Treating Cancer In Our Era of Climate Crisis: Western Herbs and Chinese Medicine

Posted April 7th, 2016 by VCIH

with Brendan Kelly of Jade Mountain Wellness
Saturday, May 7th 9:00am – 5:30pm (with a 1 hour lunch)
$90/$80 for members
8 PDA/Continuing Education Units are approved for Acupuncturists. An additional $10 fee is added for PDAs who wish to take this course for credit.

A crucial component of addressing the root causes of cancer is understanding where the condition is coming from. We’ll talk about how the overgrowth of unhealthy cells that characterizes cancer fits well within a Chinese medicine tradition of the School of Heat (Wen Bing Xue). Brendan will present the ideas and research from his new book The Yin and Yang of Climate Crisis, including the direct connection between our warming planet and the extraordinary rates of cancer in the US. He’ll present several case studies of patients he’s worked with and discuss the potential to address the condition from very early to advanced stages. We’ll also talk about using western herbs as well as dietary and lifestyle changes to address different issues associated with cancer. Detailed handouts provided.

Brendan Kelly has a master’s in acupuncture degree and teaches about Chinese medicine at schools, colleges, universities and conferences around the country. He is a faculty member at Johnson State College in Vermont and the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture in Florida. He has 21 years experience in western herbs, with 12 years in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. He practices acupuncture and Chinese and western herbal medicine full time at the clinic he co-founded in Burlington, VT—Jade Mountain Wellness. He was co-owner of a western herbal business that sold a full line of products nationally. He was also the founder and primary instructor of a hands-on western herbal school that emphasized wildcrafting local plants for food and medicine. For the past 10 years, he has been integrating clinically the potency of local, western herbs with the older, pre-westernized classical traditions of Chinese medicine. He also researches and writes about the connection between personal health and environmental sustainability. In September of 2015, North Atlantic Books published his first book The Yin and Yang of Climate Crisis which presents the deeper, root causes of our warming planet and its connection to our personal and collective health.