I just wanted to put the word out for those who may be interested. I've been in school at the North American Institute for Medical Herbalism this spring, and have learned so much to add to my lifetime of learning and love of the healing plants.
We've now started our clinical work at the school clinic in Boulder, CO. The Evergreen Center is a sliding scale herbal and nutrition clinic staffed by myself and about 20 other fabulous herbalists trained in the Vitalist Tradition. What is Vitalism?
"Vitalism in healing is a clinical strategy based on the principle that Life, Nature, and the Great Spirit from which they arise are fully present in all the tissues of the body, and also in the psyche, the spiritual heart, and the soul, sustaining life and health, providing momentum for personal evolution on all levels, and for the fulfillment of the highest purpose in social and spiritual life. Vitalist practitioners employ clinical strategies and methods which support this life power through encouragement of nourishment, digestion, rest, and appropriate activity, identification of purpose in personal life, connection with nature, an active spiritual life, identification and removal of obstacles to cure on all levels, and avoidance of methods which suppress or distort life processes. The Vitalist incorporates all aspects of science, especially physiology and pathophysiology, but equally values knowledge from traditional medicine, empirical observation, instinct and intuition, and is not confined to the narrow materialistic world view that dominates much of modern science, medicine, and social life."
That is how I aim to practice. If you are in Boulder, CO, you can schedule an appointment at the Evergreen Center by calling. http://naimh.com/Evergreen.htm
So, I know most of you reading aren't actually in Boulder, but if you'd like to have an herbalist and nutritionist on your side, I am available for consultations via phone. You may visit my website at http://www.blueturtlebotanicals.com/ for details on cost. Or feel free to contact me personally to discuss the possibilities for consultations long distance. Consultations are an indepth and holistic look at your diet, lifestyle, emotional, physical and spiritual well being...I use herbs, flower essences and supplementary vitamins and minerals along with suggestions for practices you can incorporate into your lifestyle that will increase your health and vitality. There are no silver bullets here, and your health is a journey, not something that will happen overnight. If you are interested, please send me a note. I'd be honored to work with you.