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Consultations

Herbal Medicine consultations: Initial session $65 Follow ups $35
Natural Animal Care consultations: Initial session $50 Follow ups $35
Reiki for animals: $50

In person, phone and Skype consultations available. All consultations are prepaid.


Herbal Medicine Consultation

Natural Animal Care Consultation

Reiki for Animals Consultation









The Patient's Guide to Herbal Medicine

How long does treatment take?

Treatment depends completely on the individual and his/her condition. Some alleviation of symptoms is noted within hours to a day for acute complaints such as a cold or flu, or within 4-6 weeks for chronic complaints. Both chronic and acute problems respond to treatment with Herbal Medicine.

What can it treat?

Herbal Medicine can treat almost any condition, both acute and chronic, that patients might see their doctor for. It is extremely effective for treating disorders of the nervous system, digestive system, immune system and hormonal complaints. A qualified Clinical Herbalist knows when a condition is best seen by another health professional and will refer you when appropriate.

Herbal Medicine

Every culture throughout human existence has had its own herbal traditions; herbs and plant were our first medicines and food and pre-date recorded history. Herbal Medicine, or Phytotherapy, is the oldest and still the most widely used system of medicine in the world today. Herbal medicine is being increasingly validated as modern science seeks to understand the chemistry of medicinal herbs and confirm their safety and efficacy in clinical trials. Using plants as medicine provides significant advantages for treating many conditions. The therapeutic activity of a plant is due to its complex chemical nature with different parts of the plant providing a variety of therapeutic effects.

Safety

Herbal medicine is safe when prescribed by a fully qualified clinical herbalist. A registered clinical herbalist is trained to know which herbs can be safely used for particular health conditions and also knows how many herbs may interact with other medications you are taking. This is why self-prescribing of herbal medicines is not recommended. Just as you would go to a doctor for the right drug prescription for your condition, it is equally important to consult with a clinical herbalist to get the right prescription, at the right dose, for your herbal remedies to be both safe and effective. If you are concerned about the side effects of conventional drugs, you will find that herbal medicine is gentler on the body and can address the side effects of drugs as well as the health condition.

A Clinical Herbalist

-Is a practitioner highly trained in the philosophies, principles and practice of Western Herbal Medicine and medical science.

-Takes a holistic view towards health and illness.

-Prescribes and dispenses plant medicines in a safe and effective manner.

-Seeks to treat the underlying cause of a health problem.

-Acknowledges the body’s innate ability to heal itself.

-Aims to prevent illness and restore health.

-Provides dietary and lifestyle advice.

-Continually contributes to and enhances his/her scientific knowledge of herbs and their uses, through research, networking with other practitioners, and his/her own clinical practice.

What to Expect

-A comprehensive consultation with a registered clinical herbalist includes a detailed case history, usually taking at least an hour for your first appointment.

-Individually prescribed herbal medication with clear dosage instructions.

-A supportive environment in which the client will be accepted as a whole, unique individual with the right to his/her own lifestyle and health choices.

-Encouragement to actively participate in your own healing process, which will further your understanding about how diet and various lifestyle factors influence your general health and well being.

-Confidentiality and professionalism.

For more information, please contact singingnettlesclinic@gmail.com