HOLISTIC HERBALISM ADVANCED THERAPEUTICS PROGRAM

HOLISTIC HERBALISM ADVANCED THERAPEUTICS PROGRAM 

The Holistic Herbalism Advanced Therapeutics Program is the newest offering in Emery Herbals’ education systems. The Therapeutics program offers advanced level learning opportunities aimed towards those working in a Clinical Practice as well as senior students of Clinical Herbalism.

The goal of the Advanced Therapeutics program is to support those currently working with clients by providing quality continuing education experiences that grow and expand their existing health care practice with up to date information; providing practical resources that benefit their patients and their communities.

The Emery Herbals Teaching Centre offers a hybrid opportunity to learning with classes held live in the Winlaw, BC classroom and streamed in realtime through our online classroom portal to students and participants from around the world.

 

We are pleased to announce the first instalment of the HHA Therapeutics Program.

 

Holistic Cancer Care with Chanchal Cabrera

Opens for enrolment NOON PST January 8, 2024 

According to the American Cancer Society, a little over 1.9 million new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in the US in 2023 with an estimated 609,820 cases resulting in death in the US in 2023. Cancer is expected to surpass cardiovascular disease as the leading cause of death worldwide in the coming years.

 

The statistical likelihood of developing cancer is stated to 39% meaning the likelihood of seeing and supporting clients in practice working with cancer conditions runs probable.

A holistic approach to cancer care is a client centred approach.

A holistic approach in clinic considers all health, social, and interpersonal influences that have a bearing on outcomes, with high regard for the wishes of the individual. Learning how to collaborate with your client’s health care providers yields best results for the client.

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CURRICULUM OVERVIEW 

Learning objectives

By completion of this 6 part program the student will be able to:

  • Recognize and mitigate exogenous risk factors for cancer – diet, environment, stress
  • Assess for and clinically control for endogenous risk factors for cancer – glycation, oxidative stress load, detoxification pathways, coagulopathies, hormonal drivers
  • Assess for and clinically control co-morbidities and symptoms of cancer
  • Create a comprehensive foundation treatment plan for a cancer patient, taking into account their unique oncologic typology

Who is this course for?

This is an intermediate – advanced course, intended for senior students, newly qualified practitioners looking for practical guidance in cancer care, and for experienced practitioners looking to refresh their clinical practices with a deeper understanding and more confidence and competence in supporting people with cancer.

Total Instruction Hours for the program equals over 50 Hours of Learning Content including:

  • 6 classes of 7 hours
  • PLUS 3 x 90 minutes of tutoring/ mentoring in between classes.
  • PLUS a bonus lecture.

Course over view

  • What cancer is, how it starts, how it progresses, aberrant cell behaviors, proto-oncogenes, growth factors, importance of the ‘terrain’
  • Why the liver is so important and how to support it
  • Stress and the Immune system in cancer – materia medica for building the foundation (adaptogens, alteratives and immune tonics)
  • Cancer prevention and immune building protocols
  • How to read blood work and pathology reports, what other ways of testing are open to herbalists and how to assess the cancer patient
  • Targeted nutritional therapy
  • Formulating and planning with herbs
  • Managing surgery preparation and recovery
  • Coping with chemo – managing side effects
  • Genetic screening in cancer
  • Immunotherapies – maximizing immune responses
  • Materia Medica for cancer – the cyto-toxic herbs
  • Practical guidelines and protocols for managing cases

SCHEDULE BREAKDOWN 

All classes are held live and are recorded for further rewatch. 

Live Classes will run 9 AM – 5 PM PST with a 1 hour lunch break. 

Day One: Friday, February 16 

  • Understanding the biomechanics of cancer – pathophysiology, disease initiation and progression; how it starts, how it progresses, aberrant cell behaviors, proto-oncogenes, growth factors, importance of the ‘terrain’, testing of the terrain.

Day Two: Saturday, February 17

  • Review of health foundations – liver & detox pathways, stress and adaptogens, immune support
  • Assessing the cancer patient – blood work and pathology reports

Day Three: Friday, March 15

  • Specific treatment planning and individualizing the protocols : stabilizing DNA, modulating growth factors, anti-angiogenesis, strengthening connective tissue, normalizing hormones.

Day Four: Friday, March 16 

  • Chemotherapy statistics of success
  • End points of treatment
  • Labs and access to testing
  • 6 core mechanisms of chemo
  • Administration of chemo – chronotherapy and metronomic therapy
  • Melatonin and sleep
  • Blood Brain Barrier
  • Fasting and alternate day feeding
  • Mouth sores, poor appetite, weight loss, fatigue, constipation, nausea & vomiting, diarrhoea
  • Herbal teas for digestion
  • Supplements for cancer
  • Neuropathy
  • Mucositis
  • Safety of herbs and supplements with chemo

Types of Chemo and predictive testing

Targeted therapies  / gene guided therapies, Immunotherapies

  • Monoclonal Antibodies – Protein tyrosine kinase receptors
  • Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors – Protein kinase C receptors
  • Managing the interferon response – Immune mediators and modulators, fever treatment
  • Skin rash
  • Non‐standard Drugs Useful in Integrative Cancer Therapies
  • Photo Dynamic Therapy (PDT)

Day Five: April 19 

Materia medica for cancer – Potent cytotoxics

  • Artemisia annua
  • Asimina triloba                                              
  • Camptotheca acuminata       
  • Chelidonium majus                
  • Larrea divaricata                    
  • Phytolacca decandra
  • Podophyllum peltatum          
  • Sanguinaria canadensis
  • Thuja occidentalis
  • Taxus spp.
  • Vinca rosea                                        
  • Viscum album

Supportive herbs – non-toxic but anti-cancer herbs

  • Tabebuia spp.
  • Tanacetum parthenium

Day Six: April 20 

Specific formulating for cancer

Case reviews

Please note: All classes are held live and streamed in realtime through our student classroom. There are limited onsite seats available at the Emery Herbals Teaching Centre located in Winlaw BC.  Those is the Winlaw area are invited to attend onsite if so desired to view the class from the big screen and be in an onsite  community of learners.
Chanchal will be teaching via online access for the February and March Classes and will be onsite teaching from our Centre for the April Class.
All classes are streamed LIVE to our online participants with interactive participation.

BONUS CONTENT 

Bonus  – Three additional meetups LIVE with Chanchal. We will meet LIVE for 90 minutes tutorials / mentoring sessions where students are invited to present questions directly with Chanchal in between our scheduled classroom sessions.

Bonus Video recording: Managing Surgery in Cancer Care:  When, why, why not and how to heal up afterwards, managing angiogenesis / wound healing.

 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Chanchal Cabrera

MSc, FNIMH, RHT, RH (AHG)

Chanchal is a medical herbalist and has been in clinical practice for 35 years with a specialty in holistic oncology. She is the author of Fibromyalgia: A Journey towards Healing and her new book Holistic Cancer Care: An Herbal Approach to Preventing Cancer, Helping Patients Thrive during Treatment, and Minimizing the Risk of Recurrence. She held the faculty chair in Botanical Medicine at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster from 2004 to 2016, and she publishes widely in professional journals and lectures internationally on medical herbalism, nutrition, and health.

Chanchal is also a certified Shinrin Yoku (forest bathing) practitioner, a certified Master Gardener, and a certified Horticulture Therapist. Chanchal lives on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, where she and her husband manage Innisfree Farm & Botanic Garden, a 7-acre internationally registered botanic garden specializing in food and medicine plants, and where they host apprenticeships in sustainable food production and herbal medicine. The farm also hosts Gardens without Borders, a federally registered not-for-profit society established to run the botanic garden and provide horticulture therapy.

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DATES OF CLASSES AND TIME COMMITMENT

LIVE CLASSES 

All classes are held live and are recorded for further rewatch.

Live Classes will run 9 AM – 5 PM PST with a 1 hour lunch break. 

  • Friday, February 16
  • Saturday, February 17
  • Friday, March 15
  • Saturday, March 16
  • Friday, April 19
  • Saturday, April 20
Please note: All classes are held live and streamed in realtime through our student classroom with interactive participation. There are limited onsite seats available at the Emery Herbals Teaching Centre located in Winlaw BC. Those is the Winlaw area are invited to attend onsite if so desired to view the class from the big screen and be in an onsite community of learners.
Chanchal will be teaching via online access for the February and March Classes and will be onsite teaching from our Centre for the April Class.

 

MENTORSHIP CALL SESSIONS 

In between classes we will meet with Chanchal for additional support and Q and A sessions

Sessions will run from 9 AM – 10:30 AM PST 

  • Friday, March 1
  • Friday, March 29
  • Friday, May 3

Total Instruction Hours for the program equals over 50 Hours of Learning Content. 

 

REGISTRATION DETAILS 

Investment

Total Investment for the program is $875.00 plus GST.

Included in the cost of the program: 

  • Full access to all live classes and mentorship calls
  • Access to the online student classroom and communication forum
  • Downloadable materials
  • Access to all video recordings available to rewatch
  • Bonus Class on Surgery Care
  • A 10% Student Discount for the Emery Herbals Botanical Dispensary

We offer scholarship positions for those with barriers to access. Please contact us at learn@emeryherbals.com to enquire.

Payment in full secures registration and the student classroom opens 1 week prior to the program beginning.

Please note this program will open for enrolment NOON PST January 8, 2024. 

Please contact learn@emeryherbals.com for more details.

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