When our clinic was only a few months old, we operated out of a tent in the park. Most patients...Read More
Tag: Clinical Memoirs
“We’ll clean your feet and Sue will give you some dry socks to change into plus anti-fungal oil to rub into your feet every day. Do you have a bottle to send with him?”
I held up a small vial containing tea tree essential oil. I would add it to a small mister bottle so it was easier for him to apply to his tender skin without rubbing.
The first sip went down smoothly. The astringency of the coffee in addition to its warmth cleared my throat. The antioxidant-rich chlorogenic acids were up to the task of bringing down the inflammation that had just started to effect my sinuses. I added a little cream to break up the acidity on my stomach – pure bliss.Read More
Grant came back every week to get his blood pressure checked. We made suggestions for further changes which included diet and exercise which would improve his health. As he saw his blood pressure numbers slowly lower, Grant started making his own suggestions. He was feeling better.Read More
The patient welcomed the help readily and yet did not want to move any more. They spoke quietly together as the LMT worked on the patient’s back with gentle motions. Within 10 minutes, Gale was able to move gingerly to the massage therapy table.Read More
I introduced myself and sat down to hear Gloria’s story. The advantage of being an older woman is that young people see you as a trusted, matronly figure and share the emotional history that they do not share with younger herbalists. As Gloria spoke, it was clear that the stress of her life was wearing a hole in her.Read More
Nettle is the first herb that our herbalist team reaches for when treating allergies. It is not a decongestant. It fortifies our bodies so that we have the strength to fight off the allergy problems ourselves.Nettle is the first herb that our herbalist team reaches for when treating allergies. It is not a decongestant. It fortifies our bodies so that we have the strength to fight off the allergy problems ourselves.Read More
I had dealt with anxiety before with patients and learned to keep a little bottle of lavender essential oil in my pocket. I opened the bottle and put a few drops on my wrists, then placed my hand on Gordon’s shoulder to steady him. Gordon blinked.Read More
I knew that ginger increases amylase and helps with dry mouth which, in turn, eases digestion. Ginny wouldn’t care about that. She just wanted to stop the morning sickness. Ginger was her herb.Read More
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