detects sensations
such as hot, cold, pain, etc.



the skeletal system,



the muscular system,


the nervous system,



the cardiovascular system,




the lymphatic system,




the respiratory system,



the digestive system,



the endocrine system,



the urinary system,



the reproductive system.


So once again we see 11 body systems and the reason to study them.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

When Not To Tincture-Short Post

Lisa Ganora -School, books and website, all New age as most are. As a christian I get weary on finding good Christian books, sites. it's just the Christian target audience that has not been fully reached as training herbalist. Its war, it's hard, you fight against the tide. Give in or stay Christian, the choice is yours. It is hard enough just being an herbalist with all the laws, what you can not do, this makes it double hard for the 10% Christian herbal books and schools. I find more websites by Christian herbalist, most, are wanting in any great content from a Christian perspective, on sites I see Christians that are in compromise. 'Come out from among them and be ye separate says the lord, so the bible, or New Age, go with the flow, or stand your ground.

Now the short important information.

The main situation where you really shouldn’t bother making a tincture is if you want an herb for its demulcent or mucilaginous properties. Demulcents are herbs that moisten mucous membranes like the lining of your mouth and throat; mucilaginous herbs contain mucilage, a gooey compound that acts as a demulcent. In these herbs, the medicine is in the goo, and goo doesn’t dissolve in alcohol so tincturing them at any concentration wastes both the herb and the booze. Some of these herbs can be tinctured for uses not related to their prowess as demulcents–burdock tea is a great gooey tonic for the gut, but tincturing it does very nice things for its property as a liver tonic. So if you’re planning to take burdock to make your skin glow, by all means, tincture away (1:3 65% fresh). However, if you want mullein or violet to moisten a dry cough, try drying them for tea or cooking them up in honey because they won’t give you that nice cooling gooyness in a tincture form.

There are a couple of herbs that are so extremely water soluble that there’s no point in making a tincture from them at all, like slippery elm (which is at-risk anyway, so please stop using it) and marshmallow.

In these cases, if you make a tincture you’ll realize pretty quickly that something’s wrong because they form a disgusting little ghost baby of gooey fiber in the jar, instead of dissolving nicely. If you’re not sure if your herb has water soluble properties but still makes a good tincture like burdock, or if your herb only has water soluble properties like slippery elm, use your favorite book, or any of the many fabulous free online resources that exist in the future we inhabit.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

PT 4 Herbalist Diagnosis Methods-This Is Non -Diagnosis-Green Pharmacy-by J. Duke.

                                                                                       

This will show a non diagnosis view, many hold to this, I am 50-50 on that one.
This is different, good info but what is said goes against the series I felt this had to be posted to make the series full.

This book is a classic, a good book but................like other herbalist-Note Duke is not an herbalist he is a botanist PHD. He is not a practicing herbalist. I take what he feels as a truth and also with a grain of salt.

I was watching a video by Dr. Richard Schulze - He had in his hand the Merck manual and said, see this book, this is medical diagnosis, and tossed the book. True, I agree. I have the PDR's, ref. Manuel on medical, Merck Manuel and others.

Dr. Richard Schulze website is,


In the book The Greens Pharmacy page 4 and 5;

Watching out for problems.

Make sure of the diagnosis. Herbal devotees sometimes get the idea that they can diagnose
illness as well as come up with herbs to treat it. BUT DIAGNOSIS IS A SEPERATE ART
AND BEST LEFT WITH THE PHYSICIANS-I DISCOURAGE SELF-DIANOSIS.

THAT IS HARD TO BELIVE, ALMOST A DOWN PUT ON GOOD HERBALISTS.

Cap's making this loud, its crazy. So Duke, love his work, data base, but in his books you can tell loud and clear he is NOT A HERBALIST.

So in all reality this does not fit the series to well, but I can say this example is someone who does not believe in diagnosing at all but by an MD.

Next-Watch out for side effects. If you get a head ache, dizzy, nausea, cut back dose, or quit herb. (I would, and do, simply stop a herb if anyone has any interactions).

Next- Be alert for allergic reactions. If you experience any difficulty I breathing, call 911.

OK say 911 is not around? Think out of the box.

It is true you can have very bad reactions, allergic response to Chamomile simple but it did the opposite and I had a very hard time breathing. This is called, Anaphyactic Shock, this is serious and yes you can kill yourself, more likely to have a interaction, allergy reaction.

Next-Beware of Interactions. If you suspect an interaction call your DR or Pharmacist.
OK once again, man I disagree but true many herbalist may give St Johns Wart, and a DR put you on a MOA inhibitor, you can end up with serotonin overload and intoxication.

Yes I teach, we must all know what RX interactions are possible, and herb-herb-OTC herb-herb contradictions, side effects. Interactions with RX and herb can be a very bad thing.

Duke wrote-To avoid the two many cooks in the kitchen,he is writing on two people DR-Herbalist-Self. Be sure to tell your MD and herbalist all herbs, supplements, otc's Herbs you are on. This is the intake part. So there you have it, the Master Green, is a no show on giving any diagnosis, many do not have medical, many do not want RX and Dr's all the time, we want healing herbs that work.

We also find the wording a herbalist can not diagnose, so some say yes, others no, the real answer in USA is NO. Look at the post about intakes and practice the beware link is,

Herbalists guidelines for avoiding the practice of medicine


I will paste an excerpt from the document, read it all at the link given.

Herbalists' guidelines for avoiding the practice of medicine


Introduction

Many practitioners of natural health care are not aware of the legal machinery lurking in the background that can
potentially sabotage their business and livelihood. Health care practitioners who know their rights and
responsibilities are less likely to be targeted with harassment.

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects freedom of speech, including that of an educational nature.
You do not need a license to exercise such rights, as long as you are not practicing medicine, which includes
diagnosing medical illnesses or prescribing treatment for such conditions. Most courts consider use of the words
"diagnose", "treatment", or "prescribe" in your office brochures or in talking to clients to be prima facie evidence
(evidence sufficient to establish a fact unless rebutted) of practicing medicine. Even if you use other words, but your
intent can be shown to be the practice of medicine (diagnosing and prescribing treatment or remedies), you are still in jeopardy.

Words to avoid using-The format not right sorry.

Do not use the professional title "Dr." in conjunction with claims to treat illness. Even if you have a valid Ph.D. in a
health-related field, it is recommended that you not use the term "Dr." to prevent your clients from thinking,
mistakenly, that you might be a medical doctor. In addition, if a potential client calls you on the phone and refers to
you as "Dr." So-and-So, you must correct them immediately by informing them that you are not a medical doctor,
or you could become guilty of passive fraud.

Do not "diagnose, prescribe, or treat" anyone, nor recommend any course of "therapy". Avoid claims to "treat
disease". Instead, educate to promote health. Avoid diagnosing, assessing, or evaluating the client's diseases or
organs or any anatomical part, physiological process or biochemical process. (Anyone is free to impart information. ( Note we learn the materia medica and the main body systems, we can not talk, write, teach on this, amazing).


of a general nature to others as long they make no specific references to the individual's body. For example, one may
explain the various factors that may lead to diabetes, without referring to the client specifically or making any
inferences about the client's condition.) Avoid claiming to treat the client's diseases, organs or anatomical body
parts. You may explain what you are recommending by saying "If this were my body, I would be concerned about...
and I would do ...," but you must avoid claiming that a recommendation will cure, treat or relieve specific symptoms
or illnesses of the client.


In describing the services that you perform, avoid the following specific words and phrases: 


diagnose or evaluate

(illness); examine (when referring to physical inspection of the body exterior, tongue and pulse); therapeutic system,


therapy; treatment, cure, treat or cure disease; relief of symptoms, relieve symptoms; prescribe treatment,


prescription, dispense or administer remedies; manipulations (referring to any massage you may perform),


physician (referring to yourself), patient (your client), medical, medicine (herbal supplements you may use).
In some states, the dieticians have even usurped the words "diet" and "nutrition". Aha! But they have not become
so bold as to claim dominion over "food". Therefore you should refer to: foods, food or meal plans, food sensitivities,
etc.

Words that are probably safe to use in describing what a professional non-medical herbalist does: teach, consult,

consultant, promote health, stimulate healing, restore health, client, herbal formulas, herbal science, inspect or look
at (client's body exterior, tongue and pulse), health disharmony.

Note Tongue Diagnosis is used and its diagnosing see L Tearra. 


I posted a few times about Tongue diagnosis, the links are,

 http://dabaldoherbals.blogspot.com/2017/05/tongue-diagnosis-by-looking-pt-5.html

http://dabaldoherbals.blogspot.com/2017/04/tongue-reading-diagnosing-pt-4.html

http://dabaldoherbals.blogspot.com/2016/11/tongue-diagnosis-pt-2-120-min-detailed.html

http://dabaldoherbals.blogspot.com/2016/11/herbal-tongue-diagnosis-with-lesley.html



Lets move on.




It's always important to keep in mind what the unlicensed complementary and alternative healthcare provider is ethically and legally able to do[1]. First, it is important to remember that a holistic health practitioner is not a primary care physician. Without other licensing, a holistic health practitioner cannot diagnose, treat, or prescribe drugs.

So it is the wording, diagnose and what that means, we look at intake, observe, research, tongue, pulse, body systems, and such, that is diagnosing the current condition the client is in. NON MEDICAL.

I Have been doing much research for a PDF book for diploma two, Law and Ethics, I cover a lot of this, do, do not, never, and more. Its a word game, watch what you say. and how you say it, watch you do not lay a hand on the client, unless qualified to do so.
After this post, I feel like giving up LOL. That is why I did the 1000 Herbalist 1000 Views video. Who is right? WE looked at what has been wrote, learned, and what some do to practice being a herbalist, for certain the word diagnosis is tricky and must see what others do, say, but the law of the land. There is so, so much information by herbalists, M.H. N.D's MD's PHD's -clinical medical herbalist. Medical field, pharmacology it's information overload, this is why I always say, read, learn. But learn in a structured systematic way with a almost no cost herb school, like the one I set up.


Monday, June 19, 2017

PT 3 Herbalist Diagnosis Methods-this Herbalist is David Hoffmann.

 NOTE; I just added more infromation to this post so re posting with the extra stuff.

I have been working this educational herb blog hard a lot of posts, why? Everything is super slow on line as every summer. Working very hard at getting the word out about the herb school by free marketing ways, long, dull, and hard, but must be done.

This humble herb school, this humble teaching blog, I am keeping at it and working 25/7 it seems . Pray for me-The blog, the school. I wrote how, as on May 19, all my sites lost 95% of its readers, it is hard to keep at it when few are coming, but I must, may summer be over soon, and take advantage of the great summer promotion, what are you waiting for.

The post.

                                                                                 


 
This is from his book,

The Herb Users Guide-The Basic Skills of Medical Herbalisem-by -David Hoffmann
This book, used is 5.00 if that.

It is like his work that lead up to his grand text book 'Medical herbalisem'.
This is like the cliffs notes to that great text book, its all you need honestly. Hoffmann, like others are mostly what is called Holistic Herbalsiem. He alludes to this over and over.
His theory is the body heals it self when it is feed correct and helps body systems. It is much easier to give herbs to prevent an illness than it is to treat illness after settled in.
Proper diet, no need of Vitamins, also Michael Tierra same as others, but now days, diet will kill you as I have wrote on. The way these two feel is if the body is given slow, low, restoratives, tonics and such. After its the intake and other medical herbalist knowledge.
I have yet to understand Hoffmanns approach, I have not read all his books, maybe I missed one? I would hope he has a book as most do not on intakes, ways of practicing herbalisem?

In this book Hoffmann writes;

Ch 3 Herbal Actions-Student-Pg 21;

One of the most comprehensible ways of coming to terms with the vast range of herbal remedies available is to consider them in terms of their actions on the body.
It is possible, and desirable, to know each plant well, how to use it and prepare it for what conditions and which types of people. However, this is a bit much to ask of beginners. It is something herbalist aim for by their sixties.

In Chapter 2 Approaches to Herbalisem

Hoffmann teaches about TCM and other methods. In Western Herbalisem he relates the different approaches but Hoffmann is more ..well..medical and folklore in a way. The four approaches;

1. Traditional knowledge- Folklore use
2. Pharmacology of Active ingredients- Constituents

3.Within the frame work of a philosophical system- (NOTE: Hoffmann talks and writes a lot like a philosopher himself and his opinions ) What does this one mean? Later down in this post .

4. Within a new holistic framework.

One is Traditional knowledge; This is what it sounds like, native American Indians, TCM, European Herbalisem, all of it with kits thousands of years of herb knowledge. A couple hundred years of old American folklore herbalist.

What does this have to do with pinning down a diagnostic work.
Herbs sometimes just work. Knowledge handed down in America.

Two is Pharmacology of Active ingredients; This has to do with the herbs constituents.
PG 14 reads;

Herbalisem is crippled when seen as a pre-cursor of modern medicine, of drugs, or of potent active ingredients ( Constitutions ). Potentially in plants we have not only medicines for illness but augmentors for health. More importantly we have a way in which one of our aspects of life can be re tuned to nature, to the world we are a part of yet hurt and damaged so much.

OK, dear lord more Philosophy and one wit nature, Native Indian wording and belief, he said it, not me, I do not believe or practice this way, seeing all in balance, harmony, one , this is new age its all over and has been for thousands of years.

Three Is Within the frame work of a philosophical system- maintain health and prevent disease through a balance of diet ( Again This is no longer possible with all the tainted toxic food)- Exercise, thought, and environment.

What the book is saying is use a method, many to choose from, TCM, Ayurvedic, Native Indian. Choose one go with it, or use parts of all, this is hoffmanns view, a combination of old and new methods. Others write the same, next post pat 4- Richard Whelans Constitutional Herfbalisem- You will see similarities in the balance, different types of constitution, make up, personality, cold, hot, dry, warm, It has its base in TCM.

Four is- Within a new holistic framework, this approach has three broad areas of influence- challengers, normalizers, eliminators.

Challengers-herbs that provoke bodily protective responses.

Normalizes- Normalizes acting bidirectionally. These herbs have a normalizing, supportive action on organs or tissues, acting as foods rather than medicines.

Eliminators-These help the body's eliminatory processes by increasing activity of the eliminatory organs. These are the bowel's, kidneys, skin, and lungs.

I hope this helps you see the difference in top herbalist.
Conclusion on this part 3, it's non conclusive, LOL. but has some good points relevant to this series.

Hoffmann and co. Are all low dose, non invasive if can be no evasive intervention. Holistic herbalisem and Simple herbalist. I read in one such book to make an distincter you add 1 oz herb to 8 oz alcohol- that is not a 5:1 ratio, a very weak tincture and not used as much as water extractions ACV tinctures.

This field of herbalist are different, I am part holistic no doubt single herb therapy, simpler methods, also medical western based herbalisem with all the science fun. LOL.
Look at a simpler herbalist in DR Christopher's work, he was such a one. I am folklore mostly and that fits with holistic herbalisem. Hoffmann does not write on a diagnosis as we read, we also read before we can not do this or that, it is confusing and it will not be in a systematic herbal school such as Mine.

We read the following;

The Holistic Health Practitioner Does Not:

Diagnose disease. A holistic health practitioner performs evaluations to determine causes of potential health problems, but they do not diagnose disease. Always refer a client back to his or her licensed physician for a diagnosis.
Treat disease. A holistic health practitioner focuses on health and education, not on disease, and empowers clients to take charge of their own good health.

Prescribe drugs or pharmaceuticals. Holistic health practitioners teach clients about herbs, essential oils, homeopathic remedies, homeobotanical remedies, flower essences, dietary supplements, and nutrition.

Perform Invasive Procedures. Depending on his or her training and licensing, a practitioner may use hands on techniques as part of his or her practice. For example, a practitioner may also be trained as a massage therapist, chiropractor, or osteopath, and use natural health modalities along with that discipline; For example, a massage therapist may use an essential oil blend to complement a massage treatment. Existing healthcare professionals should check with their licensing bodies regarding incorporating their studies into their existing practice. Holistic health practitioners do not perform any invasive procedures, give injections, or draw blood.

Link to site,




Keep at it, do not give up, by information over load. More information coming LOL.

Pt 2 Other Herbalist Ways Of Diagnosing- Herbalist Margi Flint

Body reading, Observation. Margi Flint

Margi Flint practices herbalism in the seacoast town of Marblehead, Massachusetts, and over the last 30 years has become their village herbalist. She is an adjunct professor at North Shore Community College, The Tufts University School of Medicine, Bastyr University, Pacific Rim College, and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. Margi is author of the text book, The Practicing Herbalist: Meeting with Clients, Reading the Body. She also lectures internationally and is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild.

In this interview, Margi discusses her work as a practicing herbalist, how she mentors, facial diagnostics as well as other methods she uses, and answers many questions submitted by HerbMentor members on health issues and being a practicing herbalist.

I have been to Marblehead MA St Many times in the past, a wonderful place

You can visit Margi Flint at

EarthSongHerbals.com



One thing you WILL NOT find in most herb books, how to do an intake, and do a herbal practice, almost all, we have very, very little.

There is this women work, not all new age PTL. The only book I know of that tells how to do a diagnosis, by reading person and such. Different, defined, great. the soft copy PDF book is 80.00 a lot of money, but a real need for any serious herbalist. I have looked only in herb schools not text books do people learn intakes, materia medica, diagnosis. This may be the only book like it odd no mention of herbs at all, shocking, well it is about the intake, problems that come, how to read a face good stuff I have studied this-body language, reading a face, tongue , pulse, intake, all this and no herbs, but this is the only book I know of, maybe you reader know of others, if so please comment.

I have spent years online looking for others intake , diagnosis ways, not easy they are no where to be found, ever see a free video series on doing an intake, reading a person , using different methods of diagnosis. Go to you tube type in herb intake....you get not one video, this is about to change I am doing a couple soon. I do much research online, books, websites, videos, groups, NOTHING, why the secret in this area.-Pay up man, that is why.

1. It takes years to learn

2. Learn a diagnosis method you choose to use.

3. Schools even books websites simply do not have this diagnosis available. This will be changed. I am working hard on the herb school dip 2 is hard but great doing it, no herb dip 2 students yet.

4. Many herbalist simply use an intake, observation, pulse, tongue, body system herbs, basically most western herbalist use this more medical approach and that is how I do it with prayer. I do observe a lot, this observation is amazing once you learn to look and listen.

5. This is why so few boos to be found, its the basics, we are looking at several herbalists ways of diagnosis. This is but another, and maybe the closets to how I practice.


I can not put any excerpts of the book, I do not have it....yes...need that, and want it but 80.00, funds to low. Pray I get this book, I feel I have much to learn from it and it wil help all I treat-Help.

You can see an excerpt on line at the and what others have to say that got this book.
The cover seems a tad dark-new age, I listened to a hour talk by this women and does not sound new age...to bad. Hear her interview on sound cloud at,



You can listen to an excellent hour podcast, she says enough to get what she does and how.

This book -PDF 80.00, is more than what you can get for 75.00- all summer dip one and two, what are you waiting for. Both one price wild. What else can I do.

Finally, I have had a personal goal, we all should have these, 100 people in Christian herb guild by 2017 getting close, sign up for the herb guild free today, lets see 100 Christians join.

Once again the Herb school link .



Please, fellow Christians join the guild and lets take back the herbs created by our God.
This is OUR way, as Christians who love herbs, are in study or just want to make a stand, make that stand today. The guild see this it is growing and around 12 to go to reach 100 my goal. This can be done in 2017, half a year. The link to the herb guild , read this, what it is and what you get. FREE