2021 The Future of Plant Medicine Summit
Program & Replays
Analgesia, the Search for Effective Pain Relief - Botanical and Nutritional Protocols
The search for effective, safe, and non-addictive pain medication is an age-old quest. Studies show that many people — especially women and BIPOC communities — are under-treated for chronic pain. While herbs are not as powerful as opiates and other pharmaceutical medications, they can often offer safer and highly effective pain management. David Winston talks about how specific herbs and herbal formulas can relieve specific types of pain and create a synergistic effect to enhance pain relief.
In this session, you'll discover:
- That while herbs are often less potent than pharmaceutical pain relievers, if used correctly for specific types of pain and in effective combinations, they can often be highly effective
- That you need to know the "nature" of the pain (sharp, stabbing, dull, throbbing, burning, etc.) and the location of the pain to effectively use herbs
- How to combine analgesics, antinociceptives, anti-inflammatories, antispasmodics, and circulatory stimulants to create effective synergistic combinations in herbal formulas
David Winston RH (AHG)
David Winston, RH (AHG), is an herbalist and ethnobotanist with over 50 years' training encompassing Traditional Chinese Medicine, Western/eclectic medicine, and Southeastern herbal traditions. An internationally renowned lecturer, he frequently teaches at medical schools, symposia, and herb conferences. He has been in clinical practice for 45 years, and also consults with physicians, herbalists, and researchers throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe.
David has authored or co-authored several books, including Saw Palmetto for Men & Women... Herbal Therapeutics... Specific Indications For Herbs & Herbal Formulas... Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina and Stress Relief... Winston & Kuhn’s Herbal Therapy And Supplements: A Scientific And Traditional Approach... American Herbal Pharmacopoeia... and American Herbalism (a publication produced by the American Herbalists Guild.)
In 2013, David was presented with the Natural Products Association (NPA) Clinician’s Award and awarded a fellowship by the Irish Register of Herbalists. In 2019, he was awarded a DSc degree from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon.
David is founder and director of the Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, dean of David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies, and president of Herbalist & Alchemist Inc., a manufacturer producing herbal products that blend the art and science of the world’s best herbal traditions. David is also a founding member of the American Herbalist Guild, a member of the American Botanical Council's Advisory Board, and a member of the AHPA Expert Advisory Council.