Meet Master Herbalist Medicine Pioneer (and Modern Day Medicine Man!), David Crow L.Ac. David is one of the world’s foremost experts and leading speakers in the field of herbal medicine and grassroots healthcare. He is a master herbalist, herbalist training expert, creator of numerous herbalist classes and his own herbalist academy. Additionally, he is a certified aromatherapist and licensed acupuncturist with over 30 years of experience with expertise in the Ayurvedic and Chinese medical systems.
Today in our interview with David Crow we get to know how he came to be one of the world’s foremost expert’s in the realm of herbalist medicine and healing.
David’s earliest experiences in life came as a teenager when he ventured off to Central America on his own. There, as Providence will have it, he met indigenous peoples and cultures, and the indigenous ways of Medicine Men and Shamans in those cultures.
After graduating from high school, David went on to attend acupuncture school (in the USA) and was one from the 2nd ever class of students graduating from acupuncture school in the west! Admittedly, acupuncture schools at that time were not as “enlightened” as they may have become today as true Eastern philosophies and herbal medicine training was not as extensive as it would have been had he gone to school in China or India as an example.
After several years as a clinical acupuncturist in San Francisco, David realized his interests were calling him away from his daily practice to study and learn more. After closing his clinical practice, David moved to Kathmandu where he met 10 different teachers, 9 of whom were Ayurvedic teachers of Ayurvedic Medicine and 1 Tibetan teacher of Tibetan Herbalist Medicine.
David ended up spending two years in Kathmandu, studying herbalist medicine and training in the traditional Ayurvedic and Tibetan ways working with herbal remedies for healing and well being. Those two years were the seeds for his 1st book: The Search of the Medicine Buddha.
Listen in on our interview with David Crow as he discusses the ongoing issues of sustainability, deforestation, depleting resources for herbal medicines, and issues with the insurability and affordability of herbal remedies and herbalist medicine.