Billy Vitruls, says… Very instructive book. Easy to follow instructions and a list of available stores which supply the herbs. I have my warrior tonic aging as I speak.
Bryan Card, says… I read your book, the Warrior as Healer and I’m pleased to see how easy it is to order the formulas described in your book. Thanks!
Dave Brothers, says… I really enjoyed the book (Warrior as Healer) and the directness of it, that is to say, there was not a lot of useless info that I had to go through to get to the meat of the subject, no filler, just good information, I will be reading it again and again. Once again, a great book!
Scott Harberts, says… The Warrior as Healer is a great book, and the information inside is priceless.
Susan Lynn Peterson, says… If you are looking for traditional Chinese herbal formulas for use specifically by martial artists, you will find them here. The Warrior as Healer has formulas for liniments for hand conditioning, teas for healing injuries, and seasonal wines for maintaining energy and appropriate body temperature from season to season. It assumes that you have access to raw Chinese herbs and at least a basic knowledge of Chinese medical concepts. If you have those basics, it teaches you how to prepare decoctions, wines, and pills for use in martial training.
Victor Sydney, says… I recently began reading the book the Warrior as Healer by Sifu Thomas Richard Joiner. Please convey my thanks and congratulations for his work which is thorough yet simple to understand.
Books and Articles Written by Thomas Richard Joiner
Who is the author? Thomas Richard Joiner, author of theWarrior as Healer, Blending Botany and Budo, and Chinese Herbal Medicine Made Easy, Kung Fu Medicine, Martial Esoterica, and Slaying the Dragon is a Kyoshi sixth-degree black belt in Chinese Goju Martial Arts and has received certification in Tien Tao Chi Kung, as well as being a graduate of the Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine New York City. He has conducted advanced study in traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture at the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences in Oakland, CA, trained in Chinese Herbology under Dr. Lai Fu Cai as well as studying at the Institute of Chinese Herbology in Berkeley, CA.Thomas’s martial arts education includes training in Wing Chun Gung Fu with Sifu Ralph Rodriquez, Sifu Lee Moy Shan and the late Grandmaster Moy Yat. In addition he has studied Taoist Esoteric Yoga Micro-cosmic orbit meditation, Iron Shirt Chi Kung and Seminal Ovarian Kung Fu with Mantak Chia, in addition to training in Chinese Goju Martial Arts under Grandmaster/Shidoshi Ron Van Clief. Sensei Joiner’s books and articles provide extensive insights into the centuries-old practice of incorporating herbs into your martial arts training as well as making available prescriptions for many of the legendary and most highly regarded formulas used in Asian Martial Arts for treating injuries as well as enhancing one’s training. Sensei Joiner has been a practicing Chinese Herbalist for over two decades, and is the founder of this online mail order company Treasures from the Sea of Chi which specializes in traditional Chinese herbal formulas used in martial arts training. If you would like more information on herbal practices in the martial arts, Sensei Joiner can be reached at his company email: firstname.lastname@example.org.