Treat the Pattern Not the Disease: Making Sense of Signs and Symptoms

Date: November 7, 2012

Teacher Name and Titles: Anita Teigen

Teigen, Anita

Have you ever prescribed herbs to someone, fairly certain they would have a positive effect… and they didn’t? It’s easy to be overwhelmed by complex symptom presentations, misled by biomedical diagnoses, and make false assumptions like fatigue equals deficiency, or hot flashes equal yin deficiency/dry–atrophy. In this class we will find out how to avoid these stumbling blocks, practice basic tongue and pulse diagnosis, and learn how to start making sense of signs and symptoms. You will leave with a useful set of tools that will help you to create successful treatment plans for your family, friends and clients.

Anita Teigen is a Licensed Acupuncturist, a Board–Certified Herbalist, and a Licensed Massage Therapist. She is the owner of Red Clover Clinic in Roseville, MN, where she uses a unique blend of acupuncture, botanical medicine, and bodywork to decrease pain, increase energy and restore health and balance to the body, mind and spirit. In addition to her Master’s studies in Oriental Medicine at the American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Roseville, MN, Anita has studied western herbalism with a variety of teachers, including Lise Wolff, Erin Piorier and Matthew Wood.