Practitioner Course

Reishi - The Mushroom of Immortality

Learn about the mushroom of immortality and how it can benefit many common conditions.

Online Course
1 lesson


12 Months OR Subscriber Pass


1 hour total


Chris Hobbs

About this course

Reishi has been revered for centuries in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine and for good reason. The clinical uses for Reishi are surprisingly wide and very well supported by research. The list of conditions that Reishi use is supported for is very long and includes many of the common presentations that you see each day.

Dr Chris Hobbs is a internationally renowned, fourth-generation herbalist, clinician, botanist, mycologist, and research scientist with over 35 years of experience with herbal medicine. Chris has been using Reishi extensively in his clinic for many years and takes it daily himself.

This is a medicine that seems to be underutilised by natural clinicians and could be applied much more and in many more situations than it is currently being used for. In this discussion, Chris shares many of his clinical gems and 
special use cases for this fascinating mushroom.
What you receive:
  • Clear protocol explanations from some of the world's top practitioners
  • Clinical pearls for improved practice results
  • Access to your audio and video recordings via the App Store
  • A downloadable PDF of the presenter’s slides
  • Links to all referenced research papers and useful clinical handouts
  • Access to the community hub where you can get answers to your questions
  • A 30-day money back guarantee

From this course you will

  • Discover the rich history of Reishi mushroom and its role in traditional medicine.
  • Gain insights into the bioactive compounds found in Reishi such astriterpenes and polysaccharides and how they contribute to its substantial medicinal properties.
  • Learn to use Reishi to enhance immune function and why it is a subject of interest in areas such as immunotherapy and cancer research.
  • Explore how Reishi may help maintain healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • Delve into the stress-relieving properties of Reishi and its role in promoting mental well-being and quality sleep.
  • Receive guidance on safe and appropriate Reishi mushroom consumption, including dosage and potential interactions with medication.

What's in this course

Your Presenter

Dr Chris Hobbs, PhD, LAc, AHG

Dr. Christopher Hobbs is a fourth-generation, internationally renowned herbalist, licensed acupuncturist, herbal clinician, research scientist, consultant to the dietary supplement industry, expert witness, botanist, mycologist with over 35 years of experience.

He has studied traditional Chinese medicine and as a licensed acupuncturist (California) he has practiced since 1995 in his clinic and in an integrated practice with a physician.The author or co-author of over 20 books, Christopher lectures on herbal medicine world-wide.

He has taught at universities and medical schools such as Bastyr University and the National School of Naturopathic Medicine, and most recently for 7 years at the University of California, Berkeley as a GSI and lecturer. He earned his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley, one of the world’s most prestigious universities, with research and publication in evolutionary biology, biogeography, phylogenetics, plant chemistry, and ethnobotany.

His current projects include helping set up and develop standards for DNA testing to insure the species identification of commercial herb products, as well as research and product development and educational activities involving the medicinal and healing properties of fungi.