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COVID and Climate Crisis: Personal and Ecological Healing

Taught by Brendan Kelly, acupuncturist, herbalist At the yearly conference of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, England Conference is online October 8-10, 2021 Embedded in the long history of Chinese medicine is the understanding that we are intimately connected to the world around us. Using contemporary western climate science and a traditional Chinese medicine understanding of epidemics, we’ll discuss the direct, immediate connection between COVID and the destabilization of the climate. In particular, we’ll use the lens of the Chinese medicine’s Wen Bing/School of Heat tradition which was developed starting in the 1300s in response to other epidemics. Brendan will also discuss his experience using western and eastern herbs to treat Chinese medicine’s understanding of COVID and other viral infections. Get tickets now!

Healing the Brain: Chinese Medicine’s Neurology Tradition

By Brendan Kelly, L. Ac. M. Ac. Herbalist First published in the newsletter of the Florida State Chinese Medicine Association as an introduction to a class Brendan is teaching at their conference August 13, 2021 In the long history of Chinese medicine, many traditions have developed that emphasize different diagnostic and treatment perspectives. In my clinical experience, one of the most interesting and effective is the Wai Ke. Primarily understood as a practice of external medicine, it is a well-developed dermatology tradition able to treat a very wide range of skin conditions. Less well known, but equally important, is that the Wai Ke tradition is also very effective in treating neurological conditions of all kinds. And the connection between the dermatological and neurological is the diagnosis of wind. While the emphasis is on external wind with dermatology, with neurological conditions the focus is on wind internally. And while there are…

Lyme Disease and Herbal Protocols with Brendan Kelly

Date: 4 Dates – May 6, May 13, May 20 and May 27, 2020 Location: AHG ONLINE INTENSIVE Hosted by: American Herbalists Guild Details PURCHASE HERE: https://americanherbalistsguild.thinkific.com/courses/lyme-disease-and-herbal-protocols-starting-may-2020 AHG MEMBERS SAVE: Use code AHGMEMBER at checkout to save $50. Understanding and Treating Lyme Disease: Western Herbs and Chinese Medicine with Brendan Kelly, L.Ac. M.Ac One essential understanding in treating Lyme disease is that things change. Using Chinese medicine disease progression theory, we’ll discuss how an initial tick bit can lead to a wide range of symptoms including pain, headaches including migraines, gastro-intestinal issues, fatigue and late-stage neurological Lyme. We’ll also talk about how understanding the progression of the condition is essential to not only treating symptoms but also preventing Lyme and promoting health. We’ll discuss using western herbs, diet and lifestyle to treat the numerous symptoms associated with Lyme. Brendan will also present case studies from the hundreds of Lyme patients…

Inflammation, Anxiety and Climate Change: A Day-long Intensive

Date: Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 9 AM – 5 PM Location: Railyard Apothecary 270 Battery Street, Burlington, Vermont 05401 Hosted by: Railyard Apothecary and Brendan Kelly Details Join us for this day-long class with Vermont author, acupuncturist, and herbalist Brendan Kelly. With Chinese medicine, there is a longstanding understanding that what’s happening in the world and culture around us influences our health. Using Chinese medicine’s School of Heat/Wen Bing tradition, we discuss the connection between inflammation and overstimulation within us and the rapid overheating of the planet. We also discuss the use of western herbs, diet and lifestyle to treat the numerous symptoms associated with the diagnosis of heat, including pain, inflammation and anxiety. Using the holism of Chinese medicine, we’ll also talk about how our personal healing is intimately connected to the healing of the planet. Brendan Kelly M. Ac. L. Ac. Herbalist holds a master’s degree in…

Integrative Community Practitioner Forum: Self Care and the Climate Crisis, Healing the Internal and External Environment

Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM Location: UVM Medical Center 111 Colchester Avenue, Burlington, Vermont 05401 Hosted by: UVM Integrative Health Details Self-Care and the Climate Crisis: Healing the Internal and External Environment Brendan Kelly is the author of The Yin and Yang of Climate Crisis, which looks at the bigger and deeper issues of climate change through the lens of Chinese medicine. The co-founder and co-owner of Jade Mountain Wellness, where he currently practices acupuncture and herbalism, he has also been actively involved with environmental issues for 25 years. Kelly was also the founder and primary instructor of an outdoor based western herbal school, and teaches about harvesting and using wild plants for food and medicine and herbal medicine preparation. He continues to work integrating the potency of local, western medicinal plants with the depth of Chinese medicine. Before practicing Chinese medicine, Brendan was…

Cancer and Climate Change (EVENT)

Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 2 PM – 3:30 PM Location: NOFA, VT conference Hosted by: Jade Mountain Wellness Details As part of this year’s Northeast Organic Farmers Association conference at the University of VT, join Brendan of Jade Mt Wellness to discuss how what’s happening within us is being mirrored in what’s happening with the climate. Using the holistic lens of Chinese medicine, we’ll discuss how the internal imbalances that create cancer are the same one’s that are destabilizing the planet. We’ll also talk about ways to promote personal, cultural and societal well being. To attend, you can sign up for the rest of the conference. Get Tickets See event link in Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2410824519230853/

Inflammation, Anxiety and Climate Change

Date: Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 1:30 PM – 3 PM EDT Location: 30th Annual Symposium of the American Herbalist Guild Hosted by: Brendan Kelly With Chinese medicine, there is a longstanding understanding that what’s happening in the world and culture around us influences our health. Using the Wen Bing/School of Heat, we discuss the connection between inflammation and overstimulation within us and the rapid overheating of the planet through global warming. We also discuss the use of western herbs, diet and lifestyle to treat the numerous symptoms associated with heat, including pain and anxiety. Link to Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/417037098902711/

Treating the Five Spirits: Western Herbs/Chinese Medicine

Date: Friday, October 11, 2019 at 9 AM – 10:30 AM EDT Location: 30th Annual AHG Symposium Hosted by: Brendan Kelly There is a well-developed history in Chinese medicine of understanding and treating spiritual sickness. Using the Five Element/Wu Xing tradition, we discuss the Five Spirits and how they manifest in health and sickness. In particular, we discuss how the spiritual parts of our lives manifest when they are in excess and deficient states and the use of western herbs, diet and lifestyle to both treat imbalance and promote spiritual well-being. Link to Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/313367192903792/

Understanding and Treating Lyme Disease (Event)

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 9 AM – 1 PM EDT Location: Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism Hosted by: Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, Jade Mountain Wellness and Brendan Kelly Understanding and Treating Lyme Disease: Western Herbs and Chinese Medicine with Brendan Kelly$40 members / $45 non-members One essential understanding in treating Lyme disease is that things change. Using Chinese medicine disease progression theory, we’ll discuss how an initial tick bite can lead to a wide range of symptoms including pain, headaches including migraines, gastro-intestinal issues, fatigue and late-stage neurological Lyme. We’ll also talk about how understanding the progression of the condition is essential to not only treating symptoms but also preventing Lyme and promoting health. We’ll discuss using western herbs, diet and lifestyle to treat the numerous symptoms associated with Lyme. Brendan will also present case studies from the hundreds of Lyme patients he’s worked with to discuss…

Inflammation, Anxiety and Climate Change: The School of Heat (Event)

Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 2 PM – 5 PM EDT Location: Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek Hosted by: Jade Mountain Wellness Details At the Florida State Oriental Medicine Association annual conference. Orlando, FL Brendan of Jade Mt Wellness is presenting on the direct, clinical connection between our internal condition and the state of the planet. The class is titled “Inflammation, Anxiety and Climate Change: The Importance of the School of Heat” and he’ll use the Wen Bing/School of Heat to discuss how the heat that creates physical inflammation and mental/emotional overstimulation is mirrored in the rapid warming of the planet. He’ll also be presenting case studies for my clinical practice using acupuncture, herbal medicine and nutrition with Wen Bing principles and diagnostics to treat a wide range of physical, mental and emotional conditions, including pain, gastro-intestinal conditions, and anxiety. Link to Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/354779295164620/

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