We recommend booking an herbal consultation if you’re looking for herbs to support a persistent or complex health need that would benefit from personalized insights, or if you take medications. Simple, less specific issues can often be satisfied with a store visit for a ready-made preparation.
What Is An Herbal Consultation?
A full consultation with an herbalist is for people seeking to do deeper work on their health and truly work to achieve long-last changes in their life. You must be willing and interested in making changes to your diet and lifestyle, and not just be looking for herbs to be a ‘fix’ to your problems, but to act as allies in the bigger picture.
They are an ongoing relationship between you and your practitioner, who will act as your guide as you navigate your own health journey; helping you to find the herbs and other healing modalities that best fit you and your health picture.
The initial consultation will be anywhere from an hour to two hours, during which time we will go in-depth into your health history so that we can gain a clear picture of where you are in your health journey. We will discuss the goals you wish to achieve in terms of your health, and develop a plan on how to reach them.
You will always leave the consult with some kind of recommendation, whether it is a lifestyle, herbal, nutritional, or a combination of the three. Many times you will leave with a customized herbal formula and/or nutritional supplements that are right for your situation. If desired, you may also leave with a flower essence formula designed for your emotional support.
The follow-up consultations are usually shorter, but this depends on the severity of your issues and your own personal needs.
True health is not a one-time fix. It is something that must be worked on, especially when you are trying to change life-long habits. Because of this, we like to see our clients several times so that we can make sure you are staying on the path you chart for yourself.
There is no exact science to this method of healing, it all depends on you and how much you are willing to work on your own healing. Herbal remedies are extremely effective and naturally ease your body into a state of total holistic health and wellness, but they are not stand-alone fixes for chronic health issues.
To schedule a consultation you can either reach out to us and we will help match you with one of our practitioners, or you can learn more about our herbalists and reach out to them directly.
Don’t feel like you need a full consultation?
Simple, less specific issues can often be satisfied with a store visit for a ready-made preparation.
When you come into our store, we are happy to assist you in finding what you are looking for and to offer guidance when it comes to herbs, essential oils, or other pre-made products that can help your particular situation.
These on-floor conversations are perfect for things such as colds, minor upset stomachs, and scenarios like this that can be helped in 10 minutes or so. If it’s not overly complicated, we can also mix up a custom blend on the spot for what you have going on.
If you already have a blend of herbs or essential oils you would like made up, we are happy to help you with that at any time.
If your issues are deeper, or you are on medications of any kind, we may suggest you schedule an appointment for a full consultation to really get to the root of your issues.
Herbs are powerful, and health is complicated, so in the best interest of your health and safety, we need to make sure we have enough time to devote to working on your issues before we can make recommendations for more complicated health situations.
OUR SCOPE OF PRACTICE
We are not licensed health practitioners. Which means that if at any point in time during any encounter with one of our staff members they feel that what you have going on is beyond our ability to help you, or if they see any red flag warnings of deeper or more serious health issues, we may refer you to seek help with alternate providers, including the possibility of us suggesting you go to an urgent care center.
We do this only out of concern for your health and safety.
Additionally, we cannot formulate for people who are not present in the store.
Our goal is to be your guide through the world of natural health, to help you navigate the realm of herbs and alternative healing modalities, and offer you a way to find your own path to health.
HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
Visit our FAQ page to check out the answers to some of the most common questions we get about herbalism.