Thomas Easley, RH(AHG), Director of ESHM and Founder of Functional Herbalism™
Thomas Easley is co-author of Modern Herbal Medicine, and The Modern Herbal Dispensatory, and founder of the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine. He is a clinical herbalist and Registered Herbalist of the American Herbalists Guild. Thomas integrates modern science and traditional Western herbalism into a unified and systematic approach to health and healing called Functional Herbalism. He uses herbs from all over the world, including Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine, but focuses on the deep and rich tradition of Western herbalism. Thomas emphasizes using foods as primary medicine and uses intensive diets as well as stress reduction techniques, nutritional supplements, and exercise to help people achieve their health goals. Thomas believes that herbal medicine has the potential to change the world. Unfortunately, much of what is taught about herbs and supplements is driven by marketing and is not based in tradition or science. Thomas's approach draws on his extensive clinical experience, which spans 17 years of full-time practice and over 15,000 clients.