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Ron Teeguarden's Brief Biography:
Ron Teeguarden has been a professional practitioner of Asian health care since 1971 and has been a practicing herbalist since 1974. Although he is not genetically of Asian decent, he has been a powerful translator of Eastern philosophy and health care techniques to ten's of thousands of Westerners for nearly three decades.
Ron was born February 8, 1947 in Saint Augustine, Florida. He was raised in California, and eventually attended the University of Michigan. In 1969, Ron founded a health food company in Ann Arbor, Michigan, which eventually became known as Eden Organic Foods, and which soon became one of the largest natural foods companies in America. Ron started studying Chinese herbalism in 1969.
In addition to his herbal studies, Ron studied a wide range of traditional Asian health care techniques, and became renowned throughout America for his work with acupressure. He studied with numerous Oriental masters and doctors until, in 1974, he met his greatest teacher, Master Sung Jin Park. From Master Park, Ron learned the principles, theories and practices of the Oriental Art of Radiant Health that he employs today.
Ron founded and operated the Acupressure Workshops in Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Berkeley from 1975 through 1982. At the time, these were the largest acupressure centers in America. Ron codeveloped an acupressure technique known as Jin Shin Do Acupressure, which is now practiced by many thousand's of practitioners around the world.
In 1976, Ron spent five months studying various Asian health care techniques in Japan, including acupressure and herbalism. During this stay in Japan, Ron came up with the idea of the 'elixir bar.' However, it was eight more years before the first elixir bar was to manifested in America.
His first book, Chinese Tonic Herbs, written in 1984 (Japan Publications), has become a classic in the field, and is required reading by anyone interested in Chinese herbalism. In 1988 Ron opened the Tea Garden Herbal Emporium in Venice, California. The Emporium eventually became one of the most exciting 'boutiques' in Los Angeles and Ron gained recognition as an herbal master. Ron had developed a broad proprietary line of herbal products the likes of which had never been seen before in America. The line included numerous exotic products that had been used in Asia for centuries but had never been seen in America. Ron single-handedly propelled Reishi mushrooms into the national spotlight by promoting them in numerous publications. He was featured in articles in Time Magazine, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and in numerous news stories on television, including features on CNN, VH1 and NBC. He was on the cover of the L.A. Reader holding a Reishi mushroom.
Ron spent most of 1993 through 1995 living in China, exploring the herbal culture and building a network. Ron left the Tea Garden Herbal Emporiums in January of 1996. Ron opened the new Ron Teeguarden's Herb Garden, in Brentwood California in 1997.
Ron had met Yanlin in Shanghai in 1992, who eventually became his wife. Together, they built the network that today distinguishes their enterprise. Ron has built very close ties to a number of very senior phyto-pharmaceutical scientists in mainland China. These scientists provide Ron with current information and provide him with resources not available to most other westerners. Ron and Yanlin still spend several months a year in China searching for the ultimate herbs and contacting the great scientists that fuel our development.
From 1995 through 1998-2011 Ron worked on a book for Warner Books. That book, entitled Radiant Health was published in the summer of 1998-2011. It has been available in hard back, but will be released in paperback under the new title The Ancient Wisdom of the Chinese Tonic Herbs in the Spring of 2000. This book provides information on everything Ron has learned in his 30 years of study, but features the latest information available on the Chinese Tonic herbs, as well as Ron's insights into the whole system. The book has received very favorable reviews in both America and China.
Ron believes that the time has arrived when the whole world can share in the great treasure chest that is Chinese Tonic herbalism, the core tool of the Oriental art of radiant health.