I have been dedicated to herbal education and empowering individuals with healing wisdom for over three decades; In the 80’s I spent an average of 20 weekends per year speaking at garden centers about growing and using herb plants and about organic gardening methods; in the 90’s I developed an apprenticeship class for medical herbalists and organized weekend herb conferences; while attending acupuncture school I taught an ongoing 200 hour CEU class "The Energetics of Western Herbs" using TCM theory; In 2009 I became an NCCAOM PDA continuing education provider offering herb classes to professional acupuncturists on subjects such as the clinical use of essential oils.
Back in the 80's and 90's I had a large organic herb farm for 16 years growing over 400 cultivars of herbs and have a great deal of experience making and selling herbal products. Presently I provide no-cost work-trade advanced herbalist internships at my micro-farm in the North Carolina foothills Of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We are in the process of re-establishing our display herb beds featuring western and Chinese herbs after a three year sabbatical. We have plans to add a greenhouse to the property in the next year or so. I have a full apothecary and work with over 300 botanical substances. I also host cancer recovery retreats and can offer clinical internships.
My extensive training and clinical experience includes Five Element, Japanese, and TCM acupuncture; auricular and scalp acupuncture; Chinese and western herbalism; tui-na medical massage; Chinese food therapy and nutrition, flower remedies and aromatherapy; healing touch and medical qigong. I do not offer long-distance training; I believe that my best effort is to provide much needed hand's-on training and exposure for herb students. Additionally, I have worked professionally as a natural healer and herbal entrepreneur for over 30 years and would love the opportunity to inspire other herbal entrepreneurs.
-Areas of Advanced Doctoral-level Training:
- Pain Management
- Oncology Aftercare
- Stroke Recovery
- Woman's Health
-Hourly one-on-one mentoring rate: $125