At the Being Gathering 2017, João Beles will be giving a talk on Herbal Medicine and how Nature cures Nature

João Beles

He started studying herbal medicine in 1996 after falling in love with nature, meditation and healthy food. 4 years later he began studying Traditional Chinese Medicine for 7 years. His work is a consequence of what he follows in life and believes to be better for our health. At the Being Gathering he will share herbal medicine consultations. He believes in a new paradigm in Medicine where herbs are the most important medicine for people. Since 2000 he works in clinics in Lisbon and the Algarve.

In 2003 he started teaching naturopathy and herbal medicine in one of the most important Institutes of Natural Medicine in Portugal: IMT – Instituto de Medicina Tradicional, were he still teaches. He worked in the Boom Festival 2012, 2014 and 2016 Being Fields giving naturopathic medicine consultations at the Alternative Medical Centre, where he attended to hundreds of Boomers. In 2015 he offered the same health service at the Be-in. He wrote 2 books about herbal medicine and has an article every month in a health magazine “Prevenir” since 2006.

He gives also many lectures in natural medicine congresses, workshops, TV, radio and makes walks through nature in order to identify medicinal plants. In the photo he is teaching his students at the Botanical Garden in Lisbon, showing Ginkgo Biloba´s leafs. You are welcome to experience a personalized consultation where João Beles will choose the best herbal medicines for your health. Please bring a bottle with you to keep the herbal infusion made by him.

Herbal Medicine – How Nature cures Nature?

Herbal Medicine like many other Natural Medicines are having a big increase all around the world. Portugal is one of the leading countries in the world, where the Government recognised this medicine in 2003.

During this lecture at the Being Gathering there are lots of spontaneous and planted herbal medicines that we will learn how to identify and what their medicinal properties are.

But the question remains to be solved: How can herbs cure humans?

Why a herb like Ginkgo Biloba, that exists on Earth for millions of years before man, can have the phytochemical compounds that interact with human neurons stimulating the production of neurotransmitters?

One of his main goals is to give information about herbal medicine not only to students, but to all the population. If you have the knowledge about the medicinal effect of herbs, then you have the power to heal yourself in your hands.