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DYC Pharmacy Professor Writes Book on the Practice of Herbal Medicine

DYC Pharmacy Professor Writes Book on the Practice of Herbal Medicine

Michael Cimino, RPh will hold two off-campus seminars about Health and Longevity Practices on Feb. 28 & March 7.

Buffalo, New York – February 26, 2015 – An article in The Hamburg Sun interviews Michael Cimino, RPh, Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy at D'Youville College. Cimino documents the practice of herbal medicine in remote areas of the world in a book that he wrote, “The Endemic Medicine of Middle Caicos as Practiced by Alton Higgs." This book explores the herbalist traditions of possibly the last man in Middle Caicos to have learned the complex practices through his elders.

According to the article, "Higgs passed his knowledge of indigenous plants and their functions to Cimino and his D’Youville colleague Dr. Robert Leopold, the chair of the D'Youville College Pharmacy department, for documentation. In the process, they toured rural trails that required the use of a machete to get to at times, to see firsthand what each plant looked like and where it grows. He said Higgs took hikes with them for six miles at times to reach specific herbals."

Cimino will hold two seminars entitled Health and Longevity Practices; about his book, his findings and his story, at his martial arts school, Kung Fu Buffalo on Union Street in Hamburg from 1-3 p.m. on Feb. 28 and March 7. The seminar and book signing is free to the public, and attendees can RSVP by calling 716-400-3728.


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Michael Cimino, RPh
Clinical Associate Professor