William Siff is a licensed acupuncturist, clinical herbalist, and medicinal herb grower who draws from Western, Ayurvedic, and Traditional Chinese Medicine traditions. He holds a Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College, is certified by the NCCAOM in Chinese Herbology, and is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild. He is a nationally known speaker and teacher in the field of Natural Medicine who lectures at colleges and conferences across the country. His background includes founding the Goldthread Herb Farm in western Massachusetts where he has grown over 100 varieties of medicinal plants and has held the Farm to Pharmacy internship program. His farm was able to supply his clinical practice, as well as the community apothecary, with local, organic plant-medicine. Today, he has evolved Goldthread into an herbal beverage company that offers ready-to-drink, healing, herbal elixirs to a mainstream customer base. He works with medicinal herb projects around the world to expand the reach of grassroots, plant-based health care. William travels extensively, visiting indigenous and plant-based cultures to document and create projects for the Land is Life foundation. He acts as a consultant to projects in the herbal industry and maintains a private patient care practice from his apothecary in Northampton Massachusetts.