About Planetary Formulas - by Michael Tierra, L.Ac., O.M.D.
`In my practice as an herbalist and acupuncturist, I have found that no one system has all the answers for all of the people, all of the time. Experience has shown me that it is best to combine the finest points from each tradition and blend them into an integrated system. In this way, I can provide the people, who I work with, the best possibility for developing true health. In our world community today, information regarding the value of plants is available to us as it has never been before.
What were once held as family secrets, passed down from generation to generation, are now subjects of scientific study and practical empiricism. With Planetary Formulas, I have done my best to provide you with some of the most effective botanical formulas I routinely use in my clinical practice. The purpose of this is to put the potential for self-help back into people's hands. Plants are here for all of us to discover, enjoy and utilize. They help us get through difficult times and can maximize our potential as human beings. They are vital, life-giving entities with much to offer us, and they deserve our respect. Over the years, you may learn of ways to use and combine these formulas that were not envisioned when they were first created. These herbal formulas are tools to supplement and aid the body's innate healing response. Each person's body is unique, and you will come to know what works for you through personal experience. For many people, this has already begun to happen. For me, this is a dream fulfilled.`