Constitutional Patterns in Iridology and Traditional Herbalism
Taught by Steven Horne
Sunday, April 12 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Clarion Choice Inn, 616 Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802
I have been fascinated with constitutional patterns and energetic systems for thirty years. Studying and pondering this subject has helped me in every aspect of my life. It has helped me understand people (including myself) better. It is what has helped me understand emotions and develop my emotional healing system.
As an herbalist, it has allowed me to grasp how herbs are used for healing and get more consistent results with them. As a clinician, it has helped me get to the root of people's problems more quickly, so I can help them find the health and wholeness they seek.
That's why I've decided to teach this class. In it, I'm going to blend information about four different subjects, showing how they all blend together. Specifically, I'm going to show you constitutional patterns in the iris and how they relate to traditional constitutional patterns in Chinese and Western herbalism.
We'll start by showing you examples of a constitutional pattern in the iris. Then, we'll talk about what questions to ask to the person to determine if that person's symptoms match the pattern. Then, I'll tell you about the traditional Chinese herbal formula(s) and flower remedies from Nature's Sunshine that go with that pattern, along with other herbs and remedies that may be helpful.
This class will help you see how physical and emotional symptoms typically go hand in hand, and provide you with a deeper understanding about how the body systems and organs work together. It will help you develop both skill and confidence in recommending remedies (especially traditional Chinese herbal formulas and flower essences) and lifestyle changes that will help people heal more rapidly.
Muscle Response Testing Workshop - Class Full
Taught by Steven Horne
Thursday, April 9 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Clarion Choice Inn, 616 Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802
Of all the assessment tools I've learned in my studies in natural healing, muscle response testing is one of the most useful tool I've found. Although I don't believe it should ever be used by itself, I have found that when combined with other assessment tools, using muscle testing always gets me better results with clients.
When I taught Manager School for NSP back in the 1980s, we taught both iridology and muscle response testing. Unfortunately, due to FTC (not FDA) rulings, NSP can't endorse either of these assessment tools, but I can. So, I've decided to hold this special two hour muscle response testing class for all those who would like to learn how to use this valuable skill (or just brush up on it).
I'll be explaining how muscle testing works, providing demonstrations of how to use it and supervising students practicing it with each other. So, this won't be a class where you'll just be sitting and listening to the teacher. It will be an active, hands-on workshop.
This class is full.
Most people believe that herbal medicine is primitive—weaker and less reliable than modern drugs. But nothing could be farther from the truth. As you learn the basic principles and techniques presented inFundamentals of Natural Healing, you'll discover that natural remedies work faster and more effectively than modern medicine in treating common colds, minor injuries, and acute diseases.
Hi, I'm Steven Horne, the author of this course and I want you to know that once I grasped the concepts that I share in the Fundamentals of Natural Healing, I was able to perform minor miracles as the primary healthcare provider in my own family. For instance:
- I've completely relieved the pain of smashed fingers in less than 20 minutes with no subsequent bruising or loss of a fingernail.
- I've literally "rubbed away" pain from bumps, scrapes and even sunburn with children, family members and friends in just 20-30 minutes.
- I'm completely massaged away the pain of sore throats in as little as 20 minutes.
- I've seen a sick, feverish child suffering from a cold or flu running around and playing, completely well, in just a few hours.
- Ninety-five percent of the time I've been able to relieve tension, sinus and even migraine headaches in 20-30 minutes using nothing more than my hands.
When I hear about parents struggling with children in pain from earaches, fevers and other ailments, my heart goes out to them. I often think of the Biblical verse, "My people perish for lack of knowledge," because I've relieved many of these conditions in a matter of hours without antibiotics, pain killers or over-the-counter drugs. And the amazing thing is that learning how to do these things is remarkably simple.
That's why I created Fundamentals of Natural Healing. In the time you would spend waiting to see a doctor or sitting in the emergency room, you can resolve most common health problems yourself. Just think of how confident you'd feel if you knew how to handle most simple injures and ailments yourself and how much money you could save on medical bills.
This is not only possible, it's actually quite easy. You will be able to perform healing wonders like this once you know the secrets of natural healing revealed in the Fundamental of Natural Healing.
Fundamentals of Natural Healing teaches you in three stages, starting with how to deal with injuries, then moving to acute ailments and finishing with chronic illness and prevention. At each stage, I'll explain what to do, why you are doing it, and why it works. This is valuable and unique because most books tell you what to do but don't really explain why you are doing it.
This course expands upon the basic principles taught in Seven Keys to Effective Natural Healing, adding a lot more techniques and a deeper understanding of how natural healing works.
This class will be taught via webinar and online instruction. It also includes a 175 page course manual. Here are the nine lessons in this course.
Lesson 1. Pain Relief without Medication
No one likes pain, even though it serves a useful function in our lives by warning us when something is wrong. In this lesson, we explore what happens when tissues are injured. We discuss the inflammatory process and the four signs of inflammation (heat, swelling, redness and pain) and how to reverse the inflammation, speed the healing and relieve the pain using a variety of pain relief techniques.
Lesson 2. Herbal First Aid for Minor Injuries
In addition to the pain relieve techniques described in lesson one, there are various herbs that can be used to reduce the inflammation, promote healing and relieve pain in injuries. We discuss astringent and mucilagionous herbs in depth, plus additional remedies that are useful for treating injuries and relieving pain, such as homeopathic arnica.
Lesson 3. Basic Herbal Therapy for Acute Illness
This lesson explains the basic ABC principles of treating acute illness. It discusses the nature of symptoms and how to work with symptoms, instead of against them, to speed healing. It presents the furnace analogy model of illness and the flaws in the germ theory of disease.
Lesson 4. Herbal Hydrotherapy for Acute Illness
This lesson teaches the use of Thomsonian herbal hydrotherapy as a system of treating acute illnesses. This includes therapies like enemas, sweat baths, the cold sheet treatment and drawing baths as remedies for acute ailments. These proceedures will often knock out a cold or flu in a matter of a few hours.
Lesson 5. Specific Therapies for Acute Illness
This session covers specific things you can do to relieve the pain and promote healing with sore throats, earaches, headaches and other specific acute ailments. These techniques have allowed people to relieve these conditions in 30 to 60 minutes in many cases.
Lesson 6. Basic Therapies for Chronic Illness
This lesson explain chronic illness as extension of acute illness. It shows how tissue damage creates acute inflammation, which if not properly treated can turn into subacute inflammation, then chronic disease and ultimately degenerative illness. The nature of the reversal process and the healing crisis are discussed.
Lesson 7. Essentials of Good Nutrition
This lesson discusses how to heal with food. It builds upon the discussion already presented in Seven Keys to Effective Natural Healing to provide more specific information about what constituents a healthy diet. We will cover how to make healthy choices of proteins, fats and carbohydrates and common food allergens.
Lesson 8. Healing Through Detoxification
This lesson discusses using colon cleansing, liver cleansing and other forms of detoxification to promote healing. It also provides suggestions on how to detoxify your life by minimizing your exposure to chemicals, environmental pollutants, food additives and other substances that can damage your health.
Lesson 9. Supplements: Nutritional Health Insurance
This final lesson covers the basic nutritional supplements most people can benefit from taking. These include enzymes, probiotics, vitamins and minerals, fiber, antioxidants and essential fatty acids. These basic supplements, when combined with a healthy diet and detoxification can solve 50-80% of most people's chronic health problems.
About the Fundamentals of Natural Healing
Required For: Family Herbalist Certification (FHC) and Certified Herbal Consultant (CHC) program. Completion of the former Dr. Mom-Dr. Dad course or correspondence version of Fundamentals of Natural Healing counts as having completed this course.
Prerequisites: We recommend taking Seven Keys to Effective Natural Healing before taking this course.
Webinar Dates (2015): Jan 22, 29; Feb 5, 19, 26; Mar 4, 19, 26; Apr 2. Students do not have to participate in live webinars to complete the course. All classes are recorded and posted online.
Course Hours: Nine 1-1/2-hour webinars with about 26.5 hours of reading, online activities and homework for a total of about 40 hours of study. This course comes with a 175-page course manual.
Course Fee: $247 for early registration. $277 for late registration. $50 discount for members of the herbiverse.
Sunshine Sharing is a great way to educate people about the many benefits of Nature?s Sunshine Products (NSP). Each issue of this four-page newsletter covers how good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle, along with NSP's quality herbs and supplements, can be used to build, regain or maintain good health. Easy-to-read, entertaining and informative, Sunshine Sharing is a great tool for building your NSP business.
Sold in bundles of 25 copies, many successful NSP Managers and Distributors use Sunshine Sharing as a monthly newsletter to promote their business. Sunshine Sharing can be used as handouts in your office or shop, or distributed as educational pieces around the community.
Quantities of these issues are limited, so they are all on a "first-come, first-serve" basis. So, don't wait, check out the topics available below.