The New York Herb School - Institute of Herbal Medicine & Nutrition founded by Professor Drew DiVittorio, offers professional certification programs in Classical Chinese Herbology (The Art of Healing with Herbs), and Oriental Dietetics (The Art of Healing with Food). You can join the full programs or just take individual classes. We also offer an online herb shop, a student clinic, cooking classes, wellness retreats, individual and group wellness programs.
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This class will teach us how to use herbs, whole foods and medicinal mushrooms to build and balance our life-force energy, regenerate our internal organs, strengthen our immune system, and prevent disease. The topics covered will include: food cures for common ailments such as digestive and immune system disorders, respiratory and cardiovascular problems, allergies, pain management, etc.; the effects of food on mood and emotional well-being; the extraordinary health benefits of mushrooms such as Reishi, Shitake and Maitake (and recipes to prepare and use them); the importance of seasonal eating in Asian medical traditions; healthy weight loss; and longevity-promoting foods and detoxification. Drew will assess participants individually to help each of us design a personalized diet and herbal program. Free intro on Thursday, July 17, at 8pm.A WEEKLY COURSE (3 sessions) Thursdays, July 24–August 7, 8–10pm 14SHN58T Members: $105 / Nonmembers: $115 Early Bird rate $95/$105 by May 29Location …
I am posting this blog in honor of my Mother who passed away 2 years ago. It would have been her 85th birthday.
In 1978 while I was still in high school my mother developed breast cancer. I had no idea what detoxification was or how it worked. The nutritional program that she decided to use to help her overcome her condition was the Gerson Program. The main strategy of this program is detoxification which treats existing conditions and can prevent disease. My mother taught me how to do a coffee enema when i was a freshmen in college. I bet Sigmund Freud would have a field day with that one. Now in my 18th year of private practice detoxification as a healing strategy is the most important part of my practice. Below is a brief video of Charlotte explaining the history of the Gerson Program.
The Five Tastes According to Chinese Medicine Research is now backing up oriental and alternative medicine. Sixty percent of MD’s practice some form of alternative medicine, whether meditation, nutrition, acupuncture, etc. Doctors are now prescribing vitamins such as folic acid,
THE TAO OF HEALTHY LIVING Introduction to Chinese Herbs and Healing Foods The Tao’, translated as “The Way”, are the many tools used by the great masters of oriental medicine and modern nutritionists to promote health and longevity. In this class we will explore strategies of healthy living based on oriental medicine and modern nutrition. Healthy Living includes herbal medicine, a balanced diet, nutritional supplements and internal exercises for stress reduction.
(MAKE AN APPOINTMENT) Drew’s Coaching Programs consist of an Initial Consultation($250). In this consultation you will be assessed according to Oriental Medicine i.e., pulse, tongue, and two extensive health assessment forms. Based upon this information, Drew will create an individualized program for you which includes
Learn the Art of the Chinese Healing Diet. Confucius (551-479 B.C.) once said...'the path to your friend's heart and love goes from your cooking.'
A Chinese proverb tells us that 'eating good food can bring harmony and closeness to the family and relationships.'
In 625AD, the first Chinese Diet Classic was published by Sun Shu Mao a Chinese Physician, his book is entitled 'One Thousand Ounces of Gold Classics'. he created food cures for such conditions as thyroid issues, night blindness, liver diseases and much more. Many of these food cures and healing diets are still being used today. Macrobiotics and many of the modern healing diets that you are familiar with have all drawn from this ancient wisdom to heal disease in the modern clinic.
Hello Everyone. It is that time of year again. Below are my top ten ways to treat colds and flu.
1. Eliminate Foods That Are Mucus
Producing. In the fall and winter
months the climate is very damp which is can be conducive to breed
germs. Even if you are living in a
dry climate you can still be damp internally which is why we need to control our internal
environment by avoiding foods that can create
Oriental diagnosis is an ancient medical art of reading the body to determine health. The condition of the internal organs is apparent by looking at external features, such as the face, tongue eyes, and ears. This class will provide a step-by-step introduction to the methods of assessment, and diagnosis Oriental medicine.
When you are able to diagnose, you are able to help friends, family, and customers with valuable advice as you will be able to recognize which organ(s) may be imbalanced (hopefully) before it causes a problem.
Saturday & Sunday: November 4 & 5 10AM - 4PM 301 West 55 Street Suite #4 $175.00
Students will gain a working familiarity with meridians and diagnostic points during a full day hands-on workshop on Sunday. Yin/Yang is the Way of heaven and earth, The fundamental principle of the myriad things, The father, and mother of change and transformation, The root of inception and destruction – Su Wen, Yellow Emperor’s Classic. THIS IS A MUST FOR ANY…
This class will teach us how to use herbs, whole foods and medicinal mushrooms to build and balance our life-force energy, regenerate our internal organs, strengthen our immune system, and prevent disease. The topics covered will include: food cures for common ailments such as digestive and immune system disorders, respiratory and cardiovascular problems, allergies, pain management, etc.;the effects of food on mood and emotional well-being: the extraordinary health benefits of mushrooms such as Reishi, Shitake and Maitake (and recipes to prepare and use them); the importance of seasonal eating in Asian medical traditions; healthy weight loss; longevity-promoting foods; detoxification; and much more. Drew will assess participants individually to help each of us design a personalized diet and herbal program.
He Shou WuLong ago, old Mr. He became lost in the forest. Years later, those who found him were astonished. The old man's hair had turned from white to black. In order to sustain himself, he lived on the root of the common wild vine Polygoni Multiflori. Today, the plant bears his name, He Shou Wu (Old Mr. He) . In the West this root is known as Shou Wu or FoTi.
Modern day doctors of Oriental Medicine use this herb to strengthen the Blood and the Jing in order to treat alopecia, prevent premature hair loss or greying, and to regulate excessive aging. Dr. Shen's Shou Wu Pill contains only five years old or older, export grade (the highest) He Shou Wu (90%). Small amounts (5%) of premium Poria are added to enhance digestability and absorbtion. Chuanxiong (5%) is added as a messenger herb, to invigorate the He Shou Wu and direct the action of the formula upward to the head.
are a therapeutic fungus found at the high altitudes in China and
are one of the most valued medicinal fungi in Chinese medicine. Research dating back to 1843 suggests
the use of cordyceps to help strengthen and rebuilding the body after
exhaustion or long term illness. It
is used by athletes to rebuild after a heavy workout. 2. Ashwangandha
known as a classic rejuvenating herb in Indian medicine, ashwagandha has
been shown to enhance adaptability to both physical and chemical stress. For instance, mice pretreated with
ashwagandha and subjected to physical stress showed increased endurance,
it can prevent stress induced ulcers.
PROFESSOR DREW'S CLASSROOM This is the first in a series of articles
explaining the theories, the herbal formulas and diagnostic tools used in
Oriental Medicine to heal. The medical application of tongue
diagnosis is very old.The earliest records
are inscriptions on bones and tortoise shells unearthed during the Yi Dynasty;
the first dynasty of the Bronze Age. Ancient Chinese physicians developed a
special way of approaching the diagnosis of diseases through four types pf
questioning, smelling, and listening.In
addition to taking the pulse, palpation of the abdomen, and tongue diagnosis an
inspection of the features of the tongue to aid in disease diagnosis were very
Hello Everybody, This is a great daily health practice. Something I have been doing for the last 2 years. Why You Should Start Oil Pulling Today. By Morgan Potts (see bio below) Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic method for detox and rejuvenation. It’s a simple practice, with quite remarkable results. Many have heard of it, but never actually dove in to try it. It definitely has a mystical and exciting vibe around it, which made me eager to try. But what exactly is it? What does it do?
In a (coco)nut shell: To oil pull, simply swish your choice of unrefined, high quality oil in your mouth; similar to the way you would use a mouthwash. My favorite is coconut oil. This can be done anywhere from five to 20 minutes. The process attracts and removes bacteria, toxins, and parasites that live in your mouth or lymph system, and also pulls congestion and mucus from your throat and loosens up your sinuses, which is amazing! With the help of your saliva, all these scary undesirables bind with the …
Over the course of centuries traditional Chinese medicine developed the use of specific exercises, foods, herbal formulas, and meditation methods to address a wide range of ailments and to foster overall emotional and spiritual health.
In this class, we will draw from this rich tradition to learn some simple but powerfully effective techniques to reduce stress and “calm the spirit.” In each session we will practice ancient Taoist movement, breathing, and meditative exercises that have recently been scientifically proven to help control blood pressure, reduce weight, balance energy, and calm the nervous system.
Even minutes a day of practice can confer noticeable results. We will also explore herbs, foods and specific exercises that can help alleviate such conditions as depression, insomnia and anxiety as well as help us release negative emotions.
A WEEKLY COURSE
(3 sessions) Thursdays, June 13–27, 8–10pm
Members: $90 / Nonmembers: $100
New York Open Center