Basics of Western Energetics at Portland Plant Medicine Gathering 2013

The Basics of Western Energetics
with Casandra Johns and Lara Pacheco

This class is based on the building blocks of the Western Energetic tradition, covering the major pairs: hot/cold, damp/dry, tense/lax. It will be group and discussion-oriented. We’ll be defining what exactly “energetics” is and why it’s an important foundation to an herbal practice. We’ll then be brainstorming and discussing the major indications of each energetic state as it presents in the body, focusing on how to recognize constitutional versus acute presentation, and touching on plants as they interact with each energetic state if we have time at the end. This class is geared toward beginners and folks wanting to brush-up on the basics.