Freida Kipar Bay, RH at Radiant Health
People seeking to take an active role in their health often turn to traditional forms of healing. While ‘herbalism’ comes in and out of cultural prevalence, using plants to heal and promote vibrancy is a birthright as old as our species. For as long as we have been on this earth we’ve been tapping into this ancient wisdom of connection that not only offers us a safe, effective form of healing, but a chance to reconnect with the earth itself. Herbal medicine is a simple, ancient form of deep listening: to our own bodies, to each other, and to the earth’s body..
"Herbalism is based on relationship — relationship between plant and human, plant and planet, human and planet. Using herbs in the healing process means taking part in an ecological cycle. This offers us the opportunity consciously to be present in the living, vital world of which we are part; to invite wholeness and our world into our lives through awareness of the remedies being used." -Wendell Berry
We begin with the story that is written in your face, pulses through your veins, and is mapped on your tongue. From this gathering, we then ask the pertinent questions that get at the heart of your concerns, and begin to map out what plants are your allies in optimal health. Whether you are looking to plants for sustained wellness for your constitution, or to aid you in uprooting imbalance, I am here to serve.
Herbs are especially effective in the treatment of:
- reproductive and fertility issues
- sleep disturbances
- weight control
- hormone balancing
- common childhood ailments
- Consultations in herbal medicine
In these sessions, we will identify imbalance from a holistic, energetic perspective. Holistic medicine is that which takes the whole living system into account. Energetic medicine refers to the 4 main qualities that are inherent in every living system, from cellular to systemic: hot, cold, wet, and dry. Using tongue, pulse, and facial diagnostics, and somatic based talk therapy, we will come up with a healing plan that is easy for you to implement into your daily life to have a lasting, deep effect on your physical, mental and spiritual wellness. Initial consultations are 1.5 hours of in depth constitutional inquiry designed to give insight into the way that your body systems are working together. For children, we adjust a consultation to meet their attention span, often playing in the garden or making medicine while consulting. Initial consults can only be done in person. Follow up appointments are usually one hour and scheduled in person from one to four weeks after initial session, depending on your personal treatment plan. Follow up appointments can also be arranged via Skype or phone.
Your body is the map, the plants are the path.
Healing plans will focus on personalized herbal formulas for your specific needs. Herbal remedies may be in the forms of tinctures, teas, medicinal baths, and topicals. Complimenting this protocol may be medical chi gong exercises, community support plans, mindfulness practice, and nutritional guidance. If you come with a first aid injury, I’ll likely utilize poultices and bodywork to support your healing process.
"Frieda has been instrumental in my postpartum recovery and helping me to stay healthy while mothering. Her syrup keeps my iron up as it sweetens my tea, and I am drawn to add it to my daily life in a way so unlike the chore of taking a bitter pill. Pregnancy took a big toll on my liver and …