Eclectic herbal therapy utilizes botanicals from different regions and traditions around the globe. This intensive seminar prepares clinicians in the indications, cautions and doses of professional- quality botanicals from around the world, that will enhance any healthcare practice. We begin with an overview of Western herbal medicine, and issues of efficacy and quality.
We then focus on Echinacea, an oft-misunderstood Native American herb of immense benefit to a wide range of patients with chronic and acute conditions. You will learn of groundbreaking new research, which will significantly improve what you know about Echinacea's effects on the immune system and how it actually works. This seminar also includes whole-food nutrition as the foundation of optimal herbal therapy. With each of the herbs discussed, you learn the synergistic food concentrates that enhance its effectiveness. The seminar emphasizes a practical way to introduce eclectic herbal therapy into your clinic—based on traditional use and the presenter’s clinical experience, and validated with case histories, which demonstrate the effectiveness of this approach.
Dr Michael Gaeta’s purpose is to create a world of vital, resilient people who find fulfillment through positive contribution, and choose a lifestyle of “nature first, drugs last”. To do this, he works with natural health professionals who want to improve their patient care and practice success.
Michael holds licenses in acupuncture, dietetics-nutrition and massage therapy, and is a doctor of acupuncture in Rhode Island. He earned his MS in acupuncture from the New York College of Health Professions, where he was a faculty member for ten years.
Michael’s teaching is informed by 27 years of successful clinical practice. He co-founded Acupuncture for Veterans, which provided free treatments in New York City. Michael is past president of the Acupuncture Society of New York, earning awards for State Association President and State Association of the Year. He appeared on the CBS Early Show and NBC News, and has trained over 15,000 clinicians since 1993. His wellness radio show attracted over 100,000 subscribers. Michael's first career was as a pianist.
With Richard Schmitt, DC, he launched the first online video education service for Standard Process patients, expertnutritionadvisor.com. With 12 guest faculty, Michael offers the Clinician’s Mastermind Circle (cliniciansmastermind.com), a one-year certification program in natural functional medicine and practice success.