The Constitutional body types in relation to Herbs
Old doctors, East and West were traditionally quite concerned with the study of constitution. Knowing how to regulate different kinds of body types to better adapt to local weather patterns, workload, and reproduction needs (fertility etc.) was a way to keep people in strong health.
This lecture will go through some common body types (tall, short, thick, skinny, tense, lax etc.), and the health issues they are invariably prone to. We will, of course discuss favorite plants to address these.
Francis Bonaldo has been a practicing herbalist for 11 years. He served as a member of faculty in the acupuncture department of Rosemont College (Montreal, Canada) from 2011 to 2015. He specializes in Chinese pulse evaluation and is co-author of “Traditional Western Herbalism and Pulse Evaluation – a conversation” with Matthew Wood and Phyllis Light. Francis wildcrafts over one hundred plants from the northeastern forests and prairies of the continent for use in his clinical practice and also commonly teaches beginning and intermediate classes in herbal medicine and pulse evaluation. Practicing and teaching these ancestral forms of medicine is for Francis both a passion and a vocation.
Francis holds a Master of Science degree in acupuncture and oriental Medicine from AAAOM (Minnesota). He is a continuing education provider certified with NCCAOM. He has also completed an apprenticeship with Lise Wolff, M. Sc. (herbalist) as well as advanced studies with Matthew Wood M. Sc. (herbalist).