we needed a revolution in our health care system, I believe this
clinic is one of the many seeds being planted for just the degree
of radical change that is needed to make health care accessible
to all. As a consumer, I am also
aware that often alternative therapies are very expensive
and are truly not an alternative.
One of the unique aspects of the clinic is
that it is mainly supported by students tuition. We have no
grants, trust funds or other sources of income. This is the forum
where my advanced students gain direct experience in working with
clients and the community. There is only one other clinic of this
kind on the east coast so it is a treasure indeed to the community
How it works
When a client makes an appointment we send a health questionnaire or they can download the form here. They bring this completed, signed form along with all supplements or meds they are taking to the appointment. For the first three months students observe either myself or other experienced practitioners do the intake.
cases are handled with the utmost professionalism and confidentiality.
After the intake, the client is asked to wait in the waiting room
and enjoy a cup of tea, while the students discuss the protocol.
Once a plan is set we explain suggestions and recommendations to
the client. There is a tremendous amount of education that takes
place. No diagnosing or prescribing takes place. If the client chooses
they may receive herbs from our apothecary or buy foods or herbs
from a source of their choice. If they choose our herbs we sell
them at cost.
Knowing the high cost of good quality supplements,
we offer them at a discounted rate as well. We are committed to
accessibility that translates into affordability as well. Each client has a student that is assigned their case and they follow
up progress and help answer any questions that may come up along
the journey. We ask for a commitment of three sessions, as this
is usually what is required when working with natural medicines. The majority of herbs work on a cellular level, deeply nourishing
and toning organs and tissues. There is no magic bullet when it
comes to healing
just time, dedication and support.
The clinic is held on Thursdays and sessions are offered in the
afternoon. This service runs from April to November. Since we have
a limited number of times to see clients, we greatly appreciate
your follow through on keeping appointments.
Many clients were initially hesitant to sit
in front of a small group of students when discussing personal stories.
What we have seen time and time again is that there is a shamanic
quality to the clinic in that the individual feels the support and
dedication of students. This energy translates into a confidence
and a deepening belief in these wonderful allies
we have been gifted with to transcend and transform the mundane
into the ecstatic. We hope you can experience this magic.