Herbal medicine is a comprehensive healing modality that offers clients specific and personalized botanical remedies that help to restore and maintain balance, stability, and harmony. The whole person is addressed in this approach to healing, which means that diet, lifestyle, physiological, environmental, and emotional factors are all fully taken into account. As an herbalist I believe that the healing process starts with empathy, with attentive listening to the needs and concerns of the patient. The medicine I practice is rooted in compassionate understanding of the lived experience of the individual. When such understanding is coupled with modern diagnostic techniques, chronic illnesses and diseases as well as the myriad states of imbalance that may affect us can be adequately addressed with medicines that work in concert with the body’s own defenses. Herbal remedies do not force the body to change but rather work to support and facilitate the body’s own innate healing capacities and potentials. As an herbalist I think in broad, physiological terms. This allows me to address the root causes of a condition rather than managing or suppressing symptoms.
Herbal medicine is ecological medicine in that it is rooted in the teaching of the interconnectedness of all life forms and celebrates and respects all of the living beings that make up the complex web of life that comprises our planet. The body is understood as a complex living system that is not separate from the rest of the world. This traditional worldview is fully compatible with contemporary scientific advances, not at odds with them. Through bridging herbal medicine and modern scientific understanding we can arrive at a full and complete picture of the natural, environmental, material, and cultural contexts of healing and the disease process.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about my services or would like to book a consultation.
Initial consultation (approximately 1.5 - 2 hours): $125
Follow up (45 - 60 minutes): $70
**24 hours notice required for all cancellations & schedule changes, or cancellation fee will be charged**