A few old adages come to mind when practicing a healthy life style: " an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure", "you are what you eat", "everything in moderation". Even at our best, our bodies succumb to imbalance and consequently, illness. Unlike Western medicine, (where the pathology is emphasized and role of healing is placed on a drug or surgery), traditional systems provide a pathway for the patient and healer to interact, empowering the patient in the role of self-healing.
I understand that the human body has the innate power to heal itself. Without this power to self-heal, even the most advanced medications and surgical procedures would ultimately fail. As an herbalist and not an MD, I neither diagnose nor treat disease. The role of the herbalist in this healing process is to consider the client as a whole person and recommend the supplementation of herbs, vitamins, dietary and lifestyle changes, and other modalities to help the body, mind and spirit achieve optimal physical and emotional wellbeing.
As appropriate and necessary, I will encourage and advise clients to seek professional medical advice regarding any illness or disease they are suffering from. Background health information can aid in the process of a holistic, herbal program and therefore can be shared at the time of the herbal consultation. Any concerns about your health and supplementation with herbs or diet should be done in consultation with your doctor.
"You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand." Psalm 16:11