Course description of the online-course (with zoom)
The current viral epidemic has clearly increased the need for optimizing immune functions. Disorders of immune functioning account for a large and growing portion of today’s health concerns.
They include firstly, immune-deficiency disorders such as chronic infections, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and so on.
Secondly, immune-hyperactive disorders such as various allergic disorders (asthma, eczema, food allergies, cystitis, etc.) and autoimmune disorders (Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, etc.).
To achieve truly effective results, these disorders should be evaluated and treated using a systemic integrated approach.
In this online-course we will analyze and differentiate immune disorders according to their underlying functional deficiencies of the organs involve, as well as with Chinese medicine energetics. These fundamental patterns of dysfunction include hyper- and hypo-adrenal syndrome (in three stages), hypothyroid syndrome, intestinal dysbiosis, toxicosis (four types) and nutritional deficiencies. Each condition will also be assessed in terms of Chinese medicine patterns and treatment principles.
Treatment modalities discussed will include essential oils, Western and Chinese herbs, nutrition and specialized supplements. Many natural remedies exhibit actions beneficial to immune functions, such as immunostimulant, antioxidant, adaptogenic, antiviral, NK-cell stimulant, antihistamine, pituitary-regulating, adrenocortical stimulant,and so on.
This information-packed online-course will present the essential, practical information needed to start using essential oils and herbs for immunity safely and effectively.
This innovative seminar will cover important topics such as
- The eight basic exogenous and endogenous factors that disrupt immune functions
- The fundamental difference between short-term immune response and longterm immune potency
- Enhancing thyroid, adrenal and pituitary functions to support immune system integrity
- Analysis and treatment of deficiency immune conditions, including acute and chronic infections, chronic fatigue syndrome,
fibromyalgia and hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
- The particular essential oils, acupuncture points, herbs and nutrients that modulate immune functions
- Treating the three root syndromes that underlie all allergic/hypersensitivity conditions
Special topics covered in this information-packed seminar will include
- The hidden role of female hormonal balance in allergic and autoimmune disorders
- Environmental and metabolic toxins as immune disruptors
- Emotional imbalance and unproductive stress as cytokine disruptors
- Antioxidant therapy to combat free radical-induced damage to immunity
Some feedback from previous participants …
„The Treatment of Immune Disorders workshop was fantastic and I look forward to integrating Peter’s truly comprehensive approach into my practice. His depth of knowledge is phenomenal, his presentation is amazingly organized and methodical, and he explains the mechanisms of physiology with great clarity and ease. His course handout is chock full of information that’s as well organized and thoughtful as his books. Peter is on the top of my list of great teachers of our time. Thank you Peter for sharing your time, effort and passion.“ (Jeanmarie Kuster, L.Ac., R.N., Douglaston, New York)
„Dr. Holmes‘ seminar on immune dysfunctions is invaluable if you are seeing chronic, complex cases such as chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, cancer, allergies, etc. Although much of what he discusses isn’t learned in standard Chinese Medicine, the information is relevant to probably 90% of my patients. It is the missing link to being able to more readily diagnose and successfully treat these modern disease processes. Dr. Holmes offers a wealth of information and clinical expertise through an integrative blend of classical Chinese Medicine and functional medicine. We are lucky to have him raise the bar of our medicine, and our patients in turn are lucky to benefit.“ (Elizabeth Fine, L.Ac., Los Angeles, California)
„I loved Peter’s class on immune dysfunction. The wealth of scientific information he provided clearly explained Western medical conditions that I had never understood, and I now feel much more confident in my ability to recognize and address these conditions. I have begun implementing my newfound knowledge with patients and with my family, and I look forward to integrating the teachings over the next weeks and months.“ (Jenny Wood, L.Ac., C.H., Cape Cod, Massachussetts)
Knowledge in chinese medicine and acupuncture, completion of Level 1 of Aroma Acupoint Therapy is optional.
All participants will receive a certificate of the “Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Klassische Akupunktur und TCM e.V.”
English with German translation. The course documents are in English.
This online-course will be recorded by video.
The video recording will be made available to participants approximately 2 weeks later at no additional cost – exclusively for personal use.
The online-course can also be booked as a video recording (incl. script) about 2 weeks later.
By registering online, participants agree to the video recording.
Peter Holmes L.Ac., M.H.
Peter Holmes is a medical herbalist, essential oil therapist and practitioner of Chinese medicine with over 30 years‘ experience of using botanical remedies and essential oils in clinical practice. He has focused on both the physiological and psychological aspects of using essential oils, and in particular has pioneered the use of essential oils with acupuncture and bodywork. His original training included studies with medical herbalist and pharmacist Henri Verdier in Paris, France; medical herbalist Christopher Hedley in London, England; and Chinese medicine practitioners and experts such as Naburo Muramoto, John and Angela Hicks, Ted Kaptchuk, Elisabeth Rochat and many others.
Peter brings to his courses and seminars many years of study, clinical practice, teaching experience and field research. He is author of several acclaimed textbooks on herbal and essential oil medicine: The Energetics of Western Herbs (2 vols.), Jade Remedies (2 vols.), The TCM Materia Medica Clinical Reference and Study Guide, Clinical Aromatherapy and Aromatica (2 vols.). Peter lives near San Francisco and divides his time between teaching, writing and practicing.
Frankfurter Str. 59
Tel: 0049 69 / 82 36 14 17, Fax: 0049 69 / 82 36 17 49
November, 27., 28., 30. 2020
December, 06., 07. 2020
Time schedule – central european summer time (CEST)
06.00 pm – 10.00 pm
Costs: 362,50 €
AGTCM-members: 290 €
TCM Fachverband Schweiz-Members: 326,25 €
You can register online in English for the course.