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The Endocannabinoid System: Exploring Synergy and Homeostasis

The Endocannabinoid System: Exploring Synergy and Homeostasis


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Psychedelic Support has enrolled over 15,000 students in our free and paid courses! All proceeds from our paid courses have gone into funding more education and resources for the public around safe and ethical use of psychedelics in therapy and harm reduction.
Course Description

This immersive online course peers deep into the body's most densely populated receptor system, the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). In this course, you will discover the profound implications of the ECS, an intricate biological network that plays a crucial role in maintaining physiological homeostasis across numerous organ systems within the body. We will investigate the evolution of the ECS and its significant impacts on human health and well-being.

Our exploration will also encompass the intricacies of cannabis and cannabinoids, offering an understanding of their interaction with ECS receptors. We will discuss the entourage effect - a concept of botanical synergy where the combined effect of a plant's components is greater than the individual parts. While our journey begins with the ECS and cannabis, it extends beyond, reaching into other botanicals and holistic therapies. This course will provide a basic understanding of the ECS, botanical synergies, and their applications in holistic health. This knowledge will empower you to apply these concepts across a wide range of therapeutic practices, fostering a more integrative approach to health and wellness.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for individuals interested in gaining a more comprehensive understanding of the endocannabinoid system, its role in maintaining physiological balance, and how it relates to holistic health practices, including cannabis and botanical synergies.

Course Curriculum
  • Introduction
  • What are cannabinoids? 
  • How the endocannabinoid system (ECS) impacts pain and inflammation
  • How cannabis is impacting the opioid epidemic
  • CBD mechanisms of action
  • How the evolutionary origins of the ECS allow it to impact so many different physiologic systems
  • The ECS and cardioprotection
  • The ECS and neuroprotection
  • How the ECS supports a healthy stress response
  • What makes plants and natural medicines effective: cannabis and botanical synergy
  • Terpenes and the cannabis experience
  • How natural modalities such as acupuncture, chiropractic, and nutrition affect the ECS
  • Conclusions

Learning Objectives

After this course, you will be able to:

  1. Identify major components of the endocannabinoid system (ECS).
  2. Explain how CBD can influence and enhance the effects of ECS.
  3. Describe basic rationales for the broad therapeutic effects of cannabis, cannabinoids, and terpenes acting through the ECS.
  4. Briefly Ddiscuss briefly the basics of the role that diet, lifestyle, botanicals, and acupuncture have on the endocannabinoid system.
Professional Continuing Education

In support of improving patient care, Psychedelic Support offers continuing education for health providers through the the American Psychological Association (APA).

American Psychological Association Education Sponsor
I really enjoyed the course and am looking forward to learning more in Part 2.
Melody F., LMT
“This class was worth attending even though I do not use psychedelic-assisted therapy in my practice. I have many patients asking me about it, and I am pleased that I can now offer them science-based information.
Heidi Peterson, ND, Primary Care Physician
Meet your Course Instructors, Contributors, & Peer Reviewers:
Jake F. Felice, MD
Dr Jake F. Felice, ND, LMP, offers elite education on natural health, flow states, and whole-body wellness. An author, clinician, educator, and consultant, he's dedicated to advancing global natural medicine. Raised in Western Pennsylvania, he excelled at Penn State University, majoring in psychology and playing varsity lacrosse. His passion for Asian cultures led him to study shiatsu, aikido, and tai chi in Japan for five years, followed by a year-long exploration of traditional healing arts in Thailand, Nepal, and India. Dr Jake’s educational materials promote connection with nature, enhance human potential, and highlight botanical therapeutic properties. His Category 1 CME courses on the ECS have been translated into four languages. As the founder of Sweetwater Holistic Consulting LLC, he focuses on coaching flow-state access for high-performing individuals and advises dietary supplement and cannabis companies on product development.
Jake F. Felice, MD
Naturopathic Doctor, Author, Educator
Sweetwater Holistic LLC
Extra Info
  • Online platform access: 1 year.
  • After 1 year, renew your account for an additional year by purchasing any of our on-demand courses. All previously purchased courses will be accessible in your dashboard.
  • 100% student satisfaction or money-back guarantee.
  • For the best experience, we recommend taking the course on a tablet or computer.
  • Course FAQ can be found here.

Self-paced course includes:

  • Video - Part 1 (90 minutes), Part 2 (60 minutes)
  • Course slides and resources, including references, books, and website links
  • Discussion forum to engage with other learners and instructors
  • Knowledge checks
  • 1 year access to our online learning platform
  • Invite to our monthly speaker series and access to videos from our past events
  • Official Psychedelic Support Certificate of Completion

Choose the Continuing Education (CE) option for:

  • 2 hours of continuing education (CE) credits
  • CE Certificate for licensed professionals, including psychologists, therapists, nurses, social workers, etc.
  • See below for more information about continuing education
Certificate Information

Interested in the different certificate options for our courses? Read on to learn more:

Learn more about Completion Certificate

Once you complete the course you will receive a Psychedelic Support Certificate of Completion. Choose this option if you are not a licensed health provider and do not need continuing education credit for your professional degree.

Learn more about CE Credit Certificate

Once you complete the course you will receive a Psychedelic Support CE Certificate. Choose this option if you are a licensed health provider who would like continuing education credit for your professional degree.

  • Be sure to select the CE credit option when purchasing the course.
  • Upon completion of the course, you will receive a Certificate of Attendance for your credits.
  • CE credits for psychologists are provided by Psychedelic Support, an APA-approved CE sponsor.
  • Psychedelic Support is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Psychedelic Support maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.
  • LCSWs, LPCCs, LEPs, LMFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.
  • For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, to request special accommodations, or report a grievance, contact Psychedelic Support at info@psychedelic.support.