Thomas Easley, RH(AHG), is the founder of the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine. Thomas is a clinical herbalist and professional member of the American Herbalists Guild. He has been in full time clinical practice for 13 years.
His philosophy integrates modern science and traditional herbalism into a unified and systematic approach to health and healing. Thomas is trained in and uses functional medicine theory, as well as modern naturopathic therapies along with traditional western herbalism. His approach is influenced strongly by both the Eclectic and Physiomedical physicians of the 19th century.
Thomas believes in using foods as primary medicine and uses intensive diets as well as stress reduction techniques, nutritional supplements and exercise to help people achieve their health goals.
Learn more at Thomas’s website.
Thomas’s 2018 Florida Herbal Conference classes:
Percolations, Evaporative Concentrates and Soxhlet Extractions oh my! A class on making strong medicines
Using concentrated herbal preparations allows for smaller doses with the same results as standard dosing. This conserves plant material, increases client compliance, and decreases cost. In this hands (and tongue) on lecture, Thomas will demonstrate the processes involved in making percolations, Soxlet extractions and evaporative concentrates, as well as touch on the herbal allys that shine in these preparations. You will be sampling traditional macerations and percolations alongside Soxlet extractions and evaporative concentrates.
Aromatic Medicines, The Art of Distillation, and the Importance of Organolepsis in Healing
Making medicines can be therapeutic for you, as well as for the people who use them. Experiencing the beauty of plants is one way for practitioners and medicine makers to support their nervous systems, and promote sanity in this ever-changing world. In this class, we will spend time outdoors, engaging our senses and learning to use a still to make hydrosols from aromatic plants
An Intensive on Stress, Insomnia and Anxiety (Intensive, additional $40 fee)
In this three-hour intensive, we will dive into the physiological stress response, the effects of chronic inflammation on the body, and how these defense mechanisms can go haywire, causing insomnia and anxiety. Thomas will go over his protocols to physically and energetically build resiliency, support the nervous system, and support healthy sleep patterns. Included in these protocols are diet and lifestyle changes, supplements, and herbs, including sedatives, nervous system tonics, and adaptogens. We will also use differentials to review other common causes of insomnia and anxiety, like insulin resistance, sleep apnea, hypothyroidism, and nutrient deficiencies