Joanna Helms holds a B.A. in Communicative Disorders, and is a Professional Member of the American Herbalist Guild. She has been in clinical practice for 23 years in Indian Harbour Beach, Florida. Joanna teaches a variety of workshops in traditional herbalism; she has authored an Herbal course, Fundamentals of Herbalism, and presents the series of lectures annually. Joanna is the founder of Mama Jo’s Sunshine Herbals, a unique retail herb store, and Professional Dispensary. Mama Jo’s offers a variety of bulk herbs & supplies, custom formulations, over 200 hand-made herbal products, and essential oils.
Joanna’s 2019 Florida Herbal Conference classes include:
Botanical Therapies for Skin Disorders
The skin is the largest elimination organ of the body, so what is the body’s tissue presentation to the individual? How may we, the Herbalists’, respond clearly with specific remedies? Let’s focus upon a traditional and modern model of Herbal application from simple to the complicated skin conditions.
Vitalism & Atomism
The concept of Vitalism vs Atomism first began with Hippocrates (the father of medicine). Western Herbalism shares its roots with Modern Medicine. This class will review historical methods to medicines, and apply them to current healing modalities. We will highlight several herbs, comparing traditional actions to chemical constituents. Are they opposing or complementary? Herbalist have an opportunity to respect and embrace the past contributions of our ancestors, and bring their truth to the forefront. The truth shown through current science. An observation in art & science of Herbal Medicine.