Join us from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 4, for Herbal Medicine—Mother Nature’s Gift, presented by Dr. Violet Song, PhD, LAc, AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine. This free program will take place in Meeting Room A.
Herbal Medicine has been used throughout history. Herbs are used to help strengthen the body’s constitutions and cure illness. The idea of searching for natural solutions to disease is becoming more popular because of the positive results. The rise in herbal supplements on shelves in grocery stores and pharmacies is due to people trying herbal medicine to help heal themselves. How can we be safe and also experience the benefits? With more and more research being done on herbs’ potential pharmacological effects, we can confidently talk about safety awareness when using herbs, how to choose the right ones and avoid side effects.
About the presenter
Dr. Violet Song, PhD, LAc is the Director, DAOM Program and Department of Herbal Studies and Clinic Supervisor, AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine. Prior to beginning her employment with AOMA, Dr. Song began her teaching career in 2002, when she took a position as an instructor at Chengdu University. There, she lectured on the science of TCM prescriptions and on TCM herbology and TCM pharmacology. She has participated in research studies that investigated the compatibility, pharmacology, and toxicology of TCM formulas and Chinese ethnic medicine, including Tibetan medicinal herbs. She has also participated in studies funded by research grants from the National Science Foundation of China. Song has been on the faculty at AOMA since 2008.