Working along side an herbalist is a great way to empower your journey towards optimum wellness as well as receive support and guidance in navigating the extensive world of herbs. An Initial Herbal Consultation is required for all new clients. This initial session includes a comprehensive look at the total scope of your health history, and a discerning of wellness goals. A complete review of the unique patterns of your symptoms, lifestyle, nutrition, and emotional/mental/spiritual health will be evaluated.
Herbalists are people who dedicate their lives to working with specific plants for the optimum well being of individuals and their greatest quality of life. They include native healers, scientists, naturopaths, holistic medical doctors, researchers, writers, herbal pharmacists, medicine makers, wild crafters, harvesters, and herbal farmers to name a few. While herbalists are quite varied, the common love and respect for life, especially the relationship between plants and humans, unites them. Persons specializing in the therapeutic use of plants may be medical herbalists, traditional herbalists, acupuncturists, midwives, naturopathic physicians, or even one's own grandmother.
The primary focus of the herbalist is to treat people as individuals irrespective of the dis-ease they have or lack of optimal wellness they are dealing with, and to stimulate their innate healing power through the use of such interventions as herbs, diet, and lifestyle. The primary focus of conventional physicians is to attack diseases using strong chemicals that are difficult for the body to process, or through the removal of organs. Not only does this ignore the unique makeup of the individual, but many patients under conventional care suffer from side effects that are as bad as the condition being treated. The philosophical difference between herbalists and conventional physicians has profound significance.