David Crow, LAc
Discover how herbal medicine works on a holistic level, strengthening the body from the inside out — not masking symptoms, but providing an effective, safer, and more sustainable approach to healing.
If you’re like many of us, you probably have a cabinet full of medicines for everything under the sun. Pharmaceutical companies produce everything — from Pepcid to Prilosec and Benadryl to Bengay — which they say will cure what ails us.
But do you ever stop and wonder about alternatives that may be safer, more effective, and far less expensive than what we’re buying over the counter?
If you prefer a holistic form of healing that allows you to take control of your health — with prevention and the treatment of symptoms in mind — then look no further than plants in the great outdoors.
We’re so focused on our busy lives these days that we’ve forgotten how to care for ourselves, prevent illness, and treat simple ailments when they occur. By taking our healthcare back into our own hands, we can remember that our support system lives within the Earth and can aid us in attaining optimal health.
If you’re somewhat dubious about whether plants can hold their own against store-bought medications, consider that modern medicine wouldn’t be where it is today without herbs and flora.
Hippocrates, who practiced medicine in Greece 2,500 years ago, used willow plant leaves to treat minor aches and pains. It wasn’t discovered until the early 1800s why the leaves worked at relieving discomfort — aspirin was its primary active ingredient.
Another well-known instance had doctors in the 1600s using the cinchona tree to treat malaria. Only later did we learn that the bark contained quinine, which did a great job killing the parasites that cause this mosquito-borne infectious disease.
In this innovative free online event, David Crow, one of the world’s leading experts in botanical medicine and grassroots healthcare, will explore highly effective plant medicine formulas and how they serve different functions when they are consumed.
He’ll share his knowledge about how certain plant preparations promote healing through their mineral and vitamin content. Some herbs can be used to cleanse your body and increase your energy, while others help filter and eliminate the many toxins we absorb or ingest as part of daily life.
David will discuss how pharmaceuticals today are largely prescribed to mask symptoms without getting to the root cause of the illness. That’s alarming because not only can the synthetic nature of drugs create toxicity within the body, such drugs can become ineffective and cause other health-related issues after long-term use.
Plants, on the other hand, contain many of the same compounds we have in our bodies, which enables cellular recognition and the ability to break down compounds. With proper medical supervision, many people can confidently turn to plant medicine to free themselves from prescription medications and their long-term side effects.
Our lives are difficult enough as is, and the stress we’re under can contribute to chronic conditions ranging from digestive problems and a weakened immune system to problems caused by inflammation. To make matters worse, when we seek an alternative solution, we’re bombarded with a multitude of choices — we practically need a degree in chemistry to understand all the ingredients, properties, and how the medications work and interact with other remedies.
David will show you several reputable store-bought herbal medicines — what’s in their formulas and how they aid different ailments ranging from digestion problems to stress. After his demonstration, you’ll be able to confidently walk into any pharmacy, natural product store, or health food store, and buy a high-quality botanical formulated that works best for you.
In this fascinating hour with David, you’ll discover:
- Some of the most important formulas found in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, and Western plant medicine traditions — some dating back over a thousand years — that do everything from building up your immune system to supporting liver and kidney function
- How to use readily available herbs and spices to create 3 formulas, following important principles of herbal compounding, for common digestive problems
- How to create formulas at home using blend infusions, decoctions, tinctures, powders, and essential oils
- Three ancient formulas from Traditional Chinese Medicine for treating the physical consequences from different forms of stress
- A classical Ayurvedic formula for rejuvenation — and how to know if it’s appropriate for your constitution
- How to demystify the formulas of plant medicines sold in stores
David Crow, LAc, is a world-renowned clinician, researcher, and educator with over 30 years of experience in plant medicine. He has extensively traveled the world in the study of traditional medicinal systems and is the author of four books, including In Search of the Medicine Buddha. In this time with David, you’ll see how plant medicine can help you be proactive in how you care for yourself so you can remain healthy in the years to come.
At the end of this workshop, David will share details about his new 7-week course, where you can more deeply explore classical formulas from Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, and Western medicine. For a variety of chronic health issues or to ward off preventive illnesses, you’ll learn about the physiological actions that a formula produces, and when and how to use it most effectively. And you’ll discover different tinctures, herbal syrups, essential oils, and a wide range of products that can be used topically to greatly enhance your practice of self-care for a long, well-lived life.
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What People Are Saying About David Crow...
“... respect and reverence for the traditions.”
David makes the ancient teachings of Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Tibetan medicine relevant to our times, without compromising his respect and reverence for the traditions.
— Robert Thurman, American Buddhist writer and academic
“... the wisdom of the ancient Himalayan cultures...”
David shows us how the wisdom of the ancient Himalayan cultures can benefit humanity today.
— Deepak Chopra, MD, author of How to Know God
“... always up-to-date on modern developments in his field.”
David Crow is an elite teacher of natural medicine who really knows what he’s talking about — and is able to express that deep knowledge in a way that his audience can sink their teeth into. He has the rare, remarkable ability to make clear the sometimes arcane concepts of traditional healing systems, and he’s always up-to-date on modern developments in his field.
— K.P. Khalsa, Ayurvedic herbalist and teacher
“... a clear and articulate teacher of deep herbal wisdom.”
David is a clear and articulate teacher of deep herbal wisdom. Steeped in the ancient arts, he also has his finger on the pulse of the most current research. Time spent with David is time well spent!
— Dr. Marc Halpern, President of the California College of Ayurveda
“David’s knowledge of botanical medicine is unsurpassed...”
David is well-traveled and weaves traditional Ayurvedic and Chinese medical wisdom together with modern scientific research and his own clinical experience. His knowledge of botanical medicine is unsurpassed — and grounded in an appreciation and love of the natural world that he brings to all his courses and topics.
— Dr. Jill Stansbury, naturopathic physician, Associate Professor Botanical Medicine, Medical Director
“David’s courses and classes are a treasure trove of information and knowledge.”
With a shared love of aromatherapy, herbal medicine, and gardening, I regard him as one of the experts and teachers from whom I’ve learned the most, and from whom I continue to learn. David’s writings are inspiring, his essential oils are divine, and his courses and classes are a treasure trove of information and knowledge.
— Chanchal Cabrera, RH (AHG), medicinal herbalist
“... shares practical ways to help you bring his teachings into your daily life.”
David Crow is a gifted teacher, practitioner, and author who has a deep understanding of how essential oils, herbs, and Traditional Chinese Medicine can enhance health and improve our lives. David’s educational programs are comprehensive, yet easily understood — and he shares practical ways to help you bring his teachings into your daily life.
— David Winston, RH(AHG), author of Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina and Stress Relief
About David Crow
David Crow, LAc, is a master herbalist, aromatherapist, and acupuncturist with more than 30 years of experience. An expert in Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine, he is one of the world’s foremost authorities and leading speakers in the field of botanical medicine and grassroots healthcare. David has presented his vision of grassroots healthcare, preservation of botanical medicines, and the use of plants for ecological restoration to hundreds of audiences, including an internationally broadcast discussion with the Dalai Lama.
David is a renowned author, a poet, and the founding director of Floracopeia Aromatic Treasures. Floracopeia was created as a way to preserve and promote the use of botanical medicines as solutions to numerous interrelated global problems, such as lack of healthcare, poverty, environmental destruction, and loss of ethnobotanical knowledge.
He has given numerous keynote speeches, taught at conferences and colleges of naturopathic, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Ayurvedic medicine, and has been interviewed on numerous radio programs. He has published in several magazines, and his book, In Search of the Medicine Buddha, has been translated into three foreign editions. David travels and teaches throughout the world. Through his visionary synthesis of medicine, ecology, and spirituality, he has helped transform the lives of thousands.