Tuesday
May252010

What Is Herbalism?

Herbalism is a system of medicine using herbs and other natural strategies in the prevention or treatment of acute and chronic diseases and the maintenance of optimal health and wellbeing.

The Western herbalist blends traditional herbal wisdom of Europe and the Americas with contemporary scientific knowledge, while working with a holistic philosophy — that is, the consideration of the complete person: their body, mind and spirit — in the treatment of disease.


Tuesday
May252010

What Is the Cause of Disease?

The body strives to maintain a constant state of homeostasis, or balance. If there is nothing preventing it from doing its job well, it will remain in a high level of vitality and can heal itself from any disease. If the body’s natural healing forces become so overwhelmed that they cannot maintain homeostasis, however, disease will occur.

Stress, toxicity, nutritional deficiencies, poor physical fitness, and emotional issues such as fear, grief, and anger are some of the common factors that inhibit the body’s innate healing capacities.


Tuesday
May252010

How Does the Herbalist Approach  Healing?

The primary goal of the herbalist is to use herbs and other natural strategies to trigger, support, and accelerate the body’s innate healing mechanisms so that it may heal itself from any illness, whether acute or chronic and regain homeostasis.

To do this, the herbalist must discover the root cause of a person’s imbalance and not merely treat symptoms which will only bring temporary relief. Therefore, the herbalist’s approach to healing is a holistic one in which the entirety of the person — their body, mind, and spirit, their life experiences, and their uniqueness — is considered when designing a treatment protocol.


Tuesday
May252010

Who Can Use Herbal Medicine?

Herbal medicine is a gentle, safe and effective healing modality for everyone. It is excellent for treating both acute and chronic conditions, regardless of the seriousness of the disease. 

Tuesday
May252010

Do You Treat Acute Conditions?

If you have an acute condition, such as a cold, flu, cystitis, an earache, food poisoning, a wound, a sprain or broken bone, a vaginal infection, or are recovering from surgery, a treatment protocol will be designed for you that will speed you through your recovery process. 

Tuesday
May252010

Do You Treat Chronic Conditions?

Herbal medicine is very effective in treating all chronic conditions, such as allergies, anxiety, arthritis, asthma, candidiasis, high cholesterol, chronic fatigue, constipation, depression, diabetes, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, headaches, heart disease, high blood pressure, hypoglycemia, hypothyroidism, infertility, impotence, insomnia, IBS, menstrual disorders, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, periodontal disease, prostate problems, and skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, psoriasis, and eczema.

If you are suffering with chronic conditions, we will be working together over time to bring you to a level of improved health and wellbeing.

In general, depending on the length of time you have had your condition, you should expect your healing process to take one month for every two years that you were ill, but during that time you will enjoy increasing health and vitality.

Tuesday
May252010

What is Acupressure?

Qi is the vitality or energy inherent in every human being. It is carried throughout the body in invisible channels or pathways called meridians that link together every part of the body, internally and externally.
specific points of the meridian system can be stimulated with finger pressure to free and direct the flow of Qi within the body and improve its level and quality: this is called acupressure.

Tuesday
May252010

What is Plant Spirit Medicine?

Plant Spirit Medicine is one name for the shaman’s way with plants. It was developed by Eliot Cowan, a shaman in the Huichol tradition and author of the book “Plant Spirit Medicine”.

Plant Spirit Medicine is a form of energy medicine that calls upon the extraordinary healing power of the plant spirits to go to the source of a person’s imbalance and give them what they most fundamentally need. In this way, Plant Spirit Medicine addresses all levels of the person—their body, mind, and spirit. The result is a deeply effective and profound form of healing that makes people more alive and happy with their lives.