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Herbal Medicine Training in Arkansas - AR

For those who are interested in learning more about a naturalistic approach to healing and how to use the medicinal properties of plants to improve health, herbal medicine training in Arkansas is available primarily through accredited herbalist education training programs that can be found online, and may also be available in CD (standard) and MP3 (digital download) format.


There are several options, one of which is an Ayurvedic studies program based on principals of Ayurvedic medicine native to India.  Ayurveda is classified as a system of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) meant to be used along with treatment from a traditional physician. Ayurvedic healing includes herbs, nutrition, panchakarma cleansing, acupressure massage, Yoga, Sanskrit, and Jyotish (Vedic astrology).

Another popular choice is a program that incorporates traditional Chinese medicinal practices (TCM) originating in China using herbs. Typically, rather than relying on one specific plant, a practitioner learns herbal formulas, which may combine several or perhaps two dozen different herbs, to adapt to the individual needs of a patient.

There are also herbal medicine training programs that focus on the local plants indigenous to the western United States and the southeastern United States, as well as those that emphasize Southern and Appalachian Folk Medicine.


Herbalist Schools