Tonight: Medicine Crow Webinar, "Vijaya: The Perennial Knowledge Of Medical Cannabis"
Posted by Laura Vladimirova | May 23 2012 | 8645 views | Comments ↓
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For holistic and alternative medicine advocates, medical marijuana is a wonder drug. From its cancer treatment properties to its mental stimulation capacity, our knowledge of medical cannabis is in its infancy stage. Medicine Crow wants to add to the ongoing discussions.
The website is hosting a seminar, or webinar, titled,"Vijaya: The Perennial Knowledge of Medical Cannabis with Prashanti de Jager." The webinar is tonight, Wednesday, May 23rd at 6 p.m. PST.
Medicine Crow is a website founded by David Crow, a speaker and teacher in the field of botanical medicine, natural health and ecological sustainability. He teaches and practices Ayurvedic and Chinese medical systems and helped establish Floracopeia Aromatic Treasures, a large-scale program that promotes the use of medicinal plants as essential oils and supports ecologically sustainable agricultural and agro-forestry projects.
The site emphasizes plant-based medicine, ecology and spirituality. It's a member-driven site that creates community through the sharing of information, webinars, audio recordings and other means of internet information sharing to give members a comprehensive understanding of plant-based medicine.
Their current interest in medical cannabis is as timely as it is important. There are, of course, so many variants in the medical marijuana community. For example there are growers, healers, business people, legal experts, activists doctors and patients. All are communities with different perspectives, language and needs--but all have a similar understanding of how useful medical cannabis can be.
The Medicine Crow community, along with webinar teacher and host Prashanti De Jager are centering their efforts on an Ayurvedic approach to medicinal cannabis.
In their course description they write: "This presentation explores ancient Ayurvedic insights into how to formulate Cannabis with other herbs to optimize it medicinal effects. In Ayurveda there are over 50 traditional formulas, some thousands of years old, that incorporate Cannabis to exact a cure of dozens of different diseases, ailments and imbalances. By carefully going through the Ayurvedic, Puranic and Unani literature and finding the dozens of the names of Cannabis, most of which tend to describe her medicinal actions, and then translating these names in the context of the aforementioned 50 classic formulas, we can unpack a staggering amount of guidance in creating professional clinical formulas for a wide variety of actions."
In layman's terms, the webinar will look at how medical cannabis has previously been used in combination with other ancient herbs and medicines.
This is an interesting area of study that modern medicine has yet to undertake. Sure, medical marijuana is helpful for glaucoma patients, but what about a tincture that combines medical marijuana with another potent plant? How will that change the composition of the medicine and results for the patient?
The teacher of the course, De Jager goes on to say: "My intention is to help transform the Medical marijuana dispensaries around the country into full Apothecaries using potent sustainable herbs, the herbs traditionally used with cannabis for over 3000 years."
The webinar is free, however, one must become a member of the community to join the lecture. Now, to be clear, Big Buds Mag does not endorse the website or the class since we have never worked with them.
Here is the information regarding payment we have, and readers are encouraged to do the best they can to get more information if they need it. The cost is as follows: Monthly subscription trial for 14 days is $1. Then, the user pays $10 a month. The annual subscription is again, 14 days for $1 and then a year at $108. The fine print states: This offer applies to new members only. You may cancel at any time. Send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org to cancel during the trial membership. Your card will be automatically billed at the end of the two week trial unless you email to cancel.
Only time will tell whether or not dispensaries are able to incorporate this holistic approach into their healing plans for ailing patients. In the meanwhile, we hope the readers interested in this subject partake in the course.
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Article by Laura Vladimirova, on May. 23rd 2012