Eclectic Medicine

  Not so long ago there was a group of doctors in America that practiced Eclectic Medicine. They were physicians who employed whatever was found to be beneficial to their patients. Eclectic Medicine was formed in opposition to the toxic remedies used by standard doctors in the 19th and early 20th century. Eclectics didn’t care who discovered the remedy. They used botanicals, homeopathics, minerals and occasionally chemical medicines to bring balance to the body.

The Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine

ESHM was founded in 2010. We teach students to use what works no matter what tradition it comes from, with a strong focus on "Food as Medicine". ESHM's instructors are knowledgeable in up to date research, and the applications of traditional Western herbalism. The Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine is one of the leading herbal training programs of its kind. The programs at ESHM are designed to take you out of your home and into a clinical practice.


This comprehensive, full-color guide provides detailed, easy-to-follow instructions for making and using approximately 250 herbal medicines at home, including practical tips and numerous effective formulas developed and tested by the authors, both expert herbalists with years of experience. Readers who appreciate the health-giving properties of herbal medicines but are discouraged by the high price of commercial products can now make their own preparations for a fraction of the cost.
Full-time Program

We are currently accepting applications for our 2017/2018 full-time intensive, clinical practitioner program!

As soon as my feet hit the ground at Wellspring Mountain I knew I was right where I needed to be. The intensive program with the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine is a dream come true. Combining lecture, medicine making and clinical studies to give me all the opportunities to learn and succeed. I am only half way through and have learned much more than I thought possible. I'm so proud to be apart of this amazing program. ~ Sara Gilbert
I waited years to find a very intense / immersive program that focused on clinical herbalism, and medicine making, as well as energetics. This has been the deep dive into study & practice that I was seeking. Highly recommend to other budding herbal practitioners out there who want to get serious about studying alternative medicine. ~ Geraldine Lavin
Both Thomas and his wife Terrie are individuals that will not only teach you, but actually care. You will get an education that none will surpass. ~ Tammy Knight
I stumbled upon Thomas and his school, best thing I ever stumbled upon! This is stuff that all doctors should be taught! ~ Christin Othmer

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