Lectures, Workshops and EventsPacific Rim College is pleased to offer, host and support various public-oriented events in Natural Health including topics such as Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, Phytotherapy, Holistic Nutrition and Integrative Medicine. Please see below for information on our current professional Continuing Education activities.
For details about our multi-week Continuing Education courses intended for the general public, please visit Continuing Education.
The Pediatric Herbal Medicine Chestwith Sheila Kingsbury, ND, RH (AHG), March 2014
The goal of this lecture is to give participants tools for working with children and the common ailments that affect them. It is important that practitioner know their comfort level and scope of training so that they can confidently work with this population. For example, newborns require some special attention and can have life-threatening issues without usual symptom pictures. Thus, unless a practitioner is trained to work with this age group, it is advised to refer to someone who does have that kind of training. There are some recommendations, however, that can can be made to complement another practitioner's care.
This class aims to do the following:
- Review age group special needs and considerations in regards to pediatric health care.
- Determine what signs to look for that might mean more urgent care is needed and who to refer to.
- Learn guidelines for pediatric dosing of herbal simples and formulas.
- Discuss common ailments in the pediatric population and formulate for sample cases.
- Develop a list of the most commonly used herbs for the pediatric population as well as tricks for making palatable formulas and preparations.
- Review pediatric cases in terms of constitutional assessment and how to treat the whole person rather than just the symptoms if possible.
Participants will come away with a more comfortable level of understanding of how to work with the pediatric population. Participants will also leave with more tools for formulating pediatric conditions and for creative ways to get kids to comply with taking our formulations. The workshop will also delve into the realm of other supportive treatments such as nutrition, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy, homeopathy and other modalities as it applies to each case we discuss.
Dr. Sheila Kingsbury is a Naturopathic Physician licensed in Washington State and a graduate of Bastyr University. She is also a Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild. She has 4 children and has focused on the pediatric population in her private practice. She is a Lactation Consultant and the former president of the Seattle-King County Breastfeeding Coaltion. She is currently the chair of the Botanical Medicine Department and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Bastyr University. She is a council member for the American Herbalists Guild and a board director for the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
Dr. Kingsbury was the 2009 recipient of the MaryAnn O'Hara Physicians Leadership Award given by the Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington in honor of her work training physicians in regards to Lactation education and management. She has gained lots of experience working with women and children in her private clinic and has mentored many naturopathic physicians, medical doctors and clinical herbalists.
March 15-16, 2014
March 15 - 10:30am-6:00pm
March 16 - 9:00am-5:30pm
Regular - $300 (Early Bird - $285, until January 5)
Students* - $275 (Early Bird - $250, until January 5)
PRC Alumni - $285 (Early Bird - $265, until January 5)
*PRC diploma students will receive 1 WHS academic credit for this workshop.
To register, please click on the registration button below. Full payment is due at time of registration to confirm placement in the course. Payment can be made via MasterCard or Visa, debit, cash and cheque.
For course withdrawals submitted in writing or in person 30 days or more before the start of the course, registrants will receive a full tuition refund less a $40 non- refundable registration fee. For course withdrawals submitted in writing or in person more than 14 days but less than 30 days before the start of the course, registrants will receive a 50% tuition refund. Without exception, no refunds will be given for course withdrawals less than 14 days before the start of the course.
The Pediatric Herbal Medicine Chest
March 15-16, 2014
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Materia Medica of Local Plants
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Chinese Pulse Diagnosis
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The Art of Distillation and Hydrosol Therapy
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An Integrated Approach to the Diagnosis and Acupuncture Treatment of Painful Musculoskeletal Disorders
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Can We Feed the World?an evening with Joel Salatin
March 22, 7pm-10pm
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