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Essential Oil Activities on the TRP Receptors and Their Effects on Skin and the Central Nervous System, and Specific Applications for Inflammation and Pain with Marco Valussi, BSc. (Hons.) Herbal Medicine
Saturday, September 21, 2019, 9:00 AM to Sunday, September 22, 2019, 5:00 PM MDT
Category: Member Sponsored

Every year we know a bit more about essential oils and their mode of action. In this seminar we will start with a brief introduction to the general concept of action via receptor binding, to delve into the subject of functional groups, to examine strengths and weaknesses of the model. We will then examine a specific and quite interesting aspect of receptorial activity, the binding of essential oil molecules to sensorial receptors, responsible for our sensing the environment (olfaction, taste and chemestesis) and we will look into the TRP receptors, responsible for the sensation of heat and cold, pungency, pain, etc. to see what effects they might mediate in our organism, when we apply EOs to the skin or inhale them, or ingest them. We will finally concentrate specifically on effects of inflammation and pain, mediated by TRP but also other receptors, to select the most promising oils and applications.

Learner outcomes:

  • To be able to understand strengths, weaknesses and limits of a classical pharmacological approach to essential oils studies.
  • To be able to understand the reasons why an essential oil molecule might interact with a human receptor.
  • To be able to describe the physiological effects of applying “TRP-binding” oils on the skin and mucosae, and of inhaling them.
  • To select a series of oils with anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects based on pharmacological and clinical data, and to use them safely.

13 CPDs

Dates: May 4-5, 2019 (2 days) 9 am-5 pm

Venue: Fairfield Inn & Suites - Longmont, Colorado

Fee: $450*
*Non-refundable, but transferable. See policy below.
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