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Consultations

 

Length of Consultation:  Initial Consultation is one hour long.

                                      Follow up Consultations are 1/2 hour long.

 

Consultation Fee:           Initial Consultation $95.00

                                      Follow up consultation $50.00

                                      Telephone consultation $20 per 10 mins.  

                                      (Charged in 10min increments)

 

The Consultation Fee does not include the cost of any herbal medicines or supplements.

 

A consultation with Amanda offers you the opportunity to look beyond the symptoms of the health issues you are experiencing to try to discover the causes of the imbalances that have led to your current state of health.

 

Amanda is trained in the western biomedical model of disease as well as the more traditional holistic understanding of health from the perspective of herbal medicine.  This means that your consultation will integrate the diagnosis and test results you may have had from your GP or Specialist with a more holistic understanding of what is going on in your body, mind, heart and soul.

 

Before your consultation you will be asked to keep a diet, exercise and sleep diary so that we can look for any patterns that might be contributing to the state of health you are experiencing.

 

You are also asked to bring along any test results you have, your current medications and any supplements you are taking.

 

During the consultation a full history of your health, diet, exercise, family history and mental and emotional health will be considered.  Your pulse will be taken and Amanda will look at your tongue.

 

The consultation does not involve any needles, blood work, massage or other physical intervention.

 

Once the consultation is complete Amanda will recommend herbal medicines for you and possibly diet and lifestyle suggestions. 

 

The herbal medicines take the form of capsules or teas that are easy to make.  They might also be in liquid form (tinctures) or syrups,  or ointments.

 

If you would like a follow up consultation this can be booked as needed.

 

Consultations are always done as home visits.

 

Contact

 

Please contact Amanda by email at amandahowe@shaw.ca.  Or alternatively you can contact me by phone at 250 897 2049.  Please only call between 9am and 2:30pm Monday to Friday.  I will do my best to return calls within 24hours during week days.  

 

 

Qualifications

 

In 1986 Amanda graduated from the School of Herbal Medicine (Phytotherapy) in the UK, a four year full time course of study. Graduation confers automatic membership to the professional body of herbalists in the UK,  the National Institute of Medical Herbalists. In 2003 Amanda received her MSc (with distinction)  in Herbal Medicine from the University of Wales in the UK.  She is currently a professional member of the Canadian Herbalists Association of BC.

 

 

Please Read

 

Amanda Howe is not a Medical Doctor.  At this time Herbalists are not licensed practitioners in British Columbia and Amanda does not claim to diagnose, prescribe, treat or cure any disease or illness.  Amanda is in no way claiming to practice medicine.  Consultations are educational in nature only.

 

You are strongly advised to visit your GP for any health condition.   A consultation with Amanda Howe is not a substitute for care from a medical practitioner.