Lymph and the Extracellular Matrix; Biofilms and Chronic Infections
Dates: November 3, 4; Saturday, 10:00-5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 10:00-4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Caroline Gagnon, Co-Director of FloraMedicina School of Herbal Studies in Montreal, Canada
Location: 168 Lincoln Rd., Lincoln, MA
Lymph and the Extracellular Matrix: November 3
Announced as a newly “discovered organ” earlier this year, the extracellular matrix (ECM) and related lymphatic system have been long undervalued by both Doctors and Herbalists. We will explore the brilliance of how our ECM and lymph work in connecting and assisting other body systems; their effects on our body’s general terrain, and our basic constitution. We will look at the energetic, emotional and physiological effects of the lymph, the subtleties of the different lymphatic herbs and the role they could play in the treatment of diseases and dysfunctions.
Biofilms and Chronic Infections: November 4
Biofilms are complex colonies of microbes present everywhere in nature; from slippery river rocks to clogged pipes. They are also present in our bodies and we will examine how they are involved in most chronic infections as well as systemic inflammation, one of the leading root causes of contemporary diseases. Beyond targeting pathogenic microbes, we will look at how the lymph, ECM, microbiota and biofilms are interconnected, exploring ways we can call on our herbal and fungal allies to shift patterns and restore balance.
Caroline Gagnon has been an herbal practitioner and teacher for the past 25 years, both in Canada and internationally. A truly gifted and heart-centered communicator, Caroline’s enthusiasm for all aspects of humans and their health combined with an insatiable scientific curiosity and a deep connection to the plant world make her an outstanding teacher.