My services include one-on-one herbal consultation sessions, hosting herbal first aid & wellness spaces at events; workshops, and consulting with organizations who want to incorporate herbal medicines into holistic goods and practices.
Herbal Wellness Consultations
For herbal consultations schedule a complementary 15 minute phone or videoconferencing consultation free of charge.
I am available for consultations in-person at The Scarlet Sage clinic in San Francisco or at Gathering Thyme in Fairfax. I sometimes make house calls and I am available via phone, google hangout, and Skype.
During our hour and a half - two hour consultation we will sit together to discuss your medical history, dietary and lifestyle practices, and all of the little important details which make you the unique person you are. All is strictly confidential and held in a nonjudgemental space.
We will explore the underlying causes of illness & create a wellness plan that is practical and attainable. Throughout our time together I may share tools, resources, and supportive protocols with you. You will receive an organic herbal formula which will be finely tuned to your specific constitution and needs. The medicinals within it are artfully hand selected to address your unique physiological, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
I ask that you bring a list of current medications and a notebook for taking notes.
A follow-up visit to review your healing process can be scheduled 3 – 5 weeks later or at your discretion, at which time you may receive a refill or a new herbal formula. Subsequent visits may be monthly to six weeks and depending on what you need and want.
You can contact me at email@example.com or leave me a voicemail at 510-394-2993.
Please give at least 24 hours notice for cancellation. A cancellation fee will be assessed & a deposit required for rebooking if you cancel your appointment within 24 hour notice.
Events & Pop-Up Clinics
Contact me about coordinating an Herbal 1st Aid Clinic or Wellness Pop-Up at your event. I am also part of an herbalist medic collective called MASHH - Medicine for All Seeking Health & Healing. We organize herbal first aid and wellness tents of all sizes for a variety of off-grid events including gatherings & festivals, forest defense campaigns, indigenous land rights actions & base clinics at social justice movements as well as disaster zones. Our work at actions and disaster zones is all volunteer.
Herbal 1st Aid and Wellness Pop-Ups can include:
skilled staff with herbal first aid expertise.
an herbal apothecary for basic first aid needs. With access to running water first aid can include holistic wound care. Upon request can also provide sick bays/beds for overnight care.
a steady supply of herbal electrolytes blend for large groups.
a holistic self-care, self-serve table 24/7 (lit with solar lights at night).
Can customize provisions to what is best for the event.
Rates for Herbal Consultations
First herbal session (1.5 - 2 hours) $150 - $175 includes a two ounce custom-made herbal formula. (typically lasts about a month).
I have a sliding scale (posted below) and I will consider reduced rates case by case. I’m happy to discuss it with you!
Follow up appointment (30 min - 1 hour) $60 - $90. Follow-ups are for checking in with your healing process and fine tuning or refilling your formula. A followup appointment is typically three to four weeks after your first visit, or when you decide.
Acute Care Appointment (30 minutes – 1 hour) $50-$70. For supporting you through acute (of short duration) illness or injury: colds, flus, coughs, sore throats, wounds, sprains, urinary tract infections,1st aid, etc. Includes an organic, 2 oz herbal formula made from locally grown fresh herbs that will be finely tuned to your specific needs. $50-$75
Fire and Smoke related Acute Care Consultations at a reduced rate for the remainder of 2018: Respiratory and nervous systems through times of stress, grief, insomnia, as well as mitigating flight/fight response (endocrine system); Boost our immunity, provide anti-inflammatory support, strengthen our heart and liver health. Includes an organic, 2 oz herbal formula made from locally grown fresh herbs that will be finely tuned to your specific needs. $40
Herbal Extracts are $12 per ounce plus shipping. I typically dispense between 2oz and 4oz formulas per visit, depending on your needs and requests. (2oz generally lasts about a month). Herbal Teas are $3 per ounce.
Healing Oppression Sliding Scale
It is important to me that herbal health care is financially accessible to all, not just for those who can afford it. It’s also important that practitioners are supported in our work. In order to balance my own need to support myself, value other herbalists, and accessibility, I offer a limited number of sliding scale sessions per month. The sliding scale that I use takes into account how interlocking systems of power impacts those who are most marginalized in society. Ones socio-economic status is often very much intertwined with where we sit in relation to privilege and power.
In a society that never talks about the root causes of socio-economic status, yet retains enormous class differences, I acknowledge how difficult this process can be but it is an important part of working towards providing equal access, justice, and our collective healing. To figure out what fee you should pay on this sliding scale, I have a form, inspired by thirdroot community health center that you fill out for your own reflection and purposes and to determine the appropriate fee for my services.
I also accept trades for reduced rates! Fellow herbalist Elokin Orton-Cheung expressed the following which speaks for me as well: “As a practitioner, it’s important to me to have a rate that is accessible to my clients, and fair to other practitioners in my community who also make their living through this work. My sliding scale rates reflect my commitment to the herbal community while working towards making herbal medicine accessible. I don’t want to see anyone turned away for lack of funds. I also do trades for reduced rates. Please contact me to find out more.”