A Herbalist is a practitioner who is trained in using natural plants for treating a wide range of health issues. Parsley, sage and thyme are examples of well known culinary herbs but these herbs also contain medicinal properties. For example thyme is a very effective anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal herb as well as being a wonderful expectorant for treating coughs. So when you take Thyme in a concentrated dose, it becomes a medicine. A Naturopath is a practitioner who uses a range of natural modalities in the treatment of disease. Naturopathic tools that I use to compliment my Herbal practice include dietary nutrition and flower essence therapy as well as some old naturopathic practices such as castor oil packs and bowel cleanses.
Benefits of a one on one consultation
- A one on one consultation is an opportunity to review your health status in depth. Time is taken to look into all body systems as well as mood and energy levels in order to find the common threads that lead to the root of the issues and to work with them to achieve permanent and lasting results.
- There are no side effects, except for good ones like generally feeling better and looking better.
- The focus of a Herbalist is ‘Health’. What I mean by this is that you do not have to be sick or have a medical diagnosis to see a Herbalist. Herbs, especially when supported with dietary and lifestyle changes can give you a new lease of life by increasing your energy levels and stabilizing your mood.