Dr. Trina Nguyen, the Dharmacist, is expanding access to earth medicine by training a generation of guides.
With nearly two decades of experience in pharmacy, hospital administration, and medicinal research, Dr. Trina brings a wealth of pharmaceutical knowledge into the spirit plant medicine world (commonly referred to as psychedelics or entheogens).
Previously a co-author on a Cochran Review, she leveraged her background in systematic review and meta-analysis to develop a contraindications and interactions guide for pharmaceuticals and earth medicines, which appears in the appendix of the Manual for Psychedelic Guides.
As a founder of Toad.School, she created a decentralized training for aspiring guides, which establishes standards of practice to ensure set, setting, and safety in earth medicine ceremonies.
With all that she has accomplished and learned, she will tell you that her most important and cherished title is Mother.
“I believe in medicine that works. After bearing witness to countless loved ones transform with earth medicine, my life has taken on a different path. Because I know now there’s a more connected way to live, I’m using two decades of formal pharmacy education and experience to facilitate ceremonies and train a generation of guides. We are here because of the seven generations before us, and we must act in consideration of the seven generations to come. I’d like to show the world what can be done in a lifetime. Always remember, you are the medicine.” ~ Dr. Trina Nguyen, the Dharmacist
The Dharmacist - 20 years of experience in Pharmacy Background
Years in practice
School: University of Washington
Degree: Doctor of Pharmacy
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