Purple Moon Herbs & Studies

Western Herbal Medicine, Bach Flower Remedies, and Nutrition

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Educating Veterinarians and Pet-Lovers on Western Herbal Medicine

Seminars

 

Upcoming Seminars - 2020/2021

 

 

2020 Mountain Veterinary Conference

May 17 - 20, 2020, at the beautiful Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, Cherokee, North Carolina

 

*note that his conference may be postponed or canceled - check site for details*

 

Sunday: Dr. Dohmen will be hosting an herb walk in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park.

Transportation will be provided to the Oconaluftee Visitors Center, from which we will walk the 1.5 mile

Oconaluftee River Trail and discuss the plants along the way.  We will provide medicinal plant identification and uses.  The trail is an easy walk; it is mostly flat through the forest along the Oconaluftee River.  The Great Smokey Mountains National Park is known for its wildflowers (over 1500 species), especially in the early spring when the ephemerals are in bloom.  Also blooming in the spring are the red maples trees and many flowering shrubs.  For more information, go to https://www.nps.gov/grsm/learn/nature/wildflowers.htm.  This herb walk will encompass the entire afternoon session on Sunday.  Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water, a note-taking device, and your camera! Dr. Dohmen will be speaking about Western Herbal Medicine and Wholistic Food Therapy

 

Monday: Dr. Dohmen will be speaking on the topics listed below.

Bee Medicine: From Honey to Venom.

Not only do bees keep our food chain intact through pollination, but they offer us a myriad of sources of medicine.  Honey is used both internally for many conditions as well as a topical wound healer.  Propolis, Pollen and Royal Jelly are all nourishing and medically active.  Lately, there is burgeoning research on the use of bee venom for pain and conditions that are associated with pain, such as arthritis.  In this lecture, we will discuss all these great medicines we obtain from bees.

 

Bach Flower Essences: Psychological Therapy

Dr. Bach believed emotional imbalances were the root of all disease, and correcting these imbalances could cure any condition.  Many conditions in animals are psychological, such as inappropriate urination, separation anxiety, OCD’s, etcetera.  I will discuss which Bach Flower Essences are appropriate for a variety of conditions.

 

 

 

2020 Bluegrass Veterinary Conference

July 30 - August 2, 2020, at the beautiful Horseshoe Southern Indiana Hotel and Casino, Elizabeth, Indiana

 

Thursday: Dr. Dohmen will lead an herb on the Campbell Woodland Nature Trail.

 This medicinal herb walk is an easy stroll through native flora along a creek along the Campbell Woodland Nature Trail.   We will discuss the plants and their medicine as well as their uses in pharmaceuticals.  There will be time for questions and to walk on your own at the end of the structured walk.  Bring water and wear comfortable shoes.

 

Dr. Dohmen will be speaking on the topics listed below.

Bee Medicine: From Honey to Venom

Not only do bees keep our food chain intact through pollination, but they offer us a myriad of sources of medicine.  Honey is used both internally for many conditions as well as a topical wound healer.  Propolis, Pollen and Royal Jelly are all nourishing and medically active.  Lately, there is burgeoning research on the use of bee venom for pain and conditions that are associated with pain, such as arthritis.  In this lecture, we will discuss all these great medicines we obtain from bees.

 

Human Pet Bond

We all know that are pets are good for us.  They give us unconditional love, walking our dogs or caring for farm animals gives us exercise, etc.  But did you know that there is actual research to back the health benefits of pet ownership? In this lecture, we will discuss many physical and mental benefits of pet ownership.

 

Plant Chemistry: An Overview of Phytopharmacology

An understanding of plant constituents and chemistry can deepen our awareness of how herbs interact with the human body, and what pharmacological effects they can have. Phytochemistry can also inform our considerations of what types of preparations will be most therapeutically active, and how chemistry relates to flavors, energetics, and actions of herbs. In this lecture we will review the most common categories of constituents naturally occurring in plants, and how they combine and inter-relate when used in whole-plant preparations.

 

 

2020 Annual Colonial Veterinary Conference - 25th Anniversary

December 2 - 6, 2020, in Historic Williamsburg, Virginia, Hilton DoubleTree HotelDuring Grand Illumination

 

Dr. Dohmen will be speaking on the topics listed below.

Bee Medicine: From Honey to Venom

Not only do bees keep our food chain intact through pollination, but they offer us a myriad of sources of medicine.  Honey is used both internally for many conditions as well as a topical wound healer.  Propolis, Pollen and Royal Jelly are all nourishing and medically active.  Lately, there is burgeoning research on the use of bee venom for pain and conditions that are associated with pain, such as arthritis.  In this lecture, we will discuss all these great medicines we obtain from bees.

 

Human Pet Bond

We all know that are pets are good for us.  They give us unconditional love, walking our dogs or caring for farm animals gives us exercise, etc.  But did you know that there is actual research to back the health benefits of pet ownership? In this lecture, we will discuss many physical and mental benefits of pet ownership.

 

Plant Chemistry: An Overview of Phytopharmacology

An understanding of plant constituents and chemistry can deepen our awareness of how herbs interact with the human body, and what pharmacological effects they can have. Phytochemistry can also inform our considerations of what types of preparations will be most therapeutically active, and how chemistry relates to flavors, energetics, and actions of herbs. In this lecture we will review the most common categories of constituents naturally occurring in plants, and how they combine and inter-relate when used in whole-plant preparations.

 

 

2021 Midwest Veterinary Conference

Feb. 11 - 14, 2021 in Columbus, Ohio

 

 

 

Previous Seminars

 

 

2019 AHVMA Annual Conference:

Saturday, September 7 – Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Nashville, Tennessee

 

2019 Bluegrass Veterinary Conference:

August 1-4, 2019, at the beautiful Horseshoe Southern Indiana Hotel and Casino in Elizabeth, Indiana

Dr. Dohmen hosted an herb walk at the Brock Sampson Nature Preserve. We walked the trails and discussed the plants along the way.  We provided medicinal plant identification and uses.  The area is known for some unlikely trees and plants, even cacti!

 

2019 Mountain Veterinary Conference:

April 7 - 10, 2019, "At the beautiful Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, Cherokee, North Carolina"

On Sunday, Dr. Laurie Dohmen, VMD, MS and Dr. Julie Wentzel, DVM, CVA, CCRT, CVPP co-hosted an herb walk in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. Monday, Dr. Dohmen spoke about Western Herbal Medicine and Wholistic Food. Tuesday, Dr. Wentzel spoke about Wholistic Pain Management with an emphasis on Rehabilitation.

 

2019 Midwest Veterinary Conference:

Feb. 21 - 24, 2019, Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio

Dr. Dohmen lectured on Western Herbal Medicine and Food Therapy.

 

2018 Colonial Veterinary Conference:

November 28 - December 2, 2018, Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center, Williamsburg, Virginia

Dr. Dohmen lectured on Western Herbal Medicine and Food Therapy.

 

2018 Sun N Fun Veterinary Conference:

June 20 - 24, 2018, DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Dr. Dohmen presented a series of six lectures on the Use of Western Medicinal Herbs to Enhance Muscle Function.

 

2017 AHVMA Conference:

October 21-24, 2017, San Diego, California

Dr. Dohmen presented a series of three lectures on Bach Flower Essences: Psychological Therapy, "Simple" Herbal Therapy and Adaptogenic Herbs.

 

2017 Sun N Fun Veterinary Conference:

August 2 - 6, 2017, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Dr. Dohmen lectured on Ethnomedicine, Organoleptics and Phytopharmacology while covering the roots of both Herbal and Pharmaceutical drugs, from a cultural and chemical perspective.

 

2016 Sun N Fun Veterinary Conference:

August 3 - 7, 2016, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Dr. Dohmen lectured on Using Food as Medicine, Introduction to Western Herbalism, “Simple” Herbal Extracts and A Sampling of Acupuncture, Bach Flower Essences: Psychological Therapy.

 

2016 Food Preparation with Herbs:

July 12 - 14, 2016, Mequon Nature Preserve, Mequon, Wisconsin

Dr. Dohmen conducted an herb walk centered around Harvesting & Cooking and lectured on Herbal Facials

and Herbs for Pets.

 

CIVT Veterinary Western Herbal Medicine Immersion Workshop Part II:

June 17 - 19, 2016, Laurel, Maryland

Instructors Dr. Barbara Fougere, Dr. Laurie Dohmen and sSpecial guest Dr. Kris August explored herbs for veterinary use in the field and offered new and exciting options for the beginner herbalist through to advanced integrative practitioners.

 

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Veterinary Herbal Apprenticeship and Retreat

 

Our 5-part course in Western Veterinary Herbal Medicine featuring Drs. Laurie Dohmen and Kris August, 2020/2021.

 

 COURSE DATES

September 11-14, 2020

October 16-19, 2020

November 14-16, 2020

March 20-22, 2021

April 17-19, 2021

 

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Feedback From Our Students

 

General:

"Excellent course-paves the path for understanding and using western herbs with confidence. Looking forward to incorporating what I learned to help our furry friends! AWESOME!!!"

 

On Our Materia Medica:

"The lectures were great--lots of good information. I like the inclusion of traditional uses and energetics of the herbs--gives insight into subtleties of herbal action."

 

On Our Labs:

"Labs were fun and informative and helped me gain confidence in making herbal products for self and family (which I do a lot now)."

 

On Our Herb Walks:

"Loved them! Seeing, touching, tasting, smelling plants in their natural environment deepened my connection with them and appreciation of them as living entities. "

 

On Our Homeworks:

"These gave me a welcome "excuse" to spend time researching herbs I didn't know much about. I also gained insights into the way information can be misrepresented on the Internet. Sometimes it was confusing and difficult to sort out 'the real story'."

 

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Purple Moon Herbs & Studies

Western Herbal Medicine, Bach Flower Remedies, and Nutrition

Welcome to Purple Moon

Educating Veterinarians and Pet-Lovers on Western Herbal Medicine

Please Read

 

This website is intended for educational and reference purposes, and is not provided in order to diagnose, prescribe or treat any illness or injury. The information contained in this website is technical and is in no way to be considered as a substitute for consultation with a recognized health-care professional. As such the author and others associated with this website accept no responsibility for any claims arising from the use of any remedy or treatment mentioned here.

 

 

 

Get In Touch

 

Snail Mail:

1841 Bryant's Corner Road

Hartly, Delaware 19953

 

Phone:  (302) 270-5095

Fax:  (302) 450-7398

 

Email:

info@purplemoonherbstudies.com

 

CLICK HERE

to send a message via our contact form.

 

 

 

 

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