Western Herbs | Chinese Medicine | Phytopharmacology
“I’m getting close to realizing a dream that started for me 45 years ago, when I first started studying herbal medicine in 1974. It began with showing what makes each herb special, and different from others in the same group. Then I integrated Chinese medicine, describing each Western herb in terms of Chinese organ syndrome that it can treat.
“But I wanted to create a visual system of Herb Diagrams to give a vivid visual impression of what makes each herb unique. To do this, I created the Â system of 4 Imbalances and 5 Organs. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and this is true.
“Then, I integrated phytopharmacology with Western herb tradition and Chinese medicine, so that I could describe the differences between herbs in terms of the differences between their chemical constituents. From there I started designing Research-based Herb Combinations, for modern diseases.”
Jeremy has been one of the pioneers in the field of Chinese medicine in Europe and North America. He has had a seminal influence on the development of both acupuncture and herbal medicine in the West through his books and lectures.
He is known for his well-structured courses, his ability to answer questions and stimulate discussion, and for his lively and entertaining lecturing style. He has the ability to clarify complex ideas and to ground theoretical concepts in practical clinical experience.