About Natural Know How
Natural is defined as existing in a natural state, caused by nature, and is not man-made. Know-how is defined as an individual or group of individuals gaining knowledge to accomplish something. Taking those definitions in mind, many people are going back to a simpler way of thinking. Natural and untainted by human processes is a driver for many people to change their perspective around health and wellness. This includes changing to positive, holistic ideals about supplementation, herbal medicine, food as medicine, food processing techniques, pharmaceuticals, and conventional medicine practices.
Educational Background & Experience
Shannon Hobson studied Naturopathy for 2 years in Melbourne Australia, excelling in physiology, anatomy, pharmacology, nutrition, and biochemistry. Now, Shannon is Certified in East-West Herbology (Certified East-West herbalism), Traditional Chinese herbal medicine/diagnostics, Ayurvedic (Indian) herbs, and Western herbalism. She went to the School of East-West Herbology in Santa Cruz California and returned to BC upgrading her education to specialize in pharmaceutical and herbal medicine interactions.
Completed Educational Upgrade Courses: recognized by the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia (CTCMA) and the British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA)
• Safety & Ethics: Herb-Drug Interactions, Pt. 1 – HealthCMi, Healthcare Medicine Institute
• Safety & Ethics: Herb-Drug Interactions, Pt. 2 – HealthCMi, Healthcare Medicine Institute
• Safety in Herb-Drug Combinations #1 – HealthCMi, Healthcare Medicine Institute
• Safety in Herb-Drug Combinations #2 – HealthCMi, Healthcare Medicine Institute
• Safety in Herb-Drug Combinations #3 – HealthCMi, Healthcare Medicine Institute
• Safety in Herb-Drug Combinations #4 – HealthCMi, Healthcare Medicine Institute
Throughout her studies in East-West Herbology, Shannon has learned, not only, traditional and modern herbal healing through the use of tinctures, salves, liniments, teas, fomentations, and many more, but she has also learned many traditional bodywork techniques such as cupping, moxibustion, and Korean Hand Therapy.
Shannon also worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 4 years, becoming well-versed in pharmaceuticals and supplements, their uses, chemistry, and side effects.
7 years and currently, she is working in the manufacturing industry, helping to make over 250 single herb tincture extracts, which are sold to naturopaths across Canada.
After 5 years of clinical experience, Shannon is very confident in treating people using biochemistry and Eastern traditional methods based on thousands of years of Chinese theory and owns her own practice in Sechelt.