Michael Tierra

Dr. Michael Tierra L.AC., O.M.D., founder of the American Herbalists Guild, is author of numerous books on health and herbal healing including The Way of Herbs, The Natural Remedy Bible, The Way of Chinese Herbs, (Pocket Books), Planetary Herbology, Chinese Traditional Herbal Medicine, Vol. 1 & 2 (with Lesley Tierra), Biomagnetic and Herbal Therapy (Lotus Press), and The East West Courses of Planetary Herbology (with Lesley Tierra).

Dr. Tierra lives in Ben Lomond and practices nearby at the East West Acupuncture Clinic in Santa Cruz at the northern end of Monterey Bay in Central California.

In 1989, he founded the American Herbalists Guild, an organization whose goal is to establish standards for the professional practice of clinical herbal medicine in the United States. He received his Oriental Medical doctor’s degree (OMD) from the San Francisco College of Acupuncture in 1987 and was part of the first group from the United States to study herbal medicine in China. He is co-founder of the American School of Botanical Medicine, lectures throughout the world and in 1990 founded The East West School of Planetary Herbology with David and Sarah Holland.