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Plant Feature | Hawthorn | Crataegus spp.

Hawthorn is a notorious cardiac tonic that acts on the heart both physically and energetically. Hawthorn’s bountiful medicine comes in the form of leaves, flowers, and berries. Known to have supportive and protective qualities, its name, Crataegus, is derived from the Greek word kratos, meaning strength. With cardiovascular disease and heart failure on the rise …

Plant Feature | Hops | Humulus lupulus

Hops is one of the most commonly consumed medicinal herbs. As an important ingredient in beloved beer, hops is utilized for it flavouring, preserving, and relaxing medicinal qualities by brewers and herbalists alike. As the first of many plant features on the Pacific Rim blog, continue reading to learn about hops and how you can …

PRC Named Finalist for Food Security Award!

Pacific Rim College has been named a Finalist for the 2017 EcoStar Awards in the category of Food Security! We are thrilled to receive this honour in recognition of the programs and services PRC offers in both the School of Holistic Nutrition and the School of Permaculture Design. The Diploma of Holistic Nutrition is the …

Homeopathy for Horses

This January on Pender Island, there was a little notice in the Pender Post about horses who had been rescued by two caring women, Mae Moore and Tracy Calvert. I (Shoshana Scott) got involved because I had seen the horses – a white horse, Panache, and a black pony, Starbuck – arrive in a muddy …

PRC October 2017 Newsletter

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Medicinal Mushrooms of Western Canada

Did you know there are up to 10,000 species of fungi in British Columbia? Are you curious about medicinal mushrooms for personal or clinical use? Pacific Rim College invites you to explore the Kingdom Fungi with renowned herbalist and mycologist Robert Rogers. This workshop includes both in-classroom learning and an educational journey in the forest …

PRC September 2017 Newsletter

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An Introductions to Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis

There are many models of pulse diagnosis practiced within East Asian Medicine. Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis (CCPD) employs a 3-depth model, as such; it incorporates earlier models from the Nei Jing, Li Shi Zhen, and Zhang Jie Bing. Brandt Stickley, Visiting Faculty member at Pacific Rim College, is an Assistant Professor in the College of …

Introduction to Topographic Acupuncture by Dr. Bruce Ferguson

Most of the veterinary acupuncture training programs in the world today teach a post-Maoist “herbal” acupuncture. By this I mean that the Diagnosis of Disharmony in the patient is made through the collection of biometric data including tongue, pulse, body heat, moisture, and so on. When enough data have been collected to make a Bian …

PRC June 2017 Newsletter

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