Ginger Root Tea & Mint Tea: Valuable Healing Agents and Resilient Friends

Sunday,  November 18, 2:00PM  

OUSD Board Room, 414 E.Ojai Ave., Ojai CA 93023


Acupuncturists, please note: We have been approved as Continuing Education Provider #1526 by the California Acupuncture Board. This lecture is one of 12 approved for 1 hour of Category 1 credit.

“Ginger Root Tea & Mint Tea: Valuable Healing Agents and Resilient Friends”

Dr. Fred Siciliano

You can get powerful therapeutic results from these two commonly available herbs! Various preparation and application methods, using the fresh or dried plants, will be presented for treating a common cold with neck pain, increasing circulation for muscle injury or pain, warming the interior when feeling cold, promoting digestion, and also for reducing symptoms of flatulence, fever, food poisoning and intestinal flu. Included in the discussion will be contra-indications and complementary herbs.


FRED SICILIANO, OMD, LAc, MH, is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist and Medicinal Herb Specialist. In practice since 1981, in his clinic he integrates acupressure evaluation and treatment with western medicinal herbs, nutrition, acupuncture and lifestyle counseling for internal conditions and musculo-skeletal pain.

He received a BA in Social Science in 1973 thru the University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA with a focus on cross-cultural non-western studies, and which included an academic year in Bangalore, India. He pursued training in the classical music of North India at the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA and from 1973 -1976 he trained in Tai Chi Chuan at Cal Arts under Marshall Ho’o. He received an MFA in World Music performance from Cal Arts in 1975.

In 1977, he completed a one year training in Acupressure at the Acupressure Workshop in Santa Monica, CA under Ron and Iona Teeguarden. From 1977-1979, he studied Oriental herbs and nutrition under Dr. Thich An Thanh, a Vietnamese Taoist medical doctor, and Japanese Acupuncture under T. Araki, at the University of Oriental Studies, Los Angeles, CA.

For 8 years, starting in 1980, he was mentored by Sidney Yudin, a Russian-American Medicinal Herbologist, fluent in the uses of Russian, European, American, Chinese and South American medicinal herbs. He received a Master of Herbology degree thru Sidney, at Union University, Los Angeles, CA in 1982.

He attended Samra University of Oriental Medicine, Los Angeles, CA. from 1979 – 1983. This program included western clinical sciences and diagnosis, an advanced Acupuncture internship at the Beijing Medical College, China and studies in Chinese herbal medicine. His clinical doctorate dissertation was entitled “The Integration of Western Medicinal Herbs Into Traditional Chinese Medicine”. He received a California Acupuncture license in 1981, and the Doctor of Oriental Medicine degree in 1983.

Dr. Fred has taught thousands of students Acupressure, Herbs for Home Use, and Meditation and Stress Release, at seven community college programs in Los Angeles and Ventura counties from 1978 to 2004. He has taught senior year students and supervised clinic at three acupuncture colleges and has presented continuing education courses for Licensed Acupuncturists at Emperors College in Santa Monica, CA.  To find out more about him and his work, please go to

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