Q: Are herbs safe?
A: Yes, herbs are safe, if used appropriately and with consideration given to your current medications.
Q: How long will I need to have treatment for?
A: The duration of treatment varies depending on the concerns you wish to address.
Q: Will you work together with my physician?
A: Yes, I think open communication with your primary health care provider is important.
Q: Are your services covered by OHIP?
A: No, however, many extended health care plans cover treatment by a Medical Herbalist. I recommend you check with your provider to make sure you have the coverage you want.
Q: Do you offer advice about diet and nutrition?
A: Yes. In fact, some clients come to me expressly to focus on diet and nutrition.
Q: Are herbs safe for children, babies, and pregnant and lactating women?
A: Most herbs are safe for people of all ages and all stages of life. A Medical Herbalist is trained to know which herbs are most appropriate for you.
Q: I am on medication. Can I take herbs?
A: It depends on the medication, and on the herb.
Q: How much does treatment cost?
A: Treatment costs vary, depending on individual needs. On average, herbal medicines cost approximately $20 per week.
Q: Are there conditions that can not be treated by herbal medicine?
A: Herbalists treat individuals rather than conditions. Improvements can be made in nearly all conditions. However, medical treatment may also be necessary.
Q: I have type two diabetes. Can herbs help me?
A: Herbs are very beneficial for diabetes, both for blood sugar control and for reducing some of the negative side effects of high blood sugar.