Herbal Medicine

Also known as herbalism, phytotherapy is the practice of treating disease and health challenges with plant medicine. When someone uses the term of phytotherapy, they are often talking about Western herbal medicine, which has a lengthy history dating back to Roman times. Western herbal medicine often uses herbs native to Europe and North America, though there is some overlap with TCM herbs. The medicine can take many different forms depending on the individual: blends of herbs can be made up as a tea to help you sleep better, a tincture for digestive issues, capsules to treat arthritis, an ointment for a sprained ankle, or an energetic formula that is often used in drop doses throughout the day.

Your appointment begins with filling in an intake form (which can be completed in advance online), and then we sit down and chat about your health goals. We will take about your main health concern, but also delve into other body systems to see if and how additional areas are being affected. If you have medical test results available, those are useful to our discussions. 

Once we have a better idea of your unique situation, I will put together a formula for you. In doing so, we may talk about herbs you've enjoyed/disliked in the past, and we may look at how the herbs interact energetically with you as well.

Consultation Fees

     Initial Consultations  $80

     Follow-up visits, based on time required: 30 min., $40 / 45 min., $55 / 60 min., $70

     Dispensing fee for refills (no appt required): $10

Herbal Medicine Costs

How much herbal medicine will I need? 

This will vary depending on your unique situation, but on average, 200 ml of tincture will last about 2 weeks; 50 g of tea can last from 2 weeks to a month; capsules are often dispensed for 2 weeks at a time, and often 50 capsules is about 2 weeks' worth. Energetic formulas are dispensed in smaller amounts and a 25ml bottle can sometimes last a month or longer.

How long will I need to continue taking herbal medicine?

For acute conditions, 2 weeks of treatment may be enough. For chronic, long-standing conditions, you may benefit from a few months' worth of herbs. Everyone's situation is unique, but I try to provide realistic expectations at the outset. Symptoms may start to respond quickly, but the goal of treatment is to treat the source of the symptom(s), so longer treatment may be beneficial. I'm always open to discussion about how to make this a realistic option taking into account your personal circumstances.

Tinctures

25 ml: $8.75
50 ml: $14.75
100 ml: $21.75
140 ml: $26.15
200 ml: $36.75
250 ml: $42.50
280 ml: $46.50
400 ml: $68.50

Teas

25 g: $6.75
50 g: $9.25
100 g: $15.75
200 g: $30.00

Creams

30 ml: $12.00
50 ml: $20.00
120 ml: $38.00

Capsules

50 capsules: $16.00
100 capsules: $24.00