Jeffrey Judkins, DVM has been a practicing veterinarian for over thirty years, the last twenty being focused primarily on holistic small animal medicine. He was the founder of the first holistic veterinary clinic in Portland, Oregon in 1998, and more recently opened the first and only holistic veterinary clinic in Southern Oregon. Dr. Judkins incorporates herbal medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture and clinical nutrition into his practice. Please visit his website: http://animalkindvet.com. You may contact Dr. Judkins via e-mail @ firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 Presentations by Jeffrey Judkins
THURSDAY INTENSIVE, AUGUST 20 ~ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm "The Art and Practice of Herbal Formulating" Herbs have been combined into formulas to treat a wide variety of ailments in every traditional medical system for centuries. Most herbalists accept this without question, but what is the basis for this approach? Why not use just a single, well-chosen herbal remedy for a specific health condition? Most books on herbal therapeutics contain monographs on specific plants, and often list herbal formulas designed to address various conditions. This is all well and good, but rarely is there any insight into how and why individual herbs are combined into formulas. In the first part of this intensive we will explore why plant medicines are combined and how they can be formulated to match not only the patient's symptoms, but also the constitution and current energetic balance of the patient. Using this approach, herbalists can treat more than just the symptom at hand, but also the underlying conditions that give rise to the symptoms. In the second part, we will present clinical cases and encourage participants to create their own formulations that will be shared and discussed in class.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 22 ~ 9:00 am – 10:30 am in Auditorium A "Acute versus Chronic Inflammation: What's the Difference?" Most herbalists can easily name an extensive list of herbs that have anti-inflammatory properties. Unfortunately, this is an over-simplistic understanding on how herbs treat inflammatory conditions, and completely ignores the difference between acute and chronic inflammation. This lecture will explore the important differences between acute and chronic inflammation and give therapeutic herbal approaches for each.
2019 Presentation by Jeffrey Judkins
SATURDAY, AUGUST 24 ~ 9:00 am – 10:30 am in Classroom Building B "Herbs for Companion Animals" Animals and people share the same energetic and constitutional patterns described by traditional healing systems and recognized by herbal practitioners. There are, however, some significant differences in how these patterns present clinically depending on the species. In this lecture, we will explore how diseases and imbalances in non-human animals can be understood on a deeper level, leading to more holistic and less symptomatic herbal therapies.