What is Phytotherapy?
Phytotherapy, or medical herbalism, is the use of plant medicine to support the body in preventing and recovering from illness. It merges ancient folk wisdom with modern research to offer a unique method of healing.
Plants have evolved chemicals they use to communicate and defend themselves against predators, disease, and environmental challenges. Herbalists use their knowledge and relationships with plants to help ease symptoms of acute and chronic illnesses.
The subtle energies of plants can also be involved, such as with homeopathics and flower essences. Herbalists build relationships with plants in order to offer a matchmaking service between people and plants.
Your introductory phone consultation will involve a discussion of your goals for treatment. If a herbal approach is determined to be appropriate, then a full consult will follow. At the end of your consultation, you will be given one or more custom herbal formulations tailored specifically to your symptoms and constitution. If appropriate, you may also receive suggestions regarding supplements, nutrition, movement, and lifestyle practices.
In short, phytotherapy is natural medicine tailored to meet your needs.
Free herbal medicine consults are available on Tuesday mornings at Pacific Rim College. This is an educational clinic where students will be present. Call 250-483-2119 to book.
Calluna Holistic operates on the traditional lands of the Lək̓ʷəŋən and W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations: Songhees, Tsartlip, Tseycum, and Tsawout. A sliding scale is offered to members of these and other Indigenous groups.
Calluna Holistic is committed to running an inclusive practice. People of all ethnicities, religions, genders, orientations, sizes, classes, and abilities are always welcome.
Newcomers are always welcome.
Services disponibles en Francais.