Urology Series: Class 1 BPH

THIS IS A RECORDED WEBINAR (currently unavailable)

In this 10 part series, major and common problems in men’s health, urological health, and kidney health will be addressed in depth. With Dr. Yarnell’s 15 years of clinical experience in the areas of urology and nephrology as a guide, the herbal approaches to these conditions will be presented. Specific case examples will be provided regularly. The emphasis will be on determining who is a good candidate for herbal therapies in each case, clinically-effective first-line herbal treatments, making decisions if first-line treatments fail, and individualizing herbal therapies to complex patients. A richer understanding of the etiopathophysiology of each condition from a naturopathic perspective will be used to illustrate why certain herbs work and others don’t. Appropriate dosing will be discussed and safe use of indicated low-dose herbs will be included. Drug-herb interactions (mostly positive, a small number negative) will be pointed out where relevant.

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a universal condition on a tissue level, though only some men develop clinical symptoms. In the US, the majority of men develop at least mild symptoms, and many develop severe symptoms. The differentiation of different clinical types of BPH and their herbal treatment will be detailed with case studies. First-line effective herbal therapies and where to go if those don’t work will be reviewed. How to monitor for efficacy and whom to give or refer for conventional treatment will be discussed. Prevention of BPH in early life will be mentioned.

Some major herbs that will be discussed: Ammi visnaga (khella), Piscidia piscipula (Jamaica dogwood), Urtica dioica (nettle) root, Serenoa repens (saw palmetto), Polygonum multiflorum (he shou wu), Epilobium angustifolium (fireweed), Epimedium grandiflorum (yin yang huo), Fouquieria splendens (ocotillo), Aconitum spp (aconite).

Taught by: Eric Yarnell


Cost: students $15 professionals $20

CEUs: Acupuncturists: CA, NCCAOM; NDs: OR, CA, WA

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