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Lyme Disease and Aromatherapy Certification Programs at Herbal Studies School

The Boston School of Herbal Studies will offer two certification courses this fall in aromatherapy and the treatment of Lyme disease. The courses will take place in Lincoln and Arlington.

The Lyme Disease Practitioner Training, led by clinical herbalist Tommy Priester, aims to help clinicians understand and address Lyme disease and co-infections in an effective and comprehensive way. The course covers herbs and supplements that specifically address Lyme disease and co-infections, supporting the body to repair damage caused by Lyme, and which tests are most accurate.

“Practitioners will learn protocols to eliminate symptoms and help people to return to normal functioning,” says Assistant Director Patrice Green. “They’ll also learn how to restore balance so that clients are symptom free, and address the psycho-spiritual dynamics responsible for immune suppression.”

The Level 1 Aromatherapy Certification, led by clinical herbalist and aromatherapist Linda Patterson, teaches how essential oils work to heal the body, mind and spirit. The course addresses common ailments and the essential oils most helpful for each condition. “Blending methods are introduced, and demonstrations of how to use essential oils in everyday life, particularly for stress reduction,” says Green. “Students also learn to make natural cosmetics and use essential oils to trigger memory, mood and attraction.”

Cost: Varies by program. Location: Lincoln and Arlington. To learn more about classes, dates and fees, call 781-646-6319 or visit