6/20 Shaolin Medicine Wines + Yin Yang theory introduction

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6/20 Shaolin Medicine Wines + Yin Yang theory introduction

30.00

Tues, 6/20 7-9 Shaolin Medicine Wines

The Herbal Treatment of Injuries

With Nathaniel Whitmore

A special tradition of herbal medicine for the support of athletes and the treatment of injuries is known as “Dit Da Jow” or “Hit Medicine”.  Often held secret by martial arts lineages, herbal hit medicine is little-known but used extensively.  Shaolin, the legendary birthplace of kung fu and famous for its Buddhist herbal medicine, has inspired countless liniment formulas.  Liniments are preparations for topical use.  Made with sake or distilled alcohol, Shaolin liniments are known as “training wines”.  They are taken internally to promote blood circulation, nourish chi, and build muscles and connective tissue, and they are applied internally and externally to treat injuries.

This class will cover the theories and logic behind Shaolin medicinal wine formulas, outlining the special uses of some special Chinese herbs like Safflower, Peony, Dong Quai, Ginseng, and Codonopsis.  We will demonstrate and explain how to make herbal liniments at home and how they are used to treat pain and injury.

Nathaniel Whitmore is an herbalist from Pennsylvania.  He is regarded as an expert in the identification and uses of wild medicinal plants and mushrooms.  He works as an herbalist and shiatsu practitioner in upstate New York and Pennsylvania, as well as in New York City – including at Antidote Apothecary + Tea Bar.  He has also spent years training in the martial arts.

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