Traditional Western Herbal Medicine
An initial consultation takes between 2 - 2 1/2 hours.
A complete medical assessment will be taken including questions about family medical history, prescriptions, supplements, diet, and symptoms relating to your conditions.
Depending on your condition, some physical examinations may be performed such as pulse rate, blood pressure, respiratory exam, lymphatic exam, etc. No invasive physical exams or bloodwork will be done.
The initial consultation fee is $80 and does not include the cost of any herbal medicine.
Recommendations & Herbal Medicine
Recommendations may include
The actual cost for each herbal remedies varies based on the herbs used.
- herbal remedies such as a tea, tincture, or ointment
- dietary changes
- lifestyle changes
An average price is $60 per 250mL of tincture and $15 per 3 cups of tea. Follow Up Consultations
Follow up appointments may occur anywhere between 1-4 weeks, depending on the course of action.
The cost for the follow up consultation is $35 plus the cost of additional herbal medicine.
Q: What is a tincture?
A: A tincture is a herbal preparation where the fresh or dried herb is steeped in alcohol for at least one month. The alcohol draws out the medicinal properties of the herb. After a month or more, the liquid is separated from the plant material, usually using a tincture press, and the resulting liquid is the tincture.
Q: How quickly should I see results with herbal medicine?
A: This really depends on what condition we're treating and how we go about treating it. Results may take up to a year depending on how long the condition has been around for and how complicated the pathophysiology is.
Q: Is herbal medicine safe?
A: Herbal medicine can be very safe when taken under the supervision of a Registered Herbalist. Some herbs interact with certain pharmaceutical drugs, however a Registered Herbalist is trained to take all of this into account when developing your individualized formula. Self medicating with herbs may cause unwanted effects if you aren't aware of all the actions of a particular herb.
Q: What is a Registered Herbalist?
A: A Registered Herbalist is someone whose knowledge has passed the standards of the Ontario Herbalist's Association (OHA). The OHA has confidence that this person has a thorough understanding of how to diagnose and safely treat patients using herbal medicine. For more information about the OHA, visit their website at http://www.herbalists.on.ca/ .