Our Story

Our story goes back to the early 70s when David Scrimgeour began studying Chinese Language and culture as a student in Taiwan. While learning about the Taoists, he became fascinated by how they observed every aspect of nature and lived in harmony with their environment. They discovered many of the healing properties of herbs by noticing how energy moved throughout the body and how herbs influenced this. Certain herbs became known as “superior” because they could strengthen every system in the body, create resistance to disease and improve balance, wisdom and overall adaptability to the stresses of life. The Taoists sought to achieve a long life with heightened physical, mental and spiritual capabilities. Inspired by the Taoists, David dedicated himself to mastering the art and science of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.

After studying Chinese language and East Asian Studies in undergraduate school and at graduate school at U.C. Berkeley, David moved to Japan to live and study. Upon returning, he attended the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco and graduated in 1990. He became nationally board certified in Acupuncture and opened a clinical practice in Boulder, Colorado. He has had a busy practice ever since.

The close of his formal training marked the beginning of David’s in-depth search to become a true master of Chinese medicine. This passion led him to read and translate Chinese medical journals and study with some of the great masters from around the world. He also began teaching and training other acupuncturists throughout the country.

Over the past 24 years, David has developed and perfected several formulas for his patients. Each formula had to meet three criteria: it had to be better than anything that was already available, it had to be made of the purest herbs, and it had to have superior healing properties that were confirmed in his clinic. His patients have benefited from these formulas and he is now offering them at Six Persimmons Apothecary.

Kathy Thorpe, MA, CHom is a classical homeopath who has been studying natural medicine for years. She received her certification in classical homeopathy from the Homeopathy School International and has studied with many of the great homeopaths from around the world including Rajan Sankaran, MD, Mahesh Gandi, MD, Will Taylor, MD, Anne Schadde, and Luc de Schepper, MD. She also studied with Dr. Prasanta Banerji and has been trained in the Banerji Protocols for cancer and other serious illnesses. Prior to becoming a homeopath, Kathy taught English at U.C. Berkeley, the University of Colorado and the Economics Institute.

Over the past 10 years, Kathy has developed and tested several homeopathic remedies for many of the acute issues that her patients experience such as trouble sleeping, acne, allergies, anxiety, altitude sickness, performance anxiety, fear of flying and jet lag. Since so many people have had great results with these remedies, Kathy decided to offer them at Six Persimmons Apothecary.

David and Kathy created Six Persimmons Apothecary to be a place where people could find the most effective natural remedies for a variety of conditions. They are both available for consultation via skype, phone or to answer brief questions via email. They can be reached at info@sixpersimmons.com.

 Six Persimmons Apothecary, 728 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302 303 583-0179