Phytotherapy (HERBAL MEDICINE)
Medical Herbalist in Parksville, BC
Phytotherapy initial visit 90 mins $110
Phytotherapy subsequent 30-60 mins $40-$80
Herbal medicines $8-$25 per week
Herbal medicine, in the form of tinctures, teas, creams, salves, capsules etc., will effectively treat not just the symptoms of illness but will address the root cause as well, with little to no undesired side effects. Using plants as medicine is the oldest and most symbiotic way to treat and/or prevent many illnesses. Each plant used has different medicinal benefits with different chemical constituents which is compounded into a customized formula for each patient. Herbal medicine is ideal for any age, including children. Treatment is ideal for both short-term, acute situations like the common cold or a UTI, or for more chronic issues like auto-immune conditions.
Examples of what Herbal medicine can treat and/or support:
Heart and Circulatory system
Fertility, Pregnancy and Labor
Hormone disregulation, PMS
Stress and Anxiety
A tincture is a preparation of an alcohol solution with dried or fresh plant botanicals. Alcohol is used to extract plant constituents and will also effectively preserve the mixture. Other bases such as vinegar, wine, or glycerine may be used as well.
Tinctures are one of the most common ways to take herbal medicine internally. They are very convenient and easy to take. Depending on the health ailment being treated, common dosage instructions are 2-7.5mls taken at a time, two or more times per day. The tincture can be taken straight using a dosage cup, dropper or placed in your favorite tea, juice or in just plain water.
Kids can take Herbal Medicine too!
For children, a great way to get them to take herbal medicine is in syrup form or used when making jello cubes for specific dosage requirements.
The importance of using organically grown herbs and botanicals
Here at Gray Point, we use only the most ethically obtained, organic biodynamically grown herbs in our medicinal formulations. For us, it is important to use only the purest and potent medicines available to our patients. It has been proven that “plants can boost their resilience to bugs and weeds when faced with fewer pesticides”. When organically grown, herbs produce higher levels of phytochemicals and nutrients resulting in increased potency. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24968103
Our tinctures are made with a very high ratio of organic plant material to the alcohol base. Many of our tinctures are at a 1:1 or a 1:2 strength. They are also made with fresh plant material, rather than with dried herbal material, which is commonly done at other facilities. When plants are dried it can denature delicate phytonutrients that are present in the plants. Using tinctures made from fresh plant extractions leaves the desirable phytonutrients intact and in the finished tinctured product, which can then passed on to our patients. Our tinctures are generally more active and potent then those found online, at grocery stores, and in health food stores. This ensures our patients are always receiving a proper therapeutic dose resulting in desired treatment outcomes.
“Using only the most ethically obtained and highest quality herbal medicine is a top priority at Gray Point”
Amanda Gray - Founder