Monday, January 12, 2009

Clinical Phytotherapy Summer Camp in BC

Led by Chanchal Cabrera, MSc, MNIMH, this five-day camp offers advanced training in botanical medicine for practitioners and senior students. Case review-based format will also include detailed discussions of pathologies, therapeutic strategies, and botanical Materia medica for specific conditions. Cases and conditions examined will include: healthy heart and circulation, preventing osteoporosis, repairing connective tissue, managing anxiety and insomnia, and managing auto-immune diseases.

There will be an addition two days dedicated to cancer care with the use of botanicals and nutrition. Learning sessions will include: example cases studies of different types of cancer; a review of the bio-mechanics of cancer (what it is and how it progresses); blood and tissue tests for diagnosis; treatment planning and monitoring; nutritional and botanical interventions; working with chemotherapy and radiation; and overall case management strategies.

Also enjoy yoga and breath work, herb walks, the horticulture therapy program, a camp fire, delicious home cooking featuring vegetables from the garden and lots of fun.

Chanchal Cabrera has been practicing herbal medicine for more than 22 years, and has been the Faculty Director in Botanical Medicine at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster, BC, since 2004.

August 9-13, 2009. Classes run 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 30 hours of instruction. $500 plus GST includes all tuition, course notes, camping, and three meals a day.

For information and a registration form, call (250) 336-8767 or visit

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