Traditional Western Herbalism is the practice of using herbs therapeutically to help bring the body, mind and spirit back to a balanced & harmonious state of well being.
The goal of this tradition is to help each person to understand the intimate relationship between how they live, feel and think, and their state of health and well-being. It is also to teach them how they can reconnect with themselves and nature in order to reestablish harmony in their lives.
The symptoms of disease are viewed as fundamental processes through which a person is able to maintain balance in response to physical, emotional, mental & spiritual stress. We understand that each person is unique and experience different symptoms, this is why we make individual herbal formulas or teas to meet the needs of each person and support them along their journey to optimum health.
Traditional Western Herbalism combines natural healing practices with modern medical advances to get to the root of your imbalances. Each individual will have their own holistic experience through herbs, diet & lifestyle changes.
All of my herbal tinctures are made from local wild crafted or organic herbs. Nutritional Holistic Healing believes in the ethical harvesting of herbs and no endangered species are used in treatment or any of my products. One of my main goals is to help restore balance on our planet.
Most of the plants I use grow within our area. These wonderful healing plants may be in your own backyard! Most of the ailments we have can be treated with local plants, as the plants that grow here can heal the people that live here.
What is a Herbalist?
A herbalist is an alternative health practitioner that uses medicines made from plants.
Herbalists have a deep and thorough training of the herbs they work with.
The herbalist uses a holistic approach to search out the underlying cause of the problem and treat the cause rather than the symptoms. .
Prescription drugs are always taken into consideration by herbalists.
A herbalist should be part of the Ontario Herbalist Association.
What to expect at your initial consultation?
An initial consultation takes between 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
A complete medical assessment will be taken including questions about family medical history, prescriptions, supplements, diet, and symptoms relating to your condition.
The initial consultation fee is $120 and this includes an individualized treatment plan. The initial fee does not include the cost of any herbal medicine.
Individualized Treatment Plan
You will receive your individualized treatment plan within 3 days after our initial consultation. The plan may include:
herbal remedies such as a tea, tincture, or ointment
Follow up appointments will occur every 6-8 weeks.
Q: What is a tincture?
A: A tincture is a herbal preparation where the fresh or dried herb is steeped in alcohol for at least 3 month. The alcohol draws out the medicinal properties of the herb. At the end of the steeping period, the liquid is separated from the plant material and the resulting liquid is a tincture.
Q: How quickly should I see results with herbal medicine?
A: The answer depends on what condition is being treated and what the treatment plan is. Results may take up to 6 months to 2 year depending on the complexity of the condition and whether the condition is acute or chronic in nature.
Q: Is herbal medicine safe?
A: Herbal medicine can be very safe when taken under the supervision of a Registered Herbalist. Some herbs interact with certain pharmaceutical drugs however, a Registered Herbalist is trained to take prescription drugs into account when developing your individualized remedy. Self medicating with herbs may cause unwanted effects if you aren't aware of all the actions of a particular herb.
Q: What is a Registered Herbalist?
A: A Registered Herbalist is someone whose knowledge has passed the standards of the Ontario Herbalists' Association (OHA). The OHA has confidence that this person has a thorough understanding of how to safely treat clients using herbal medicine.
My office is located in Georgetown, Ontario. I am accepting new clients. I also offer a service where I come to your home or work place. Additional travelling charge of $25 Phone or skype consultations available. If you need a herbal remedy I can mail the remedy or you can come pick it up.
Goldenrod Bach flower, made from wild crafted local goldenrod (solidago canadensis)