Timothy Scott is an acupuncturist, herbalist, and writer, with a master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and undergraduate studies in psychology and general health sciences. Since 2002, Tim and his wife Colleen have run Watercourse Way, a community-based health care clinic in Brattleboro, Vermont, providing acupuncture, herbal consultations, massage, and an extensive herbal apothecary. In his private practice he specializes in Lyme disease and other chronic illnesses, as well as mental/emotion/spiritual wellbeing. Additionally Tim and Colleen have transformed a piece of forest into the Green Dragon Sanctuary, where they have built their own homestead and have a special interest in growing Chinese medicinal plants and endangered North American species, along with food crops, throughout their gardens and woodlands.
Tim extensively studied and apprenticed with Stephen Buhner, author of Healing Lyme, The Lost Language of Plants, and The Secret Teachings of Plants, among other books. After being introduced to Lyme disease and its treatment, Tim began treating others with the comprehensive herbal protocol laid-forth within Buhner’s book. He also experienced the disease and its turmoil first-hand, and recovered with the protocol. To keep up with the increasing need of a simple, reliable, and affordable herbal medicine for this devastating disease, the LB Core Protocol was developed, and in 2009, Tim created the herbal formulating company, Green Dragon Botanicals, to provide remedies for the greater Lyme community.
Tim’s philosophy is rooted in Deep Ecology, sacred plant medicine, Buddhist, Taoist, and Native American traditions, natural farming/permaculture, and reading the natural landscape. Invasive Plant Medicine is his premiere book, the first one of its kind to demonstrate the ecological benefits and healing abilities of invasive plants. Tim continues to write and lecture about herbal medicine and alternative health care, natural treatment of Lyme disease, locally-based medicine, the benefits of invasive plants, and cultivating endangered medicinal plants.