Herbal Formulations I & II

Date & Time: Saturday, April 12, 2014 - Sunday, April 13, 2014 , 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: NCNM Academic Building – Room 201

Sponsored by the NCNM Herb Society

Presented by Eric Yarnell, ND, RH (AHG)

Attend one or both days of the Herbal Formulations weekend

Formulation I – Saturday, April 12

A review of the foundational principles of western herbal formulating will be presented. The differences between and roles of lead, supporting, synergizing and driving herbs will be discussed. Multiple case studies will be used to both illustrate formulating, and for those attending the seminar to practice with themselves. Fundamental western materia medica used most frequently will be touched upon throughout the class. A spreadsheet tool for making tincture and tea prescribing easier is provided.

Formulation II – Sunday, April 13

Advanced topics in western herbal formulation will be addressed for both acute and chronic conditions. There will be a strong focus on integrating low–dose (potentially toxic) herbs into formulas. Less commonly known drivers and synergizers will be discussed, as well as Dr. Silena Heron’s theory of tissue-specific lymphagogue herbs. Case studies will be used to illustrate the principles and to provide opportunities to practice the ideas presented.

ce_logomarkb  13.0 CEUs approved by OBNM (6.5 CEUs per day)


Eric Yarnell, ND, RH (AHG)

Eric Yarnell, ND
Eric Yarnell, ND

Dr. Eric Yarnell graduated from Bastyr University in 1996 and completed a two–year residency in naturopathic family care and herbal medicine with Silena Heron, ND in Sedona, AZ. Following this he served as chair of the department of botanical medicine at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ. While there he supervised students in the teaching clinic. Currently, he is assistant professor in the department of botanical medicine at Bastyr University, and supervises a student training shift focusing on urology and men’s health at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health.

Dr. Yarnell has published numerous articles and textbooks in urology and related fields. His most recent text is Clinical Botanical Medicine, 2nd ed which he co–authored. He is author of Naturopathic Urology and Men’s Health, the only textbook of its kind, and has lectured around the world.

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For more information contact Ashley Rieger, Herb Society co-chair or Dr. Orna Izakson, Traditional Roots lead physician.


Registrations are closed for this event.