Mar 1, 2023
The current healthcare system focuses on managing disease after it has occurred instead of preventing its onset.
Alternatively, holistic herbalism is a wellness-first approach that emphasizes disease prevention. Through it, you can effectively address disease potentials and correct imbalances to prevent their onset.
One of my favorite tools for this is the natal chart, which is a part of Astro-Herbalism. By shifting the focus from disease management to disease prevention, you can create a more proactive and holistic approach to healthcare.
In today’s episode, you’ll learn
Why being healthy and not being sick are not the same thing
The 5 roots of health and how they correspond to the Elements
Why understanding the constitution is a critical part of holistic herbalism
What vitalism is and the role it plays in your health
How to use the natal chart as a practical assessment tool
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The Plant Path is a window into the world of herbal medicine. With perspectives gleaned from traditional Western herbalism, Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, Alchemy, Medical Astrology, and traditional cultures from around the world, The Plant Path provides unique insights, skills and strategies for the practice of true holistic herbalism. From clinical to spiritual perspectives, we don't just focus on what herbs are "good for," but rather who they are as intelligent beings, and how we can work with them to heal us physically and consciously evolve.
Sajah Popham is the author of Evolutionary Herbalism and the founder of the School of Evolutionary Herbalism, where he trains herbalists in a holistic system of plant medicine that encompasses clinical Western herbalism, medical astrology, Ayurveda, and spagyric alchemy.
His mission is to develop a comprehensive approach that balances the science and spirituality of plant medicine, focusing on using plants to heal and rejuvenate the body, clarify the mind, open the heart, and support the development of the soul. This is only achieved through understanding and working with the chemical, energetic, and spiritual properties of the plants. His teachings embody a heartfelt respect, honor and reverence for the vast intelligence of plants in a way that empowers us to look deeper into the nature of our medicines and ourselves.
He lives on a homestead in the foothills of Mt. Baker Washington with his wife Whitney where he teaches, consults clients, and prepares spagyric herbal medicines.
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