Herbal Street Medic Class with 7Song

Learn herbal first aid for large protests and demonstrations

Wednesday, September 20 // 6pm - 9pm // $30

​Street medic refers to various types of healthcare practitioners who offer medicine and assistance at protests and demonstrations, including encampments such as Standing Rock.  In these ‘street’ situations (on the ground as opposed to in hospitals), herbalists offer a valuable service helping with conditions ranging from anxiety, injuries, gastrointestinal problems, sleep disturbance and pain.  We will look at different ways of assessing these health needs and discussing various single herbs and formulas to address them. There will be a focus on the categories (i.e., anti-inflammatories, sedatives, etc.) that are useful for a wide variety of conditions.  This is a practical class for those already helping in these situations or those interested taking part at these events. It is also open for folks wanting to learn these skills.

Please note this is ​an herbal first aid class with a focus on the kinds of situations you might encounter in large protests, not a street medic training.

Cost: $30

Location
Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine
606 New Leicester Highway, Suite F
Asheville, NC 28806
 
Instructor Bio: ​7Song is a clinical herbalist, teacher, botanist and naturalist. He is the director and main instructor of the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine in Ithaca, NY. He is also the director of holistic medicine and a practicing herbalist at the Ithaca Free Clinic, an integrative clinic providing free herbal medicine and other health modalities to the wider community.  7Song has been involved in herbal first aid for many years. He has worked as a street medic and herbalist in a variety of clinics and first aid stations. He has helped run the first aid station at the Rainbow Gathering for over 20 years, which is an off-the-grid first aid station that sees up to 150 people a day with a wide range of health conditions.
One of his goals in teaching is showing how herbal medicine offers useful primary and adjunct treatments in first aid situations, especially working alongside a diversity of healthcare practitioners. He also endeavors to make herbal medicine accessible and affordable and reaching people who may know little about it.