Treating the Five Spirits: Chinese Medicine and Western Herbs

Posted April 2nd, 2014 by VCIH

with Brendan Kelly,
Jade Mountain Wellness
Wednesday, April 9th 6-9 pm
$17/$15 for members

By their nature, herbs treat the whole person, in body, mind and spirit. The several thousand years of continuous practice of Chinese medicine provide insightful and deep-reaching understanding of the nature of western herbs. We’ll use the Five Element/Five Phase tradition and Yin/Yang theory to discuss the different aspects of spiritual health and sickness, and talk about local botanicals to treat these imbalances. Detailed hand-out will be provided.

Brendan Kelly is an acupuncturist and western and Chinese herbalist who practices full-time in Burlington, VT at his clinic Jade Mountain Wellness. For the past 10 years, he has focused on the clinical integration of the older, classical traditions of Chinese medicine with the potency of local, western herbs. He is on the faculty at the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture in FL and an adjunct professor at Johnson State College in VT. He teaches about various aspects of natural medicine at schools, universities, and conferences around the US.  He is in the process of publishing his first book The Yin and Yang of Climate Change which looks at the deeper, root issues of our warming climate through the lens of Chinese medicine.