Welcome to Devine Herbal Apothecary
A Gateway to Health
Holistic medicine is the art and science of healing that encompasses the whole person – mind, body and spirit. As a practitioner of holistic medicine, I integrate conventional and alternative therapies to incorporate preventative treatments, and most importantly, to promote optimal health. I invite you to join me on this wonderful journey of healing.
My Holistic Services
Western Herbal Medicine
As a Natural Health Consultant I assist people of all ages. Because natural health is about prevention many people see a consultant to help guide them towards maintaining their current health status and improving their health and wellbeing. A Natural Health Consultant provides education to clients with acute conditions such as colds and flu or with chronic or degenerative conditions.
Western Herbal Medicine
An Ancient Science
Western Herbal Medicine uses plants as medicine by combining the traditional herbal knowledge with evidence based practices to achieve positive health outcomes. Herbs are sourced from all over the world in their unique growing environment. Parts of the plants that are utilised can vary, from the roots to the leaves, including the fruit, petals, stems or bark. All have different healing properties that can be used in a variety of ways, from brewing it in a tea to crushing it and using it as a poultice or paste. Other methods of extraction include alcohol and glycetracts, these methods activate different constituents as opposed to hot or cold infusion. For acute and chronic health conditions, these liquid herbal extracts* provide a evidence base science at a therapeutic dose.
*Only available via consultation.
Herbal Medicine- the study or use of medicinal herbs to promote healing and health and is the oldest form of healthcare known to mankind.
Herbalist- one skilled in the knowledge of plants, their properties and their safe and appropriate application.
Herbs- are nature's gift and provide essential vitamins and minerals that our bodies need.
- assimilate in the body just as food does with few if any side effects or interactions.
What to expect
I provide consultations focusing on holistic nutrition, and herbal education.
- this is a health assessment with the emphasis on education, counseling, Western Herbal modalities and natural substances, including the use of foods, food extracts, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, digestive aids, botanical substances, topical natural substances, air, water, heat, cold, sound, light, and exercise to help stimulate and maintain the individual's intrinsic self-healing processes.
How long will it take?
Taking into account the client is following the program they should start seeing an improvement in acute ailments within 24 – 48 hours. If the condition is chronic or degenerative the client can expect some results within 1-2 weeks. However, it takes the body at least three months to begin healing plus one month for every year that there has been a chronic imbalance. Most chronic conditions have taken years to develop to the point of degenerative, don’t expect these conditions to diminish overnight. Healing through natural methods is about correcting the underlying imbalances which have lead to the condition not merely suppressing the symptoms.
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