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The Constitutional body types in relation to Herbs with Francis Bonaldo

  • Lecture takes place at the historic Eero Saarinen designed Christ Church Lutheran

    3244 34th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN (map)

    44.943623 -93.223343

  • The holidays are upon us! Our silent auction features a wonderful selection of items and gift cards from many great local shops and businesses that are perfect for holiday gifts! Cash and checks will be accepted.

    Lecture is from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. We invite you all for social time with tea and snacks at 6:00 pm. There is a suggested donation of $5 free for members. You can join here: or at the meeting.

    The Constitutional Body Types in Relation to Herbs: Old doctors, East and West were traditionally quite concerned with the study of constitution. Knowing how to regulate different kinds of body types to better adapt to local weather patterns, workload, and reproduction needs (fertility etc.) was a way to keep people in strong health. This lecture will go through some common body types (tall, short, thick, skinny, tense, lax etc.), and the health issues they are invariably prone to. We will, of course discuss favorite plants to address these.

    Francis Bonaldo has been a practising herbalist for 11 years. He served as a member of faculty in the acupuncture department of Rosemont College (Montreal, Canada) from 2011 to 2015. He specializes in chinese pulse evaluation and is co-author of “Traditional Western Herbalism and Pulse Evaluation-a conversation” with Matthew Wood and Phyllis Light. Francis wildcrafts over one hundred plants from the northeastern forests and prairies of the continent for use in his clinical practice and also commonly teaches beginning and intermediate classes in herbal medicine and pulse evaluation. Practising and teaching these ancestral forms of medicine is for Francis both a passion and a vocation. Francis holds a Master of Science degree in acupuncture and oriental Medicine from AAAOM (Minnesota). He is a continuing education provider certified with NCCAOM. He has also completed an apprenticeship with Lise Wolff, M. Sc. (herbalist) as well as advanced studies with Matthew Wood M. Sc. (herbalist).

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  • Sue F

    Seasons Greetings to all,
    Join us this Wed. Dec 7th for the herbal guilds yearly silent auction. We have wonderful gifts donated from many great local shops and also from our NCHG members to make your holiday shopping fun, unique and exciting! Jewelry, artwork, herbal products, birdhouses, gift cards and so much more. Cash and checks will be accepted.
    Plus one of our favorite herbalist , Francis Bonaldo speaking on the constitutional body types in relation to herbs.
    We will meet in the gym for the festivities with bidding and yummy foods and drinks starting at 6:00.
    See you then!!
    Sue, Haggith, Selena, Vince and Tammy


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