What is Herbal Medicine?
Herbs have been an integral part of medicine from the beginning of civilization. Over 80% of the worlds population still uses herbs as their primary means of healthcare. The world "herb" means a plant used for the purpose of food or medicine.
Herbal medicine is a holistic therapy integrating lifestyle, mental, emotional and spiritual levels into its understanding of human function while respecting the life force of the plants and considering the ecological aspects. Herbalists have the training and experience to treat a wide range of chronic and acute conditions. Herbalists are trained to take into account the current history of the patient any currently prescribed medication and will know whether to refer to a doctor or to another health professional. Herbalists do not simply dispense remedies. They are trained to identify the underlying cause of the disease and will treat each person individually. A cause of treatment may involve specific dietary advice, helping the individual to develop healthy lifestyle skills in addition to individually designed combinations of herbs. A single herb cannot generally be substituted for a particular orthodox drug. Herbs are used to help the body in its own healing process by supporting the systems that have become weak or out of balance.
Just because herbs are natural does not mean that they are entirely safe. Herb interactions with over the counter and prescription drugs must be considered. Often when prescription drugs are being taken the herbalist does not treat the condition but will support to recover the strength and the healing potential.
Have you wished for someone who will help you figure out which herbs, foods, supplements and personal rituals would truly benefit you! and help you return to vibrant health?
Are you trying to conceive?
Is there an area of health that you are struggling with?
Are you living with pain?
Are you seeing a decline in your energy level?
Do you feel groggy and slow after eating?
Are you tired of your kids chronic coughs and runny noses?
If any of these resonate with you an herbal consultation may benefit you!
What Should You Expect from a Herbal Consultation?
The current practice of herbalism in United States focuses on supporting wellness as opposed to fighting disease. Many herbalists believe the strength of botanicals lies in their capacity to support the body as it finds the healing path. In other words, the focus is not placed on herbs fixing you but on nurturing intrinsic bodily wisdom.
Herbs will provide daily support as you take them between consultations with your practitioner. The self-care nature of herbalism empowers you to care for yourself and better understand and care for your body.
On the initial consultation the herbalist records a detailed description of the patients problem along with a current and past family history, medical history and review of all the bodies systems. This reveals clues to the underlying causes of the problem and identifies which of the body systems require support and nourishment. The herbalist offers the tools to support the body transform in the form of suggestions for diet and lifestyle changes as well as herbal medicines.
How Long is the Initial Consultation?
The initial consultation takes between 1 to 1-1/2hrs. Follow up treatments 30 mins.
Consultations may be conducted in person or over the phone
When Will I Feel Better?
Usually a noticeable improvement in the condition will be noticed within 3-6 weeks. If the condition is "Acute" then improvement can be seen almost immediately. Long term chronic problems may take longer. Positive results with children are often experienced sooner.
Herbs may work more slowly than drugs to clear symptoms but can effect long term relief without side effects. Symptom relief is only a small part of the approach.
The initial consultation costs $80 and includes a short follow up session by phone 2 weeks after treatment has been begun.
Follow up sessions $45