A practical and entertaining guide to the traditional herbalism of Thailand, this book is written for the beginning herbalist, or for the general reader with a curiousity about the fascinating topic of holistic health and Eastern medicine. This text is the first in a series on the subject of the traditional medicine of Thailand and contains a brief overview of the history, theory and spirituality of traditional Thai medicine, but the focus of the book is largely on the application of these ancient ideas in modern Western life.
Dr. Pierce Salguero is a researcher of Asian medical traditions specializing in Buddhist healing and Traditional Thai Medicine. He studied Thai massage and herbal traditions in Thailand from 1997 to 2001, and since that time has been one of the most active authors and teachers in introducing these traditions to the West. He has a Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and teaches history of Asian religion and medicine at the college level. He is also a senior instructor and director of research at the Thai Institute of Healing Arts in Arlington, VA