Pain Pathways and the Correlating Herbs

Understand the pain pathway & interventions to help

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Many of our clients come in with both acute and chronic pain.

The best way to assist them in their healing path is to have a deeper understanding of the mechanism of pain, the reason for it physiologically and ways of relieving it when necessary.

This class will explore the pain pathway from the origin, all the way up to the recognition in the brain. Next the class will discuss the different types of pain; acute, chronic, nociceptive, inflammatory, dysfunctional and neuropathic, their etiology and mechanisms. Finally the class will explore the latest findings in pain research, the myriad of methods to interrupt the pain pathway, how these methods work and finally their indications and contraindications.


"“I love Tammi's way of bringing complicated subjects to life in an accessible and fun way. She never patronizes or talks down to us. She just invites us in through a kind of magical door." – Marlaine Darfler, Massage Therapist

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Your Instructor


Tammi Sweet
Tammi Sweet

Researcher, educator, guest lecturer, and co-founder of Heartstone Center for Earth Essentials in Van Etten, NY.

Tammi received her formal training in Neurobiology & Endocrinology and is a licensed massage therapist. She has worked for many years as an instructor in Anatomy and Physiology at the college level, and at the Finger Lakes School of Massage in Ithaca, NY.

In addition to teaching the brilliance of the body, Tammi loves to bring others into deeper relationship with the natural world and with spirit. Tammi has been a practitioner of herbal medicine and a teacher of primitive skills & herbal medicine for many years. She studied herbal medicine with Rosemary Gladstar & Pam Montgomery, Spirit & Earth-based skills and philosophy with Rocio Alarcon, Brooke Medicine Eagle and Tom Brown, Jr. and has been influenced by many other wonderful herbalists especially Stephen Buhner’s pioneering work on the heart as an organ of perception.

In 2007, she decided to integrate these loves into her own school and co-founded the Heartstone Center for Earth Essentials with Kris Miller. Since 2013, Tammi has been teaching an 8 week Online Anatomy & Physiology course.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
I'm 100% confident that this course will improve your understanding of health and give you access to knowledge which can be applied in so many ways. But, if for any reason you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact me in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
I'm not an herbalists, will your courses still be relevant?
We teach a lot about plant medicine at Heartstone, and earth connection in general – but no, you don't need to be an herbalist, or professional to benefit from this course. Many of our students are looking for ways to apply a better understanding of physiology for their own health – such as talking with doctors, or creating a pro-active health plan relying on their own knowledge.
How will I be able to get my questions answered?
Every student, at every level can send me a direct email. If your question is about the content in the course I encourage that you add to the discussion inside the course itself.

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