By Michael Tierra O.M.D., R.H. and Lesley Tierra, L.Ac., R.H.
Teachers of teachers, founders of the American Herbalist Guild, and educating for 40 years, we have over 80 years combined clinical herbal experience with more than 10,000 students worldwide. Many of today’s well-known practicing herbalists trained at East West!
Have you ever used herbs but not had results? This can occur if the wrong herb is chosen for your individual needs.
A disease is not the person but an expression of imbalance in that person.
This means that we don’t treat diseases, but the person who has the disease.
To do this, we look at how a particular disease expresses itself within each unique individual.
When we experience illness, we are used to defining our condition in terms of its symptoms. For example, we define a cold as a stuffy nose, sneezing and head congestion; a bladder infection as frequent and burning urination with possible blood; bronchitis as an inflamed throat with mucus, congestion, and cough.
Most people’s treatment approach is to immediately eliminate such symptoms with medications, such as decongestants, diuretics or antibiotics, in order to “get rid of’ the illness.”
In other words, modern medicine focuses on just treating symptoms.
The same is true of contemporary Western herbalism.
While this may sometimes work, it can also cause a prolonged healing process, weakening of the body and/or suppression of the true cause of the illness.
This is because not every cold, bladder infection or bronchitis is the same. And not every person’s body they occur in is the same.
If you don’t get results from herbs and so think they don’t work, you are probably using the wrong herbs for you and your condition.
Herbalist Lesley Tierra
You are a unique person with your own individual needs.
A cold you have can be totally different from a friend’s cold because both of you are different. Therefore, one overall treatment approach does not heal each type of cold, bladder infection or bronchial inflammation.
Rather, each illness has a different cause that varies according to each person’s body. That is, there’s an underlying energetic imbalance unique to every individual that needs to be treated for true healing to occur.
In our courses, we teach how to recognize the energy of your body and the energy of your illness so that you can piece together a successful treatment of the right herbs to create total balance and effective healing!
We offer four levels of study to best fit your needs:
Since its founding in 1980, the East West School of Planetary Herbology has graduated the largest number of leaders in the herbal industry. It has more than 10,000 students throughout the world in over 40 countries.
Read what these students have to say about East West’s teachings:
“I took another herb course and learned about some herbs but didn’t really know how to use them when faced with health concerns. After, I took the East West Herb Course and finally gained knowledge in the effective application of herbs with real results.” Kathy W.
“I bought another herb course only to discover it didn’t deliver as advertised. I went with East West instead and it exceeded my expectations. Highest recommend!” Bill B.
How to Choose a Course
Kid’s Herb Course:
For children of all ages
Learn the very basics of herbs and herbal preparations
Use a step by step guide to seventeen practical herbs
Learn basic herbal preparations and remedies
Create simple herb gardens, herbal recipes, projects, and more
Use A Kid’s Herb Book plus online format with quizzes, herbal trading cards, stories read, songs sung, and photos of all the herbs
Learn Herbs From the Best.
Become the Best Herbalist.
When selecting an herb course, the first thing you need to look for is top quality professionals, those who also actively practice herbal medicine.
You want teachers who actually help people heal with herbs.
When making your selection, often times it’s like anything else: you get what you pay for.
You want professionals to teach you a new skill or you may not learn that skill very well.
Learn herbs from two of the world’s most respected and influential herbalists, alternative health pioneer and American Herbalist Guild founder, Dr. Michael Tierra O.M.D., R. H., and clinical herbalist/acupuncturist and American Herbalist Guild founder.