Staff

Alan Keith Tillotson

REGISTERED HERBALIST and NATURAL MEDICINE specialist Alan Tillotson has been practicing Western and Oriental herbal medicine for over thirty years, and is a professional member (R.H.) of the peer reviewed American Herbalists Guild.

He holds an accredited Master’s degree in Asian Medical Systems (Goddard College),  a non-accredited Ph.D. in Integrative Health Sciences (IUPS), and  holds a Delaware medical license to practice Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (L.AC.).

Alan is well known in America for his apprenticeship study of Ayurvedic herbology beginning in 1976 in Nepal under Vaidya Mana Bajra Bajracharya. – A link to the Ayurvedic textbook he helped translate from Sanskrit is found here.

He earned a teaching degree in meditation and Qi gong from the Jin Shan School of Taoist Meditation under Sifu Wang Yen-Nien.

He studied Chinese medicine in detail working side by side with his wife Naixin since 1991. And he studied Naturopathic medicine with the late Dr. Thomas Marsteller ofSellersville PA from 1984to1987.

Over several years Alan was invited as a guest faculty member, teaching several classes at the Thomas Jefferson Medical University’s alternative medicine course, as well as giving several subsequent seminars at the invitation of the Jefferson students. He is a graduate of the East-West Professional Herbalist course, which covers both Western and Chinese herbs. He has also worked as a formulator for the Natural Foods industry, including a product he developed call Myelin Sheath Support and several other private label products he developed in for specialty problems in ophthalmolgy and other areas.

He maintains an extensive research library and computer database of natural medicine clinical applications from around the world. He is the author of the Handbook of Ayurvedic Medicine (1985) and the 600 page textbook for laypersons and professionals entitled The One Earth Herbal Sourcebook. This book describes the theory and mechanisms behind the safe and effective integration of Chinese, Ayurvedic and Western herbs with modern medicine. Currently he is in the early stages of working with Madhu Bajra Bajracharya of Nepal and Todd Caldecott of Canada on a translation from Sanskrit of a second medical textbook on Ayurvedic medicine.

Alan is also a radio co-host with Robert Abel MD of the RadioMD show “the Wizard of Eyes.”

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Nai-shing Hu Tillotson

CHINESE HERBALIST AND ACUPUNCTURIST Nai-shing Hu Tillotson (Naixin) is the co-director of Chrysalis. Before emigrating to the United States in 1991 and receiving her national acupuncture certification (NCCAOM) and license in Pennsylvania, Naixin studied Chinese medicine at the Chengdu Peoples Hospital of Herbology for three years under Doctor Yang Guo Zhi.  in 1982, Nai-shing received her degree from the West China University of Medical Sciences and later taught in Sichuan Province at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the third largest traditional medicine center in China. She did additional training in acupuncture with Doctor Li Bo Ning , former director of the Sichuan Reseach Institute of Acupuncture. Other accomplishments include being a member of the Executive board of the American Herbalists Guild, and working as acupuncturist for the family of President Mubarek of Egypt. She also worked as an acupuncturist at the Zagazig University in Egypt. Naixin is a co-author of the One Earth Herbal Sourcebook.  More About Acupuncture.

Alan and Naixin

Advisory Board

THE CHRYSALIS Advisory Board includes respected physicians and researchers from around the world who are consulted regularly for their expert opinions.

Robert Abel, Jr., MD
Salvatore D’Angio, MD
John Billon, MD
Vd. Madhu Bajra Bajracharya, (Ayur.)
Herbal Hall –  Professional discussion list of over 100 herbalists worldwide.

In addition, Alan and Nai-shing (Naixin) maintain contacts and ongoing conversations with many of the world’s premier herbalists, whose names are mentioned and linked throughout the website.