2018 Conferences/Seminars








NYCAVMA Annual Spring Conference:


The NYCAVMA was proud to host world renowned herbalist, David Winston, for a four day botanical delight at the incredible Menla Mountain from May 3rd - 6th, 2018


Herb Walks on this amazing mountain were be interspersed with Lectures on Herbal pain relief, Lyme disease, Adaptogens, Autoimmune disease and Allergies with a Summary and comparison of Organ System Remedies. Starting in the morning of May 3rd, Cindy Lankenau, DVM covered basic energetics of western herbs for those who needed a refresher on Western Botanical Medicine and on how to translate human herbal material into veterinary use


David's  lectures began the afternoon on May 3rd and continued daily through 1 PM on May 6th.


If you'd like to see some of our photos from this event, please click HERE. If you 'd like to purchase a PDF copy of presentation slides & lecture notes from both David and Cindy, please click the link above. Available individually or as one 804 page master file of all eight conference presentations!


  • Adaptogens - Herbs for Strength, Stamina & Stress Relief
  • Analgesia - The Search for Effective Pain Relief
  • Autoimmune - Herbal Approaches to Autoimmune Disease & Allergies
  • Eclectic Herbalism - The Genius of John Scudder, MD Specific Indications and Specific Medicine
  • Energetics of Western Herbs - The Importance for Optimal Treatment
  • Herbal Nuts & Bolts
  • Herbal Synergy
  • Tick-Borne Diseases - Their Effective Treatment, Including Botanical & Complementary Therapies




Energy Acupuncture Seminar, Menla Mountain, October 23rd -26th 2018:


Are Thoresen was back in the Hudson Valley continuing to teach in his rapidly evolving method of acupuncture to eliminate disease. This course built upon Are's earlier teachings about treating the excess and the deficiency, leading us forward to treat the middle, the good and healthy energy of the body, or the Christ energy if you want. This middelpoint works better if performed in a group or a circle. Many times in recent history several methods or procedures have stopped working or been reduced in strength, and in this seminar the methods how to stop this reduction of effect were discussed. Further the more classical subjects as pulse-diagnosis, herbal therapy, the Ting-points, cancer therapy and the huge problem of translocation were also discussed. Herings law within homeopathy was discussed in relation to translocation of the disease, which also explained how and why the same energetic deficiency in the owner will show up in the animal. All the discussed subjects were discussed and presented in a context created by Rudolf Steiner’s anthroposophy and the practice and discoveries made by Are.


Icelandic healer Bryndís Pétursdóttir, creator of the Counterbalance cube, which transforms difficult energy (geopathic stress) into a light and normal energy, lectured on the following topics:


  1. Lecture:  Nature healing is unlimited
  2. Lecture: To beware of Geopathic stress
  3. Lecture: Elves and fairies around us


 There was also a lecture on anthroposophic medicine. An introductory PowerPoint presentation on this topic can be found HERE.


Photos from this event can be found HERE, and if you'd like to purchase a copy of Are's lecture notes, please click the link at the top of this page.





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