Holistic Pain Management
Learn strategies to manage pain holistically.
In our culture, ideas about pain management tend to be pretty binary - take the pills or you're stuck with the pain. We disagree. There are many holistic tools that can create a whole spectrum of strategies for managing pain.
In this course, you’ll learn how to work with herbs and holistic strategies to manage pain - whether it's an acute situation from an injury or a chronic condition.
Holistic strategies can be very successful in managing all types of pain, and can even act as an adjunct to conventional therapies.
This course has over 8 hours of videos, plus printable quick guides, resources, quizzes, and more!
Welcome to Holistic Pain Management!
Live Q&A sessions twice a week!
How many hours is this course?
How to use this platform
The "What's New" button on your dashboard
How to use the Discussions feature
Meet our Friends!
Chatting in the Community Space
Use of Course Material (Intellectual Property)
Every Body is Different
Action Prompt: Plan Your Herbs!
Course OutlineFREE PREVIEW
Why do we have Pain?
Why do we have Pain? [audio]
Physiology of Pain
Physiology of Pain [audio]
The Pain Pathway
The Pain Pathway [audio]
Interrupting the Pain Signal
Interrupting the Pain Signal [audio]
Pain and Your Brain
Pain and Your Brain [audio]
The Role of Story
The Role of Story [audio]
Holistic Pain Management
Holistic Pain Management [audio]
Quick Guide: Understanding Pain
Understanding Pain Quiz
Analgesics & Anodynes
Analgesics & Anodynes [audio]
Sedatives, Trophorestoratives, & Relaxants
Sedatives, Trophorestoratives, & Relaxants [audio]
Inflammation that Isn't Obvious - a short tangent
Inflammation that Isn't Obvious [audio]
Quick Guide: Herbal Actions for Pain
Pain Actions Quiz
Materia Medica for Pain Management
🌿💊 Herb-Drug Interaction notes for Holistic Pain Management
🌿Herb Safety in Pregnancy🌿
Salicylates: Willow, Alder
Salicylates: Willow, Alder [audio]
Methylsalicylates: Meadowsweet, Wintergreen
Methylsalicylates: Meadowsweet, Wintergreen [audio]
Spicy Analgesics: Kava, Clove, Pepper
Spicy Analgesics: Kava, Clove, Pepper [audio]
The Eclectic "Narcotics": Jamaican Dogwood, Wild Lettuce, California Poppy, Ghost Pipe
The Eclectic "Narcotics" [audio]
Cannabis & CBD
Cannabis & CBD [audio]
Chamomile and the Relaxants
Chamomile & the Relaxants [audio]
Lobelia, Crampbark, and Wild Yam
Lobelia, Crampbark, & Wild Yam [audio]
Solomon's Seal [audio]
Nervous Trophorestoratives: St. J, Damiana, Lion's Mane
Nervous Trophorestoratives [audio]
Prickly Ash & blood movers
Prickly Ash & blood movers [audio]
Pain Materia Medica Quiz
Putting It All Together
Putting It All Together [audio]
I am learning a lot about pain management and how to deal with it from a natural herbal standpoint. It is awesome to learn how to deal without the use of a ...Read More
I am learning a lot about pain management and how to deal with it from a natural herbal standpoint. It is awesome to learn how to deal without the use of a lot of pharmaceuticals.Read Less
This course is great! It is easy to understand and very informative! I am learning so much while watching Katja and Ryn and I don't realize it until I take t...Read More
This course is great! It is easy to understand and very informative! I am learning so much while watching Katja and Ryn and I don't realize it until I take the quiz!Read Less
In our society pain is part of life. Big pharma is just a band aid with a price tag. This course gives a few of the "known" herbs but so many I had no idea....Read More
In our society pain is part of life. Big pharma is just a band aid with a price tag. This course gives a few of the "known" herbs but so many I had no idea. Ginger and chamomile who would have thought!? Thank you!Read Less
The course information is great but also, i feel like this is the very community of people that I want to surround myself with. The pure passion expressed is...Read More
The course information is great but also, i feel like this is the very community of people that I want to surround myself with. The pure passion expressed is the same passion that resides in my heart!Read Less
The knowledge gained to help myself, family and my community in pain management and restoring homeostasis is invaluable. I have already found ways to work w...Read More
The knowledge gained to help myself, family and my community in pain management and restoring homeostasis is invaluable. I have already found ways to work with common household herbs as well as herbs growing in my yard to support my body in relaxation and pain relief. Thank you for breaking this out into its own course.Read Less
In addition to the videos, we provide features to accommodate all the different ways people like to learn, so whether you learn best by watching, listening, reading, or doing, you can internalize the information easily!
Lifetime access - so you can review the content as many times as you like, forever!
Weekly live Q&A sessions with Katja and Ryn - to ask your questions directly, live and in person! (They're even archived, in case you miss one!) This course has 3 months of live Q&A support.
Ask questions anytime - we're always just a click away: you can ask any questions in the integrated discussion forum, and we're committed to personally answering your questions, usually within 24 hours
Printable PDF materials - if you like to follow the videos along on paper, or keep them handy for a quick reference
Downloadable MP3 files - so you can review the content while you commute, workout, garden, ... anytime!
Two heads are better than one!
Katja & Ryn almost always teach together. They each have particular talents and areas of interest, and their perspectives on certain issues are quite different! Together, they convey a fuller picture of the realities of herbal theory & practice than either one could do alone.
Katja is an herbalist and teacher working to help people rebuild their relationships with their bodies and their own ability to heal. She’s been in practice for nearly 20 years, but it all began with a desire to make her own “fancy tea” at home instead of paying high prices for imported blends at specialty stores. She’s kept that do-it-yourself ethic close to her heart.
Ryn has been a practicing herbalist since 2010. He came to herbalism by way of martial arts, where his first experiences with herbs were focused on getting back into the game and becoming more flexible, adaptable, and resilient. Passing that experience on to others is what keeps him motivated every day.
Together, Katja and Ryn teach everyone from children to elders, as well as pharmacy students from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Northeastern University School of Pharmacy, where they both serve as associate faculty. Ryn and Katja are the authors of Herbal Medicine for Beginners, and the creators of the weekly Holistic Herbalism Podcast.
Teaching isn't just about conveying information - there's also an aspect of being someone's "cup of tea".
So we want you to take the first 14 days to really decide if you love it or not. If for any reason you feel like this program isn’t right for you - if we're just not your cup of tea - we’ll give you a full refund. You don't even need a reason - just please let us know within 14 days of purchase.