What is Herbal Medicine?
Imagine stepping into the the woods; as you inhale the rich sent of cedar your nervous system relaxes, and you sink into the rhythm of the forest. This is plant medicine. Herbalism is the practice of studying this medicine deeply, and harvesting the wisdom of the nature to support people. Herbal medicine traditions date back thousands of years world wide, as all cultures have their individual ways of working with plants.
Marie has explored various herbal traditions, but primarily focuses on western herbal traditions, which include elemental, alchemical and astrological principles. This style of herbalism treats people and plants as individuals with unique constitutions. It is inspired by heart centered listening and the desire to unite people and plants.
What Types of Conditions Does Herbal Medicine Support?
The benefits of working with herbs have been recorded over time around the world. People have relied on herbs for disease prevention, treatment and recovery. They have also been used to encourage vitality and overall balance. Here is a list of conditions that herbs have been useful for:
Emotional: depression, anxiety, mood swings, trauma, stress, insomnia, grief, excessive anger
Mental & Nervous System: mental chatter, stress, mental fog, poor focus, memory loss, concussion recovery, headaches, pain perception, fatigue, loss of sensation
Spiritual: spiritual disconnection, spiritual growth
Reproductive: fertility, pregnancy, post-partum, lactation, excessive or low libido, PMS, irregular periods, menopause, hormonal imbalances
Urinary: UTIs, frequent urination, incontinence
Cardiovascular: heart health, varicose veins, poor circulation, high or low blood pressure
Digestive: gas, bloating, pain, chronic GIT disease, IBS, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea
Musculoskeletal: chronic pain, tension, injury recovery, post surgery recovery
Immune: colds & flus, autoimmune conditions, allergies, infections, cancer
Skin: eczema, psoriasis, rashes, acne
Dental: mouth ulcers, gum infection, cavity prevention
Please Note: Herbal practitioners are not licensed health care providers and are not a substitute for a licensed physician. An herbal consultation is not a substitute for regular medical care. An herbal practitioner cannot diagnose or treat disease or prescribe drugs. An herbal practitioner can provide guidance, information and herbal recommendations so that the client can promote their own health and well-being.