Speaker: Paul Bergner. The constitutional polarity of tonic/astringent vs relaxant is frequently overlooked in contemporary Western herbalism. We review the history and expression of this polarity in Thomsonian and Physiomedical medicine, and demonstrate differentials of tonification vs relaxation for herbs in the treatment of pain, cough, fever, and other conditions.
Tonics vs. Relaxants: The Forgotten Polarity of Physiomedical Herbalism
- Event: 2015 Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine
- Product Code: 15SW21
- Availability: In Stock