What Is A Clinical Herbalist

clinical herbalist

There are a variety of qualifiers an herbalist can use to describe their practice. I use the qualifier “clinical” because I have received education on anatomy and physiology and many conditions affecting the different body systems, and am able to recommend herbs and other modalities of wellness specifically for an individual’s needs, even when the issues you face are complex.

“Clinical” is meant to communicate a scientific education and deeper understanding of the body along with a vast knowledge of how you can be supported. Herbs are one part of the wellness paradigm, and of course knowledge of herbs is within the title “clinical herbalist.” Diet and lifestyle play a significant role as well. All of the choices we make either contribute to our balance or our imbalance.

I can also assure you that your experience with me will not *feel* clinical. You’re a person with hopes, dreams, loves, pain, history. You’re not defined by anything that ails you. You’ll be treated as a whole person, and getting to know you is the first step in helping you on your wellness journey.

How I can Help You as a Clinical Herbalist

I specialize in stress and anxiety (and their many manifestations), digestive system issues, and female-bodied reproductive issues. I’ve worked with people for a variety of other complaints including coping with covid symptoms and muscular-skeletal issues, but the aforementioned areas are my primary focus.

You’d benefit from a consultation with me if you are interested in getting to the root of your troubles, rather than simply easing discomfort alone. If you’d like to learn how plants, along with lifestyle choices, can bring you into balance, I’m here to help. Working with me *is* work because it will require you to try things and to make changes, but don’t worry, you are most definitely not alone.

If you’re not sure if I’m the right practitioner for you, you can always shoot me a message and we will figure it out together. If I’m not, I’ll do everything I can to help point you in right direction.

What to Expect At Your Consultation

When you first schedule with me you’ll receive two forms to fill out, a waiver and an intake form, on a HIPAA compliant platform. The intake form is incredibly comprehensive. You’ll fill that out and send it back to me before your appointment.

When you arrive you’ll of course be greeted and proceed to my office. This is a safe space. Everything is confidential. I’ll offer you tea or water, and we’ll go over your intake form and why you’re coming to see me. I’m going to ask you additional questions. You don’t have to answer anything you don’t want to answer. I’ll be taking notes the entire time.

I’ll take a look at your tongue and do some other non-invasive physical assessments. I’ll clue you in on what I’m seeing and thinking, and we’ll hammer out some preferences for you for your wellness plan. I’ll ask you if you have any questions or anything else you want to share. I’ll give you a suggestion of one thing to start on right away, and let you know when to expect your comprehensive wellness plan (usually within 3-5 days of your visit). We’ll schedule your free follow up appointment for one month out.

I’ll walk you to the door and we’ll part ways for the day. Between the time you leave and the time you receive your wellness plan, I’ll be working hard. Your plan is tailored to you, and adjustable. If you think you’ll have trouble with any aspect of it, we can adjust. We’ll work through the obstacles together. If you need help, I’m here for your support.

If you schedule a video consult, it’s all the same except I don’t offer you tea or water and you’re not physically in my office, This is your wellness journey. The power to heal is with your hands. You are in charge of yourself. Your consent matters

Jessica Jascha is a clinical herbalist and intuitive consultant from Owatonna, MN. You can connect with her on Facebook.

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