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Heather Luna, Clinical Herbalist, Clinical Nutritionist

Founder of the ACORN School of Herbal Medicine

She is the primary teacher for all classes and programs, as well as the director and supervising faculty of our Free Clinic.

Heather is a student and apprentice of Paul Bergner. With 20 years experience as a professional clinician, herbal educator, gardener, wildcrafter, and medicine maker, Heather has a wealth of real world experience to guide and train the next generation of aspiring herbalists. 

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Paul Bergner, Medical Herbalist, Clinical Nutritionist

Founder of the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism

Our school patron and herbal elder, Paul Bergner, is the inspiration for the ACORN School of Herbal Medicine. It is his curriculum that our first two programs are founded on, Footprints in Medical Herbalism and Advanced Herbalism in the Vitalist Tradition


Paul has over 50 years experience in natural medicine, with formal studies in naturopathy, medical herbalism, clinical nutrition, pre-medicine and doctoral level medical studies, flower essences, yoga therapy, and bodywork. He is a Vitalist practitioner in the lineage of Father Sebastian Kneipp and Henry Lindlahr. 

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