Patterns of Growth: Formulation methods

Very early in the program at MUIH, students are tasked with conducting an individualized evidence based formulation over the course of a trimester.  Once in clinic we conduct the same rigorous formulation but the time it takes is reduced to a few hours at most.  Reviewing and recollecting on the work associated with this initial formulation in Materia Medica I compared with the time it takes to formulate for a client in clinic is one of the most illustrative ways for a student to realize the growth they have experienced throughout the program.  This was the first formulation I generated for another human as part of Materia Medica I


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Pathophysiology of HSV Infections

What follows is an summary narrative of the pathophysiology of Herpes simplex infections.   While the paper does not contain any direct reference to herbal interventions, it does exemplify the necessity to cultivate a deep understanding of the varying physiologic processes involved in movements away from health.  It also highlights how an integrative perspective necessitates viewing not just the pathophysiology of a disease process but also how that disease process integrates to effect other organ systems.  Furthermore it reinforces the utility of looking at the “Big picture” of diseases and determining how often times they are the result of evolutionary adaptive responses.


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