Workshops

Chinese Herbology Workshop

Taught by Elyse Rohrer Budiash, L.Ac, Dipl. OM, MSOM Intro to Chinese Herbology Workshop: Find out why Chinese herbs are incredibly useful for treating pain, gynecological issues (including fertility), stress, and a wide variety of internal medicine issues.

Did you know that many Chinese herbs that are in use today have a history that goes back at least 2,000 years?  Chinese herbology, a branch of Oriental Medicine,  is a complete and highly complex medical system that has been developed and perfected over thousands of years.
This workshop will cover an introduction to Chinese herbology including a brief history of Chinese herbs, Chinese herbal theory (including Five Element Theory), and some everyday herbs you can use in your daily life by applying these theoretical frameworks.  You will learn why ginger might not always be the best herb for a tummy ache and how to think about your body and herbs in a new light.  You will even be able to taste some of the herbs we discuss.
About Elyse:

Elyse discovered the power of acupuncture and Chinese herbs about 10 years ago after recovering from a serious illness through the help of Chinese herbs. Now, Elyse makes it her mission to help others who are suffering.  She holds a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) from Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, NM. She is a licensed acupuncturist in the District of Columbia.  Elyse is also nationally board certified in acupuncture and Chinese herbs (Dipl. OM). At her Cleveland Park practice, Cherry Blossom Healing Arts, she practices a mix of Japanese and Chinese acupuncture styles and makes customized herbal formulas for all of her patients!

Superfoods Workshop
Jumpstart your New Year’s Resolutions by adding whole raw foods and super foods to your diet! Learn simple tricks that will help you create abundant energy, mental clarity, increased health and vigor, deeper sleep, and healthy weight management. We will show you how to balance your body and mind to help fight inflammation, lose weight, maximize physical potential and live a vibrant life!
Hawthorne will provide smoothie samples with Mila chia seeds and tasty samples from our Homemade Menu.
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