I will need a list of your medications, herbal, homeopathic, vitamin/mineral and other supplements, as well as any diagnoses that you have from your physician. I can help you better understand why some herbs and medications do not interact well. I will also look up possible medication side-effects. If side-effects are a factor, it will then be important to consult with your physician to see if any changes in your medication can be made. It is also important to understand why you should never use an herb to suppress a medication side-effect.
The reason all of this is so important is because I look for the root cause of your problem. I do not use herbs to suppress symptoms.
Herbs and flower essences are used for balancing and strengthening as you make small, subtle shifts in your lifestyle. Covering up lifestyle issues is very expensive, and I make every effort to point out ways you can save or reallocate money to find more cost-effective ways to bring your health into balance.
What is Root Cause?
I'd like you to think of your health as a tree. We are supposed to be flexible and strong enough to get through most of the storms that come our way. Our body is so sophisticated and complex, and has been created to rebalance itself. There is even a medical term for it - homeostasis. The body spends a lot of energy trying to keep its seesaw balanced. If it has the proper balance of nutrients, rest, relaxation, positive creative thinking, and safe, loving environment, the body is miraculous in what it can endure. However, the body needs a way to communicate with us when it's missing something. Imagine the body using what we call symptoms (all those aches and pains, digestive complaints, lack of energy, weight gain, etc.) to speak to us.
Why would we want to suppress those critically important symptoms, or pleas for help from the body?
Many physicians on the forefront of nutritional medicine are realizing that if they address the root cause of the symptoms and help nourish and rebuild their patients first, many of these symptoms disappear.
I invite you on a journey of renewed health and vitality. If you are frustrated with your health, I ask that you consider a different approach. If you are one of the many millions of Americans looking for answers but feeling resistance just reading the ideas above, visit my flower essence page. In many cases I start my clients out with just one small change and a custom flower essence to balance the emotions that come up over making a change. Often some simple remedies that help rebalance digestion, along with that flower essence, help people feel better right away.
All herbal formulas are custom blended with your constitution, chief complaint, and emotions in mind.
Because my consultations are educational in nature, I will give you many easy-to-understand handouts. These handouts help you to discover why your body may be reacting the way it does.
I invite you to call for a free (15-minute) phone consultation to see if I may be able to help you with your individual needs, and begin a nourishing journey of your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual being.
Find out how you can make these subtle, yet powerful shifts toward renewed health and vitality. The body is a miraculous creation when it gets everything it needs to perform its countless functions. Would you like to be more alive? I'm here to help!
It is important I add that clinical herbalists do not "diagnose, treat, or cure," as this is what your physician or health care provider is trained to do. They have been trained in diagnostic tests that may be critical to your care. I am very willing and experienced in working with clients and their physicians.
Conditions and Symptoms
The following are a few of the health problems which may be improved with herbal medicine, flower essence therapy, nutritional therapy, and simple lifestyle changes.
I also work with life coaches, therapists, or other practitioners to assist you in clearing emotional blockages holding you back in life.
- Chronic sinus issues
- Colds, flu, sore throat
- Digestive disorders (including heartburn, indigestion, GERD/acid reflux)
- Gas and bloating
- Recovery from antibiotic use
- Decreased immune system
- Decreased general health
- Mild depression
- Food allergies
- Excess weight
- Insulin resistance
- Type II Diabetes
- Women's Health Issues
- Cancer support
- Emotional aspects of illness
- Emotional aspects of change
- Emotional aspects of life
- Feeling stuck in life
- Resistance to anything
My consultations are educational in nature and do not take the place of your primary care physician. All clients must work with their physician regarding decreasing any medications in conjunction with improved health.
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