America’s Heartland may not be the first place in North America one might expect to find Traditional Chinese Medicine rooted yet the Midwest has offered the perfect environment to grow powerful and deeply healing practitioners. Today, we’re talking with Jimmy Betts, herbalist, activist,adventurer, solidarity and disaster medicine specialist. about blending herbal healing with social activism.
Resources we mentioned:
- 1000 year Project
- Beyond Extreme Energy
- A Telling of Ginseng
- North American Forest and Climate Movement Convergence
Herbs we mentioned:
- American Ginseng
Jimmy Betts describes himself as a Roving Ecological Justice Activated Earther. He teaches de-escalation and effective protest techniques to groups that have bonded together to make a positive change for our collective future. Jimmy can be found on the front lines of political actions and disasters offering a blend of Eastern and Western herbal medicine/first aid. He has served as the Program Director, Program Facilitator and Coordinator for The Great March for Climate Action. He is dedicated to passionate, purposeful living with natural medicine in integrated settings, martial arts, personal cultivation through life arts, and off-beat humor.