Ron Teeguarden is widely recognized as the founding father of Tonic Herbalism in the United States. His approach towards health is profound yet simple to apply: putting emphasis on proactive promotion of glowing health (life cultivation) versus curing of diseases. He has been a powerful translator of Eastern philosophy and health care techniques to hundreds of thousands of Westerners for over four decades.
At the 2019 Ojai Herbal Symposium, Ron will speak on “Clinical and Practical Use of Jing Tonic Herbs .”
Ron’s book Chinese Tonic Herbs, published in 1984 (Japan Publications), was the first book published in English on the Chinese tonic herbs. This book and The Ancient Wisdom of the Chinese Tonic Herbs, published in 1998 (Warner Books, a Time Warner Company), have become classics in the field, and are required reading for anyone interested in Chinese herbalism.
Ron’s reputation as a leading pioneer in health care is based on his experience as a practicing herbalist and on his passion for obtaining and producing the highest quality herbs and herbal products to promote glowing health. Ron was declared a Master Herbalist by Xu Guojen, Nanjing University Professor Emeritus and chief editor of the Pharmacopeia of the People’s Republic of China, in 1994. He was declared a Taoist Master in 2009 by Grandmaster Sung Jin Park, “Keeper of Rites” of Kook Sun Do Taoism, a nearly three thousand-year-old Taoist tradition, after more than forty years of training and practice. He was given the title Dan-O Sun Sha, which translates literally as “Elixir of Immortality Master of Tao.” Ron has altered the lives of thousands of people by providing them with a new set of mental, spiritual and nutritional tools – reflected in his book 31 Tips – The Path to Glowing Health Is the Path to Wisdom.
Ron is the founder with his wife Yanlin of Dragon Herbs, a purveyor of fine tonic herbal products. He currently lives in the hills of Southern California and maintains a flourishing botanical garden with hundreds of species. Ron has taught hundreds of classes to practitioners and to lay users, including CEU courses, courses at Emperor’s College of TCM and at the Longevity Now Conference, etc.