May 18th, 2012 12:00 PM   through   1:00 PM
14500 Juanita Drive N.E.
Bastyr University Auditorium
Kenmore, WA 98028-4966

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Herbal medicine expert Alain Touwaide, PhD, has scrutinized the traditional uses of plants tested for millennia, but how can you utilize them today and in the future?

Alain Touwaide, PhD, and Emanuela AppetitiAlain Touwaide, PhD, Bastyr University's first visiting scholar through the William A. Mitchell, Jr., ND, Memorial Fund for Botanical Medicine, concludes his weeklong visit at the University with the brownbag talk "A Future for the Past? Traditions and Today's Practice."

Dr. Touwaide and his wife and colleague, Emanuela Appetiti, will discuss such questions as: What can we learn from tradition? How can we bring it to light and integrate it into contemporary practice? What are the possibilities and prospects and, also, what are the problems and limitations?

Dr. Touwaide, an internationally recognized herbal medicine expert, and Appetiti, a cultural anthropologist, are the founders of the Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions, which in collaboration with Bastyr University is scrutinizing traditional uses of plants tested for millennia.

As part of the Dr. John Bastyr centennial, Dr. Touwaide also will address "1912-2012: The Decline and Rise of Herbal Medicine," at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17, in the Bastyr Auditorium.