Herbal Posology with Justin Sinclair

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Herbal Posology with Justin Sinclair

Why is drop dosing in herbal medicine considered contemptuous?

Do we idolise knowledge over wisdom to the detriment of our practice? In this episode, we welcome back Justin Sinclair as we dive into an enlightening discussion on the art and science behind crafting herbal medicine prescriptions. Justin shares his own experiences with being flexible with the therapeutic delivery of herbs to maximise clinical outcomes. 


Covered in this episode

[00:39] Welcoming back Justin Sinclair
[02:14] The history of herbal medicine dosing
[05:50] "The dose makes the poison"
[10:10] Sometimes lower doses are the answer
[13:30] Physiological dosing
[14:14] The therapeutic order
[14:57] Does science support drop dosing?
[19:19] Dose and Herb selection are equally important
[20:30] Where does healing start and end?
[21:44] Experimenting outside the status quo
[24:25] Drawing upon wisdom of elders
[26:00] Science is correct, until it's not
[28:38] Herbal medicine noteworthy resources
[34:54] The evolution of herbal medicine

**Currently no transcript available for this episode


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Justin Sinclair

Justin has been involved in exploring herbal medicines from both a scientific and traditional perspective for over 20 years. He received his Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy from the University of New England in 2002 and his Master of Herbal Medicines from Sydney University's faculty of Pharmacy in 2004. 

He has worked as a technical consultant to the CAM industry since 2006 and worked in degree level education since 2007 teaching a wide array of subjects, from anatomy, physiology, clinical pathology and integrated pharmacology to modality specific subjects such as pharmacognosy & phytochemistry, botany and advanced herbal therapeutics.

He has been active in various professional associations, including working as an Executive Director, Board Member Advisory Committee member and Examiner for the National Herbalists Associations of Australia, and currently sits on the Scientific Advisory Board for United in Compassion.

He has published several chapters in leading naturopathic textbooks and articles in peer-reviewed journals on the topics of pain management, herbal medicine and herb/drug interactions. His current clinical and research interests include medicinal cannabis, the endocannabinoid system, plant pharmacology for pain, inflammation, physiological adaptation and immunomodulation.

Visit Justin's website here.