Herbal Medicine

Rebecca Singer, Medical Herbalist, RHT, Dip. Phyto

250-896-8712 | rebecca@twigstonemedicine.com

Appointments available THURSDAYS 3 – 7pm

Book with Rebecca or call 250-896-8712
Please get in touch with any questions, contact me

*Cash, credit card & e-transfer accepted

24 Hour Cancellation Policy. Things come up last minute, please let me know if you are unable to make an appointment and we will reschedule as soon as schedules allow.

About herbal medicine

What makes Herbalism effective is that it is wholistic, approaching health and healing with the belief that there is an inherent intelligence found in plants and all living beings. The body is viewed as an organism, all parts are interconnected including our emotional, psychological and physical selves. Herbalism is an ancient healing art that combines the legacy of plant use knowledge, traditional diagnostic skills and is strengthened with modern biomedical knowledge taking the entirety of the patient into account. Symptoms are seen as indicators allowing us to discover patterns, and reveal imbalances that lead to the treatment of the root cause of illnesses.

Our bodies’ ability to interact with plant molecules makes Herbalism an incredibly efficient medicine that is capable of addressing a wide array of health concerns such as digestive illnesses, autoimmune conditions and fertility. Rather than simply managing symptoms, herbal medicine treats the root cause by addressing the deeper states of imbalance in the body. Treatment is based on a consultation that takes your health history and current health concerns into account to create a customized plan for you that partners plants with the innate intelligence of your own body so you can heal and thrive.

Some areas that Herbal medicine can be helpful for

  • General health – headaches, immune support, allergies, chronic colds/flu
  • Digestion – IBS, peptic ulcers, indigestion, constipation, bloating, diverticulitis, gallstones
  • Mental health – stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia
  • Skin – acne, eczema, psoriasis, dry skin
  • Cardiovascular health – high blood pressure, heart disease, varicose veins, edema
  • Musculoskeletal – arthritis, tension, post-op healing, bone healing
  • Urinary tract – bladder infection,
  • Sexual health – PMS, menstrual irregularities, menopausal symptoms, benign prostate hyperplasia, erectile dysfunction
  • Autoimmune and metabolic disease – hyper/hypothyroid, diabetes, allergies, rheumatism, autoimmune conditions.

A health plan will be tailored to fit you that includes herbal medicines in the form of tea, capsules or tinctures which are an extraction of the active molecules in plants in alcohol along-side holistic nutrition, resources and lifestyle recommendations.

What to expect in an initial consultation?

Complimentary phone conversation (5-10 min) – If you are unsure if herbal medicine would be of benefit or would just like to know more please get in touch and I can answer any questions you have. Call 250-896-8712

Initial Consultation: $65-95 cash, credit or e-transfer, (1- 1.5 hrs)

Initial Consultation – we sit together for 1-1.5 hours gathering information to create a picture of your health. Including your concerns, family history, your health history and your current state of being including your physical, and emotional health. Working with the belief that our bodies are intelligent and seek balance, I work with you supporting your body’s search for equilibrium, vibrancy and health. A health plan will be tailored to fit you that includes herbal medicines, holistic nutrition, resources and lifestyle recommendations.

Following the appointment, I am available via email if you have any questions or concerns. Sometimes I will take the evening to do some extra research about your specific case, and make a tailored formula that will be available for pick up within two days.

What to expect in a follow up consultation?

Follow up Appointment: $30-60, cash, credit or e-transfer (30 minutes)

Follow-up appointments allow us to assess the treatment, reformulate if necessary and allow time to answer any questions that have arisen.

About Rebecca

Rebecca Singer is a Certified Medical Herbalist who combines a biomedical understanding of medicine and health with the traditional knowledge of healing. Rebecca is a Professional Member of the Canadian Herbalist Association of British Columbia.

Her goal is to act as an usher, reuniting people with plants by building knowledge, creating axis points for people to engage and incorporate plants into their daily lives, while creating a better understanding of the capacity of herbalism within health care. She works with the belief that it is an honour to work with plants, carrying on traditions that have been passed from hand to hand for centuries and that re-establishing this link enriches and expands our lives. With gratitude and respect, she approaches herbalism from a vitalist perspective incorporating Western Herbalism, Holistic Nutrition, Aromatherapy, Ayurvedic philosophy and Energetics into her clinical practice.

A deep fascination of plants has accompanied Rebecca throughout her life. She is especially interested in the co-evolutionary relationship we have with plants, sustainable practices, and the places that art and healing intersect. Her interest in herbal medicine also includes the cultivation of medicinal plants, medicine making and sharing what she has learned.

Rebecca is dedicated to the continual work of allyship and strives to provide the best health care possible. With the belief that self-agency, inclusive accessible health care and health support are critical to the quality of all of our lives. She strives to contribute to a health practice that fosters relationships that are empowering, while working towards a new model of health justice with the belief that herbalism at its core embodies these principles.

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