Judyth Shamosh, PhD

Dr. Judyth Shamosh is a systems herbalist. With her background in the hard sciences and expertise in Eastern (Ayurvedic and Classical Chinese) and Western herbal medicines, Dr. Judyth is known for her ability to clearly demonstrate how modern physics validates the principles of ancient Eastern medicine. This makes Eastern medicine principles easier to understand and therefore more acceptable for the Western analytical thinker.

Because Eastern medicine is phrased in metaphorical language, the descriptions of observed effects and how they are applied are often difficult and daunting for the Western mindset. In her foundational book, The Physics & Poetry of Eastern Herbal Medicine, she clearly reveals how the problem-solving systems-method of Eastern medicine is comparable to modern physics. Both of these fields use metaphorical language to explain their theories and are, therefore, phrased in the poetry of our everyday experiences. Dr. Judyth is working to bring the valuable principles of Eastern medicine into the mainstream of modern health care.

“Truth is knowledge of things as they are, as they were, and as they are to come.” (DC 93:24).  If we are to improve the practice of medicine, we must gather the truth wherever it can be found.  I am grateful for Dr Judyth’s efforts in sharing the wisdom gained of her herbal practice  and sharing the many truths and harmonies between eastern and western herbal traditions.  Western medicine needs more “yin” rescue and Dr Judyth valiantly succeeds in bringing valuable knowledge and  truth to the forefront.  Clinicians of all types will find it a valuable resource to consult in helping individualize therapy. One must first understand the patient to understand what remedy to give. In this book, Dr Judyth shares the systems that can be used to succeed in understanding the patient and selecting the right remedy.”


— Scott M. Jensen, MD, Functional Medicine, Jensen Family Wellness

Ayurveda is just not a medical system of healing but also a way of life, the deeper we get to know and there is more thirst to learn and feel it more. This book has given me a craving for more. Reaching the end, one feels—O! my heart wants more and more of this to evolve and get closer to the universe. Dr Shamosh, has beautifully related the Physics principles with Ayurveda and has helped good Ayurvedic Vaidyas like me to prove to the world that Ayurveda is a science and not just a myth as many say so. Really reading this book was a pleasure and I am sure that generations to come will cherish this wonderful writing and will be happy to learn Ayurveda in a more scientific manner.page2image16345792

— Vikram Chauhan, Planet Ayurveda, India

Shamosh provides examples of representative herbal medicines that might be chosen for various conditions from a systems approach. In teaching us about the basic philosophies, tenets and practices of Eastern Herbalism, Dr. Shamosh reveals not only her incredible depth of knowledge of these different systems of healing, and her intuitive grasp of how practitioners apply these types of information to human subjects, but also the even deeper fount of creativity whose penetration is the basis of the poetic muse.

— Devin Mikles, MD, FACP

This book is extremely well-written with a lot of useful information. Dr. Shamosh combines both the science and art of healing within a larger philosophical, psychological, and naturalistic context.


— Sherry Jackson, MD

The Physics & Poetry of Eastern Herbal Medicine