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Important news relating to the Ecoja website and these discussion forums. Please note that only staff can start posts in this forum but anyone can reply to posts.
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Help

A forum to get help in using the Ecoja website and forums.
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Feedback

A place to provide feedback and suggestions about the Ecoja website and forums. We are grateful to hear about what you think is going well and what can use improvement.
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Systems of Health and Healing Approaches

Ayurveda

Born of the rich and ancient history of the Indian subcontinent, Ayurveda roughly means the knowledge or science of life. Ayurveda is a system of medicine and lifestyle thought to be more than 5,000 years old. Ayurveda may be the oldest system of medicine that is still practiced to this day.
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Kampo

The Japanese study and adaptation of Traditional Chinese medicine.
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Mainstream Medicine

Mainstream or allopathic medicine, despite how incoherent it often is in its present form, has much to offer and deserves serious study. Ideally, there would be an intelligent dialogue between mainstream medicine and the traditional systems of health.
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Microbiome Targeted Approaches

This forum is for discussing interventions that target one's microbiome.
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Modern Findings

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Tibetan Medicine

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Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Western And European Herbalism

This forum is for discussion of Traditional European and early American herbal medicine (e.g., Thomsonianism medicine, Eclecticism, Homeopathy and Physiomedicalism), as well as modern European and Western Herbalism.
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Unani Tibb

Graeco-Arabic medicine ("Medicine of the Greeks").
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Yoga

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Notable Healers

Herbalists, healers, doctors, and other people of note who have contributed in a significant way to the understanding of health and wellness regardless of which systems of health they practiced. Please note that only staff can start posts in this forum but anyone can reply to posts.
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The Causes of Good Health

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Sports Medicine and Performance, and Lifestyle

This forum will be used to discuss sports medicine, performance enhancement, exercise, and the understanding the daily, seasonal, environmental, cyclic and lifestyle routines and factors that effect health.
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Happiness, Mind Health and Wisdom

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Problems Of Living

This forum is for the discussion of what has usually been labeled mental health. Additionally, addiction, attachment, fear, desire, delusion and so forth can be discussed here.
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Psychology

This is the psychology forum with an emphasis on transpersonal psychology which values the entire spectrum of human experience. Transpersonal psychology often focuses on the spiritual dimension of the human psyche as well as the immense healing potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness.
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Wisdom

This forum is for the discussion of philosophy, wisdom, spirituality, religion, and inward excellence.
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Simplicity

This forum is for the discussion of how to remove the unnecessary from our day to day lives so that we have more time and capacity for the essential.
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Proprioception Of Thought

"We could say that practically all the problems of the human race are due to the fact that thought is not proprioceptive." -- David Bohm. This forum is for discussing the proposals of David Bohm and Jiddu Krishnamurti that thought is at the source of our problems both individually and collectively and that sustained attention to the process of thought is necessary to liberate intelligence.
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Relationships and Sexuality

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Food

Understanding Food

This forum covers food groups, tastes, energetics, digestive effects, qualities, combining, effects on constitution, timing, seasonal and climatic factors, cookware, food storage, and so forth. This area aims to capture the subtleties and nuances to food that is described by the various systems of health.
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Nutrients

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Diets

Discussion and comparison of different diets and systems of eating.
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Medicinal Food Recipes

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Herbs and Medicines

Understanding Herbs

This forum is for discussing the qualities, actions and energetics of herbs, the combining of herbs, the classification of herbs, the preparation and storage of herbs, and so forth.
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Herbal Formulas

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Medicinal Mushrooms and Fungi

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Sources of Herbs for Consumers and Individuals

Please note that only staff can start posts in this forum but anyone can reply to posts.
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Medicinal Uses of Cannabis

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Hormones

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Wildcrafting Herbs

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Herbalist's Corner

Case Discussions and Consultations

This forum is for discussing your patient cases with your peers. DO NOT use any information that would allow someone to identify the patient you are discussing. As per the terms of use of this site, all discussions are informational only and are not medical advice, diagnosis, or recommendations.
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Sourcing and Obtaining Herbs

This forum is for discussing resources available to herbalists for obtaining quality herbs. These discussions might include consumer sources of herbs, but also wholesale and sources that only sell to herbalists.
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The Business of Herbology

This forum is for discussing all the business, financial, and legal considerations of being a herbalist, selling herbs, or otherwise working in the herbal medicine field. No legal advice is provided at Ecoja.
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Information Literacy

This forum will be used to discuss information literacy for herbalists and researchers of herbs.
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Publications

This forum is to discuss journals and other sources of reliable information that is relevant to the practicing herbalist.
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Events, Conferences, Gatherings, etc.

This forum will be used to discuss all events relevant to herbalists and those working in the herbal medicine field.
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Pathology, Conditions, Diseases and Disorders

The Causes of Poor Health

This forum is for discussing the causes of poor health and the things that prevent the restoration of balance as well as the manner in which diseases progress.
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General Discussion

This forum is for the general discussion of pathologies or for discussing general bodies of pathologies like autoimmune diseases, heart disease, neurological conditions, etc.
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Specific Conditions, Diseases and Disorders

This forum is for discussing specific pathologies, conditions, diseases, and disorders. For example, if you wanted to discuss autoimmune disorders as a class you would discuss that in the general discussion forum, but if you wanted to discuss Celiac disease then you would discuss it in this forum.
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Cancer Forum

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Post-Antibiotic Era

Antibiotic resistance is spreading and we may be on the verge of loosing the majority of antibiotics as part of the medical toolkit. Thankfully there are traditional means of supporting health that can be utilized in place of antibiotics, and hopefully new solutions will be found to fill the gaps. Implications of the loss of antibiotics may be more diverse than thought: traumatic injury, cancer treatment, organ transplant, kidney dialysis, etc. This forum will be used for all discussions related to the post-antibiotic era.
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Men, Women, Child Birth and Children

Men's Health

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Children's Health

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Growing Herbs and Gardening

Outdoor Gardening

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Indoor and Greenhouse

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Sources of Seeds and Plants

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Plant and Seed Trading

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Pictures: Show Us Your Garden!

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Botany

Botany and Plant Biology

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Taxonomy

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Plant Identification

Post your plant pictures here and get help in identification. Note that misidentification of plants that get consumed can lead to serious injury or death so do not rely on any information from this forums for identification purposes except for informational discussion that may contain errors. It is your responsibility and risk to confirm with a qualified professional the true identity of any plant.
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Other

Introduce Yourself

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Aesthetic Considerations

This forum is for discussing healthy and non-toxic approaches to hair care, skin care, makeup, weight loss, self-image, and all other self-aesthetic considerations.
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Climate Change

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The Off Topic Forum

Have fun kids. Talk about anything you want here.
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