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Coming in 2017
Herbal consultations are $150 for Initial and $90 for follow up. The Initial consultation will include 1/2 oz of Flower Essence combination specifically blended for your unique constitution.

About Bach Flower Remedies:
The original Bach Flower Remedies is a safe and natural method of healing discovered by Dr. Bach from 1920 – 1930’s in England. They gently restore the balance between mind and body by casting out negative emotions such as fear, worry, hatred and indecision which interfere with the equilibrium of the being as a whole. The Bach Flower Remedies allow peace and happiness to return to the sufferer so that the body is free to heal itself. The Bach Flower Remedies are made from wild flowers and are safe for the whole family including pets.

The remedies are preserved in grape based brandy and are gluten free.

And may we ever have joy and gratitude in our hearts that the Great Creator of all things, in His Love for us, has placed the herbs in the fields for His healing. “Heal Thyself by Dr. Bach”


What Does An Herbalist Do?
Herbalists focus on supporting and maintaining health rather than fighting disease. Many herbalists believe the strength of botanicals is their capacity to support the body as it finds its healing path. In other words, the focus of practice is not placed on herbs “fixing” you, but rather on nurturing your intrinsic capacity for healing. Herbalists are trained to provide personalized herbal formulas, as well as lifestyle and dietary recommendations, during your consultation. A large part of our work together will focus on learning to listen and respond to your body’s signals. This emphasis on self-care encourages you to develop a deep connection with your body.

Chinese Herbal Medicine is the most widely practiced herbal tradition in the world. It has a rich and sophisticated system of diagnosis to address a variety of conditions. According to the oldest text, herbal medicine can be used for three reasons: to alleviate specific symptoms (the lowest level of treatment), to rectify imbalances in the body (the middle level), and to promote longevity (the highest level). This ancient perspective is still with us as we create herbal formulations to address the complexities of the whole person.


Frequently Asked Questions

What types of herbs are used and how are they administered?

The Chinese pharmacopeia is not limited to botanicals. It actually employs plants, trees, minerals, and even animal products in its formulations.

Chinese herbal medicine is almost always prescribed in formulas, not as individual herbs. Each formula is specifically tailored to assist an individual’s movement toward improved health. As with people, the relationships between individual medicinals potentiate various qualities within them. Combinations work synergistically to balance the complex dysfunctions of the client. Prescribing herbs in this way not only makes certain qualities more powerful, it also reduces side effects and aids digestion.

Our Chinese herb dispensary primarily uses “raw herb,” which means that the dried and often prepared medicinals are given to the patient to cook at home. The cooking process is extremely simple and easy and your practitioner will provide you with detailed instructions on how this is done. Many patients report they enjoy cooking their formulas. Being able to see, touch, and cook the herbs makes many people feel more connected to the healing process. The herbs may also be administered as granulated powders, tea, encapsulations, or tinctures.

What happens during a consultation?

During the initial consultation, we will discuss with you all of your reasons for seeking herbal treatment. The discussion will include a summary of your body’s systems, your medical and social history, and your diet and lifestyle. A nuanced pulse and tongue diagnosis are an essential part of the consultation, as well. There also may be palpation of your abdomen and limbs.

Following the consultation, we will prescribe an herbal formula that will be filled in our herbal dispensary. You can choose to wait for the prescription to be filled or arrange to pick up the formula at a later time.

So that the practitioner may have the clearest picture of your health, please refrain from applying strong fragrances, drinking caffeine, or eating foods that may discolor your tongue, such as blueberries or chewing gum, for at least two hours before your appointment.

Where can I go to purchase herbal products that are recommended to me?
You may purchase your herbs from us, but you also free to purchase herbs wherever you choose, and we can supply you with a list of local resources.

How do I make an appointment?
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 614.804.0614 or email quiworker@gmail.com