Far more than a simple collection of home remedies, herbalism is a powerful holistic healing practice that uses the medicinal properties of plants to support the body's vitality and inner sense of balance--the source of all true and lasting healing.
The primary goal of my herbal practice is to connect people with their own ability to maintain and enhance their own wellness. Together, we search for the root causes of ill health, identifying the ways in which the body's own health-maintenance has become blocked or diverted. Using personalized herbal remedies in a holistic paradigm that takes nutrition and other factors into account, we then support and maximize the body's vitality, re-establishing health. We do this by treating and supporting the person whose health is challenged, not by treating the disease.
My practice specializes in:
Primary Care. Primary care is the kind of care often provided by a family physician, general practitioner, or community health center. The job of a primary care provider is prevention: assessing your state of health, providing education, using gentle remedies to keep everything in balance, and addressing issues that come up before they blossom into full-blown disease. Referrals to other practitioners are offered when necessary or desired. Although I am not a doctor, and not licensed to diagnose or treat any disease, herbalists like me are perfectly qualified to be your practitioner of first resort, keeping you out of the doctor's office by taking care of your health concerns before they need medical attention.
Resolving Chronic/Long-term Health Challenges. Have you been living in a state of recurring, constant, or lingering ill-health that just isn't going away by itself? Have other practitioners been unable to help, or are you unsatisfied with the remedies they've offered? Maybe you don't think it's "bad enough" to go to the doctor about, or you don't think the doctor has the right tools to address it? I have helped people who've been suffering through all kinds of physical and mental health challenges, including: depression, fatigue, menstrual irregularities, digestive problems, food sensitivities, joint pain, anxiety, sleeplessness, urinary tract pain, autoimmune conditions, allergies, cardiovascular disease, grief, GERD/acid reflux, infertility, skin conditions, thyroid trouble, and more. Again, I do not treat any specific disease, but work with you to correct the fundamental imbalances that make disease possible. Great successes, and often complete cures, are regularly seen in conditions for which conventional medicine knows no cure.
Helping you to achieve your personal health goals, whatever they are.