Fireweed Herbal Clinic & Apothecary
about herbal medicine
Plants and people have co-evolved together for millennia, and have a deeply interconnected relationship. Herbal medicine is the practice of utilizing the medicinal actions of plants to guide the body into a state of health and vitality. It is the traditional medicine of every indigenous culture of the world, and is still the most commonly practiced healing modality in the world today. Herbal medicines can be administered in many forms, and are often taken internally in the form of herbal teas and tinctures, as well as topically in the form of medicated oils and salves.
At its roots herbal medicine is a holistic practice that looks at the whole person and treats them as a unique individual with a unique constitution and unique needs. These unique needs effect the overall health of not just the body, but also the mind and spirit as well. Unlike with conventional western medicine, in herbal medicine we work to uncover and heal the underlying causes of disease, rather than using medications to mask the symptoms of the disease. From the holistic viewpoint, the symptoms of disease are the bodies attempt to heal itself and masking these symptoms may inhibit the healing process.
During a herbal consultation the client meets with a trained herbal practitioner to discuss the clients health concerns. The client and the practitioner work together to create a holistic picture of the clients current health situation and goals for wellbeing. The purpose of the consultation is not to provide diagnosis and symptomatic relief, but to offer guidance to the client that will help them in restoring balnace and wellness on a holistic level. The practitioner can offer support in the form of a herbal protocol, as well as dietary and lifestyle suggestions.
Working with plant medicines can have profound and lasting effects, that can benifit on health and well being on all levels - body, mind, and spirit. It is important to note that healing a chronic imbalance can often take a minimum of several months to several years, and takes the skilled advice of the herbalist combined with the dedication and effort of the client. There is no magic bullet in herbalism that will instantly 'fix' an imbalance in the body. There is no pharmaceutical that will do this either, as most commonly they only provide the temporary relief of symptoms. It can take many months or years for symptoms of illness to manifest in the body and as such it can often take many months or years to truly remedy them.
fireweed herbal clinic
Through the Fireweed Herbal Clinic consultations can be booked with herbalist Jessy Delleman, third year herbal apprentice Harmony Pillon, or with Jessy's advanced herbal students under her supervision.
Examples of conditons that we may be able to help you with at the Fireweed Clinic:
Painful or irregular menstruation
Urinary Tract infections
During a private herbal consultation the client meets one-on-one with a trained herbal practitioner. The initial intake appointment is 1.5-2hrs in length. During this appointment we look at your health history and current health picture in a holistic manner, and discuss the areas you would like to focus on. Looking holistically at all aspects of health - body, mind, and spirit - the client and practitioner work together to create realistic health goals and strategies to help support the client in reaching those goals. At the end of the initial intake appointment the practitioner may offer dietary and lifestyle suggestions, as well as a custom herbal formulation for the client. A follow up appointment is commonly recommend 2 weeks from the initial consult.
Fees for private consultations with herbalist Jessy Delleman:
$120 Initial consultation (1.5-2hrs)*
$30-$50 Follow up consultations (20-40mins)
*The initial consultation includes the practitioners time researching, formulating and preparing a custom herbal protocol but does not include the cost of herbs.
To book a herbal consultation with Jessy please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fees for consultations with third year herbal apprentice Harmony Pillion:
$30-$50 Initial consultation (1.5-2hrs, sliding scale rate)
Free first follow-up consultation (20-40mins)
To book a herbal consultation with Harmony please contact her at email@example.com
Herbal consultations are available through our student clinic beginning spring 2018. Consultations given through the student clinic are done by students of the Fireweed Advanced Apprenticeship Program and are supervised by herbalist Jessy Delleman in a classroom setting. Student consultations have the same format as outlined in description for private herbal consultations above but take place in the presence of 8-12 advanced herbal students in thier second year of training. As a client of the student clinic you are providing a valuable learning opportunity and service to the students, as such these consultations are provided at no charge to the client. The cost of herbs is separate.
If you wish to book a consultation through the student clinic please contact Jessy at firstname.lastname@example.org, we will be taking names and applications for the 2018 season.
Through the Fireweed Herbal Clinic we provide our clients with high-quality fresh plant tinctures made from our own farm-grown herbs. We also offer our tinctures in bulk quantity to local herbalists and other herbal apothecaries. Tinctures are available in bulk quantities of 500-2ooomls, or larger quantities by request. Fresh-cut medicinal herbs are also available by request through out the season. Please email to inquire.