Treating Pain with Herbs, Supplements and Dietetics

An Evidence-Based, East-West Approach

with Ben Zappin, L.Ac., and Ingrid Bauer, M.D., Instructors in the Sylvan Botanical Institute, and Founders, Five Flavors Herbs.

July 30, 2016, Saturday 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (8 CEUs) at 200 7th Avenue, Santa Cruz CA

Next offering: date TBD. Please let us know of your interest in a live or distance-learning class.

Course Goals and Content:

Traditional and modern evidence-based effects of topical and internal herbs and dietary supplements on:

  • Muscles
  • Tendons
  • Ligaments
  • Fascia
  • Bursae
  • Joints
  • Central, autonomic and peripheral nervous systems
  • Immune system
  • Endocrine system
  • Vascular system

Enhance patient outcomes and compliance with evidence-based education and prescription for:

  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Tendinitis/tendonosus
  • Bursitis
  • Bone and joint pain
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Pain from auto-immune, endocrine-metabolic, vascular disorders
  • Pain contributions from sleep and mood disorders 

8 Category 1 CEUs approved by California Acupuncture Board


$159 if paid before June 30

$159 after June 30


-5% for 1st-year licensees

-10% for pre-licensed students

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