Pathophysiology - Inflammation and Infection

On demand herbal medicine course | taught by Sam Coffman
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Sam Coffman
Sam Coffman
Lead Instructor

About the Instructor

Sam has worked with herbs since 1987 and formally as a clinical herbalist for over 15 years. He served in the military for 10 years of which 6 were as a US Special Forces Medic (aka Green Beret Medic). He is a registered herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild, a Wilderness EMT (WEMT), and a Wilderness First Responder instructor.

Sam is the founder of The Human Path/Herbal Medics Academy and co-founder of Herbal Medics which is the school's outreach organization that works with underserved communities.

His primary goal has become the creation of an integrative medical model that embraces both vitalistic and mechanistic aspects of herbalism into a collaboration with orthodox and energetic models of diagnosis and treatment, to include orthodox western medicine. To this end, he has created and co-created nearly 2000 hours of pathophysiology-based herbal medicine curriculum, and led hundreds of herbal clinics in remote, austere, post-disaster and underserved areas. Also as part of integrating orthodox medicine with plant medicine, Sam regularly works as an herbalist with, teaches with and instructs doctors, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, nurses, and other licensed health care practitioners.

Infection and Inflammation (Pathophysiology Module)

The primary goal of this module (as with all the pathophysiology modules) is to understand the body's response systems through the eyes of the herbalist.

This 4-week, online course includes 2 live (which is recorded and then accessible through download as well) classes per week will explore in depth the separate topics of infection and inflammation, as well as the pathophysiological relationships between these two worlds.

Injury, illness and healing in the body can be more fully understood by investigating the mechanisms through which our immune systems respond.  For instance, while it may be considered a more “symptomatic” approach at times to address inflammation directly, it is also through understanding the mechanisms of inflammation on both a systemic and local level, that the causes of disease can often be more fully assessed.  Managing inflammation and/or infection often allows the body to recover enough to begin a healing process that is otherwise impossible.

Topics that will be explored in this course include:

·  Understanding inflammatory pathways as an herbalist

·  The immune system – vital physiology

·  Systemic vs. local inflammation

·  Chronic vs. acute inflammation

·  The role of the immune system during inflammation

·  Wound healing and infection management – advanced topics

·  Materia medica and target-specific medicine making

·  Breaking through the cycles of infection and inflammation

·  Organ systems, inflammation and plant medicine 

Course Contents

56 Videos
1 Quiz
11 PDFs
16.0 hrs

Course Curriculum