HERBAL TALK – PRELUDE TO ADVANCED GANOTHERAPY
Updated: Jan 28
Ganotherapy is a chain of four individual observations that support a theory explaining how Ganoderma helps the human body overcome its own health problems. Training in the field of Ganotherapy is indispensable to become a herbalist or a health consultant. Basic herbology is usually taught at a university level. If not taught at an advanced level, Ganotherapy will remain in its infancy. But if it is taught only at an advanced level, it will be too difficult to understand or comprehend. It is similar to engineering. The basic principle is simple, but the advanced applications are not very easy.
The advanced teaching will be divided into a lecture series and a discussion series. The lecture series is a more scrupulous teaching method, and you may have to watch the videos repeatedly to assimilate them. The discussion talks are more general in nature and would be simpler to comprehend. I am sure that all aspiring herbalists would find the lecture series very helpful and interesting. Dr. Savera is helping me with setting up an online university to conduct lectures on herbs and other important teachings like the Sunya. A formal website is set up, and the videos regarding these lectures will be available on it.
Now coming to hexageneous section theory and hexageneous reflexology, it is more of preparation as to what you will learn in the future. A lesson on herbs will be taught using the ancient text “Shang Han Lun.” You may wonder why we are still using texts written around two thousand years ago, in this modern-day and age. We are using this because this was the first book about herbs written in Chinese and since it was the first book, the theories that have been mentioned are straightforward and easy to understand. This book is still widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. It is very reliable because the theories mentioned have been tested out on humans and not animals.
The herbal formulas written in this book are essential, and there are two reasons for us to learn them:
i) We can learn the body system and function systematically.
ii) Our knowledge of herbs lets us replace ancient herbs with modern vegetables.
It is interesting to learn about fresh herbs and to be able to use our regular day-to-day vegetables as a substitute for wild herbs. Another important factor of this is the ability to incorporate edible herbs and plants into our dining tables.
There are several useful herbs around our factory in Siddipet, India. Dr. Savera helps identify the ayurvedic herbs, and I can identify few Chinese and tropical herbs myself. Many of these herbs are edible and can be integrated into our daily diet. Some of these herbs can be used to make herbal tea, and some of them can be dried and powered to be made into globules.