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You will have access to all 8 webinars for one year. If you also purchase the Post-Symposium Intensive and watch all 8 webinars, you are eligible to receive a certificate. You have a year to complete all recordings to receive your certificate.

33rd Annual AHG Online Symposium Class Descriptions

Materia Medica of Synergistic Herbs with Juliette Carr

Description: Synergists are herbs that enhance the effects of other herbs in a formula—but they are not one-size-fits-all. Learn how to choose a synergist to best increase and improve your formulation’s effectiveness and get better outcomes in clinical practice. We will cover materia medica of commonly used synergists and discuss WHY and HOW they work in order to apply the material to other herbal synergists in your practice.

Bio: Juliette Abigail Carr, APRN, RH(AHG), is a Family Nurse Practitioner, herbalist, farmer, and the proprietor of Old Ways Herbal School of Plant Medicine and Botanical Sanctuary (Newfane, Vermont). Join her for online and hands-on apprenticeships at the forest Botanical Sanctuary focused on land-based bioregional radical herbalism. Find free articles on radical family and community herbalism at and @oldwaysherbal


Cellular Receptors: Responses to Energy with Dr. Kevin Spelman

Description: The realization that receptors interact with each other and are not siloed as individual units is particularly relevant to complex medicinal plant extracts such as found in some medicinal plant preparations. Specifically, it has been demonstrated that GPCRs (G protein coupled receptors) are integral membrane proteins that are used by cells to convert extracellular signals into intracellular responses, including responses to hormones, neurotransmitters, as well as responses to vision, olfaction, and taste signals. And this suggests that various incoming signals, such as "non-active" plant molecules, may impact the plasma membrane by direct allosteric interactions changing the messaging within the body.

Bio: Dr. Kevin Spelman is a molecular biologist, phytochemist, and phytotherapist who has worked with medicinal plants in the field, in the clinic, and in research models including clinical human trials and preclinical models. As a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute of Health he researched cancer and discovered cannabimimetic ligands in Zanthoxylum spp. Dr. Spelman was a Marie Curie Research Fellow in the EU researching medicinal plants for malaria.


Herbal Tips for Pets with Dr. Laurie Dohmen

Description: This lecture will provide herbalists and pet owners with information about keeping pets and other companion animals healthy. The presentation will focus primarily on preventive medicine, with some basic treatments included. In concert with herbs, we will discuss home cooking for pets and other tips for wellness in animals. Resources for further information and training will be provided.

Bio: Dr. Dohmen, RH(AHG), graduated from UPenn’s Veterinary School. She received training in herbal medicine, acupuncture, food therapy, and Bach flower essences. She received her MS from MUIH. She lectures on veterinary herbal medicine and other wholistic topics. She co-created the only hands-on veterinary herbal medicine course for western veterinary practices in the USA and is published in veterinary journals. Dr. Dohmen is the past President of VBMA and a member of the IVAS, AAVA, AHVMA, and AVMA.

The Lovely Lympathics: Our Forgotten Waters with Lauren Eadline

Description: The lymphatic system is an integral part of our adaptive immunity and plays an often-underestimated role in keeping us healthy. As one of the great waters of the body, the water element of the lymph system and examining its energetics allows us to gain a better comprehension of this crucial source of our vitality. Join us as we discuss lymphatic anatomy and physiology and apply the six tissue states to not just understanding water, but how herbal protocols can offer support for underlying lymphatic imbalances.

Bio: Lauren Eadline is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, and a clinical herbalist at the EarthStrong Center for Integrative Herbalism in Camillus, NY. She is the founder of the Syracuse Herbal Study Group, a group dedicated to learning, discussion, and action on topics in plant medicine. She also teaches in SUNY Upstate's Family Medicine Residency Program, where she works with interns on integrating herbs into medical practice.


Energetics of Poop: What BMs Tell Us with Bob Linde

Description: Many traditional cultures use stool analysis to recognize the energetic imbalances of the body. Modern medicine looks to the Bristol Stool Chart as one way to evaluate BMs. We can use shape, smell, texture, color, frequency, and more to understand both the physiological and energetic health of the person. We explore western and eastern approaches for each of the patterns of disharmony

Bio: Bob took a circuitous route to becoming an herbalist and acupuncturist. His careers include commercial lobster and conch diver, treasure hunter, wilderness youth counselor, infantryman in Desert Storm, and GreenPeace worker. Now he is the owner of Acupuncture & Herbal Therapies and the Traditions School of Herbal Studies in St. Petersburg, Florida. Bob recently completed 12 episodes for INTI TV, “Sanaciones con Bob Linde,” an exploration of indigenous people’s herbal practices.


Formulating a Custom Gut Tea with Maria Noel Groves

Description: Supporting gastro-intestinal (GI) integrity is a major component of many herbal protocols—both in GI complaints and for big picture mood issues, inflammation, autoimmune disease, blood sugar, nutrient deficiencies, and post-antibiotic support. We’ll discuss benefits and variations for a gut-healing tea for various patterns, including key herbs, actions, energetics, tips for flavor, non-tea alternate format options, and examples of formula adaptations for different scenarios.

Bio: Maria Noël Groves, RH(AHG) and clinical herbalist, runs Wintergreen Botanicals in New Hampshire. Her business is devoted to education and empowerment via classes, health consultations, and writing. She is the author of the award-winning, best-selling “Body into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self Care” and “Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies.” Maria also offers all levels of herbal study courses and classes on site and online at

Energetics Without the Woo with Thomas Easley

Description: This class explores the physiological basis for energetics—the incredibly sophisticated sensory system and brain and the inherent, systems-biology-based interoceptive pattern recognition system that people all over the ancient world used as a basis for understanding dysfunction and disease.

Bio: Thomas is an herbal clinician, author, and educator with over 20 years of clinical experience. He runs the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine in Lowgap, NC. When he's not seeing patients or writing or teaching about herbs, he can probably be found in his lab making herbal extracts or in the forest pondering herbs


Exploring Energetic Dichotomies in Healing Traditions with Jocelyn Perez-Blanco

Description: Join Jocelyn for an exploration of the history, cultural significance, and categorization of energies under different archetypes, such as masculine or feminine and positive or negative. This duality is a notable foundation of many healing traditions and can influence their use of plants, as well as their understanding of herbal actions, symptomology, and constitutional theory. Learn about the rationalization within many of these constructs and the many dichotomies presented in plant medicine.

Bio: Jocelyn Perez-Blanco, founder of Herban Garden, is an herbalist, flower essence therapist, and environmental educator based in NYC. She offers free and low-cost workshops, plant walks, and consultations, and her classes have been recommended by The New York Times. She currently serves as Assistant Director and NYC Queens Chapter Coordinator for Herbalists Without Borders and is on the Board of Directors of the American Herbalists Guild.

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