Spiritual insights into sacred plants

David Crow

June 14, 2022

David Crow, L.Ac., graduated from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1984; he is a California state licensed acupuncturist and nationally certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. In this episode, David talks about his years of studying with elders from varying traditions in their native environments in Nepal and India. He stresses the need to revive the lost tradition of intertwining botanical medicine with spirituality and valuation for the sacredness of all life.

David has been a clinician, consultant, researcher, and educator for over 35 years. He has travelled extensively to study traditional medicinal systems, including spending several years studying Tibetan and Ayurvedic medicine in Nepal and India. David is the author of four books, including In Search of the Medicine Buddha, about his time with traditional doctors in the Himalayas, and Sacred Smoke, about his ethnobotanical research in Ecuador. He is the founder and owner of Floracopeia, Inc., a company devoted to supporting sustainable ecological agriculture through the production of essential oils. 

As an educator he has taught extensively for over two decades in the US and Canada, and online internationally; over 7,000 students have attended his online courses in the last five years, and over 300,000 have attended his popular annual Plant Medicine Telesummit hosted at The Shift Network.

Useful Links



In Search of the Medicine Buddha

Sacred Smoke: The Magic and Medicine of Palo Santo

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Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

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