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Roy Upton Biography


Roy Upton

Roy Upton, RH, DAyu is trained in  traditional Ayurvedic, Chinese, and Western herbalism, and is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild. His background includes extensive study with various Native American and non-Native herbalists, study in the ethnobotany of the United States Virgin Islands, and seven years of clinical practice, followed by a three-year clinical internship with Michael Tierra and training at the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, China, and training in Ayurveda at the College of Ayurveda, Mt. Madonna Institute. Roy is the executive director and editor of the American Herbal Pharmacopoeiaź and is also a member of the Standards Committee of the American Herbal Products Association. Both of these organizations are dedicated to developing industry-wide quality control standards for botanical supplements. Roy was also co-founder and past president the American Herbalists Guild, an organizations dedicated to advancing the education for student and professional herbalists.


Roy is general manager of the California-based herbal company Planetary Herbals. He writes extensively and is the author of St. John's Wort and Echinacea in the Keats Publishing Good Herb Series. He is co-author of the Botanical Safety Handbook published by CRC Press--a landmark text of herbal safety. He also lectures extensively and serves on the editorial and advisory boards of numerous publications and organizations. For many years, Roy led grassroots political efforts to secure passage of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA), protecting the rights of consumers to continue to access herbal supplements. He also has been a leader in advancing the quality control of the herbal products industry.

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Audio Recordings of Roy Upton. Further details are available by clicking the order code link to the left of the title. 



Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medical Diagnosis Roy Upton


Plenary Session: Traditional Approaches to Chronic Disease: Focus on Asthma John Douillard, DC, Roy Upton, Crosslin Smith and Jill Stansbury


Herbal Formulation: Traditional Chinese and Western Principles Roy Upton


Chinese Medicine II: Diagnosis Roy Upton


Chinese Medicine V: Supporting Cancer Patients with Chinese Medicines Roy Upton


Chinese Medicine VI: Asthma Roy Upton

02ME06 Materia Medica: Latest Research on Black Cohosh, Dong Quai and Garlic Roy Upton 
02ME22 Kava Hepatotoxicity Update  Roy Upton
02ME31 Shisandra: A Review of Adaptogenic and Antihepatotoxic Activities  Roy Upton
03ME05 Herbal Therapies for Genitourinary Tract Disorders  Roy Upton
03ME13 Codification of Traditional Herbal Medicines  Roy Upton
03ME17 Panel Discussion: Diagnostics in Clinical Herbal Practice Mary Bove, ND, Kenneth Proefrock, ND, Robert Rountree, MD and Roy Upton
03ME28 External Applications in Traditional Chinese Medicine  Roy Upton
04ME13 Safety of Herbal Medicines: Separating Fact from Fiction Roy Upton
04ME26 Herbal Medicine Quality: Challenges and Solutions Roy Upton


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