Paul Bergner is Director of the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism in Boulder, Colorado, where offers clinical training in medical herbalism and clinical nutrition in a two-year program. He has edited the Medical Herbalism journal since 1989. Paul has studied and practiced natural medicine since 1973, with formal studies in nature cure, medical herbalism, clinical nutrition, traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, Unani medicine, flower essences, yoga therapy, and bodywork, including undergraduate studies in pre-medicine and psychology and doctoral level studies in medical sciences and natural therapeutics at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine.
In addition to directing the school and clinic at the NAIMH, he taught
undergraduate nutrition at Naropa University
for seven years, and is guest faculty in the Masters in Herbal
Medicine program at the Tai Sophia Institute. He has edited and
published the Medical Herbalism journal since 1989 and has authored
seven books on medical herbalism, clinical nutrition, ethnobotany, and
In this DVD, Paul Bergner, teaches about sleep debt. Topics covered include the physiology and pathophysiology of sleep debt, the effects of light and body temperature on getting to sleep, sleep requirements, hydrotherapy, and supplements and herbal therapies. Herb categories covered include nervine tonics, sedatives, autonomic switching herbs, and hypnotic herbs.
In this two DVD set, Paul teaches about influenza. Topics covered include the pathophysiology of flu, cytokines, the importance of vitamin D in improving host resistance, herbal protocols for prevention and treatment of the flu and symptoms like fever and cough, important micronutrients necessary for improving resistance, and the negative impact of aspirin and NSAIDs on host resistance. Herbs covered include boneset, elder, monarda, pleurisy root, astragalus, codonopsis, yarrow, American ginseng, marshmallow and slippery elm.
Learn about Paul's school in this 10 minute clip. He also explains the concept of vitalism.
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