Pathophysiology Module - Inflammation and Infection

taught by Sam Coffman
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Sam Coffman
Sam Coffman
Lead Instructor

About the Instructor

Sam has worked as a clinical herbalist for over 15 years, is the founder of The Human Path, and is also a former U.S. Special Forces Medic.  

This was the start of a long journey into the world of plant medicine for Sam, and after thousands of clinical hours as both a medic on teams and in military emergency rooms, as well as working with herbs throughout following decades, Sam’s 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.

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