The medical system in America is built upon the Cartesian philosophy of a person as a collection of parts and thereby its focus is upon these respective body parts in diagnosing and treating disease in these areas. Holistic medicine, on the other hand, looks at a person as a whole—the mind, the body, and the spirit—and seeks to evaluate and to adjust health toward homeostasis based upon this paradigm. This series will acquaint students with the large variety of holistic-analysis methods that have been successfully used from ancient times up to the present through lecture, illustrated class notes, demonstrations, and in-class practice sessions.
Instructor: Matthew Alfs, M.H., A.H.G. is a practitioner, educator, and writer in the field of herbal therapy. He is a nationally peer-reviewed professional member of the American Herbalists Guild, the Director of the Midwest School of Herbal Studies and has authored numerous articles on herbal therapy.